Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
"The PhD degree...implies that an individual has demonstrated an ability to pursue a research problem to a meaningful conclusion and has made a significant contribution to the advancement of basic or applied knowledge"
Therefore, the most important part that would differentiate between research and PhD research is the "significant contribution to the advancement of basic or applied knowledge".
What is knowledge?:
As defined by Chacko, (1999), knowledge refers to the "aggregate of encounters with physical and/or mental experiences, assembled and/or abstracted for prospective application and adaptation"
Significant contribution to original knowledge expected from PhD can be:
A universally valid statement of conditions, consequences and/or relationships (e.g., Law of Gravity)
A system of thought guided by empirical data and built up logically from a small number of fundamental asumptions (axioms), receiving peer acceptance based on replication of results-conceptually, computationally, and/or conformally (experimentally/empirically)
3) Interactive Model(s)
The conceptual, computational, experimental, and/or empirical replication in such a way that a change of results and a change of resources, values developed are sufficient for decision making purpose.
Basic Knowledge vs. Applied Knowledge
"A working house of thought (e.g., theorem, theory, law, interactive model) which explains phenomena so succintly and persuasively that it contributes materially to the understanding of underlying interrelationships".
"The demonstration, in part or full, of Basic Knowledge, eventually converting it into new/improved process(es) to generate products and services".
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Sijil, Medal, Buku dan Penerbitan Refereed yang di pamerkan semasa pembentangan di UiTM Kuala Pilah
Alhamdulillah, setelah tiga tahun cuti belajar, telah banyak menampakkan hasil dari segi penyelidikan, penerbitan, perundingan dan pengkomersilan. Bak kata pepatah, yang bulat tak akan datang bergolek, yang pipih tak akan datang melayang.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
At station square Pittsburgh
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Gaya Pemain Ski Profesional
Oppsss....cam ner nak stop ni...
Kunjungan pertama saya ke Korea adalah pada musim winter. Selepas penat berpameran di Coex Hall selama lima hari, pasukan Uitm meluangkan masa menyegarkan minda di Yang Ji Ski Resort. Macam-macam aksi hebat yang dapat dilihat. Ada yang jatuh terduduk, tertonggeng, terguling, terlentang dan bermacam-macam lagi. Nak buat macam mana... semuanya beginners...
Saturday, November 17, 2007
"Intan, you're smartest when it comes to logical/mathematical intelligence. While others may have dreaded their math and science classes at school, these subjects were probably no sweat for you. In fact you may have even thought they were fun. Your logical/mathematical intelligence makes you the type who can enjoy working with numbers or thinking through difficult questions to arrive at a solution. Whether you realize it or not, this strength has likely been a help to you throughout your life — not just in the classroom. This is true because for work or recreation, people like you can tend to rely on your logical/mathematical intelligence to look at the world. From noticing patterns of behavior in people to being able to appreciate the visual beauty in a repeated design, your special brand of intelligence can make life both interesting and rewarding."
Seringkali saya terjumpa beberapa peniaga yang menggunakan perisian ini untuk mengambil gambar kanak-kanak dan dieditkan dengan watak kartun kegemaran di pusat membeli-belah di Malaysia. Pernah sekali saya terjumpa di Aquaria KLCC... caj yang dikenakan juga agak mahal. Begitu mudah peniaga mengaut keuntungan berganda....
Friday, November 16, 2007
A visit by Mak Pah & Teh E
Bila dah siap, saya dan zaidi pun sibuk nak pindah barang... entah macam mana, terperasan pulak yang rumah ni tak de sliding door... abis cam mana nak bawa masuk sofa....tak muat lah pulak sebab pintu kecil jer... Aduhai.......nak kena pecah pintulah pulah.... Kebetulan pula masa tengah renovate pintu ada dua tiga bakal jiran yang datang menyinggah nak berkenalan. Yang sorang tu baru habis renovate rumah. Bila saya kata sofa tak muat nak masuk, barulah dia teringat akan sofanya juga.... memang tak muat pun... Apalagi.... terpaksa panggil balik tukang rumah untuk pecah pintu. Kesian kat jiran tu. Punya bersemangat nak angkut barang, tetiba kena ubah plan pulak. Moralnya, lain kali kalau beli rumah baru kena ukur pintu sebelum pindah.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
IENA Nuremberg, the international trade show 'Ideen-Erfindungen-Neuheiten' will be displaying an impressive demonstration of the technical and creative potential shown by active inventors all over the world, with record-breaking figures: in Hall 12 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, a total of around 800 inventions from 34 countries will be presented, from low tech to high tech. This represents a new record in the world's leading invention show's sixty year history. The broad spectrum of interesting inventions is impressive proof that inventors all over the world continue to work untiringly on the development of new products, practical inventions, and solutions to everyday problems. The show is open to trade visitors only for the first two days but on November 3-4 it will also open its doors to members of the general public who are interested in seeing for themselves what is happening in the world of invention.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Problem: Moon landing
Mungkin anak-anak kita pernah bertanya "How to go to the moon without a rocket?" So, this is the "problem" dan mungkin kita akan menjawabnya seperti berikut: "Place a ladder reaching to the moon and climb up to the top". Bermula dengan "problem" ini, akan muncul banyak lagi "problem" yang akan ditanya oleh anak-anak: "How would one make such a long ladder?; Who would hold it up while someone climbed it?; How long could one hold such a long ladder?". Yang jelasnya di sini, adakah jawapan kita tadi "solve the problem?" Begitulah juga dengan PhD. Adakah PhD kita "solve the problem?" Jika tidak, ia hanyalah research biasa dan bukannya research PhD.
Why the answer to Moon Landing Problem is not a solution?:
"Place a ladder reaching to the moon and climb up to the top", walaupun bunyinya agak logik (yes we can make a long ladder) namun realitinya, the problem cannot be solved...... due to failing to fulfil requirements and rectrictions.
A ladder has to rest against a solid surface on earth. (Ignore the circus performers shifting the ladder(s) in motion, creating a balance of forces). Since the moon is 238000 miles from the earth, even if there were a ladder that long, there is no solid surface (like a wall) that the ladder can rest against . Therefor, the requirement of a solid surface is violated.
One restriction is the earth gravity. Any ladder will be subjected to gravitional pull. Even if the ladder were resting against a solid surface, it would wiggle when someone climbs the ladder.
In conclusion, "Place a ladder reaching to the moon and climb up to the top" is not the solution to the problem "HOW TO GO TO THE MOON WITHOUT A ROCKET?"because the requirement of solid surface and the restriction of gravitational pull are violated.