Category Archives: Sci & Math

Ideas that Changed Me

I’m going to give you a summary of important ideas that changed my life perspective. They’re either from important people or from numerous important sources.

  • Raphael Haftka’s emphasis on good graphics. Haftka among other things, taught me that using original and effective graphics are very important not only for effective communication but also for comprehension of the situation at hand. It is very powerful because the main advantage of our brain compared to digital computers is the pattern recognition capability. Good graphics unleash the hidden power in our brains. Continue reading

5 Important Rules for Math/Science Work

  1. To understand the problem, divide it into pieces. But keep your perspective as broad as possible.
  2. Create solutions in pieces as well
  3. Change the inputs to comprehend the structure. Marginal inputs are especially important.
  4. Analyze the problem with simple models
  5. Apply solution candidates to simple examples

Exhaustive PhD Proposal Research

Those of you who are desperately searching for where to start in PhD proposal research, I have good news. When I was dealing with the same problem, I found a solution but I want to give you a heads up: it’s exhausting as the name suggests. Below I’m listing the steps to take. Continue reading

Hawthorne Effect & Student Selection and Placement System (OSYS) of Turkey

If the selection system shapes the students’ education system and have an observer effect on it, how successful can it measure? Not to mention the resulting impact on the educational development itself…

Ventilation of an insulated case

I came across to an interesting problem when I was having difficulty implement a computing cluster in my small office. Although my attempt was unsuccessful, at least I had the chance to observe a situation described graphically below.

As seen in the figure, there is an insulated case. In the case there is a heat source. The objective is fixing the ambient temperature of the case by selecting a fan having an appropriate power at the outlet (blue rectangle at the upper right corner).

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A Method for Course Registration

A method proposal to prevent the problems like workload, insufficient course quotas etc. for course registration.

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