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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jakeman, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    while i burst into flames

    so busy towards end of semester
     
  2. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    I like Incubus.
     
  3. cowofwar

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    i have two exams on monday

    procrastinating for some reason
     
  4. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i have one exam and two programs due on monday
     
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    two essays, some stupid questions, and a seminar on heisenberg. i'm going to kill my cat. OR WILL I!? hahaha, get it, heisenberg's uncertainty principle...
     
  6. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    can you explain exactly what that uncertainty principle is? I have always been unclear on that.
     
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    BIG math-test tomorrow, Integrals and such. I have to go study.
     
  8. Haite

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    You can't know the position and velocity of an object simultaneously. It's a resultant of our current level of technology, in that you can't measure one without effecting the other. I think of it on two levels though, this first level, which is finite and may not be a fundamental law, but simply a consequence of circumstances (we can't know position and velocity simultaneously, but perhaps someday we will).

    On a more philosophical point, it may also be a definite absolute. The way I think of it in this latter respect is that, as one approaches a single frame of reference in time, speed is eliminated. So if one focuses on an exact instant to determine position for that one instant, then velocity becomes zero, as velocity by nature is a function of time. It's like if you look at something frozen in time, you can see and notate its exact location, but you have absolutely no idea which way it might be moving if time were to resume.
     
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    You apply that to electrons don´t you? I`ve hear dthe argument in that context anyway.
     
  10. Kaeric

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    that's where I have heard it as well...
     
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    Procrastination is going to kill me.
     
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    hehe... I really miss College life, but I definately don't miss the exams. Exams weren't the worst I guess, they were just mildly uncomfortable...
     
  13. Haite

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    It applies to anything, but it only becomes requisite in quantum mechanics. It's just like the difference between Newtonian and Einsteinian gravitation, the former still works under most general circumstances.
     
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    Sort of. You can't even locate an electron, all we know is that probability tells us that it's going to be in a certain region. It could be completely out of that region, that's just an improbable event.

    That's why we have electron clouds.
     
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    I have a Chem final next Saturday, and a World Civ final the following Wednesday.

    I have my last Calc exam in 20 minutes, I don't have a final...which is a good thing and a bad thing.
     
  16. cowofwar

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    Just wrote my genetics exam. 3.25 hours until my ecology exam.
     
  17. Jakeman

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    i have a programming exam in .966666667 hours
     
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    Test was nasty, I know I did pretty good but it could´ve been better. Large factor in my grade so I hope it went well.
     
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    Wow, that was an insane ecology test.

    Prof says it's going to be super easy, but damn, I was writing straight for 2.5 hours and the exam is only 3 hours long.
     
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    My calc test was ok. I forgot how to do theoretical stuff with Riemann sums.
     

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