From: "Christopher R. Carlen"
Subject: Re: Continuing Equation Question
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 12:28:27 -0700
Organization: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM USA
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Kevin Aylward wrote:
> Well, the derivation of it is one thing,
> Riemann Tensor link
> however, actually calculating it for specific mass distributions
> Einstein Tensor link is another matter entirely. It used to take me a
> full weekend to do the most trivial of examples on 20 sheets of paper,
> yet Hawking does 3 orders more complicated stuff completely in his head.
> Simply amazing.
Do you think that modern cultural influences will tend to decrease,
increase, or have no effect on the frequency of such great minds arising
in the world anymore?
Or is the inherent complexity of nature such that the complexity of the
science needed to understand it approaches infinity, thereby resulting
in the probability of their being anybody that can understand it
Just some things I often ponder about.
Christopher R. Carlen
Principal Laser/Optical Technologist
Sandia National Laboratories CA USA