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Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Calling All Physics Nerds!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5770

### Re: Calling All Physics Nerds!!!!

Scar Symmetry has a handful of songs physics-related.
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Charge
Replies: 3
Views: 915

### Charge

I'm struggling to understand what a charge is. What makes it negative, positive, or a fraction either way? Why do opposite charges attract, like ones repel?
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Topic: Mind critiquing my short story's progress?
Replies: 3
Views: 3834

### Re: Mind critiquing my short story's progress?

Thank you for the review. This is my first time doing any creative writing so I'm grateful to learn what to correct. I'd already begun to reduce the thunder scene. I had wanted something to start the story before the crows entered, and I figured a storm would be a way to introduce them. That first &...
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:24 am UTC
Topic: Mind critiquing my short story's progress?
Replies: 3
Views: 3834

### Re: Mind critiquing my short story's progress?

Shameless bump. It's not that long; I just want to see if there are any mistakes I missed and how I could improve what I have.
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:32 am UTC
Topic: Mind critiquing my short story's progress?
Replies: 3
Views: 3834

### Mind critiquing my short story's progress?

The crows outside his window grew in number every night. He first noticed them with the arrival of what they called “the storm of the century.” Be that an exaggeration or not, it certainly was a powerful storm by anybody’s standards. He, as he always was during these kinds of events, was sitting by ...
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Order of Operations
Replies: 12
Views: 2354

### Order of Operations

Is there any reason why math is done in the order it is aside from some guy saying "Let's do it this way" ages ago?

Who's to say 1+2*3 isn't equal to 9? Why do we assign it to be 7?
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Functions that some math students think are equal but aren't
Replies: 32
Views: 6561

### Re: Functions that some math students think are equal but ar

Qaanol wrote:[imath]\left(e^z\right)^w[/imath] and [imath]e^{z w}[/imath].

I don't see why that wouldn't work. Isn't a a number raised to a power, then raised to a power the same as the number raised to the powers multiplied?
Or does it have to do with e?
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: NEW Maximize post:views ratio! (if you look, mult-post
Replies: 2117
Views: 153911

### Re: NEW Maximize post:views ratio! (if you look, mult-post

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Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking
Replies: 461
Views: 98359

### Re: Type the Sentence: No Backspace, No Peeking

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Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: !? or ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 4043

### Re: !? or ?!

I've always written it as !?. I can't explain why other than it looks wrong to have the loop of the question mark positioned against the flat edge of the exclamation point.
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Astronomy and Physics Universities
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

### Re: Astronomy and Physics Universities

Thank you very much! My top choice as of yet offers both astronomy and physics majors, but I don't know if they have a similar situation as yours. I'm heading up to visit with some professors soon; I'll ask them about that. I'm planning on going to grad school afterward; I'd always assumed it'd help...
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Astronomy and Physics Universities
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

### Astronomy and Physics Universities

I'm about to start my senior year of high school, which means it's time to get really cracking at my years beyond. I've already got a realistic college choice for my intended majors (on a tangent, is it worth getting a double major in astronomy and physics, or should I focus on a physics major and m...
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 340
Views: 213552

### Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a boo

I've recently finished just about every Stephen King and Dean Koontz book available. Can anyone recommend any authors similar to them?

Also, I'd like to toss out the duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I think they're great when writing together.
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Topic: The God of the Poor
Replies: 11
Views: 4511

### Re: The God of the Poor

I'm not talented in this area, so I can't offer any meaningful comments, but I found this to be incredible. It's such a simple telling, yet it's so serious.
10/10.
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Strings
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

### Re: Strings

Many thanks. I'll look into this.
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Strings
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

### Re: Strings

I guess I'm more asking why something with length is supposedly as small as small can get.
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Strings
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

### Strings

Simple question that has always confused me since learning of strings. Why are strings indivisible? They aren't points, as they're clearly longer in length than width, yet they are heralded as the absolutely fundamental entity. I can understand that nothing makes up strings, but why can't there be a...
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The ACT
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

### Re: The ACT

ACT says that it's not a direct arithmetic relationship, but that's all they say. Nobody seems to know exactly how it works. Same thing happened to me, on the same section (17, 17, 33), although I guess it's stranger in your case because getting 18 on both would suggest that you got everything righ...
Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The ACT
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

### The ACT

Simple question: My subscores on the reading section of the ACT were listed as 18 and 18 (on a scale of 1-18), yet for the overall reading section I was given a 35. Was there rounding going on in the subscores, or why is that not a 36?
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Google/Microsoft Interview Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

### Re: Google/Microsoft Interview Question

I thought it was also because a circle can be placed over a fitting hole without the need of being rotated. A square only fits in four different ways; a circle will in an infinitely many amount.
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stirling's Formula
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

### Re: Stirling's Formula

Many thanks. That clears it up, though I'll have to look more into "finding the circle."
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stirling's Formula
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

### Stirling's Formula

Stirling's formula is used to estimate the factorial of a large number with great accuracy.
It is sqrt(2pi*x)(x/e)^x
I was curious as to why pi and e can be used together to get something clean like this. What ties do they share with each other?

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