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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

E=mc2 chapter 16 Avoiding the trap: when more is not necessarily the better

The evolution of physics kept on with quantum & particle theories, which gifted us with other vivid examples. One of those regards the concept of energy.
When energy is applied to the electrons, they speed up.
The general common sense would suggest that the more energy is added, the higher results will be reached (in term of speed). I have worked with groups that assumed this as their existing paradigm. What happens in reality is that as it does not matter how much energy we provide, the closer to the speed of light, the more energy is required, without succeding.
This effect sounds like the paradigm of reinsertion policies: if we apply energy to the individuals-in-need, they will be reinserted de facto. If the institution pushes the person-in-need in their programmes, the reinsertion is the expected result. But just as for the ambit of speed of light, also this scope can not be reached just by adding & pushing ...

Chapter 17 "May your chains sit slightly upon you" will be available within a couple of days at most.
As part of the entire working paper, this chapter is as well available in free download under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivative).

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