Albert Einstein is the scientific genius that the world worships whether they understand his works or not. The change in perspective he brought is so mind boggling that it’s difficult to believe that he is actually a human. But, he is truly a human and the book The World as I see it is a proof of that.
I had been following the MOOC “Scientific Computing with Fortran” for a week and currently doing the exercises. This is one of the assignments which has piqued my interests - Logistic map. Here’s a neat animation from Wikimedia for the same.
As Wikipedia states it, “The logistic map is a polynomial mapping (equivalently, recurrence relation) of degree 2, often cited as an archetypal example of how complex, chaotic behaviour can arise from very simple non-linear dynamical equations”.
In this post, we will look at a way of approximating deflection function of beams using Rayleigh Ritz method. I had been recently watching this (click here for youtube link) lecture series by Clayton Pettit which had been a very useful introduction to finite element methods.
I use the dark mode plugin for firefox so that there’s less eye strain at night times. But, since the new UI change of firefox, there’s flash of white light before the dark mode kicks in, even when the firefox theme is set to dark.
Here’s a poem I found in the front matters of a book on Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for FEA. Had a resonating effect on me!