Monthly Archives: January 2013

A little segue into engineering mode


A homework problem in a physics course I’m taking this term contained the following question, paraphrased: A resistor with resistance and an inductor with inductance are connected in series. Suppose that we apply a voltage to this circuit. Find the … Continue reading

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The difference between partial and total derivatives


If you keep up with this blog, you’re probably the type who knows partial derivatives inside and out. If I were to ask you about the partial derivative of with respect to , you would probably blurt out, “zero”, without … Continue reading

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