May 1, 2009

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Path integral formulation of your life.

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Path Integral Formulation of your life. I know that if I were to draw my life, it will have so many kinks, and loops and several places where there are discontinuities. And oh, yah, I also have a couple of year where I have no idea what I was doing, and a few twists and turns making it unintegrable!

Talk Like a Physicist

  1. hahahaha! “bad part” is that is seems truth!
    =)

  2. hahahaha! “bad part” is that is seems true!
    =)

  3. Everyone starts off alive, ends up dead, doesn’t matter which path they take.

    Conclusion: life is a conservative vector field.

  4. David N. Andrews M. Ed., C. P. S. E. says:

    Seems that the path integral is the mathematical-physics version of the psychological Principle of Equifinality… basically the notion that there are many different developmental pathways to get from birth to death – and all points in-between. Indeed, life is very much a conservative vector field.

    Basis for my interest in seeing where physics and psychology touch each other (ooh – er!):

    BA-equivalence: Applicable Psychology, with a minor in Mathematical Sciences

    M. Ed. in Special Education (Applied Educational Psychology)

    C. P. S. E. in Educational/Organisational Ethno-Psychology/Psycho-Anthropology

    I tend to cross the models over from one discipline to the other (e. g., the understanding that the very act of observing a system or part of a system inevitably affects the system… Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle in physics leads us to Stack Sullivan’s ideas of being a participant observer, and so on).

  5. Well it all depends on your coordinate system. If you put money, or happiness on one of your axis, then life is very much a NON-conservative vector field.

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