Monday, September 25, 2006

The Road to Wisdom

The road to wisdom? -- Well, it's plain
and simple to express:
          and err
          and err again
          but less
          and less
          and less.

-- Grooks, by Piet Hein


Blogger Kilroy Trout said...

I was going to leave a quip on matrix mechanics, but then this post was so much more to the point :-)

1:12 AM  
Blogger metamerist said...

I had to do my own indentation with this post. Blogger won't do it (add your own  ), but I didn't see the err until I opened it with Firefox.

Anyhow, please do leave a quip on matrix mechanics. I find it challenging to write on the subject (especially SVD), but attempting to do so forces me to step through what I know and get the kinks out.

I took the undergraduate course in linear algebra, but I didn't take a graduate course. Years later, I discovered the SVD ("Ack! Why didn't they teach this to us!?!?!")

Another objective is inspiring someone in graphics to learn more linear algebra, because, the sort of thinking graphics induces leaves one very well set for more advanced linear algebra. (Although, now I'm thinking I should have said something about homogeneous coordinate.)

6:42 AM  

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