tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7959064.post116269950979426925..comments2023-09-19T10:39:59.874-04:00Comments on Ghostweather R&D Blog: E3: Effective, Efficient, ElegantLynnhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07445794978319009719noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7959064.post-1162781920968321792006-11-05T21:58:00.000-05:002006-11-05T21:58:00.000-05:00Elegance is something that seems to have different...Elegance is something that seems to have different meanings to different groups... something that is clearly in the eye of the beholder.<BR/><BR/>Consider Dirac's formulation of quantum mechanics. To a physicist it is pure elegance - breathtaking elegance. It is a bit vague and ambiguous and allows you to grasp the physics content of the theory. It allows you to manipulate the physics content and find new physics. But this beauty and clarity is diminished if you worry about some uninteresting mathematical technicalities. <BR/><BR/>A mathematician looks at the same theory and only sees those minor mathematical issues and see something impure - even ugly. Of course they are interested in proof and rigor than the underlying physics.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com