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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gibbo)
Date: 10 Sep 2002 20:12:32 GMT
Organization: AOL, http://www.aol.co.uk
Subject: Re: Continuing Equation Question
"Kevin Aylward" wrote:
>"Gibbo" wrote in message
>> "Kevin Aylward" wrote:
>> >"Gibbo" wrote in message
>> >> David Bengtson wrote:
>> >> [snip]
>> >> >What approach do other's take when trying to learn technical
>> >> >material without taking classes?
>> >> >
>> >> I refuse to simply believe what I am told. I work through the
>> >> circuits or whatever until I understand exactly how the solution
>> >> itself. Doing it this way means that when I forget a formula or
>> >circuit or
>> >> whatever, I can recalculate it in my head.
>> >How about the Riemann curverture tensor? Or you as good as Steven
>> >Kevin Aylward
>> I have several "get outs" available to me on this one.....
>> 1. I have no use for it so have no need to analyse it's derivation.
>> 2. Yes I have fully understood it but you wouldn't understand my
>> 3. I did once derive the entire function myself and fully understood
>it but due
>> to lack of use it is now a faded distant memory.
>> I'll stick with 4 which is more based in reality....
>> 4. I've never heard of it.
>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.
I saved this post with the intention of having some light reading before bed
and was met with.....
The requested URL /physics/gr/index.html, was not found on this server.
Apache/1.3.19 Server at www.anasoft.co.uk Port 80"
Is it me or you ?
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