>>7647607 >Do these drugs actually aid Uni students or self-learners learn materials quicker and with less issues? Depends on the psychology, and physiology, of the individual. Personally I think methylphenidate is absolute garbage, regardless of the intended use. Adderall (dextro and levo amphetamine) goes either way. I've found drugs to be dualistic, they take to both give and take. While adderall inhibited a lot of modes of thought, and creativity, irt improved other functions. I found it to be net unhelpful though as far as learning and memory, though that wasn't why I was taking it. There are much better ways to learn to learn well.
>Or are they mostly placebo. No. While a person's expectation of a drug's action can change the effect of the drug (heavy self suggestion), it has a defined pharmacological action no matter what you think.
>Further, is it morally acceptable for a student to use one of these drugs when studying or going for an exam? Is it morally acceptable for me to eat when I'm hungry? After all, this augments the functionality of my body and mind, and offers a major advantage. Is it moral for people to drink caffeine? Is it moral to eat chocolate?
Questions like these are nonsense.
>Does it even matter? See above. We're talking about natural law.
>Have you ever done it? Yes. For a year and a half. Stopped when I entered early stages of amphetamine psychosis.
The Star Trek transporter is a device that is fundamentally unsound.
Organic matter, particularly that of entire biological organisms, would have to be instantaneously moved through some sort of quantum entanglement or else it would kill the person or being (or whatever).
Is this consensus or am I just an idiot? If I'm an idiot, tell me why at least.
This was actually brought up in an episode, the series of which escapes me at the moment.
I want to say it was Voyager and it was Torres saying something like "There was a lot of philosophical talk on whether someone at the destination was the same person as the one at the departure point."
But what I mean is actually transporting every single atom simultaneously from all of their points in space that make them capable of creating a person or being.
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>almost no algebra >no combinatorics >no set theory or logic >no geometry >no numerical analysis >only a little topology
It's basically a syllabus fast track for analysis.
Let's make an actual syllabus for someone to go from Khan Academy to having the knowledge of an Undergrad in General Math from MiT all without having to set foot... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This is the path to an undergrad in general math from MIT. Beyond an introduction, topics in algebra and modern geometry are too advanced for undergraduates on the standard track. What is posted here is consistent with what an undergraduate math education would look like. At MIT, algebra is required, but once again it is merely an introduction, and the rest of what you listed are electives or seminars.
Have you guys ever used proofs in your career or in real life in general, this is coming from a frustrated student whose grade has gone from an A to a fucking F. It's gotten to the point where I think my mind just can't learn proofs. So is it worth learning at all?
I want to analyze the possible outcomes and strategies of this game, however I don't know where to start. Could you direct me to the specific area of math needed, or to similar problems? Thanks in advance. The game is the following >There are n "blocks" mounted one over another in whatever number of towers. Two players, A and B, play one turn each, one after the other one. a player can either divide one tower of blocks into two of the same number of blocks, or join two different towers of DIFFERENT SIZE. What are the winning strategies... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Depending upon the game, basically none. You could make something like Farmville with an 8th grade education (excluding the computer programming skills, of course). If you want to program graphics explicitly, then you need basic trig and geometry, which I guess are also 8th or maybe 9th grade.
Seriously, the same thing happened with IT industry (in the UK) we were told there was a shortage of 30,000 jobs and needed to import labour. It wasn't true, the market was saturated as fuck and still hasn't recovered
So I was playing around on SpaceEngine on my very mediocre PC and came across this view which I thought looked pretty cool so I screenshotted it (the image on the left). A day or so later I was watching SpaceEngine videos on YouTube and came across a video with the image on the right on it. I looked for the coordinates on the video but there was nothing there.
What are the chances of this? I couldn't believe it when I saw it, it's undeniably the same view, the chances of this are miniscule right? Am I the only one absolutely amazed by this?
What's a book or something that will get me into quantum physics? I don't have an outstanding experience in physics but i can wrap my head around some pretty complex stuff. What do I need to know before getting into quantum physics? I don't need it for anything other than having a better understanding of the universe.
There's a book by Susskind that I've been ogling a bit. > http://www.amazon.ca/Quantum-Mechanics-Theoretical-Leonard-Susskind/dp/0465036678/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447017481&sr=1-1&keywords=quantum+mechanics
Anyway, any of the hundreds of books with the title "Quantum Mechanics"--possibly preceded by "Introduction to"--will probably do. Bohm's book is worth taking a look at.
Is it even possible to build a sci-fi-esque reusable space ship that can take off from Earth, fly to another planet, then take off again and return to Earth in one piece using only proven physics, and near term technology?
It's fun to think about but I don't think any combination of existing systems could do this.
I think it's certainly possible. The only real obstacle is Delta-V, and that could be improved drastically with more efficient engines (which are at least theoretically possible with current technology). Even an Orion drive might be able to do it, if you could somehow find a place that you'd be allowed to take off from.
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