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One way to think about quantum operators is as Questions that are asked of a quantum system. Identity operator = “Who are you?” Energy operator = “How much do you weigh?” “What is your spin along the z axis?” and … Continue reading
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The Self
This week I posted different viewpoints on The Self. Particularly I’m interested in self as a function of inputs. Just as the size of eyes a fly is born with is a function of the temperature of the eggs, so too, … Continue reading
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Talking in Tuples
Mathematics is the *Most* Different Language. In Can we make mathematics intelligible?, R P Boas jokes: There is a test for identifying some of the future professional mathematicians at an early age. These are the students who instantly comprehend a sentence … Continue reading
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Tagged Chinese, clarity, comprehension, definitions, English, function, functions, group theory, intelligibility, inverse mapping, inversion, language, Mandarin, math, mathematics, maths, measures, metrics, operation, operator, order theory, ordering, partially ordered set, poset, Ralph Philip Boas Jr., reading, relation, set, set theory, Tagalog
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Logic, like mathematics, is regarded by many designers with suspicion. Much of it is based on various superstitions about the kind of force logic has in telling us what to do. First of all, the word “logic” has some currency … Continue reading
What is an eigenvector?
The eigenvectors of a matrix summarise what it does. Think about a large, notsparse matrix. A lot of computations are implied in that block of numbers. Some of those computations might overlap each other—2 steps forward, 1 step back, 3 steps … Continue reading
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