May 1, 2009

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Path integral formulation of your life.


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!

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  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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