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An undocumented synonym for diff() in Maxima

Today, a student turned in some Maxima work for my class. I discovered he had successfully used the command derivative() in place of diff() with seemingly identical results.  21 more words

the dark voice

Humans are the limbs of one/the same body,
and are from the same essence in their creation.
When the conditions of the time hurt one of these parts, 30 more words

Maxima

faults

The faults are divided into three groups…
affection, aversion and stupidity.
Affection includes
lust, avarice, and covetousness.
Aversion includes
anger, envy, malignity,
hatred and implacability. 30 more words

Maxima

ethics, rule 1

not pleasure,
but freedom from pain,
is what the wise man will aim at…

Aristotle

Maxima

the impossible refuge

Experience and suffering
are the mother of wisdom.

Be happy in your own soul.
Among pitiless townsmen
one will always abuse you,
another speak praise. 14 more words

Maxima

VI

The world of the waking is one and shared,
but the sleeping turn aside each into his private world.

Heraclitus

Maxima