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bio website willvousden.co.uk
location Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Currently studying for a PhD in Gravitational Wave Stuff at the University of Birmingham
  • Interests: maths, physics, programming, web design
  • Hobbies: running, cycling, photography, cooking, eating
  • Languages I know: C#, C, Python, PHP, JavaScript, Bash, Mathematica
  • Languages I want to know: Haskell, Smalltalk, Lisp, Ruby
  • Languages I don't want to know: C++, Malbolge

I ride my bikes competitively in and around the West Midlands, UK. I ride for the RST Sport time trial team and specialise in hill climbs. My bikes:

  • Vitus Zenium 2008 (training)
  • Basso Astra 2012 (racing)
  • Cervélo P3-SL (time trialling)
  • Specialized Stumpjumper (trails)

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accepted What does the ordering of creation/annihilation operators mean?
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accepted What is the Schechter luminosity function's domain of support?
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comment What is the Schechter luminosity function's domain of support?
Thanks; this is exactly what I was after. I have little grounding in astropjhysics, so didn't quite grasp the nuances of this formalism. Your answer has cleared things up for me :-)
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asked What is the Schechter luminosity function's domain of support?
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revised Sine wave, $\pi$ and frequency
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revised How is thermodynamic entropy defined? What is its relationship to information entropy?
Improved formatting.
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suggested suggested edit on How is thermodynamic entropy defined? What is its relationship to information entropy?
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comment Cases of any known fundamental physical constants changing within our locality?
@Arjang: That is not the definition of $\pi$. If $\pi$ is a constant then its definition must yield a unique value that is the same in all contexts. The sum of angles in a triangle is $\pi$ in a Euclidean geometry, but not in other geometries.
Jun
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comment Phase of Elements
@Joe: Can the critical temperatures for the CPTs not be calculated quantum mechanically?
Jun
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comment Church–Turing Thesis
What does Church–Turing have to do with classical mechanics? The article you linked to provides the answer: "Despite the fact that it cannot be formally proven […]"
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comment A fan in a hot room at what point does it put in more energy that it dissipates
Too many variables for a useful answer; it depends entirely on the airflow generated by the fan, which is likely to be very complex. You'll have to make assumptions about the rate at which air is being circulated over the walls.
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comment What does the ordering of creation/annihilation operators mean?
I understand that they describe transitions of particles, but this to me doesn't suggest that the order of the transitions should make any difference, or indeed what that should even mean in the absence of time. Is it to do with the details of the interactions?