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Monthly Archives: April 2016
On “Thinking Outside the Box” (Thanks, Mom)
The secret to “thinking outside the box” is to never have your thinking put in a box in the first place. Thanks, Mom. This would not have happened to me without you making it happen, and I only just now figured … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Asperger's, Education, Life
Tagged Asperger's, Asperger's Syndrome, Aspie, box, cognition, mom, mother, Mother's Day, outside the box, thank you, thanks, Thanks Mom, think, think outside the box, thinking, thinking outside the box
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Please do not play pranks on the Aspies
This is not a joke. I don’t know any way to make it plainer than this. “Aspie,” in case you do not know, is a word commonly used within the community of people with Asperger’s Syndrome, as an informal term … Continue reading
Posted in Asperger's, Life
Tagged Asperger's, Asperger's Syndrome, Aspie, life, literal, prank
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Four Sets of Five Circles On Each of the Faces of a Dodecahedron
After using Geometer’s Sketchpad and MSPaint to make the image on the faces (seen alone in the last post), I then used Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator to project these images onto a red dodecahedron, and create this .gif. Stella is … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Mathematics
Tagged Art, dodecahedron, geometric, geometrical, geometry, mathematical, Mathematics, polyhedra, polyhedron
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Want Some Really Big Numbers? Here Are the Zoogol and the Zoogolplex.
Portmanteaus of the words “zillion” and “googol” / “googleplex,” these two new numbernames are offered for the use of anyone who feels a need for even more named numbers which are ridiculously larger than the number of particles known to exist. The … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics
Tagged googol, googolplex, infinite, infinity, Mathematics, name, named number, neutrino, number, number theory, zillion, zoogle, zoogleplex
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An Asymmetrical Static Equilibrium Physics Problem Involving Pulleys and Hanging Masses
An interesting phenomenon in physics, and physics education, is the simplicity of symmetric situations, compared to the complexity of similar situations which are, instead, asymmetrical. Students generally learn the symmetrical versions first, such as this static equilibrium problem, with the … Continue reading
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