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Is IQ a logarithmic scale? I have an IQ of 140 and my boyfriend only scored 130. I'd like to know how to compare the scores. How much smarter than him am I? Twice as smart? Thrice? Ten times? Intuitively I'd say at least twice. So if IQ is logarithmic, the base had to be greater than 2. Thanks in advance for any scientific clarification.

According to Schrodinger, the cat is both dead and alive because no one can observe the result and determine it. But what about the cat? Can it not observe itself? Does it not keep track of whether or not it's alive? If this is true, then it is observation that determines state of reality, right? If the cat dies, it can't observe itself, so is dead. If the cat doesn't die, it continues to observe itself, and so is alive. Even if we cannot determine the solution, the cat can. If observation determines reality, then we can define a "universe" as "the observed surroundings of a conscious individual". Therefore, we all live in separate "universes" from one another. Two people observing each-other would mean their two universes are coinciding. This has to occur in a dimension transcendent to our own, a "multiverse". But who is to observe that? Some sentient, transcendent being, right?

is math discovered or invented? is math a part of physics because it describes the rules and manipulation of shapes and numbers? if the above premises are true does math still exist if we have irrational numbers?

So do tits burst when you smack them really hard? How much newton is needed

i was thinking, does the angle of a line rise logarithmically as the coefficient of the line increases? like, on a graph.

Greetings chemists and untermenschen. The author of these lines is in the strong need of cyclooctanone. Pyrolysis of barium azelate even under vacuum will give very small yield, also I don't have azelaic acid. Double homologization of cyclohexanone with diazomethane looks quite dirty because of epoxide byproducts, and working with tens of gramms of diazomethane for several hours is not very pleasurable. Are there any relatively high yielding chemist-friendly syntheses of cyclooctanone? Please respond.

/jp/ here. I've got an arguement with my professor this morning because he insist that multiplication of 4(6) will commence before the division because the division sign can mean a / or a ratio. He also insist that there should be an "imaginary" parenthesis that binds [4(6)+9-3]. So...whats the right explanation in solving this problem? 8(5-8)+12÷4(6)+9-3 =

Would it be even remotely possible to genetically engineer a bacteria that can not only survive, but also thrive on Luna? I used to think this was impossible, but seeing how well they can adapt has made me change my mind. This is not evolving them to terraform Luna, its simply to have them exist and stay existing there. I was thinking you could take a form of bacteria (probably Yeast since they adapt very quickly) and expose them to gradual temperature extremes. Start at 30 degrees C, and then move the temperature down to 29 and then up to 31. The ones that cannot survive get killed, but the ones that can survive. Once the population builds up again, swing the temperature from 28 to 32 and so on until you have conditions like those on Luna. I have yet to identify anything on Luna that could sustain them chemically though, and the radiation from the Sun would be a massive obstacle, as well as the lack of water.

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a lower resistance actually causes more heat when more current flows with the same voltage, shouldn't heat be generated with high resistances though since electron movement would be transformed to heat? the higher current should not heat the conductor if it can pass with almost no resistance.

I'm a high school student thinking of becoming a math major in university. Pic related, I suppose. I am really interested in studying high level mathematics. Please convince me why I am so fucked.

Hey /sci/, I have a Stanley Deluxe 90 (pictured) cast iron solid fuel cooker (burn wood = hot stove/oven). My question is that if I got it hot and then dumped a bucket of water on it, would that be enough to crack it or warp it significantly?

how would I plot 3|x-5|+8|y+2|=25 pic unrelated

Hey /sci/, /g/ migrant here. I'm trying to teach myself physics over the summer, but I'm not sure where to start. Would it be best to get a book from my local library, or are there online resources for learning physics?

Alright sci hit me with youre best advice on the 'basic' math and science that will be used in 10-15 years, im getting into these subjects and wanted to know whats the math and science i will reach from either a college grade level or after college..... tldr: post subject i need to learnz for future.

If time is considered as the 4th dimension, doesn't that mean moving 2D girls considered as 3d? I believe /sci/ to be the most capable of answering this question.

Can you guy help me with a low tier Differential Equations problem involving Newtonian laws ? I don't really know how to tackle the problem. It basically goes, we are on a planet where g = 2g. From the starting point X0 and Y0 we throw a rock with the velocity of Vx0 and Vy0. Then I have to write the system of differential equations which fit Newton's laws and find the maximum height the rock reaches and the the point where the rock falls. Can you please help me or link me a site where a similar problem is tackled. I know how to write the kinematics equations for this but shit doesn't fly in this problem since they ask me for DEs specifically. I need to approach this with a DE mindset.

Need help with convex optimization. Check the picture. I need to optimize a matrix using the CVXOPT solver interface, but I don't know anything about it. Is there a name for this specific kind of convex optimization problem?

I was wondering if biological immortality is possible, and where can I read about this, and what should I study to achieve it. And I want to talk about related cyborg shit too, thanks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_immortality

Hello Sci, me and my friends plan on camping. During a whole week we will do experiments and projects, about explosive things mainly. We are totally new in this kind of stuff, so I came here for tips. I would like this to be a thread about Napalm, Blackpowder, Smokebombs, Explosive gasses etc... Can /sci/ help me?