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Posted on Wednesday 10 January 2007 at 7:05 pm

History Equation


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I need a brief silly break. I bring you the only equation a historian needs to know. Virtual cookies to the first one to figure it out:



EDIT: And the cookies go to Chris (gijane7702) who got bloody well close enough to the correct answer of "change over time."
Listening: Stand Up - Ray Stevens

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gijane7702
gijane7702 at 12:59 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Honestly...I have no freaking idea.

Well, Delta T came to me (the difference between Universal time and Terrestial time- on wikipedia if you want to know)

But that's space geek in me.

Historically, no idea.

Delta over time??? Delta's a Greek letter...over t . t is 300....Er...delta over 300...

Forget it!! DO I get cookies for trying?!?!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:06 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Delta over time?

So close it is scary. Any idea what delta is used for in basic physics equations and the like?
gijane7702
gijane7702 at 1:16 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
In physics, delta means "change in"

So...change in time?

Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:18 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Change over time. :)

The big question in historical research generally comes down to how much change or continuity was there in any given subject over a specific time.
gijane7702
gijane7702 at 1:21 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Oh....I'd love to debate with you.

I love history.

Won't go there with a History PhD canidate (sp) tho!!

*MUNCHES VIRTUAL COOKIES* *is not the stupid flister anymore*

gijane7702
gijane7702 at 1:22 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
PS- Look what I stole!!

HAHAHHAHAHAHHHAHA!!!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:25 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
One thing about PhDs (students of those with the degree), we know our specialized area of expertise very well and know nothing about anything else. Pick something outside my fields, and you would quite likely know more than me. I'm a very good debater, though *evil grin*

You were never the stupid flister! There is no stupid flister!

Have fun with the icon. I rather like it. :)
Jordan
kileaiya at 1:19 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Hee, that makes more sense than my guess of velocity over time. Me and Physics don't mix.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:21 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I sucked at physics. Though I suspect that had more to do with trying to learn it when I had 7 different teachers over the course of one year than anything connected to the actual subject.
Jordan
kileaiya at 1:48 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I have not actually had any physics classes so this would account for my lack of knowledge on the subject.
Jordan
kileaiya at 1:02 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea what that means, but now I am uber-curious.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:06 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Chris really is close!
Jordan
kileaiya at 1:16 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Is it velocity over time?
Jordan
kileaiya at 1:21 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
This guess= v. stupid. LOL.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 1:26 am on 11 January 2007 (UTC) (Link)
It's not stupid. If you don't know the greek symbols and someone says physics, I think velocity is a perfectly reasonable guess.


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