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I am a lawyer and new to stackoverflow, so please go easy on me.

Oct
30
comment Is there a fundamental reason not to define the work vice-versa
PS: If force is a one-form then (via F=ma) mass must be a rank (0,2) tensor :-). This is not as stupid a remark as it might seem at first sight.
Oct
30
comment Is there a fundamental reason not to define the work vice-versa
@anderstood Yes, at bar school we had to study differential geometry :-). I'm not a very typical lawyer. Can I recommend William L. Burke's Applied Differential Geometry: amazon.co.uk/Applied-Differential-Geometry-William-Burke/dp/… My copy is literally falling apart (making reading in bed difficult). His perspective is very different from most books and can be maddeningly confusing at times, but at times he can give great insight. I understand lagrangians much better as a result of reading it for instance. Lots on exterior calculus.
Oct
30
comment Is there a fundamental reason not to define the work vice-versa
dF would be a two form :-).
Oct
30
comment Is there a fundamental reason not to define the work vice-versa
It is quite common (particularly in more advanced work) to treat force as a one-form, so work is just the integral of that one-form, whereas F.ds is a scalar so integrating it is rather different. Is that the cause of the confusion?
Sep
6
comment What made us think that Earth moves around the Sun?
Although Copernicus did use epicycles. Indeed because he wanted uniform motion he introduced them so as to avoid equants. Just saying.
Jul
31
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Feb
3
comment Question regarding the Bohm interpretation
Where would I find a published account of the Bohmian simulation of Shor's algorithm? That sounds interesting.
Nov
19
awarded  Student
Nov
19
asked What is (or where can I discover) the Burke Potential?
Nov
19
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