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  1. The way things are going towards cars broadcasting data, you might not need to rely on motion detection.
  2. Famous person says X. Famous person says Y. Famous person is famous for Y. Sometime later X is shown to be wrong. Headline: "famous person was wrong". It's just lazy and annoying. Even if Y was"wrong" if it allowed for the thinking that resulted in what we know now it was valuable. Knowledge changes and develops. Most new ideas which most people (even the clever ones) say will be shown to be wrong in 200 years. For most new ideas, the time to being shown to be wrong is minutes.
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  4. A theoretical treatise in modern physics would be mathematical. What this reads as; "I've made some stuff up and want someone to do all the hard work".
  5. ! Moderator Note One of the rules you agreed to when you signed up is that people must be able to take part in the discussion without having to click any links. Therefore, would you kindly post some details of your ideas as just posting the links is against the rules.
  6. As someone who recruits graduate and postgraduate scientists and software engineers, I would look favourably on a mathematics background. But that's because a lot of the tasks we solve are mathematical in nature. I don't think you should have much of an issue applying your skills, you may find you need to do more background reading than your peers who have a compsci background.
  7. Kerbal space program?
  8. One of the best "I'm just a layman" type threads I've seen in a long while. All should be commended. ALine, you might enjoy having a look at the mathematical field of mechanics, specifically kinematics.
  9. Your question doesn't really have much meaning. Photons do not strongly interact with each other, so the answer is probably, no.
  10. What your describing is physical models. So trivially, yes, depending on accuracy and ignoring your example of earthquakes. To give an example slightly closer to earthquakes, then numerical weather forecasting?
  11. I'm not sure what you're talking about with the magnetic field. But, the pilots turn on and off the seatbelt light for turbulence based on a few things, including, other pilot reports, forecast wind conditions (i.e turbulence whilst entering or leaving a jet), forecast cat and convection and their nose weather radar.
  12. The problem with trying to absorb IR is that the thing you're trying to absorb it with is normally about the same temperature and is therefore also radiating IR. It makes things tricky and not very efficient. Bolometers for IR, for example, are normally actively cooled.
  13. We've had a discussion on this before. I suspect this want true for traditional diesel Vs electric due to the maximum output for the two engine types.
  14. In entanglement (or superposition more generally) there is no information transfer. Causality is maintained. It's a pretty common misconception that there is information exchange, often due to sloppy pros in popsci articles.
  15. As to the importance of mathematics in modern science. It's the language and the framework that the physical sciences are built. Repeatable predictions of physical measurements are fundemental to science, to do that accurately you need mathematics. "If I let go of this ball it will drop" is not as accurate as "if I let go of this ball, given the local gravity, air resistance and distance to the floor it will hit the ground in 7 seconds". You can then measure the 7 seconds and see if, given the relavent errors, the values are consistent with each other. As to the probability, even if it's very very very small, we should again refer to the great man (Douglas Adams),
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