my research's audience? uh..well...pretty...pretty much other scientists....mostly just other scientists. yeah

it wouldve been so meaningful to me if the entirety of this semester had simply been cancelled

i'm in the electric field
i'm in the magnetic field
i'm in the combination electromagnetic field

i dont have imposter syndrome concerning my research. but it did give me an appreciation for just how much work from dozens of people goes into even small results, and how much every step of that deserves to be celebrated and elucidated

remember! dont cheat on this test! it's wrong! i have no way of finding out! integrity!

this seems like a smart and normal way to structure a degree

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Step 1. introduction to mathematical tool

Step 2. Application of tool that requires mastery

Step 3. Formal theory of how tool is applied to step 2

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i had a really cool physics degree program that told me Linear Algebra was not required. so anyway i took it first on a whim. then a year later saw it in a mechanics class where it was absolutely crucial to passing the course. now i'm formally learning the method i already had to master how to use linear algebra for differential equations

@witchfynder_finder @RobinHood did it have anything to do with the fact that the DPRK conducts its nuclear weapons tests underground, and that there's increased seismic and volcanic activity in the region as a result?

every time a problem states, "a meter stick is moving at velocity..." and doesn't explicitly tell me, i spend about 5 minutes asking "but how long is the stick???"

working through homework problems on Special Relativity is deceptive: the formulae are simple as long as I properly identify the inertial frames and their relationships to each other

getting the right answer does not mean i *understand* what i'm doing.

every time someone refers to ω as 'w' or calls it 'angular frequency' instead of 'angular velocity,' i die a little bit

In times like this, it's more clear than ever that it doesn't really add anything to the world in a meaningful, positive way

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if i were trying to measure the length of an object moving at relativistic speeds, i would simply hold a ruler up next to it

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