Xkcd curve dating

You could use your best 8th grade algebra (or my wife’s) and compute the solution analytically, but that’s more suited to paper and pencil, not to a computer. Value2 ' loop Do t Time1 = t Time0 Delta T ' calculate human velocity and position If v Vhum0 x Xhum1 Then DDel TT = Delta T * (x Xhum0 - x Xvel0) / _ ((x Xhum0 - x Xvel0) (x Xvel1 - x Xhum1)) t Time1 = t Time0 DDel TT x Xhum1 = x Xhum0 v Vhum1 * DDel TT x Xvel1 = x Xvel0 v Vvel1 * DDel TT End If ' add new time point data to row below table With ws. The blue shaded row shows the solution used in the examples above, an increment of 0.1 sec.

And the numerical approach can be applied to many phenomena, physical and other (including financial). We learn some interesting things if we plot this data.

The work done by research mathematicians involves very few numbers, as there is very little computation involved.

The only two that I may be able to help you with are the "observed" bit, which makes fun of the tendency for governments to group multiple important dates into a single "observed" holiday, and the "real math" comment, which is entirely true.

First we will have to make an assumption that we are using the standard QWERTY keyboard.

Then we can make two strings that represent the characters typed by the left hand and the characters typed by the right hand: word = 'pilgrimage' score = 0.0 left Hand = "asdfgzxcvbqwert" right Hand = "lkjhpoiuymn" for i in range(len(word)-1): if word[i] in left Hand and word[i 1] in right Hand: score = 1 elif word[i] in right Hand and word[i 1] in left Hand: score = 1 print ( score / (len(word)-1) ) in the right hand.

The thing that bothers me about the long passwords is that they can be very cumbersome to type.

If there are too many characters that need to be typed with my left hand or my right hand I feel like that really slows me down.

That particular joke is just making fun of the fact that numbers are infinite, so the list on Wikipedia will never be exhaustive. No real answer for that one, but they did give answers for the others, other than "imitator" numbers and the battle of 4.108. Engineer: 1 is prime, 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is prime, 11 is prime...

I don't see what's not to get about the actual graph, though. Also, one person claims the entire thing is a reference to the screwed up Creationist timelines used to predict the end of the world. He tends to have some esoteric reason behind everything. The way I've heard it is: Proofs that all odd numbers are prime: Physicist: 1 is prime[*], 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is experimental error, 11 is prime... [*] yes, I know that 1 is a special case and not really prime.

Even though I am too lazy to do the graphing, I am inclined, based on intuition, to believe the latter curves rather than the former.

I wonder if anyone out there cares to clear up this controversy.

But physics calculations give us an idea of what flight there would be like.