Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mathematical Psychology

It all started with a boring day at work, I was doing some differentiation of a time history data which some tractor collected in some corner of the world. Something bizarre struck me, I was tempted to leave it aside and continue with my work but I dint want to miss an opportunity to derive an obscure thing mathematically, So I indulged in it.

So here is a guy or a girl – Y who tends to infinitesimally change with his/her partner’s  (X’s)  interests though he/she doesn’t have a great affinity for it.

Y =  dY/dX

dY/Y = dX

Integrating on both sides,

Log Y = X + C

Y = e^(X+C)

Y = e^C * e^X

Y = C * e^X (e^C = C)

Essentially, Y = e^X

If we quantify the interest of X as a whole number, then the interest of Y increases exponentially!

Theorem - A person who starts to change infinitesimally according to his/her partner’s likings is bound to suffer greatly!

Imagine a person who hates Himesh, starts liking his songs just for the sake of his/her partner is bound to suffer the aftermath exponentially till the relationship exists. This is true with anything else, like TV shows, music, trekking, food, movies, type of coffee, choice of shoes, friends etc.

Finally, this will lead to an end of the relationship, as the suffering cannot go on forever. So, Instead of changing infinitesimally try to be assertive; you might not only save yourself from humungous torments but also have a peaceful life.

You might not believe this, but who believed in Einstein’s theories  before it was in equations?