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Will Durant
02-22-2008, 12:42 PM
(Babbel & Fabozzi Chapter 26)

Random systems like the Brownian motion of gas molecules are unordered. Their behavior cannot be modeled and is inherently unpredictable.

Gee, I guess I wasted that semester of Statistical Physics I took. I should ask for my money back.

beck
02-22-2008, 02:08 PM
lol, i guess this is the only part where we need to relate to physics in this exam...
i guess the reason they mentioned this is because brownian motion was FIRST introduced in physics to explain "............" (something i'll never understand)
other than that, i dont think it's of any importance

btw, take a look at this java applet if you wanna see brownian motion from a physics perspecitve
http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=24

TiderInsider
02-22-2008, 03:51 PM
Will, you must be the most attentive reader...I swear I'm reading different books when I see your posts! At this point I'm doing good if I can look at the title of the reading and tell you one or two things from the reading.

Will Durant
02-22-2008, 07:55 PM
This is probably the worst reading in the entire syllabus. I have read the entire chapter and still have absolutely no idea what the point of any of it was.