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Quantum Physics Craziness!
#11
RE: Quantum Physics Craziness!
(12th October 2017, 08:15)Joods Wrote: Don't you mean diabeetus, Mr. Brimley?

Big Grin

YOU ASSHOLE! Be damned lucky you didn't cause my death if I had choked to death if I had been drinking something while reading this. Big Grin

I like the part of the article describing finding a universal theory among quantum scientists as being as likely as the Cleveland Browns wining the Superbowl........ OUCH, and poor Browns.
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#12
RE: Quantum Physics Craziness!
(12th October 2017, 09:46)Brian37 Wrote:
(12th October 2017, 08:15)Joods Wrote: Don't you mean diabeetus, Mr. Brimley?

Big Grin

YOU ASSHOLE! Be damned lucky you didn't cause my death if I had choked to death if I had been drinking something while reading this. Big Grin



Yeah I'm good for shit like that. Ask my kids. Big Grin
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#13
RE: Quantum Physics Craziness!
(12th October 2017, 09:45)Jehanne Wrote: Here's a really great book on Quatum Field Theory:

https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Quan...ng=UTF8&me=

It's priced right (under $30 for a used edition) but the Kindle edition has some bad reviews, as the illustrations are, apparently, too small.

A timeless video on WLC is his debate with Professor Sean Carroll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0qKZqPy9T8

Basically, whatever Science uncovers about the natural world, theists will claim that it is so because "God wanted it that way."

Yea, but it isn't just Christianity that pulls this shit, every religion does.

I am dead serious, you can google any religious label and put the word "science" after it, and find tons of apology sites that claim science points to their club. BELIEVE ME, they all do it. Jews and Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists as well.

Humans worldwide simply don't like facing their finite existence and they need a club that tells them they are the one true center of all this.
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#14
RE: Quantum Physics Craziness!
(12th October 2017, 09:45)Jehanne Wrote: Here's a really great book on Quatum Field Theory:

https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Quan...ng=UTF8&me=

It's priced right (under $30 for a used edition) but the Kindle edition has some bad reviews, as the illustrations are, apparently, too small.

A timeless video on WLC is his debate with Professor Sean Carroll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0qKZqPy9T8

Basically, whatever Science uncovers about the natural world, theists will claim that it is so because "God wanted it that way."

But to understand Peskin&Schroder at all, you need at least an undergrad education in theoretical physics, better graduate level courses in classical mechanics, Edyn, QM, college level calculus and and complex variables.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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#15
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(12th October 2017, 11:25)Alex K Wrote:
(12th October 2017, 09:45)Jehanne Wrote: Here's a really great book on Quatum Field Theory:

https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Quan...ng=UTF8&me=

It's priced right (under $30 for a used edition) but the Kindle edition has some bad reviews, as the illustrations are, apparently, too small.

A timeless video on WLC is his debate with Professor Sean Carroll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0qKZqPy9T8

Basically, whatever Science uncovers about the natural world, theists will claim that it is so because "God wanted it that way."

But to understand Peskin&Schroder at all, you need at least an undergrad education in theoretical physics, better graduate level courses in classical mechanics, Edyn, QM, college level calculus and and complex variables.

Indeed, there are some prerequisites.  Khan Academy has a full range of videos for those who want to traverse the learning curve:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math

Foundational calculus and physics can be found here:

https://openstax.org/

And, finally, Advanced Calculus by Kaplan, Modern Physics by Krane, Quantum Mechanics & Electromagnetism by Griffith, and Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics by Reif should do the trick, although, I have read that Weinburg has a QFT 3-volume tome that assumes no prior knowledge!
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#16
RE: Quantum Physics Craziness!
My dumbness makes me haz a sad, lol.
"Well, it's got to be a chocolate jesus, make me feel good inside.  Got to be a chocolate Jesus, to keep me satisfied."  - Tom Waits
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#17
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(11th October 2017, 21:51)LadyForCamus Wrote:   Pretty cool that some people are smart enough to actually study this stuff.  It turns my mind to mush!

I'm pretty sure I asked one of AF's resident physicists whether being impossibly intelligent was requisite for being good at physics, and to the best of my recollection, possessing above average intelligence was part of his answer (studying advanced mathematics and being able to creatively solve problems was also part of it). Now, IMO, this was a very humble answer, as it just seems like one has to be severely talented and gifted in order to have the creative insight/vision to succeed in this field; however, it is very likely that a highly gifted individual would view my understanding of giftedness/creativity as just being above average or commonplace. Hence, I certainly appreciate these individuals and their contributions toward advancing humanity's knowledge and understanding of reality.
"I'm fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason." Klaatu, from The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)














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#18
RE: Quantum Physics Craziness!
(12th October 2017, 13:46)Kernel Sohcahtoa Wrote:
(11th October 2017, 21:51)LadyForCamus Wrote:   Pretty cool that some people are smart enough to actually study this stuff.  It turns my mind to mush!

I'm pretty sure I asked one of AF's resident physicists whether being impossibly intelligent was requisite for being good at physics, and to the best of my recollection, possessing above average intelligence was part of his answer (studying advanced mathematics and being able to creatively solve problems was also part of it). Now, IMO, this was a very humble answer, as it just seems like one has to be severely talented and gifted in order to have the creative insight/vision to succeed in this field; however, it is very likely that a highly gifted individual would view my understanding of giftedness/creativity as just being above average or commonplace. Hence, I certainly appreciate these individuals and their contributions toward advancing humanity's knowledge and understanding of reality.

I agree with Khan Academy's motto, "You can learn anything."  Really, the most important thing is persistence, but to persist requires interest.  I think that this is why a lot of girls are excited about science and the natural world in elementary school only to lose interest in their middle and high school years, probably, because they start to focus more on boys and clothes, and each other, and in the process, lose interest in science.
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#19
RE: Quantum Physics Craziness!
Those we point to as the lesser minds of our species still manage to commit to memory the lyrics to untold numbers of songs, a mountain of sports stats big enough to crush a legitimate statistician, the best routes to navigate hundreds of miles of frequently confusing terrain, the vaguery of office sops, elaborate family histories, complicated jokes, a fluid language, social mores, inventories of household items down to the toothpicks and toiletpaper, and exactly what was wrong with each and every one of their exes.

-and then we forget to leave the seat down.
Eat em up beat em up then switch sides.


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#20
RE: Quantum Physics Craziness!
(12th October 2017, 14:08)Khemikal Wrote: Those we point to as the lesser minds of our species still manage to commit to memory the lyrics to untold numbers of songs, a mountain of sports stats big enough to crush a legitimate statistician, the best routes to navigate hundreds of miles of frequently confusing terrain, the vaguery of office sops, elaborate family histories, complicated jokes, a fluid language, social mores, inventories of household items down to the toothpicks and toiletpaper, and exactly what was wrong with each and every one of their exes.

-and then we forget to leave the seat down.

There was a "Welcome back, Kotter" episode about this.
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