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This is so awesome!!
This prof is a such an awesome and kind Christian man, really funny guy too. Everyone tells me to take him for my math requirement but I can`t because I`m required to take calculus instead for my major :[
He teaches at Biola University, by the way.
"For example, do you know why water evaporates in the sun, when it`s clearly below the boiling temperature? (the answer is AWESOME!)"
Um... something like how O2`s bonds are broken in the atmosphere by ultraviolet light, and that`s how the Ozone (O3) is eventually formed? That`s my guess, ultraviolet light breaking H2O`s hydrogen bonds...
This is a ridiculous stance to take.
It would mean that every scientist who runs simulations would have to know exactly how the computer works. They`d need to spend years getting a degree in computer science before they could even start learning their actual scientific specialty. Every doctor running a CAT scan would need a degree in physics.
Accumulation of knowledge is the cornerstone of civilisation. Having to learn everything yourself from the beginning would throw a huge spanner in the works of progress.
And that`s just the tip of the iceberg. The shocks on your car are dampers; they take a step input and attempt to make the periodic function go to zero quickly and smoothly. This is often modeled in the Laplace domain, which, again, contains a plethora of complex numbers.
I could go on for hours, but I presume I`m boring most everyone but yourself. Get on wikipedia, and then just start following links. It`s like CRACK, I tell you. :-)
It`s really not that difficult a thing; everything is dependent on where one`s values lie. For me, I wholly believe that evil cannot exist without ignorance. And notwithstanding moral viewpoints, I think people REALLY cheat themselves out of a great deal of joy and excitement about the universe around them by ignoring the basic sciences that make modern life possible.
For example, do you know why water evaporates in the sun, when it`s clearly below the boiling temperature? (the answer is AWESOME!)
And to answer your question about imaginary numbers: many periodic functions can be represented in terms of sines and cosines (like the pulses of AC current). These sines and cosines can then be converted, using Euler`s Identity, into complex exponential format.
I`m sick of getting the constant
answer every f*cking time I ask a question about why.
I`m getting exhausted just trying to imagine what your schedule must be like.
Answers to those questions don`t need to exist, because there will be approximately ZERO times in your life that they`ll be useful in any way at all..."
You have the mind of a child. If you enjoy the use of electricity, you might want to learn a thing or two about imaginary numbers. Seeing how you`re using a computer right now, perhaps that might be important to you in some way.
And dividing by zero comes up a great deal more often than you might imagine. It`s an important limiting factor in...oh yeah, EVERYTHING.
It`s my personal opinion that people who don`t understand the science of something should never be allowed to use that technological device. The world would be a much better place.
In the words of Donald Trump,
... F*ck I hate algebra sometimes...
Why does this need to be known, anyway, I mean, come on. Who`s gonna divide by zero, or try to find the square root of a negative number in the real world?
Answers to those questions don`t need to exist, because there will be approximately ZERO times in your life that they`ll be useful in any way at all...
Though I really doubt it, seeing as she`s an old chain-smoking b*tch and a crappy teacher...
...umm, how exactly does that result in imaginary numbers? i is defined as the (-1)^0.5...
Nerdom + Silliness + Math = A happy life.
See, this is why I love Halloween, it draws out the creative side of people... Some less so than others, but for the few people who actually doo have some creativity left in their media overloaded brains, it`s the time to shine.
(0 x 1)/0 = (0 x 2)/0
Does not compute because you can`t divide by zero... It results in wierd ass imaginary numbers...
Very original of him. Would have loved to have him as a math teacher.
i had a prob. & stats. teacher that would do stuff like that...but not as nearly as cool as this guy!!!
0 x 1 = 00 x 2 = 20 x 1 = 0 x 2(0 x 1)/0 = (0 x 2)/01=2DOES NOT COMPUTE
Um...one more "teach" just for good measure....teach.