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FirebrandRoaring  ·  282 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In The Game: The Game, It's You Vs. Pick-Up Artists

I gave this more thought.

"Would" would be the most appropriate. You were right on using "will" for direct continuity of events, but subjunctive mood is required for those events that are vague on happening.

am_Unition  ·  281 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I dunno anymore, I have a near-total disregard for the formal rules of English, and my knowledge is entirely based on ~25+ years of accrued usage data. So it probably skews towards improper usage all too often.

Thank god (or whatever) that math is identical all around the world, slight notation differences aside. <3 math

_refugee_  ·  280 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It’s almost like people who’ve learned a language natively can tell you the grammatically correct phrasing for a sentence but can’t explain why because it’s so innate

Devac  ·  273 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fun fact: higher/formal math? Yes. Numbers? Not even close.

am_Unition  ·  271 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fascinating... thanks, Devac.

I wanna see stuff like Landau's handwritten proof for Landau damping. Or Boltzmann's notebooks. Stuff like that, to check their notations. Hell, even their penmanship and how many steps they showed in their derivations would be fascinating.

Devac  ·  271 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Hell, even their penmanship and how many steps they showed in their derivations would be fascinating.

Everything I heard[1] or read about Landau says he was extremely meticulous. And probably wouldn't hesitate from calling it "Landau's damping" in his own derivation. ;) There are some anecdotes in one of the biographies I have at home, but I don't think there were any bits of correspondence attached. I'll send you a scan if there will indeed be some of Landau's handwriting.

[1] - That's mostly second hand, unfortunately. I think it got to me from prof Woronowicz, mentored by prof Maurin, who in turn worked with Landau for some time in the '50s.