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22 June 2005 - 05:16 AMYou don't need to know C++ in order to learn Java (I learned them in reverse order). Java's main advantages are that it has the best portability out of popular languages, its programs can be run over the internet, and the basic syntax is easier to understand than C or C++. On the other hand, C++ apps generally perform faster than Java apps. Unless you want to do web programming, I'd recommend sticking with C++.
I use Microsoft Visual C++, and it works fine for me
21 June 2005 - 08:06 PMAccording to quantum mechanics, events on a subatomic scale can only be described by probabilities. Physicists aren't able to predict the occurence of single quantum events, but they can predict very accurately the odds that an event will happen. This means that quantum events must be random, even though they follow trends. If the quantum world weren't random, then there would be no reason to have the schrodinger's cat thought experiment in the first place.
Did anyone ever explain what coherent linear superposition is?
21 June 2005 - 05:40 AMI hope this isn't a trick question like you want the height of the kite from the center of the earth or something. Can the problem be solved with just the information you give us?
21 June 2005 - 05:00 AMI rather liked the opening, about the drunk and the peanuts
20 June 2005 - 06:27 PM
DAK said:It doesn't make any sense that the quantum level would be random but not the macro level.
Sure it does. The Universe isn't a fractal. The world of quantum mechanics may be random, but it still follows rules and trends. When you zoom out to our everyday world, the chaos of quantum mechanics is insignificant, and you are left with a world that obeys classical physics, the "clockwork Universe." Zoom out to an astronomical scale, and General Relativity becomes important as well.
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