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Welcome to the Sunday Science Newsletter – in this newsletter we explore & discuss strategies, systems & tools that help us become better, smarter and more effective scientists.
❤️ Weekly Favourites
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🧠 Purchase Power Parity (PPP)
Learning does not have to be expensive!👇
I added Purchasing power parity to my science cohort. PPP are the rates of currency conversion that try to equalise the purchasing power of different currencies, by eliminating the differences in price levels between countries.
In other words: If you’re from India, Bangladesh or another country that need financial support, this is now possible! 🙂
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⚽ 💻 Soccermatics
This course is the most comprehensive education available on how to work with football data. We will learn how to understand the game using mathematics, statistics and machine learning
It is taught by Soccermatics author David Sumpter, with guest lectures from world-leading practitioners and researchers working with data in football. It offers the technical skills you need to get a job as a data scientist at a football club or in the football industry.
♨️ The Schlieren Method
Schlieren imaging systems have been used since the early 1800’s to visualize fluctuations in optical density. As a dynamic and straightforward visualization tool, these systems are primarily applied to conduct qualitative visual studies.
Schlieren optics provide an informative, non-intrusive method for studying transparent and optical media. It is beneficial to use them in fluid dynamics studies because they are sensitive to changes and do not interfere with flow. They are also used to study optical media and changes in refractive index within the material. Most commonly, schlieren systems have been applied to visualize diverse subjects such as striations in blown glass, inhalation in humans and animals, shock waves from a plane in flight, and heat emanating from a system. Source
💻 Engineering Tool of the Week – SfePy: Simple Finite Elements in Python
SfePy is a software for solving systems of coupled partial differential equations (PDEs) by the finite element method in 1D, 2D and 3D. It can be viewed both as black-box PDE solver, and as a Python package which can be used for building custom applications. The word “simple” means that complex FEM problems can be coded very easily and rapidly.
📚 Book of the Week
The Lattice Boltzmann Method: Principles and Practice
This book is an introduction to the theory, practice, and implementation of the Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method, a powerful computational fluid dynamics method that is steadily gaining attention due to its simplicity, scalability, extensibility, and simple handling of complex geometries. The book contains chapters on the method's background, fundamental theory, advanced extensions, and implementation.
✍️ Tweet of the Week
🙃 Meme of the Week
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🎬 Animation of the Week
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