periodic table

Discussion in 'Computers' started by sinbad1, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

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    Not sure if this is the the right forum; but thought you might be interested in this amazing free software showing properties and much more about the elements.

    Wish i had this when i was studying.

    http://www.freshney.org/education/pt/index.htm
     
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    It's a different world now.
    Probably not better.

    In my O-level days I was a geek before the word was invented, I used a slide rule.
    I think log tables and the like promoted a better understanding of what was going on.

    But other areas I wish I was doing it now, like history ( who wants to memorise all the battle dates of the civil wars ), languages ( surely teach how to order a croissant rather than all the verbs by rote ), geography ( do we really need to know every tree type in Russia ). Everything seems to be dumbed down so I assume these areas will actually benefit from this.
     
  3. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

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    Yes know what you mean, still got my slide rule somewhere in fact my old boss used to use a circular one , looked a little bit like a telescope.

    Different way of learning these days boring as chemistry is this little program makes it interesting even if your not into it.

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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I remember those, twist and pull, though never used one.

    I gave my daughter ( her with maths degree ) my old slide rule and extracted a promise to keep it safe. Tell you wot, the batteries never went flat in it. Not up to the accuracy of a £5 calculator though.
     

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