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Target: Frosh Physics lab

Wimpification status: Complete.

Hee.

That is to say that we have successfully removed the evil miasma of Kaleidagraph through liberal application of various approximations. You fight fire with fire. Or something like that.

That is really to say that we're maybe doing a curve fit to find the period of a spring's oscillation. Maybe. With little to no error analysis. Because it's to convey the ideas of spectroscopy, not rigorously study the applicability of Hooke's Law.

And you know what that means? Yes, Kaleidagraph. That means I don't need you. Or your "singular coefficient matrix."

So not sorry.

Date: 2005-06-10 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gdarklighter.livejournal.com
Hey, I happen to like Kaleidagraph!

Date: 2005-06-10 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quartzpebble.livejournal.com
I might like it better if I'd ever been taught to use it. As it stands, I don't know what the errors mean and it isn't doing what I want even when it's not giving me errors. Meh.

Date: 2005-06-10 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notsteven.livejournal.com
Yay! I have heard horror stories of physics labs where the prof graded them based on how close their chi-squared was to one. Kaleidagraph can be useful, but that's not the way to use it.

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