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by Nineteener
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.
by Nineteener
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?
by Nineteener
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
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 &...
by Nineteener
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
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.
by Nineteener
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
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 ...
by Nineteener
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?
by Nineteener
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?
by Nineteener
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

This seneeo is boe io loneo online oplwaio
by Nineteener
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.
by Nineteener
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...
by Nineteener
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...
by Nineteener
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.
by Nineteener
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
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.
by Nineteener
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.
by Nineteener
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.
by Nineteener
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...
by Nineteener
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...
by Nineteener
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?
by Nineteener
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.
by Nineteener
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."
by Nineteener
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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