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                        Catherine Daly

 

 

                             Celestial Mechanics

 

                             Situations in which Laplace’s Equation Arises

 

                             We will not be concerned with time.              4/4

                             Instational                                                  beat

                             electric intensity, fluid

                                     velocity (incompressible)                        swift

                                             free do not press                           foot      meter

                                                     together,

                                             stretch, pull

 

                             two points and vectors join

                                     them carry

                                             ride   place

                             values integral to the vector field

                                     mortality, marriage

 

                             solenoidal:  the space derivative   0

                                             and thaw

                             resolve a general motion of a rigid body

                             translation without rotation

                             rotation about any point

 

                             enrapt, every point the same

                                                     trance, rendering

                                                             motion

                                     place

                             nature the essence

                             language the tool

                             tongue

 

                             adiabatic

                                     oscillations for sound –

                                     rapid compression       press strike beat

                                                                             meter

                                                             squeeze     bruise

                                                                             conquer

                                                                             place

                             increase elasticity of air and speed of sound

                                     set in motion

                                             beat

 

 

                             Laplace

 

                             I have no need for that hypothesis.

                                                     beauty

 

                             not a political revolution,     probably

                             the end of an era

                                             time embodied potential

                                                             potent master place

                                                             authority    “to be”

                                                                             see

                                                                             essence

 

                                     mortality and marriage are only applications

                             compare living to nonliving:

                             breathing is combustion

                                                     are motions secular?

 

                             Buffon’s needle   two mutually

                                                     perpendicular

                                                     criss-cross

                                                     x

                                                     pierce

                             rotating fluid mass, incandescent

                             about an axis             drop the needle

                                                     in the hay

                                                     x

                                                     song “del-squared of u”

 

 

                             The infinite strips, but it’s valid inside its clothes,

                             vanishing, diaphanous everywhere on the boundary

                                                                             skin

                                                                             limits

                           infinity

                             diffusion    heat

                             not uniform conditions nurse & doctor

                                                             soldier

                                                             spy

 

 

                             Calculus’ Metaphysics

 

                             not fluxions

                                     differentials        vive la difference

                             nor limits           qui vive?    vive voce

 

                              in what veritable spirit”

 

                             deplorable choice:

                             compensatory error,

                             vanishing qualities,     errant, migratory

                             qualities eventually             bird

                             eliminated, purified             y

                             solutions                             y

                                                                     y

                             the ancient principle of exhaustion

                                                     draw, drain, pull

                             and then certain elements of the circle,  0

                             having to do with secants and tangency,

                             correlated through negative quantities   errors

 

 

                             Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinates

 

                                                     take

                                                     fall

                             not the simplest, a coincident system

                             constants on a curved surface

                             infinite surfaces  curvaceous

                             two surfaces intersect

                                     in a curve

                                             crown

                                                     turn, a garland ties

 

 

                             In Particular Coordinate Systems

 

                                     teach, hold

                                     stretch

                             pertinent forms

                                     language

                                     tongue, body

                             of equation        egalité

 

 

                             Zero Order Bessel Functions

 

                             aren’t we all nonsingular in origin?

 

                             why this order                    0

                             and list, and hierarchy, and dichotomy

                                                             I’m not binary, too

                             with or without operation,

                             the vibrating circular membrane and hanging chain,

                             cylindrical harmonics            I am the personal

                             generating function             come play the harmonium

 

 

                             Legendre

 

                                     his works which are his life

 

                             oral instruction   “language understood”

                             to start                      “by love were grown all mind”

                                     birth, descend

                                             vary

                             by word of mouth

                                             her

                                             o

 

                             written for her                    les milieux résistants

                                             o