I hope that all of my readers have had a restful Thanksgiving Break and are ready to begin their final exam studies. This week, we will discuss how to design a numerical program that will predict the path a particle will take in a real-world fluid flow. To do this, we must first outline our overall problem. Suppose that we have mounted a wing inside a wind tunnel. When we … [Read more...] about Predicting the Path a Particle Will Take in a Fluid: A Brief Overview

# Editor Blogs

## MDMA and Psychotherapy

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, is an entactogen that increases empathy, distorts one’s perceptions, and can increase a user’s pleasure from sensory experiences (NIH). It is considered a Schedule I drug by the FDA, meaning it has no clinical uses and has a high likelihood to be abused. However, research is being conducted into possible therapeutic uses for treating PTSD … [Read more...] about MDMA and Psychotherapy

## Monocular Visual Cues and VR

Monocular Cues are visual cues used for depth perception that are dependent on one eye. Several different types of monocular cues help us to estimate the distance of objects: interposition, motion parallax, relative size and clarity, texture gradient, linear perspective, and light and shadow. In this blog, I’ve gone through and described each monocular cue in detail, which are … [Read more...] about Monocular Visual Cues and VR

## A Guide Through the Proof of the (Second) Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Welcome back. This week, I hope to build on our discussion of the Riemann integral and prove the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (FTC), which is one of the most powerful results in mathematics. This theorem technically comes in two parts and deals with antiderivatives. Essentially, an antiderivative of a function f(x) is another function whose derivative is equal to f(x). Since … [Read more...] about A Guide Through the Proof of the (Second) Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

## Innate Moral Core: Part 2 (Morality in Preverbal Children)

In my previous blog, I described how primitive concepts are innate. In this blog, I will go into certain abstract concepts, like “goodness,” and “helping,” that young children are able to understand without having a proper linguistic terminology. While morality may develop with age, infants do have a core sense of morality shown through (a) moral goodness, or empathy, (b) moral … [Read more...] about Innate Moral Core: Part 2 (Morality in Preverbal Children)