2:53 AM
While solving a question on heat transfer
The question was as follows a bucket full of ice is kept in a room and the temperature variation versus time graph is given
Here while solving my teacher assume the heat transfer rate to be constant but *how can we"?

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5:17 AM
@PrateekMourya this is better suited for the problem solving room

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7:29 AM
Hi All.

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8:34 AM
In programming (e.g React.js) is it better (faster?) to do import React from 'react' and then React.useState() or import { useState } from 'react' and then useState()?

9:32 AM
@JingleBells I'm not 100% sure for JS but in most languages these different forms of inputs have no different runtime characteristics
the question is whether you just want useState in your namespace or if you want React and call some other methods on it, too

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Take the $R^2$s over log-linear and log-log transformed data with a *massive* grain of salt. The usual tools for linear regression assume that any noise in your data is (1) gaussian and (2) uniform over the data set. However, a linear-to-log transformation will magnify the noise in places where the signal is smaller. (To see why, plot the error bars on the log scale. What happens to the error bar of $\log(x)$ if $\Delta x$ is bigger than $|x|$?) There are specific ways to deal with this in the statistics (via nonlinear model fits, or non-uniform noise profiles)... — Emilio Pisanty 1 min ago
hmmmmmmmmmmmm
that's unusual
shouldn't "massive" be rendered in italics?

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1:42 PM
it does work in comments, no? — Emilio Pisanty 14 secs ago

2:18 PM
Huh, I'd never have suspected that fridge magnets are anything more complicated than just a simple magnet with paint/stickers on it

@EmilioPisanty I believe, it requires your comment to have no line-breaks in it.
The same happens in chat

2:47 PM
hmmmmmmmmmmmm
I've seen it; but, can't reproduce it :-/

3:42 PM
@ACuriousMind nice dp

3:53 PM
@JackRod it's Six from the game Heaven's Vault

hmm!

its got a bit of a skull look to it :P

4:10 PM
I already had a literal flaming skull once (Morte from Planescape Torment) :P

It does work in comments, no? Even if the comment is really really really really really really really really really long and it breaks into multiple lines. — Emilio Pisanty 18 secs ago

4:29 PM
@EmilioPisanty I could be misremembering

is the density matrix the imaginary part of the propagator?
From the top answer to this question

there's some pretty fancy stuff out there
@NiharKarve in general: no.
The density matrix is independent of the hamiltonian.
> The reason is that all physical observables are measured with respect to the density matrix $\rho(E)=-2\Im G(E+i0_+)$, which is the imaginary part of the propagator.
I don't understand the context there well enough to tell if that is correct or not. If it is, then it's taking about physical observables in some constrained context, which are measured with respect to that particular density matrix.

4:54 PM
hi all,

5:09 PM
Thanks Emilio.

5:36 PM
i have just spent 30 minutes to write a question about entropy, and just at the end realised the mistake ahahaah
still useful though

6:04 PM
@Ratman then post it and post an answer
it won't gather a huge score, but if it is suitably discoverable then it could well help out others eventually
and it's always good writing practice.

Hi All..

6:25 PM
@EmilioPisanty I don't think it was such a big deal, the "mistake" it was quite stupid instead. Mainly I was trying to understand why the following facts aren't contradictory. that 1) entropy is not a property of system ( in non equilibrium) but rather of our knwoledge of the system. 2) yet at the microscopic level entropy is conserved in time (thanks to some special ipothesis on the system).
yet I could write the question and answer to see if what i think is actually true
i think I will do it, maybe as soon as I am able to complete the proof that entropy is indeed conserved

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Studying Quantum Mechanics I only thought about Spherical Harmonics $Y_{l,m}(\theta , \phi)$: $$Y_{l,m}(\theta , \phi)=N_{l,m}P_{l,m}(\theta)e^{im\phi}$$ as the simultaneous eigenfunctions of $L_z$ and $L^2$. But then I stumbled on these two statements: The Spherical Harmonics are a complete ort...

race all y'all to the HNQ list ðŸ˜›

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I do not like it that my meta question Why has my question from October 16, 2019 been downvoted? has also been closed as Opinion Based. It is not fair for the community because I asked a Meta Question about my own question. Why is my Meta Question closed.