OBSERVATION

The asymptotic limit of quality time is a study session. keywords: [education] [priority] [priorities] [sustainability]

the asymptotic limit of the number of terms of the Farey sequence

It is about 0.3 times the square of n. Here is the link to the Wolfram MathWorld article on this. keywords: [Mathematics] [Number Theory] [fractions] [set of irreducible rational numbers] [arranged in increasing order] [middle term is always 1/2] [equivalent statements] [inferential equivalence] [totient function]

quote

“The drag of turbulent flows can be drastically decreased by adding small amounts of high-molecular-weight polymers.” Here is the link to the source. (cf: catalytic action) keywords: [Physics] [medical / medicine] [technology] [reduction of drag] [exceeding the asymptotic limit]

OBSERVATION

The emphasis on testing is indicative of the low esteem that the curriculum is held in. keywords: [education] [assessment] [symptom]

definition

bump-and-grind: work done by geniuses just to stay afloat (e.g., the work done by E.B. White at The New Yorker) keywords: [money] [sustainability] [drudgery] [making ends meet]

OBSERVATION

Only those who put things in people’s hands survive and thrive in this world. keywords: [productivity] [gifting] [transactions] [delivery]

OBSERVATION

Failures are usually not announced, merely experienced, and referred to as ‘reality’ if referred to at all. keywords: [life] [chaos]

OBSERVATION

Just as light fluctuates between being wave or particle, so also mathematics fluctuates between being edifice or toolkit. keywords: [polemics] [point of view] [What is Mathematics?]

OBSERVATION

Some things get done, if done at all, only in the niches between major activities. This is why it’s important to be present when a major activity ends. keywords: [productivity] [priority] [priorities] [scheduling] [opportunity]

OBSERVATION

There is no involvement greater than curriculum-creation. keywords: [education] [priority] [priorities] [teachers]