Saturday, May 19, 2007

Sudoku me this:

Just kidding.

Although I am normally one for all sorts of puzzles of logic I am NOT one of those people who has lost their collective mind over this new Japanese wave (Latin squares) to hit our country. As you soon will discover (the month of July when I attempt to pass intermediate algebra) anything that appears too algebraic will send me immediately into convulsions. Sudoku is too number-centric for me, but being a student of words...I enjoy saying it.

数独! Sūdoku! It sounds like it can be used in so many different situations (i.e. when I'm TRYING to understand the real number system, functional relationships, or binary operations) or lets say, if I stub my big toe!

Thankfully in less than 10 days I will be conquering BIOLOGY instead of numbers. In my attempt to "get ahead" come up to speed I've moved to chapter two of Inquiry of Life, aptly titled "Basic Chemistry".....

oh Sudoku!

Atoms (Greek--ἄτομος or átomos meaning "indivisible") are made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons the first two subatomic particles I've mentioned are found in the nucleus of the atom while electrons float around in outer rings or shells and have a negative charge. Electrons like to hop around and bond atoms together.

*insert image of a physical science teacher from my freshman year of high school hopping around in front of the class to demonstrate what electrons "act" like here*

Isn't it funny the things you remember? Maybe I can commit CHNOPS (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur) to memory afterall at least for a month.



Marlene said...

i dont understand sudoku at all. my dad actually loved it and plays it like an addict. one day my head will be able to wrap around numbers enough so that i can figure it out

janet said...

I bet he's really good at math too.



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