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Retarded question: where's the need of solving a differential equation?

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Retarded question: where's the need of solving a differential equation or a sistem of DE?
Where is the need?
To calculate the rate of variation of 2 functions?
Couldn't it be made with trigonometry instead of calculus?
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How the hell does Aphantasia work? Are people suffering from it unable to imagine anything at all? How do you function daily like that?
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/sfg/ Spaceflight General

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Moonshot edition
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How will society react on the end of aging ?
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Is it a meme?
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Should I take LSD?
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The Quant Brain-drain

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So I've recently been digging into quantitative finance and learning as much as I can about the field. After doing this for a little bit and really getting a good sense for the landscape, I had a pretty startling realization...

Quants, as a collective group, are the most intelligent group of people on the planet.

I'm talking about real quants, like RenTech and Jane Street, not the wanna be hedge funds and finance bros who think running a linear regression on price is hardcore quant shit. Even within finance the real quants are set apart from their peers in investment banking, hedge funds etc.

This is pretty alarming, that as a species we have allocated our brightest minds to the pursuit of capital allocation and asset prices. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those leftist cucks who thinks Finance people are "stealing money", or they "don't deserve it". Rather my concern is the huge opportunity cost from all of our smartest people working on finance, instead of the broader STEM landscape. Pretty much any of the top quants could go into any STEM field and produce top tier research.

To put my concerns concretely into a question...

Do you think the value added from Quantitative finance outweighs the value humanity would have collectively gained from having Quants work on science and technology instead?
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Econ book dump

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>Does economics belong here?

I have taken up self study on economics. I took titles of all recommended books and articles off MIT OCW. My original intention in getting the textbooks was to find PDFs and pull original sources off of them and then weed out all of the textbook filler. Aside from inline examples there aren't sources. This isn't such a big problem. I noticed that later graduate courses really hinge on examining actual events, case studies, and articles. Big plus and they are already organized by topic. Seeing as the MIT textbooks do not provide what I seek, I am looking for an economics book dump. Math included is not necessary, but is also fine. Economic philosophy is a big plus as well, I have no clue of what to look for outside of pop econ.
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/med/

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Thread for the discussion of allopathic evidence-based medicine. We discuss research, offer advice (the best one is to see your family physician), make fun of premeds and shitpost.

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