- September 7, 2023
- Jhun Rey Castillo
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In discussing general physics with my tutees, one of the things I emphaaize is that new discoveries in physics often result from “following the math” — developing experiments to test the consequences of the math, no matter how odd they seem. Two classic examples of this: no one had a clue that matter and energy were exchangable in a fixed ratio until Einstein followed his math and came up with E = Mc^2. No one would have thought such a thing as a black hole could exist until Chandrasekar followed the math and saw that they had to exist if gravity existed.
In your own work — Follow the Math!