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by The Joker
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl/Sword Bowl blew ass
Replies: 79
Views: 52351

But exp(iS) is the weight. Your example of a sum of x^i is not analogous, as x^i have intrinsic numerical values. A path has no intrinsic numerical value -- the closest thing I could come up with would be the proper time -- but it is assigned a value, or "weight" if you will, based on the...
by The Joker
Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl/Sword Bowl blew ass
Replies: 79
Views: 52351

Just because the paths are all in some sense normalized to a fixed weight doesn't mean they're unweighted; they're weighted by exp(iS). The weight might be a pure phase, but it's still a weight. I still think I am right. In the path integral formalism, you sum exp(iS(x,t)), for every path x(t). Had...
by The Joker
Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl/Sword Bowl blew ass
Replies: 79
Views: 52351

Even though I'm not big on posting things in forums, I feel that I should give my view of this situation. I was Jerry's partner at the Penn Bowl tournament. I've just started playing quiz bowl this year, I am by no means a great player and don't pretend to know much about how quiz bowl tournaments a...