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    Searching for beginners' Math for Quantum Physics ( maybe too beginners)

    As a student in the mid 60's, I was studying existentialism and I asked the professor to draw a picture or a diagram that would explain the philosophy. He couldn't do it, despite his understanding of the subject. Mathematics is much the same. It without fanfare or trappings explains something...
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    Why does math work in our reality?

    I’m reviewing my mathematics knowledge, except I’m looking for a different reason. I understand how it works you know, 1 plus 1 so on, I’m trying to understand why it works. Pure and applied mathematicians and physicists have tied our understanding of reality with mathematics. They believe...
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    Why don't guys wash their hands after going to the bathroom?

    People, I'm a guy so I know! Either they truly don't get it, I mean germs, or it is a protest, or they are in a hurry. Now I suppose there could be some very deep psychological problem. But there you have it! Guys are human, oh wait! they could be a slob. However, Who really knows in...
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    Chemical detection by irrediation?

    the mathematics of irrediation? Thank you, I suspected as much. It was a leading question to another one that is probably best asked as generally as the previously one, If you will stay with me please. I now know that various atomic structures may be illuminated dependant on its components and...
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    Chemical detection by irrediation?

    Some complex/man made molecules decompose so as to leave detectable components. The detection of these components may be accomplished by QA or a good nose. However, is it possible to irradiate the suspected components with a resonant energy thereby exposing it’s existence?
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    Measurement & Existence

    It is interesting that we function despite our lack of understanding of all that is reality. Apparently being ignorant of all that it is, is somewhat blissful, that is untill we ask a meaniful question. Our model of Reality while not being complete is sufficient for the time being. At this...
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    Regarding obscure music

    I'm wondering what happened to the minimalist music of several years ago. It allowed one to concentrate and actually enjoy the changes. The changes caused me react differently than to what may be considered standard musical format. Much different than say to Mozart conpositions, or to Queen's...
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    Anger Management

    Lisa, Anger is but one emotion and as you probably know, a responce to some upsetting event. We are wired that way, however after many decades of poor anger management, I have discovered that, actual reasons for anger, most events are explainable and are not worth the effort. I now do two...
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    The physicist's OS

    Pure, if funded what ever a Cray runs, if not Windows- not for computations of course just publishing, letters, ect. Applied guys, NIX, VMS. Probably the best though is the Cerebral one.
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    How do we know reason is right ?

    People! GET REAL, Reason is but a tool to enable us to navigate reality. Reality is but a perception upon which we base the understanding of our lives. reason is based on a set of rules that we derive form our understanding of reality. Got it. If we perceive reality with but a slim set of...
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    How do we know reason is right ?

    Reason is invoked when we need supportative material. Although we need to have consistency in it's use. It is always correct, it doesen't even need to agree with your neighbors reasoning. Of course one and one are two but bringing God into the mix is criminal if not evil. It has nothing to do...
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    Black hole paradox solved?

    Thanks to Marcus, I have retreated the summation of Professor Hawking’s argument regarding his recent announcement. I will be a long time trying to understand his proof for his position and the summation will not be enough for my review. What I find much more intriguing are the possibilities...
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    Black hole paradox solved?

    Hawking announcement and supporting information I am perplexed that the announcement has not been followed by the supporting documentation.
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    How do we know reason is right ?

    Reason is no more or less than the use of our native ability to computer an answer from knowledge. Reason is the engine that allows us to move from application to application reinforcing the use of it when we conclude with new knowledge to us. It is simply a universal mechanism that allows us to...
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    How do we know reason is right ?

    "No reason, just stopped by to say hello" Reason is a mental mechanism that is used to process a set of conditions that produces an answer. There are levels and types of reasoning that range from personal to academic. i.e. “ I love my mate because she is compassionate and caring”. So was Mother...
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    TOE incomplete without God

    TOE and God There is no argument that will placate the believer or non-believer. When one crosses the realm between mysticism and empiricism, reason is not the tool of choice. At some level belief is entered into the argument and this is a subjective choice of position. Belief is a choice of...
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    TOE incomplete without God

    Does TOE require GOD to be complete? If we are being literal then the EVERYTHING in TOE must include GOD and not GOD. Yet, to reply as in "God, is a euphamism for the laws of nature" is to infer and conclude without licence. We are not in a position, yet, to address GOD as an answer to why the...
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    Dr. Kaku's forum

    Hello and Welcome I am sure that I speak for all, we are pleased with your new association with Physics Forums. I have a GUT feeling it will be good for all. Sorry I could'nt resist, anyway Welcome Dr. Kaku!
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    Riemann Hypothesis

    Use [PLAIN]www.queryserver.com[/URL] when it comes up select "Web" Then type in Riemann Hypothesis You will probably want to set your home page to this site. It uses about 10 browsers at once and will get any information you want and some you wont want but it's the best browser I...
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    The Language of Mathematics

    Laymen and professionals I agree with FZ Of course not, But I would expect the layman to support his or her position. I suppose it depends on the physicist level of tolerance. The layman has clearly stated their level of competence is “Not an expert.” Having said that, he or she should...
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    The Language of Mathematics

    Mathematics any conclusions? The qualifications for evaluation of the subject matter is elusive and every bit as consensus as the subject it’s self. We’re examining philosophy, theoretical physics, theology if you’re inclined, and of course mathematics. I think, like the blind men each...
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    The Language of Mathematics

    Math is a reflection and our mind the Mirror The universe is an orderly and predictable environment that is reality. I’m sure the O and P statement will bring howls. Our attempt to emulate and capture the rules of the environment is through the discovery of the interrelationships that exist. We...
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    Nanotechnology and it's applications

    Surely the computer will become the single most important development in the past century. However an off-shoot of atomic fission may in a superficial way point to as dramatic discovery. "If you get enough bodies working towards a common goal then it will be accomplished." Nanotechnology has at...
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    The Language of Mathematics

    Math, Man and Reality Post from: Wuliheron “Mathematics can be highly accurate and precise, but whether or not this implies it reflects reality in some sense is unknown.”…. ”Note that within mathematics itself, there is no clearly superior form of mathematics which describes reality...
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    The Language of Mathematics

    Mathematics in all its form reveals all While it is true mathematics is the chosen tool for the formal expression of physical phenomena, to most if it ‘s implications and indeed it’s implied consequences are not revealed through words and a story then it will not matter. I am most familiar with...
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    The Language of Mathematics

    Mathematics, Existence and Reality What is possible and not is an enigma. I’m not speaking of why a person cannot flap its arms and fly like a bird. That we know is not possible. Why? We’re not equipped to do so and no one has reported it. Surely I would shout at the top of my lungs, ”I can fly...
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    The Language of Mathematics

    Mathematics, the object and Reality Mathematics in its finest detail are composed of symbols and relationships between them. It is truly an expression of the tangible. However, most proven things cannot be held in the hand or seen by the eye but due to things in existence that can, we believe...
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    The Language of Mathematics

    Mathematics and its relivance Mathematics is an explanation of existence. Its complexity and level of relevance depends on need. Mathematics is to existence what the footprint is to the foot. Everthing discovered or not discovered that is cannot have been constructed from nothing. Therefore...
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    Is de-evolution taking place?

    Evolution, De-Evolution and Us Evolution, de-evolution, and humanity If humankind is evolving then I must assume the evolving traits will be the most used ones. Our primary attribute of course is the brain. As we study more diverse disciplines we must be calling on new paths and connections...
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    Is de-evolution taking place?

    Evolution may not be voluntary Evolution a biological imperative: We who have observed life and it’s manifestations and see the diversity must draw conclusions sometimes get it right. Not many of us but some. Birds have evolved to have all of the things necessary for flight, light bones, a...
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