Applied mathematics; here is my sentence(s) of the day!
Archive for July, 2006
“The style of a man . . . ,” he had written, “the way he weaves word against word . . . makes a comma here, puts a dash there: all are signs of the inner movement, . . . the nature of his thought.”
Authors always take rejection badly. They equate it with infanticide.
— P D James, Original Sin
Maud Newton in unorthodox writing straegies says:
The late Charles Willeford (Miami Blues) on the secret to writing:
Never allow yourself to take a leak in the morning until you’ve written a page. That way you’re guaranteed a page a day, and at the end of a year you have a novel.
Does this strategy work for scientific writing too? Just wondering 😉
There is a perfection in mess, and, a table that looks messy does not necessarily mean ill-organised. Now, those of you who have seen my work table and my room would understand how organised I have always been, I guess 😀
Tangents, normals, curvatures, grad, curl, Laplacian… Here is a nice primer on differential geometry published in the Reviews of Modern Physics. On the way, you might learn a bit of soft condensed matter too. According to the abstract, the necessary pre-requisite is just vector calculus:
This article presents an overview of the differential geometry of curves and surfaces using examples from soft matter as illustrations. The presentation requires a background only in vector calculus and is otherwise self-contained.
Here is a link to the preprint at arXiv. Nice and extremely readable article!
Here is In memoriam: Ravi Dayal from tha July issue of Seminar.
So it was a love of math that preserved Archimedes’ work for the first thousand years — and a love of God that carried it to the present.
So ends an article about Archimedes Palimsest at NPR. It even has some details about the multispectral imaging and X-ray fluourescence imaging used to uncover the hidden text. Take a look!