Re: Balance and Lighting
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Balance and Lighting
From: Charley Bay <charleyb at hpgrla_gr.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 95 10:53:26 MDT
In-Reply-To: <199510150739.DAA12999 at looney_actwin.com>; from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com" at Oct 15, 95 3:39 am
Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85]
> "Ted Fidder, AT&T - Bell Labs, Denver" said:
> > When you think you have followed the "10 golden rules" how
> > do you figure one needs to be re-visited ?
krandall at world_std.com (Karen A Randall) responded:
> That's the problem with trying to follow a "recipe" without
> understanding the variables. The term I have used in the past is
> "balance", but I like Charley's concept of "steady state" and
> "shifting state". Another option might be "equilibrium", but that
> term probably has the same problems as "balance".
I think I can handle "equilibirium". Precise (or scientific)
terminology merely elminates the subjective component. I can
accept "equilibrium" to be a synonym for "steady state" because
the deltas are largely un-measurable in either case.
I believe that "equilibrium" merely (and only) implies a limiting
factor exists in forcing a state shift. There is no subjectivity
in this (limiting factors are ALWAYS present in steady state