On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Dave O' Connor wrote:
> One module in 2nd year contained a section on optimising the
> efficiency of moving something from one place to another.
>> A lab was spent timing the efficiency of the paths which different
> movements of the hand would take.
>> That's fine if I was studying manufacturing or something but why this is
> relevant in a IT based degree, I have no idea.
This is just a /guess/ now, but I wonder if the idea was to:
- develop various algorithms for the above
- predict their suitability using a computer
- provide some kind of formal analysis of the better algorithms
(or all of them, if you only developed a few)
> This may not seem all that bad but unless you studied the module
> it's actually impossible to realise just how pointless that module
Well, even if my wild guess was wrong - you could have turned it into
a useful computer problem. What were you expecting from the course?
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