“To arrive at the knowledge“, René Descartes posits as his Second Precept amongst those Rules that he has discovered “to divide each of the difficulties under examination into as many parts as possible, and as might be necessary for its adequate solution“.(note below)
STEM is a simple thing only to the uninformed or happily carefree. To the rest of us, complication.
I intend to follow M. Descartes’ Precept in my effort to arrive at a useful knowledge and understanding of STEM, and to share it with you. To that end, here is my first take by dividing in three each of the 4 Arts or disciplines.
* My grade examination for the French Language and Literature University degree was on “Le Discours de la Méthode” of good old René Descartes. Memorable useless tidbit: first time in my life I ran through the ink of an entire pen in one sitting.