Newton was God’s gift to us, it’s plain to see.
God brought him forth, and put him under the tree.
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Here’s the link to the Wikipedia article on it.
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A: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
B: That’s right. The hand that rocks the ladle rules the world.
“He needs more than a blessing. He needs a kleenex.”
A: Do you approve of cell phones for children?
B: Only for those not in solitary.
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Some portion of the ‘trainings’ of ‘professional development’ consists simply of required readings – verified by a smoke test.
1. clerical (e.g., transposition of digits)
4.3 false positive / negative
4.4 fallacy (wrong perspective)
Physics is all about what happens when intervention is lacking.
Engineering is all about intervention in light of knowledge of Physics.
In the beginning, procedures are more important than concepts. This is because the relative importance of procedures and concepts is given by the splitter function. That is, if x is the amount of progress in the subject, then the fraction of attention that should be given to procedures is r(x)/x, and the fraction of attention that should be given to concepts is the remaining fraction, that is, 1 – r(x)/x. (This is why religion has such a strong hold on the hoi polloi – because it is only nominally about concepts, but actually about procedures. This is also the basis of Hans Kelsen’s remark about ideology not being embarrassed by inconsistencies.)
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Quadratic equations involves much more material than linear equations. Linear equations is to quadratic equations as a plane going forward on the runway is to the plane whose wheels have just left the ground. Another comparison is that linear equations is to quadratic equations as a river is to the ocean.
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