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by BirdMav
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Transmitting Infomation out of Black Hole
Replies: 21
Views: 2670

Re: Transmitting Infomation out of Black Hole

What provides this infinite gravitational force? Is there infinite mass in the black hole?? Or I guess a better question would be what provides this gravitational field at the singularity?? Is it a infinite mass to volume ratio?? And if so, I assume some black holes are bigger than others so does th...
by BirdMav
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Thoroughly confused by the concept of a real vector space
Replies: 9
Views: 3988

Re: Thoroughly confused by the concept of a real vector spac

Thanks for the input Yakk and Korona. How important would you say a course in Abstract Algebra is for a major in Engineering Physics. I am doing Engineering Physics as an undergraduate degree but also thinking about minoring in Math because Abstract Algebra sounds really interesting and it gives me ...
by BirdMav
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Thoroughly confused by the concept of a real vector space
Replies: 9
Views: 3988

Re: Thoroughly confused by the concept of a real vector spac

So it strikes you after a few seconds that you can combine two foods together or change the serving size of any individual food, and so the set of all possible nutrient combinations is a vector space. Bonus -- you have two hundred years worth of mathematical results that have solved the problem eve...
by BirdMav
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Thoroughly confused by the concept of a real vector space
Replies: 9
Views: 3988

Re: Thoroughly confused by the concept of a real vector spac

Thank you Twistar and Qaanol, those explanations helped a lot. I have a much better understanding of what a vector space is now and I had a feeling I was making assumptions about the addition and multiplication operators, they are more abstract in this area then I thought. Now my next question if ei...
by BirdMav
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Thoroughly confused by the concept of a real vector space
Replies: 9
Views: 3988

Thoroughly confused by the concept of a real vector space

I am taking a course in Linear Algebra and I am stuck on trying to picture and understand the concept of a real vector space. I understand that it has to follow a certain set of axioms but how the axioms are applicable to vector spaces is a mystery to me. I tried reading my textbook and various onli...
by BirdMav
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calling all physicists, especially those who are an expert i
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: Calling all physicists, especially those who are an expe

Question is find the initial values and final values of linear (tangential velocity), linear acceleration, angular velocities and accelerations. Initial value is at time = 0 seconds and final value is at time = 5.4 seconds. EDIT: For the record, I did not write the question, I think it is very poorl...
by BirdMav
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calling all physicists, especially those who are an expert i
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Calling all physicists, especially those who are an expert i

Ok, xkcd, I hate to do this but this is my last resort. I am calling in the big guns to help me answer a friend's physics question homework. I haven't taken kinematics in awhile so I am a bit rusty so I will detail the question out, there is no diagram. I spent literally like 40 minutes on this ques...
by BirdMav
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Encoding information for colorblindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: Encoding information for colorblindness

Sorry if this is a little off-topic but I had a theory about color deficiency (not color blindness). I am color deficient meaning I fail the tests that you have to read numbers out of the colored circles. Now through my experience, I was raised when I was young outside the United States and they did...
by BirdMav
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Upstate New York Meet-Up
Replies: 7
Views: 2959

Re: Upstate New York Meet-Up

I'd be up for a meet-up in Rochester, I used to go to RIT and now I go to U of R. I live about 10 min away from both campuses. I'd be up for a meet-up anytime in the upstate region, mainly Rochester.
by BirdMav
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 163603

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

Paranoid__Android wrote:Well my brother wrote this tune...

what do you guys think?

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I am actually loving this song, it's really good. Reminds me of an electronic techno version of the Neverending Story theme song
by BirdMav
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Career prospects for a physics/math major?
Replies: 11
Views: 3389

Re: Career prospects for a physics/math major?

I showed aptitude in electromagnetism and astrophysics was greatly interested in both subjects but chose chemical engineering for the prospect of a secure job with greater pay. I had to come up with some compromise between liking my job and getting paid a lot of money and not being interested in the...
by BirdMav
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differential equation help? (non-homework)
Replies: 9
Views: 1992

Re: Differential equation help? (non-homework)

Substitute u = \sqrt{ax - by} ; then {du \over dx} = {a - b{dy \over dx} \over 2u}. Solve this for {dy \over dx} and substitute. You now have a separable equation in u . Solve this, replace u with \sqrt{ax - by} again, and solve the resulting mess explicitly for y (this is where you will have to us...
by BirdMav
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Differential equation help? (non-homework)
Replies: 9
Views: 1992

Re: Differential equation help? (non-homework)

I am as stumped as you are, using process of elimination, homogeneous seems to be the only possible way to solve this problem. Separable, exact, and linear can easily be ruled out. There is probably some tricky substitution or playing around with natural logs to get rid of the 0.5 exponent or someth...
by BirdMav
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Being a Physics Major
Replies: 12
Views: 2886

Re: Being a Physics Major

If doing calculus and physics on weekends is fun to you, then you are in the right field. Ever since I started having fun in calculus, the problems have been relatively easy, you have to do a ton of it to learn the tricks of the trade. So far differential equations has been easy but I just started a...
by BirdMav
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Privatized Space Travel
Replies: 148
Views: 10921

Re: Privatized Space Travel

Sorry, this thread really took off more then I expected to and didn't have time to read through the myriad of posts so if this question has already been answered, please bear with me. Is there technology that is currently available that can store solar energy? We could mix a bit of chemistry, biolog...
by BirdMav
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Privatized Space Travel
Replies: 148
Views: 10921

Re: Privatized Space Travel

Is it safe to mention Disclosure here?? How about we just reverse engineer ET spacecrafts. I am sure their technology is vastly superior to ours and we could learn a thing or two from them about more physics of the universe that we currently are not seeing.
by BirdMav
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mammoth being cloned by Japanese scientists??
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Mammoth being cloned by Japanese scientists??

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110117/wl_asia_afp/japansciencemammoth_20110117104445 Interesting article a friend showed me. Sounds plausible to me, I still don't know how they preserved an intact cell nucleus of a mammoth though, that seems pretty farfetched. But the whole transplanting in an elepha...
by BirdMav
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Critical thinking experiment
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: Critical thinking experiment

This may not be related to critical thinking skills but if you can visualize the graphs of the equations or the answer set you are working with can greatly improve your memory. At least that's how I do my math and I basically developed an episodic and photographic memory. Although, my photographic m...
by BirdMav
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Molecular reconstruction question
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: Molecular reconstruction question

Atom by atom it would be too complex to ever attempt, but to make it generally a LITTLE bit easier, I would say reconstructing with known complicated chemical structures like say molecules and existing emperical formulas, I imagine it would take less time. Unless, I am missing the point entirely here.
by BirdMav
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Privatized Space Travel
Replies: 148
Views: 10921

Re: Privatized Space Travel

Well yeah, I got no problem with that as long as the vessel has windows. But for the meanwhile, I will settle for a couple hour flight into orbit.
by BirdMav
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

Haha, yeah, I wanted to see how many people I could collectively piss off as a whole and get them to work together to bring me down to Earth.
by BirdMav
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

There should be a study done on David Blaine.
by BirdMav
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

Ahh man, I was just having some fun with the guy, sorry ;(.
by BirdMav
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

Man, I just wanna buy some punctuation and spell checking for you, that'd be all the tangible I need. Bro. Ok, I spent like two minutes restructuring my argument to make it easily readable to you. Other than that, do you have any constructive criticism rather than attacking my English in a science ...
by BirdMav
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

2) Pure bullshit luck and the fact that I work in an IT department, thus both the boss and I are quite familiar with Douglas Adams' work. I'm betting on this one, plus the fact that people are not random number generators. (I've heard that 37 is the most common number picked between 1 and 100, but ...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Privatized Space Travel
Replies: 148
Views: 10921

Re: Privatized Space Travel

A few minutes?? That's no fun, I would want to stay in orbit for at least a couple hours and take some pictures if I could... And not just in orbit but to like Mars and back.
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Privatized Space Travel
Replies: 148
Views: 10921

Privatized Space Travel

I’ve been waiting for this day to come, you heard it right, privatized space travel is becoming a reality. If you haven’t read in the news already, a rocket built by a private company called Space Explorations Technologies (Spacex) reached the orbit and came back to Earth safely. This brings about s...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tran Logacy
Replies: 99
Views: 26126

Re: Tron Legacy

Tron: Legacy, at least to me, will have profound ramifications on the future of virtual reality and education reform.
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

That doesn't really have any relation to what I was thinking. It was purely light waves -- the electromagnetism that science knows all about, y'know, photons -- that showed me the look in his eyes. Because of photons bouncing off of his eyes and the skin around them, revealing the tiny muscle movem...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Atomic radius of ions vs elements
Replies: 16
Views: 2483

Re: Atomic radius of ions vs elements

I wasn't exactly talking about up and down in the literal sense but to get you thinking that the poles are oriented and located opposite each other in electrons according to the uncertainty principle (since we can't even pin-point electrons at any certain space at a given time but approximate where ...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body
Replies: 123
Views: 16652

Re: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body

Oh I think I kind of see what you're saying, to find a balance between volume of fluid molecules and acceleration of those molecules would be extremely tricky. You would have to maintain a either a small volume of molecules with a reasonable high end acceleration or a large volume of molecules with ...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body
Replies: 123
Views: 16652

Re: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body

Here is where I am stumped, I will get back to this topic when I take more physics classes.
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body
Replies: 123
Views: 16652

Re: Reducing the effects of acceleration on the human body

It's not like the theories would be any different when on a planet and when on a spaceship. Planet's travel at ridiculous speeds around the sun, where do we draw the line between the internal and external environments or draw the macroscopic force diagrams. What is saving us from the immense pressur...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Atomic radius of ions vs elements
Replies: 16
Views: 2483

Re: Atomic radius of ions vs elements

The Pauli Exclusion principle talks about different quantum energy levels of electrons, I am talking more about electron spins of individual electrons and how one is up and the other is down. I am taking it a step further into discussing why the spins are the opposite ways.
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Atomic radius of ions vs elements
Replies: 16
Views: 2483

Re: Atomic radius of ions vs elements

I have a theory on why electrons repel each other and why electrons stick together in "orbitals" statistically speaking. Two electrons occupy one orbital because each electron has two poles, for the sake of this argument, one north and one south. These poles are oriented opposite to each e...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

Mirror neurons sounds awfully close to Newton's third law, every action has an opposite and equal reaction. So if you indeed directly connected to him, and he thought of a number, that impression got off on you, and the number popped into your head. How that information traveled either through the m...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

But if you want to look at it from a physics point of view, and I am being very general here and may be wrong, but objects are just lights with different wavelengths or frequencies that are interpreted by the sensors in your head AND mass. I was talking about this with a physics grad student at Yal...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.
Replies: 50
Views: 6720

Re: Telepathy, ESP, Psychics and The Occult.

I was trying to relate colors to light, and how colors are just light emitted at different wavelengths, if you look at the spectrum, so if you're attracted to a certain color for some unknown reason, make that reason known. Go behind the thought process of why you like that color, if you break it do...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do we torture ourselves with Minkowski metric?
Replies: 36
Views: 5785

Re: Why do we torture ourselves with Minkowski metric?

As time goes by, we have to come up with better coordinate systems to approximate solutions and I believe modern physics believe that the MInkowski space is more advanced and easy to work with than the simplicity of the Euclidean system. My friend was talking about the Minkowski space and general an...
by BirdMav
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Computational Chemistry- Where to start?
Replies: 21
Views: 6798

Re: Computational Chemistry- Where to start?

Matlab or Python is a good start. I am excited to take my course in physical chemistry, I am thinking about taking a quantum mechanics class concurrently as both subjects seem very much related.

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