Re: Hogwarts Cirriculum?
- From: Green-Eyed Chris <cwlNO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 12:22:05 +0200
In article <JnUNi.151$3v7.5@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Thom Madura <Tommadura@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Tim Bruening wrote:
Bill Blakely wrote:
On Sun, 13 May 2007 03:47:31 -0500, Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Green-Eyed Chris wrote:As NASA found out a few years back when it cost us a Mars mission!! It
In article <1POdnTs-2a19ltvbnZ2dnUVZ_rfinZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ron HunterTrue, but in countries where both metric and other systems are in use,
Green-Eyed Chris wrote:Not to be a smart ass, but most people in the world don¹t have to. They
In article <134aic73ehd3h06@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, dicconf@xxxxxxxxxThe trouble with 'unit pricing' is that often similar products have
(Richard Eney) wrote:
In article <sYmdnUVZ5pE7udnbnZ2dnUVZ_tzinZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,I¹m not sure whether it¹s German or Euroland law, but per unit pricing
Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Mike Allegretto wrote:<snip>
It's opposite with me: I use algebra a lot, but I haven't usedCertainly. But then I use them daily. As for trigonometry, it isHow high up does basic tutoring go? can kids that young reallyMike Allegretto <rallegre@xxxxxxxxxxx> strode forth and
Does the school teach the basics like Math, English, PhysSupposedly wizarding kids learn basic math and writing skills at
(Presumably kids like Draco had tutors.)
comprehend trigonometry? If they stop learning advanced math when
go to Hogwarts how long do they retain it? Really, does anyone here
their adulthood really remember how to divide even simple fractions?
of the few math oriented (beyond basic four functions), which I have
found useful since school. Even algebra comes in handy now and then.
trigonometry as it was taught to me since high school. On the other
hand, I use geometry fairly often.
BTW, I am hardly young (64), so some effort has been required to keepI use them when measuring, and to some extent when calculating prices
this ability. Aside from carpentry, and cooking, most people have
little need to work with fractions.
in the grocery store to see which of two products is cheaper per unit
mandatory here. No more pocket calculators needed for grocery shopping
the price spans can be amazing.
As long as we¹re reminiscing about math(s), there¹s one thing that got
through a hell of a lot of calculations in the sciences. If you¹re not
sure of what you're doing, always write out the units you¹re working
If they cross out properly and are the same in front of and behind the
equal sign, then you¹re right, even if you have forgotten the formula.
hope you¹re taking notes here, Dru! Even women can beat physics!)
Occasionally I use them when working out a new sewingYep. The same applies to skin.
different units. Most people can't convert ounces to liters, or pounds,
for that matter.
use the metric system.
this can be a nasty problem. I am quite comfortable with both the
metric and English measuring systems, and either is ok by me, but
converting between them is a real pain.
was astonishing to find they were using English units for anything.
That's because NASA is a U.S. government agency, and the U.S. hasn't yet
converted to metric.
Naturally, NASA employees would think in the English measuring system like
they think in the English
language, and the French think in French, Germans in German, and so on.
Public Law 94-168, §2 requires use of the International System of Units
for measurement in US Government programs, "except where impractical".
THe total conversion of Europe to the Metric System to take place in
2010 will likely require most American Companies who export to use the
metric system. While current Fair Practice law is to use Both Systems,
currently there are only two states that do not allow metric only
labelling. There is a Federal law being considered that would allow
Metric only labeling being considered.
Still - I question the logic of using a FRENCH controlled system of
As with so many things, the French may _believe_ that they control the
SI (Système International d'Unités/International System of Units), but
the units and definitions are created and modified through international
agreement. The only three nations not to have officially adopted the SI
are Liberia, Myanmar and the US. The UK, of course, has had itself
exempted in the EU from the 2010 total conversion.
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