Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 07:21:07 CEST 2014

On Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:25:17 AM UTC+5:30, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Rustom Mody wrote:
> > Just as there are even some esteemed members of this list who think
> > that c - a is a meaningful operation
> >   where
> >     c is speed of light
> >     a is speed of an automobile

> Indeed, it should be (c - a) / (1 - (c*a)/c**2).
> Although loss of precision might give you the
> right answer anyway. :-)


Surprising how unfamiliar familiar equations like the Lorentz
transformation look when converted from its usual mathematicerese and
put into programmerese

I like to think unicode would help.
But I find it does not help much:

(c-a)/(1 - ca/c²)

[And I would have sworn there should be a √ somewhere?
Dont remember any of this…]

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