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On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], "Pray, Mr Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answer come out?" I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could produce such a question. - Charles Babbage.
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
One hears that university teaching is teaching students problem solving skills. Here are my thoughts on problem solving.
I am on SSP during 2013.
Final Year Projects-2009
Notes from some other courses that I offer.
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Keith McGrath's Vacuum Cleaner Project 2005
Trevor Lu's summer 2005-06 PID control of path following robot
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Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.
Thomas Szasz - Author, Professor of Psychiatry (1920- )
Learning is all about going deeper and deeper. To see what probing deeper means, please have a look at an article which takes you very deep in reply to a simple question: Why is the sky blue? No special tools are needed apart from the desire and determination to probe deeper.