Look at this MIT CS & EE graduate's list of courses he took. He skipped the mandatory single variable calculus, chemistry, and biology courses because of AP credits. This guy went on to do a software related PhD.
How THE FUCK can a CS major do INTRO TO ALGORITHMS in his FINAL FUCKING YEAR. What sort of joke educational system is Murrika running?
It is something that can be given measure, but it is arbitrarily defined and ubiquitous to conscious thought. It can not be certain that moments before us have a tangible, physical implication with existence.
Does doing a maths/physics double major give any tangible advantage over just physics? I've read that you encounter a concept in physics quite often before you learn the math to explain such a concept whereas with math/physics double you have already encountered the math to explain the fundamental theory behind the physics concepts as you find them. Is there any element of truth/legitimacy to this?
>>7794187 Not really. I feel like you encounter the math in physics before you see it in math(with the exception of vector calculus and ODEs). However, if you want to do grad physics, I would encourage math because you'll actually understand how the math works and can learn more complex math faster.
I daydreamed a little and had an idea. What if our current system of mathematics actually prevents us from understanding universe completely? What are the limitations of mathematics? What could be alternative to mathematics?
Just like binary is limited to only two values, there surely must be some limitations to mathematics? Should we even use numbers?
Any good reads on.. how do you call it? Mathematical philosophy?
>>7794164 Why the attack? I am not disregarding maths in any way. I was just thinking what if cant go past certain point because our mathematical system simply does not comprehend it? You seem like religious zealot, unable to question any sort of higher power. Anyone who enjoys science should be open minded abot any ides that are not corruptive.
Even if a micro black hole has only a mass on the scale of micrograms it is still a black hole which means it has an event horizon and an escape velocity that equals or exceeds the speed of light at or beyond this event horizon respectively.
Does that mean whatever "touches" the black hole cannot be detached from it since you couldn't possibly pull it off at lightspeed?
Must there always be a reason to fall out of love? Or can it just happen? I find it more logical that if you truly are in love, not just infatuated, it has got to take something to fall out of love if you are drawn to a person. What do you think?
I've read that the strength of a material is unaffected by thickness - the amount of force per unit area it can withstand before failing is only dependent on the material in question, and not how thick it is. Is this really true? It certainly seems counter-intuitive, and if it is true, why do submarine hulls for example need to be thick? Wouldn't a thin sheet be able to provide the same strength? Or is the thickness just needed to provide rigidity (i.e. a thin hull would collapse under the pressure, but would still keep the water out)?
>>7793671 It really depends on the material in question and what kind of stress it experiences. There's also different metrics of strength: compressive strength, flexural strength, tensile strength, etc. Submarines are under a lot of pressure. More material does mean more rigidity and therefore modifies its strength properties (you'll have to google flexural strength to see the mathematical relationship).
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>>7793548 >Have Astronomers Found Alien Megastructures After All? NO
>Scientists deny that comets were the reason of the deem. So what is that, Sci? Noise / Instrument error
The way the light intensity / time curves fluctuates is pretty random and erratic. You would think advanced aliens would have some sense of order if they had built superstructures around the star's orbit.
what if Dark Matter was actually aliums megastructures with some kind of invisibility field? It seems obvious that any advance civilazation doesn't want to be found by civilizations too different from itself for coexistence
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