Bring the HEAT
XBradTC's thoughts… deep thoughts.
Looks like a Navy “optimal manning” presentation. Forty equals 75.
Artillery guys use the “ish” system.
“Deflection 3292, Quadrant 416 (ish)!”
Worse, actually, it is probably how they justified the 30-yr shipbuilding program.
You really want to see some fun math, check out Randall’s new weekly feature at XKCD. This week’s article includes the disclaimer “If anyone asks, no, I did not tell you it was okay to do math this way.”
Brilliant stuff, though …
Does anyone else giggle at phrases like “smothering ocean of high pressure meat”?
Oooooh…. PRETTY COLORS!!!
BAH! they’re cheating. The red and green blocks are each 12 units (0.5*3*8), the blue and orange shapes are 20 units (15+(0.5*2*5)). Add em all up, you’ve got 64. By moving the pieces around they’re making it LOOK like the sides all match up and it forms a rectangle, but in reality it wont. The slope on those red and green triangles is 3/8. The slope on the blue and orange blocks is 2/5. And if you know the slightest thing about fractions (or wrenches) you know that while 2/5ths is CLOSE to 3/8ths, they’re NOT the same thing. In reality, those shapes won’t line up evenly.
This math is as understandable as “7 x 13 = 28” (Abbott and Costello) See the link —> http://youtu.be/yHZzObQUgE8
Dale Wilson, this skit by Abbott and Costello, sounds like US Government statistics.
If you like I could throw something together about Laplace Transforms, Partial Differential Equations or Lagrangian Dynamics.
I didn’t count anything, but based on a quick inspection it looks like MikeD is onto them.
Um, no thanks! I only got as far as multi-dimensional calculus, and that was (I think) a “C” for me. 🙂
Statistics & Probability; now that’s fun!
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