I think I’ve made some progress on how to frame things. When moving around in the real world we can describe a location with a graph in three dimensions, with coordinates x, y, and z. In a thought environment we can specify a location as a sub-goal with similar coordinates. The sub-goals are on a path to reach a goal. There is a traveling in the physical three dimensions. There is a traveling in the thought environment. A thought or goal can have a mass in how difficult it is to move it in the mind space. A peer force can change its direction. The motion from goal to goal can have a velocity. If a peer force is applied, the direction and speed can change. This is a way of describing how a thought can have a location, a mass, and a velocity in a mind space. The travel or change of location is how a personality goes from sub-goal to sub-goal.
really great cry for justice Posted by Navya Singh
I’m a 20 year old girl, I have witnessed this country go through great changes and transformations in just these two decades. We have adapted to new developments and variations and somehow managed to cope up with them.
But If you ask me, what is that one thing that we have lost on our way to becoming this country is, respect. I don’t even remember when did we last do justice to this word without adding any prefixes to it and putting it to use.
I am a girl, a daughter of an army officer, a voter and I live alone in a city. Every word that gave me an identity in the last sentence, also contained a fear of each kind attached to it.
We have come down to become a nation, where people don’t want to respect other genders. We don’t want to respect the system or the…
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How can I live unless
you will love me, if
you will kiss me
on my soul
on my façade
on my face, listen
I hear you every day
in my mind, and
always I want to
tell you a joke, because
I love to hear you laugh, but
I remember again that
you are dead.
This is getting worse and more abstract. Maybe next time I’ll start writing down vocabulary and definitions. A concept word is hard to define, and I’m not finding anything that would do the job of explaining the concept words of Utd’mbts. Well, in the mean time, I’m still looking for interesting candidates for the grand analogy.
I’m trying to extend more analogies with physics in the description of human interaction. In previous posts** I made the analogy that the momentum towards an opinion or goal choice would change if an outside force (peer pressure-force) was applied. I was flipping through some physics books to see how the analogy could be extended. It is interesting how after a certain point they give up on going further with the force applied to a mass analysis.
It is possible to write out the math for a continuous variable force applied to an object. So then, they say that if you knew how the force varies with time by supplying an equation that describes it then you could solve the problem of what is the change in momentum for a given force. However, they say that in the real world, they don’t know and can’t describe how a particular variable force in a given problem changes with time. Usually it’s not constant and changes in a complicated way.
Because they had to abandon that approach for most problems, they came up with new approaches. They use what is accomplished (the the work done) or the change in energy. The force changes the work done or facilitates a transformation of energy of some kind. The human analogy I’d say would be the peer force effects the equivalent objects of Accomplishment(work) or Enthusiasm (energy).
For example, the principle is expressed this way:
“… the work of the resultant external force on a body is equal to the change in kinetic energy of the body.”
— Sears, F.W., and Zemansky, M.W 1960. College Physics. P. 129. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc.
How does the force move the object? Don’t know… but the result is blah, blah. What’s a force? Don’t know. What’s energy? Something that does work…. Anyway so everything goes in circles and it’s all calculations.
[In the following where I haven’t made a picture, variables in bold face are vectors]
About the vicious circle of force:
The fundamental equation tells us that the force equals the rate of change of the momentum p given as F = dp/dt and if the force is known as a function of time, we want to know how when that continuously varying force is applied to a particle, what it does at every moment in
We want to know the sum of all these effects which is called integration symbolized by
The quantity on the right is given a new name, I, or impulse. so the new formulation according to Alonso and Finn2 is
“the change in momentum of the particle is equal to the impulse.
[and] a very strong force acting through a short time may produce the same change in momentum as a weaker force acting for a longer time…”
Replace momentum p by mv which is its definition:
mv – mv0 = I or v = v0 + 1/m I
and v = dr/dt, so
“However… [often] THE FORCE ON A PARTICLE IS NOT KNOWN AS A FUNCTION OF TIME BUT AS A FUNCTION OF POSITION [r] … HENCE WE CANNOT EVALUATE THE INTEGRAL and it’s a vicious circle
— 2 Alonso, M. and Finn, E. J. 1967. Fundamental University Physics. P. 196. Reading: Addison-Wesley.
** The Goal Space of Utd’mbts
The ancient language is a difficult thing to analyze, and I must resort to imperfect analogies written in our crude English to attempt a translation of the major features of its expression. Actually, I suppose what I’m calling “major features” are actually minor elements of the real manifestation that is purported to have existed. So anyway, I might propose a feature that I will call the “goal or opinion space” which I will begin to endeavor to be a cluster of meaningful concepts perhaps giving hints at the structure of the ancient language in its elementary form that was intended for children.
There is a tendency for a person to cling to an established goal or opinion, to only observe and remember that which would confirm that belief, and to ignore or distort that which would refute that belief or interfere with an important goal. This core goal or belief is indicated here as the Goal 0. There is a position vector R which designates a particular goal or opinion point on a path to be fulfilled. A peer pressure force (F) can alter the direction of travel towards a goal. I’ll come back to this later and add it as an edit here… [I’m going to look at what this looks like so far, and I suppose it’s best to post something before a crash or whatever… (I’ll be back here later)]
Where m = the number of people holding a particular opinion or goal, and
v = the velocity with which the people are moving towards that goal
(So maybe another approach to Utd’mbts)
I was looking for some more analogies to use for explanatory purposes. There are many paraphrases of Newton’s Laws, but let me put the first one this way: an object tends to stay in the same motion as it was unless an external force makes it change. So too, people tend to stay on their course towards the confirmation of their established opinion unless acted on by an external force. So loosely, we could say that an object has a mass, m, and the people have the masses. An object can accelerate (a) in velocity, and the masses of people can accelerate in their motion towards an opinion.
The value of the force necessary to change course is often given by that famous equation “F= ma“, where it can be seen that if an object does not continue as before along its merry way, but has a non-zero a (acceleration), meaning it’s continuously going faster or changing direction then a force must have been applied. If a force is applied, a mass of people may change the direction of their opinions.
But, of course, as always, this is the simplified version. It assumes the mass is a constant and is extracted from a more complicated version. The original is closer to saying that the force equals the mass times “the rate of change” (d/dt) of the momentum (mv) of the object: F = (d/dt) mv. Or with the momentum called “p”, F= (d/dt) p. In the case of people, the momentum towards an opinion changes if an outside force is applied.
I’ll come back to this later after I make a picture for the equation superscripts so that it’s neater, and I’ll make a picture for the opinion and motivation things. I forced myself to begin this essay even though it’s not complete because until this moment I was writing nothing. So maybe if I at least get started now at this moment, I’ll have the momentum to continue at an accelerated pace towards my goal later.
Every day I hide from
my true empty self
And I don’t want to listen
when everyone tells me
it’s not happening
(every thing I try)
And never will I see
my award for being me
because that would be
oh hell, um no
I mean, tell me
how I live
without a voice, and
the world will like, and
a love who will love me, because
I am starving, and I wonder
if only an indulgent
let let me love like I imagined I would
because I’ve been
trying so hard, and I’m
looking for you
kiss me soon, because
in the fog
in the rain
you could love me
in every rain, I
would love you more
than what I am
Blossom (December 2, 2013)
by Douglas Gilbert
Oh I sent her a plant
as if my love could infiltrate by flora
and I thought:
when the blossoms would open
she would think of me as beautiful
Not that I’m handsome, but
I have an essence
I could share, probably.
I suppose I’m a little less than perfect
maybe a little quirky, but
when I stand on the stage to read
she is the only one in the audience
whose clap I want to hear, and
if there be a heckler
I will hear her laughter, and
I will smile and think
yes I know someone
who loves me always
and the edits will be easy
so much so that
I will love the hecklers too
but not so much as the flower