What is a Riemannian Manifold?

nomadthethird

more issues than Time mag
Vimothy was right - past a certain point, all threads do converge.
There's only one thread.

It's a function of the fact that there are only a dozen regulars on this board, who, like old marrieds, can read one anothers' minds and therefore know that each thread will basically write itself, with everyone in character and the requisite amount of bickering.

It's only the new people who infuse /d/ with fresh blood. Right now you're still new, which is why I read everything you write and enjoy your fresh-faced reactions that to the rest of us are like unique snowflakes falling onto dirt.
 

nomadthethird

more issues than Time mag
And routines... Which is why the practice of philosophy as a "nomad science" of making unusual and unanticipated connections is valuable... and why philosophy is required to break or mutate disciplinary models (transgressing police boundaries) in order to do this... and why any attempt by a philosopher is to set-itself as a uber-policeman equipped with a masterful method and meta-language is threatening.
If you'll note, "nomad" is also a pallindrome of "monad"...
 

nomadthethird

more issues than Time mag
The time constraints are a function of a different phenomenon -- the "audit culture" of testing and measurement -- they are not naturally occurring. If we want to change the way teaching and learning occurs, one of the things we need to think about is our system of examinations.
I was just trying on a Mr. Tea character for a second.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
Threads are locally Euclidean neighbourhoods on the surface of a larger, hideously involuted structure.
"Not in the spaces we know, but between them..."

  • A differentiable manifold is a topological manifold equipped with an atlas whose transition maps are all differentiable. More generally a Ck-manifold is a topological manifold with an atlas whose transition maps are all k-times continuously differentiable.
  • A smooth manifold or C∞-manifold is a differentiable manifold for which all the transitions maps are smooth. That is derivatives of all orders exist; so it is a Ck-manifold for all k.
  • An analytic manifold, or Cω-manifold is a smooth manifold with the additional condition that each transition map is analytic: the Taylor expansion is absolutely convergent on some open ball.
'C' quite clearly standing for 'C*****u' here. By cosmic coincidence, my friend I'd lent my copy of Cyclonopedia gave it back to me today...
 

Tentative Andy

I'm in the Meal Deal
It's only the new people who infuse /d/ with fresh blood. Right now you're still new, which is why I read everything you write and enjoy your fresh-faced reactions that to the rest of us are like unique snowflakes falling onto dirt.
Hehehe. It's not often that I get to be a fresh-faced innocent in relation to anything these days. Seriously, I'm enjoying being a noob here again, in relation to both the music and the weightier things that are discussed (and the terms of how they are discussed, etc.).
 

nomadthethird

more issues than Time mag
Hehehe. It's not often that I get to be a fresh-faced innocent in relation to anything these days. Seriously, I'm enjoying being a noob here again, in relation to both the music and the weightier things that are discussed (and the terms of how they are discussed, etc.).
But seriously, you're the best one we've had in years.
 

josef k.

Dangerous Mystagogue
The point of convergence is always quite random and unpredictable... a related set of feeder threads tend to converge into a kind of torrent...
This man is an idiot.... no, but on the other hand: it is interesting to think about the architecture of thread conversion I think. Perhaps it is what Badiou calls an "event."
 
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