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BS Mechanical Engr.
PhD CS(AI)
CS Prof (4yr)
Numerous consulting jobs.
15 yr at http://www.pharsight.com
Published book on CS & several articles
4 kids, 2 grand
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P.S. The picture is a Beta-prime distribution. It shows the program speedup factors you can get if you see a problem twice in 2, 3, 4, and 5 samples.


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revised How does quantum world affect us and why should I care about it?
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19
comment Can an extremely small force lift a mountain in a hydraulic system? If not, then why not?
Just a tip: When I hear "If not, then why not?" I go uh-oh - sounds like a homework question.
Mar
19
answered How does quantum world affect us and why should I care about it?
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18
comment How do birds generate thrust?
You may enjoy reading some or all of John S. Denker's on-line book about aviation. It will answer all your questions better than I can.
Mar
18
comment How do birds generate thrust?
The trouble is, it's not that simple. That would only work if the air could not escape around the wing and if somehow more air were propelled to the rear. (I think Einstein said find the simplest possible explanation - but no simpler :)
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answered How do birds generate thrust?
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16
revised Does a resistor absorb and dissipate energy or just regulate the charge flow?
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16
comment Does a resistor absorb and dissipate energy or just regulate the charge flow?
@GM: No, because in any moment in which there is a voltage across the resistor and a current flowing through it, energy is lost. A resistor will lose it through heat. Something like a motor will lose it through mechanical work. A capacitor or inductor will lose it by building up energy in its field. For a resistor, it will generate heat - there's no other way for it to behave.
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revised Does a resistor absorb and dissipate energy or just regulate the charge flow?
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answered Does a resistor absorb and dissipate energy or just regulate the charge flow?
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revised Turbofan: Efficiency wrt. the bypass ratio: “a lot of slow air > a little faster air”?
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13
answered Turbofan: Efficiency wrt. the bypass ratio: “a lot of slow air > a little faster air”?
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13
comment Why does air circulate on an airfoil — The Kutta Condition
Where you got that picture is a better explanation than I could ever give.
Mar
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answered Bernoulli's principle on a curve ball
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answered Coanda effect and Teapot effect
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