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by Lagbert
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: N sided regular solids
Replies: 21
Views: 1887

Re: N sided regular solids

When you say “sides” do you mean faces or edges? I am referring to faces. When you say “identical” do you mean congruent? Yes. Lagbert wrote:Although this makes for a nonlinear progression of n, I don’t know what you mean by this. As letterX stated N=4, 6, 8, 12, or 20. The values of n that can mak...
by Lagbert
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: N sided regular solids
Replies: 21
Views: 1887

Re: N sided regular solids

Thanks everyone for you input! The intersecting lines with the varying angle is a great example. I've always thought of limits in terms of using integration to find an area or volume. In such cases the element and the whole object share the same properties, so the implications of limits in other sit...
by Lagbert
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Rice alternative?
Replies: 17
Views: 3716

Re: Rice alternative?

I know this a bit of a tangent to the discussion and a couple months after the last post in this thread, but IBS sufferers might find this interesting or helpful. There was a story on the local NPR station a few days ago about an antibiotic therapy that can help with IBS. I couldn't recall the speci...
by Lagbert
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cookbooks
Replies: 18
Views: 3880

Re: Cookbooks

I highly recommend Betty Crocker's "Red Pie Cover" Cookbook. It's out of print and a good copy off ebay usually runs $30 to $50 dollars. The recipes are by no means healthy, but they are tasty. It is my go to guide for breads, cakes, cookies, and confections.
by Lagbert
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: N sided regular solids
Replies: 21
Views: 1887

N sided regular solids

Consider a regular solid with N surfaces. As N increases the solid's shape approaches that of a sphere. A sphere only has one surface, therefore in the case of an N surfaced regular solid, as N approaches infinity it also approaches 1.

Your thoughts?
by Lagbert
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?
Replies: 30
Views: 6241

Re: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?

I totally agree with applying engineering knowledge to food preparation. Metallurgical concepts applied to confections yield excellent results. For example, the texture of fudge is controlled by how fast you cool it just like heat treating and or annealing steel. I made my first from scratch angle f...
by Lagbert
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Need ideas for high carb food
Replies: 10
Views: 2800

Re: Need ideas for high carb food

I suggest Date Bran Muffins. They are easy to make, taste great, have lots of fiber, and lots of carbs. Blueberry muffins are good too, but don't have as good a shelf life as the Date Bran Muffins. Hashbrowns are probably another good option. They cook up fast in frying pan and can give you a lot of...
by Lagbert
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cooking with dry beans
Replies: 21
Views: 3577

Re: Cooking with dry beans

Two Words: Pressure Cooker! I've recently started making my own hummus and found the soaking and cooking process excruciatingly too long, so I got a pressure cooker. An overnight soak in water (2 to 4 times the volume of the beans) + 30 to 40 minutes in a pressure cooker gives you soft well cooked b...
by Lagbert
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating healthy while flat broke
Replies: 38
Views: 8268

Re: Eating healthy while flat broke

I'm going to second (or maybe third or fourth) the oatmeal suggestion. I'm not a big fan of pain oatmeal, but you can spruce it up pretty easy - whenever I go camping I mix up some oatmeal, powdered milk, and crasins. They keep well in a seal container, and all you have to do is measure out about ha...

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