Tufte book as doorstop

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DrQ

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Jan 14, 2013, 9:13:41 PM1/14/13
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Rotated image attached. (Not sure if this will be visualized correctly)


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Jan 18, 2013, 5:17:41 PM1/18/13
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Visualize Edward Tufte — http://is.gd/RWOVGo (mp3 audio)

Mine: Timothy Leary in slow motion.


ET doesn't understand Feynman diagrams so, unfortunately, he's promoting a common fallacy: a Feynman diagram on its own is kind of a visual non-sequitur. Generally speaking, they are used in combination. How many? That depends on what particle interactions you're calculating. Here's a recent example: "...we have evaluated all 12,672 diagrams..." Clearly, even the visual aid of Feynman diagrams breaks down well before that number.

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