Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gg: Geodesics


The shortest path connecting two points in a space;

Geodesics are only locally the shortest distance between points, and are parameterized with "constant velocity". Going the "long way round" on a great circle between two points on a sphere is a geodesic but not the shortest path between the points.  noting that an elastic band stretched between two points will contract its length, and in so doing will minimize its energy. The resulting shape of the band is a geodesic.'
Wikipedia Article 

Geodesics can also refer to "two events separated in time, a geodesic is the natural path things would take in space-time to connect one event to the other." (Randall  105)

Cocktail Party Banter

Our pilot followed the Geodesic flight pattern perfectly, so we got to Denver thirty minutes earlier than expected.

Literary Context

"For example, routes of airplanes that follow great circles on the Earth are Geodesics."(Randall 105)


 Randall, Lisa. Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions. New York: Ecco, 2005. Print.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I am starting a new blog that will begin on January 1st 2012.  It will be my journal of creative ideas and short story ideas.  I found that Tending Turnips was getting bogged down by two many forms of writing.   Tending Turnips is my cultural reviews and book reviews; Turnips 365 will be my attempts at writing fiction for 365 days during the year of 2012.
Polycarp55 is my religious journey.
 And words people say is my dictionary of terms I want to share and hopefully remember. 
 I hope to find the time to write fiction everyday; it does make me a wee bit nervous to try my hand here, but one should feel butterflies, before anything that is worth the time to pursue. Thanks for reading, Gregory D. Rothbard