I love it when science of math advances in unexpected ways.
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Not just math. What I find even more fascinating is how once you delve down into many, or even most, advancements of a technical nature you will find that it's the crossdiscipline idea exchange that was so instrumental. The most obvious of course is the role computers and computer science has had in enhancing every area of science and research. Or the effects of metallurgical advances propagating through transportation and most every industry.Last edited by lynnl; 05092022, 08:43 AM.Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View PostI love it when science of math advances in unexpected ways.
https://www.wired.com/2015/12/outsid...mathproblem/
Allan Ostling
Phoenix, Arizona
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Originally posted by Rich Carlstedt View PostAllan.
It's sort of hilarious to me that these scientists are looking for the ultimate "Objective" math solution to problems
then use "Subjective" reasoning as the answer to "which approach" is best. I find that a contradiction.
I don't see a contradiction. The objective algorithm separates the wheat from the chaff, but is unable to find the choicest kernel. That's where we come in.
I wonder if the machine scientist can be fed volumes of data from, say, a magnetohydrodynamics facility, and come up with the Maxwell Equations. James Clerk Maxwell had a strange model for deriving these equations  it involved rotating hexagonal cells filled with an elastic media in a honeycomb pattern, with ball bearings (I'm not kidding!) in the space between the cells. From this he was also able to calculate the speed of light within about 12%. His inspired approach is longoverdue for a a magazine article explaining how it worked.Allan Ostling
Phoenix, Arizona
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