I have deep desire to study Physics after I graduate from Computer Engineering; want to know if I have what…

I am now studying Computer Application, a bachelor degree in India. I can get a job in the IT sector if I try only a little harder. But I have this deep desire to study Physics starting from undergraduate.

My high school science scores were average. I consider myself as a smart working science student. I want to apply in UK colleges as there I can start from bachelor degree even if I already have one. I study Physics whenever I get time apart from my present course preparation. But, I have this depressing and demeaning feeling within me that I shall not be able to cope up with Physics, I shall fail and that I don’t belong to that field.

I want to know how can I be finally sure whether I have what it takes to study Physics. So that either I can finally remove this desire of Physics from my head and concentrate on Computer/IT jobs or prepare myself for another field of education that I think will best fit me. How can I assess myself?

It’s private to me, so I don’t want to ask anyone close to me. Not even my almost-a-physicist brother. I struggle a bit at solving deep thinking problems. I am slow at math but I don’t give up. Often it makes me cry, but the next day I’m again after it. And I don’t think I shall be happy in the IT sector.

Submerging to avoid storm damage [duplicate]

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The land is full, there are no roads, and cars can fly. Some spend their whole lives in a single square mile. Life isn’t entirely miserable for the average person, but trust me. You wouldn’t choose that life. The rich have houses, but even they have to live cheek to jowl with their neighbours.

So floating houses have been built. Each house has a section above water on which to land a car, enjoy the sun etc., but most of the house is below sea level for stability. There’s a lot of rising and falling, but you get sea legs eventually.

There’s one problem, when there’s a storm the house becomes dangerous. Throwing its occupants around violently. To combat this the designers make the houses submersible.

The question is: How far must the house submerge to avoid the storm? Such that the occupant could carry on moving around in the house without being tossed about? EDIT removed extra questions.

How well would a society 35,000 years in the future remember today? [on hold]

The story is set 35,000 years after the year 2024. In 2024, Donald Trump makes fun of Kim Jong Un’s stupid hair, and long story short, the Earth gets nuked to the point where everything is covered in radiation and uninhabitable. New Zealand is the only place where humans still survive.

Since New Zealand does not have enough space for the repopulation of Earth, the entire national budget is redirected to space travel. By 2040, they figure out a way for long-distance space travel to work. They are all set to found a colony on Mars, but the mathematicians screwed the trajectory up and now the ship is slowly heading south and out of the Milky Way. A decade or so after the launch, Toba in Indonesia erupts, wiping out the last people on Earth.

This ship can move at around 100x the speed of light, which is astronomically fast compared to anything we have now, but painfully slow compared to ships that are developed later on. Generation after generation plays out on board the ship. It takes around 40 generations until the ship enters a new galaxy, which is dubbed the South Galaxy.

Over the next 35,000 years, the descendants of these colonists would spread out and colonize the South Galaxy. However, they did not bring technology with them (apart from their ship itself, which was destroyed when it crashlanded on the northernmost planet of the South Galaxy) and the people on board the ship were not exactly tech buffs, so society and technology regressed to the Middle Ages. Space travel became possible again when the colonists discovered magic (a story for another time).

Empires rose and fell, great men were born and died, generations came and went, etc. Now for my question: after all this time, how much about Earth is it likely for these castaways to remember?

Accelerated mobile page(AMP) and password protected admin area, Can I combine both in single page?

Full site being migrating to AMP. I want to integrate admin functionality to AMP pages, like simple links for deleting content, and huge forms(not mobile friendly) for editing content. It will be visible after login, and non mobile content will be in iframes(to not broke AMP, as incompatible). In other words I want single, same pages for user and admin front-end – AMP pages what will work on any device for user, and same AMP pages for admin what will require desktop screen, where admin actions performed in pop-up windows(iframes in lightbox).
What should I do, to make this correctly:

  1. password protect admin version of page – in other words page will be different depending on session cookie,
  2. make absolute links to admin items, not relative, full url including my domain, to avoid hit cached content? Do Google change relative links when caching AMP or not touch it at all?
  3. Make different headers, allowing cache page by headers with user content(and login form), and disables cache by http headers for logged in admin? Is it really needed?

Something I miss? Will it work as expected? Is it a good way, in case separate admin area not worth developing, and not desirable?

Will Google do cache pages in AMP cache even with preventing cache-control headers? Are different cache-control headers needed for default page and for ‘logged in’ page?

Automatic Renewal Contract / Contract Law – Licensee Cancels before Expiration Date, but not within 30 day…

Has this turned into contract law – can the licensee cancel the upcoming auto-renewal?

Licensee entered into a multi-year software usage contract with Licensor. The software license is a straight forward, “right to use” and includes no support or custom modifications. 15 days before the existing license expires, Licensee calls the Licensor to say they will not be using the software after the current period expires. Licensor says that per contract, Licensee needed to cancel within 30 days and therefor is automatically enrolled into another year period. Licensee insisted on cancelling and days later, Licensor offered the Licensee a partial year term as a reduced rate. Licensee refused this offer too. All this occurs inside the current period, before the next billing period started.

Borrowing from basic contract law, could this “partial year, reduced rate” offer be considered a counter off and does it give the Licensee an opportunity to cancel the automatic renewal terms?

Chili cooking time

I’ve often heard that the key to a great chili is letting the ingredients soak and/or simmer for a really long time. However, all the recipes that I’m finding suggest about a 30 minute simmer once the chili is brought to a boil.

Can I get a better flavor if I let it simmer longer? Can I stick it in the crock pot all day? How do I adjust the recipe (for example, simmering it all day will probably take more water–should I add extra water initially, or intermittently throughout the day)? Or should I just forget about it and follow the recipe?

Historical occurrences of mathematicians substituting terms for $x$ in the denominator of…

This answer, to a question on teaching the chain rule, suggests writing something like this
frac{mathrm{d}, mathrm{e}^sqrt{s}}{mathrm{d},s}=frac{mathrm{d} ,mathrm{e}^sqrt{s}}{mathrm{d}sqrt{s}}frac{mathrm{d}sqrt{s}}{mathrm{d},s}
where a composite term ($sqrt{s}$) is substituted for the variable occurring in the denominator of a derivative $frac{mathrm{d}y}{mathrm{d}x}$.

It is still common today to substitute a term for $y$ in $frac{mathrm{d}y}{mathrm{d}x}$, but I have rarely (or never) seen people substitute for $x$ in $frac{mathrm{d}y}{mathrm{d}x}$. On the other hand it makes a lot of sense, when the “differential coefficient” $frac{mathrm{d}y}{mathrm{d}x}$ is literally understood as “the coefficient in front of the differential $mathrm{d}x$ in $mathrm{d}y=cmathrm{d}x$”.

Question: Can one find expressions like $frac{mathrm{d} ,mathrm{e}^sqrt{s}}{mathrm{d}sqrt{s}}$ in classical works of differential calculus? Was it popular at some time?

(The motivation for this question comes from another question I asked on formalizing classical calculus: https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions/82230)

Are Canaanite Goddesses Associated with Pigs?

Many goddesses are associated with pigs, mostly because of their fertility. For example, the pig was sacred to Isis, and the Greeks sacrificed pigs to Demeter, and also in sacrificial rituals at certain Attic festivals. But I don’t recall pigs being associated in myths with the Canaanite goddesses, such as Asherah, Anat, or Astarte. (I’m checking this in connection with the Israelite prohibition on eating pork.) Does anyone know of Canaanite myths or legends in which pigs are associated with their goddesses?