| If the 'strings' are mere physical props for something bigger, such
| as the imaginary line between two points, one would have to address
| the question: "why strings?"
Indeed - or even "why plumb bobs?" or "why pepper?" ;-)
| In an equation, one can force the issue that they are perfectly
| parallel and bend the universe around them to make it fit. Simply
| metaphysics, really. To me those strings are perfectly parallel and
| what is anybody going to do about it?
I'm willing to agree without reservation as soon as you post the
equations that accounts for the effect of all other masses to which
the strings and bobs are attracted. The equations will, of course, be
different for each (string,bob) pair...
I'm not sure what anyone else is going to do about it, but I'm going
to go have lunch. :-)
| Other than that, I bolt onto Rick M's black pepper theory... or as
| they say on an Eastern mountaintop in Nepal, and I translate
| loosely: "no need to sort mosquito turds by size."
...nor moonbeams by pitch.
DeSoto, Iowa USA