Testing out LaTeX

Here’s what I typed up trying to test out LaTeX. Tried to convert it to HTML and then post but I didn’t feel like making the CSS work with WordPress so this will have to do. Beware: boring.

1 Protective Relaying: Art or Science?

The philosophical debate of whether protective relaying is best viewed as an art or
a science may seem unnecessary. However, as one examines why the debate is seen
as unnecessary by various individuals, their reasons vary greatly. Some consider
the question to be too obvious to be worth debate—but such individuals exist on
both sides of the argument! On the other hand, many who consider both sides
carefully consider the argument pedantic, as they assume that everyone has
already considered everything the way that they have, and that no one’s minds
will be changed by anything they say. But this is undone by the existence of the
first group, of course.
1.1 Concepts

As the author is a well-known pedant himself, it has been found necessary for this
article to include some kind of comparison of art and science and what aspects
of these subjects are relevant to the discussion. These aspects must be
identified, otherwise anyone engaging in this debate will just go around saying,
“This is art.” or “That’s science.” without ever saying what art or science
is.

So first, a comparison. Art and science are both some kind of reflection of a
higher reality in the work of people. Art is hard to define, but it isn’t impossible
to describe in an abstract sense what artists do. Artists tap into emotions and
interpretations and apply them to mundane or unexpected situations so that
something real that they have discovered to be real is communicated through such
application. That is, something that is real, but unknown to many, can be
communicated and made known through the artist’s decision to produce art.
Whether this real thing is particularly profound or not isn’t really relevant. It can
be a statement on some subject that the artist is chosing to make, but it
doesn’t really have to be. If needed, it can be a statement on the fact
that the statements that artists make aren’t particularly interesting or
necessary, and the artist can make it by intentionally not making much of a
statement.

But this type of abstraction doesn’t make said statements made by artists
through their work any less a reflectionn of reality.

Science is more obvious. Many would simply define science as ”the

study of reality” to begin with. What is generally considered to be the
boundary between what is science and what is in some other realm is
falsifiability. That is, science is the study of things that can be determined to be
true or false. It may not be the case that actually determining whether a
scientific fact is an accurate reflection of reality will be possible for a long
time—this doesn’t exile such study from the scientific realm. Scientists perform
experiments which provide evidence that supports a hypothesis. As this
support from many experiments by many scientists accumulates, scientific
consensus

1.2 Science

At this point I decided to stop writing about this boring drivel.

1.3 Art

Yes. This is how I type in bold using LaTeX.

I can now add áccents to any word.

1.4 Another part

I suppose the point is that the decisions made by engineers in this ridiculously
specific subfield reflect more upon those engineers as individuals than they do on
the specific problem those decisions are addressing.

Power system protection requires protecting against hundreds of possible
future problems, many of which have unknown probabilities, and many of which
would have unknown consequences if these problems were to occur. Each of
these problems can be protected against in equally myriad ways. So the
decisions engineers make are based almost wholly on an individual engineer’s
desire to conform to some paradigm that is abstract enough that it’s
functionally equivalent for one to say that an engineer is adhering to a design
aesthetic.

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One Response to “Testing out LaTeX”

  1. heidenkind Says:

    Lol Was this a report for a class? It wasn’t boring!

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