Jump to content
HokieHWT

Goodbye Non-Revenue Sports

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, GockeS said:

now if you want to say they should stop charging students fees for sports... i might agree with that.

sports are just as educational as school. maybe more so.

tax money for some of that in my book is not a problem.

i can see much more wasteful spending.

 

I have a question for anyone who really wants to know what the problem with govt spending is.

on a say 4 inch line, put million at one end and trillion at the other.

Now, tell me, w/o google, where billion goes.

 

The problem with government spending is that a trillion is a lot more than a billion? I’m officially no longer reading your posts.

Edited by Katie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, rpbobcat said:

If I recall my high school math correctly ,a billion is 1000 million,a trillion is 1000 billion.

That would put 1 billion close to the 1 million  point.

 

A scale like that has to be logarithmic, so right in the middle. No one should graduate HS without being able to use a slide rule. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, RichB said:

A scale like that has to be logarithmic, so right in the middle. No one should graduate HS without being able to use a slide rule. 

I'm an engineer.

You can plot 1M ,1B and 1T on a "regular" (linear) scale.

But I agree,it makes more sense,given the exponents,to treat the question as logarithmic.

After I made my post, I actually dug out some old log paper and plotted it.

(As my wife says,"engineers are not like the other children".)

As far as a slide rule,if calculators hadn't become readily available my sophomore 

year of college,I don't know if I would have made it through engineering.

I could never get comfortable using a slide rule.

I teach a class at FDU on the history of land surveying.

One of the things I bring to class is my dad's old K&E Log-Log Slide Rule.

The look on students' faces,when they find out this is how things like the GW bridge were designed,

is priceless.

 

 

Edited by rpbobcat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...