# WannabeNewton

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1. May21-13 10:58 PM
Jorriss
I hear you've been praising yourself without me.
2. May21-13 04:11 PM
guitarphysics
Yeah, that's sort of what I go through. What'll happen is that I'll go through a chapter in a couple of days, with good understanding of everything, and then I'll get to the problems. Then, the problems take me a while for a few reasons. One, of course, is that they can be hard and require creativity/a lot of thinking. Another problem is that I have pretty bad memory, so a lot of the time I find myself going back through the chapter to review things. A third thing is that I have a few holes in my math, so if I see a problem that requires knowledge, say, of Talor series, I'll have to stop and learn that.
3. May21-13 04:01 PM
guitarphysics
Nah, I just got this week off (but during school weeks I barely get any homework, so in the afternoon I pretty much have nothing to do for school).
But definitely, I'd love to be your study buddy :)
By the way, how long does it take you (on avg) to read and really understand a chapter in Purcell (or any other undergrad physics textbook, for that matter)? I feel like I'm understanding everything, but I'm progressing quite slowly.
4. May21-13 02:23 PM
guitarphysics
Ah, Ok, then I think I'll probably get Griffiths soon.
Thanks :)
5. May21-13 02:03 PM
guitarphysics
Hey, you mentioned Griffiths a few days ago... Should I read him? I really like Purcell, so what does Griffiths add? What's the main difference between the two?
6. May21-13 12:11 PM
HomogenousCow
Definitely do, however the way he varies the action confuses me, the way I learned it was that you add an "error function" to the "correct" function, or whatever else it is called, multiply the "error" with a constant and prove that the action is stationary when that constant is 0.
7. May21-13 01:50 AM
Astrum
Internet back up.

Zag wrote a clear response, I just have a few questions remaining
8. May19-13 07:35 AM
maxverywell
Hi! What equation do you have in your signature? It seems interesting :)
9. May17-13 03:19 PM
Jorriss
ewwwww you?
10. May17-13 11:37 AM
Jorriss
How the hell could community have gotten a 5th season...

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$\mathcal{L}_{\boldsymbol{\psi}}(\epsilon_{abcd}\xi^{b}\nabla^{c}\xi^{d} ) + 2\psi^{e}\nabla_{[a}(\epsilon_{e]fgh}\xi^{f}\nabla^{g}\xi^{h}) = 0$

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