- Feb 5, 2013
Would adding a Physics forum be a good idea? I'm for it, as we get several posts that would fit into that category and it's often math-intensive.
Do you think one of the limitations are the need to categorize all the topics as Pre-University and University level math? With these categories, one needs to determine the 'difficulty' level of the math, instead of the just the topic itself.New proposal:
- Pre-University Math
Statics, Dynamics, Kinematics, Electricity, Magnetism, Electronics, Heat, Waves, Energy
Anorganic, Organic, Acidity, Redox, Titration, Enthalpy, Periodic System, Atom Models
- Other Topics
- University Math
- Advanced Applied Mathematics
Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Modeling
- Computer Science
Programming Languages, Data Structures and Algorithms, Information and Coding Theory, Complexity, Artificial Intelligence, Networks, Parallel Processing, Software Engineering, Human-Machine Interaction
- Other Advanced Topics
Advanced Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Interdisciplinary, Miscellaneous
That is, we split off Physics and Chemistry in Pre-University.
And we leave University Math as is, except that we explicitly add Advanced Physics to the Other Advanced Topics, while leaving Mathematical Physics in Advanced Applied Mathematics (at least for now).
With Advanced Physics, I'm aiming for Classical Mechanics, Optics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and the Standard Model, since generally the math for those is not super advanced, but certainly not trivial either.
If we go for this approach, the threads in Other Topics will have to be moved to the new sub forums.
We don't have 'advanced' university levels. Just high school level (pre-university) and beyond (aka university level).Do you think one of the limitations are the need to categorize all the topics as Pre-University and University level math? With these categories, one needs to determine the 'difficulty' level of the math, instead of the just the topic itself.
I mention this as I was going to ask if topics like Optimization, Dynamical systems and Nonlinear phenomena (or something) could be included under App. Math (Dynamical systems is a pure math topic too, but I haven't seen it listed anywhere), but then I had to ask myself if they were 'advanced university level' topics or not. i.e., I'm not sure if Optimization at the university level is considered 'advanced'. The level of difficulty depends on the non-uniform standard of University education (difficulty is in the eye of the beholder and all that).
Note!! I don't actually think the Pre-/Universisty categories should be removed.. They are aligned with the sites motivation; I'm just speculating .
Thanks!We don't have 'advanced' university levels. Just high school level (pre-university) and beyond (aka university level).
Your question about dynamical systems definitely qualifies as beyond.
Usually I feel well qualified to answer all questions in Advanced Applied Mathematics, but in this particular case I was happy to see that Krylov pitched in.
Oh, and since Dynamical Systems is not listed anywhere, Advanced Applied Mathematics does seem to be the appropriate place for it, which is where you posted it.
I like it, too. I will wait for a bit longer, and if there are no objections, I will move ahead and make these changes. Any volunteers for moving threads after I change the forums?Hi all,
I would like to note that dynamical systems is usually considered a part of the field of differential equations, so the Dynamical Systems description could be added as a tag for the Differential Equations sub-forum. Perhaps in the future when we get more users in science we can add more specialized categories like Physical Chemistry and Fluid Dynamics, but I'm happy with the ILS's proposal.