128: dPain over dt
|dPain over dt|
Title text: You laugh to keep from crying, you do math to keep from crying...
Another one of the math-love relationship comics, a mathematical depiction of pain as a derivative of time is shown. It is hoped that dPain/dt, or the rate of pain (in this case, shrinking), decreases quickly so that the pain will vanish quickly.
If k1 was positive or if k2 was a large value, the value of dPain/dt would approach zero. Ideally, k1 would be "How much she's in my life"/Pain (which, if we assume both these values are positive, would mean the ideal k1 would be positive), while k2 would ideally be extremely large. Either of these scenarios approach what would be a situation where the value of dPain/dt is close to zero.
- dPain/dt = (-k1 Pain + [Image of Megan]) (1/(1 + e ^ -(t-k2)/d))
- [Image of Megan]=How much she's still in my life
- Please let d only be a few days... or weeks
- I guess there's some kind of a cutoff after years, where it stops mattering and we can be friends. Do I want that?
- Is k1 positive? Is k2 large?
- Will I ever stop feeling like this?