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Picking undergraduate research projects without some known-to-the-advisor answer sounds like a great way to introduce students to walking-around-in-the-dark feeling and nonlinear nature of research. I’m reminded of Uri Alon’s nice concept of the “cloud” (not to be confused with computing infrastructure!) from his TED talk “Why science demands a leap into the unknown.”

]]>Second, why you shouldn’t switch x and y. I have to disagree with the author. The concept of switching the x and y carry over to graphing using a table of data. To graph the inverse of the table of data is switch the x and y (f(x)). The graphs give then an excellent example of the concept of inverses. ]]>