Science Daily had a recent article about a group of linguists working to clarify what Armstrong said when he stepped onto the Moon. His Ohio accent has apparently stumped people for almost half a century.
Brief new bits like this are quite enjoyable. It's nice to read about people working to clear up mysteries, no matter how trivial.
Today is officially the last day of Ivy Tech's spring 2013 term. So far the only grade to arrive is for my Gas Tungsten Arc Welding course: A. Grades must be submitted by Tuesday, so I will check then.
At present, I am working through a textbook for MATLAB. In the past, I dabbled with the program by following its video tutorials. Yet a textbook really seems to work better for me.
Summer starts June 10th at Ivy Tech and June 24th at IUPUI.
Awoke early, made a cup of cardamom coffee, and checked Blackboard, the student course management software Ivy Tech uses: I got an A in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding!
Now it's studying for multivariate calculus' exam in 4 hours.
Recently I finished a section on vector calculus. We covered various topics, including ways to solve line integrals, including Green's Theorem and Stokes' Theorem. There seems to be a mass of options, all annoyingly similar yet different, to solve line integrals.
Yet it took me a long time to realize the methods all boiled down to solving the line integral:
That's all. It was simply maddening that at not point was it simply pointed out that all roads led to Rome. Granted, I came to that conclusion, but it would have been nice had that been pointed out earlier.