saulofortz:

Larry Phillips originally shared:



 
The BrachistochroneThis animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: The Brachistochrone Challenge:If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics,Calculus of Variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in Quantum Mechanics and other fields.
netflixia:

“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.” - Jeremy Clarkson
Top Gear (UK) seasons 2-20 available on Netflix. 
sglightning:

N telling it like it is
explosm:

Hey! Rob will be at Senshi-Con in Anchorage AK, with Dave, Sept 27 - 28.More details here: http://www.senshicon.com/
listoflifehacks: au8: If you aren’t following ListOfLifeHacks WHY THE FUCK NOT I tried but if only there was a blog where i could find solutions to problems like this

listoflifehacks:

au8:

If you aren’t following ListOfLifeHacks

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if only there was a blog where i could find solutions to problems like this

allhailtherenegades: "so she’s gay now?" yeah she turned it all the paperwork last week and her acceptance letter came this morning, it was all pretty sudden (via dragondolls987)

allhailtherenegades:

"so she’s gay now?"

yeah she turned it all the paperwork last week and her acceptance letter came this morning, it was all pretty sudden

(via dragondolls987)