The Little Vulgar Book of Mechanics (v0.4.0)
Last updated: February 3rd 2022
Just added a new section to the book: Functions I.
Functions I #
I have a confession to make: I wasn't always this amazingly hot and rich.
I used to be ugly and mediocre, like Galileo. So I decided to start playing metal guitar, so that I would be cool and girls would like me. But the problem was that my guitar riffs were shit. They were as mediocre as Galileo's attempts at science and math before he stumbled upon his magic little toy (which he deliberately kept from his intellectually superior peers as long as he could, so that he would be "first!" to observe and confirm stuff.)
Luckily, just like Galileo, one day I accidentally came across a new technology, before any of my peers! So I ran back home, and used that technology to become amazingly hot, and rich, and historically important. This technology was a box. A box that, mathematically, looked like this:
As you can see, the box has a hole. So I put my shitty riff
x in the hole. Like this:
metalzone(x), and, wouldn't you know it: The output was an amazing riff. And all of a sudden I was a rockstar. I was the talk of the town. The point of the story is: BOSS MT-2 fo' lyfe! No, wait, the point is: A mathematical function is the abstract generalization of putting a thing (a time value, an audio sample, etc.) into a box that transforms it into something else (its "output").
- Here's a metal guitar noise I made (without a Metalzone, cos the story above is a lie, except for the Galileo parts): Zander Noriega - Abort! Abort! (Abomination)