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Karthik Gurumurthy
Chennai, India and Irvine, CA
I empower students/colleagues/associates improve their understanding and empower them in becoming outstanding learners and leaders.
Interests: Passionate in solving problems, Teaching Science, Math and Leadership to likeminded ambitious students.
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Yes, There are actually dozens of examples. They are called contronyms-words that are their own antonyms, depending on usage. Dust: It can mean "to add fine particles" or "to remove fine particles" Left can mean both "remaining" and "departed" Off can mean both "activated" and "deactivated" Oversight means... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy Aglet: The plastic coating on a shoelace Ferrule: The circular metal part holding the eraser to pencil. Glabella: The spot between your eye brows Lunule: The white, crescent shaped part of the fingernail. Peen: The round or wedge-shaped end of a hammer- i.e, the part that doesn't hit... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy Scroll down a page: Don't be a slave to the scroll wheel. The next time you reach the bottom of the screen when you reach the bottom of the screen while reading, hit the Space Bar to jump one screen. length down. Hit it by accident? Shift +... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy Audio: Audire is a Latin verb meaning "to hear" and video " to see" Doctor: How can someone be a doctor of Philosophy? Because doctor means 'teacher" in Latin. Exit: In the verb "exire" means to go out.So exit means "he/she /it goes out"/ Minus: Latin as simple... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy Enervated: People think it means "energized." But it really means "weakened." The word nervus originally referred to sinews and tendons but around the 1600s it became a byword for strength and vigor. Enervate first meant to cut the nerves or tendons and later came to mean to less... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Interesting Nuggets
-Karthik Gurumurthy I have shared this quote from Michael Josephson before and from time-to-time we all need to think about the same. "Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Striving towards Excellence
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Dearest Appa, We miss your physical presence. Happy 75th Birthday! You always taught us through your example and there is not a day that goes by without thinking about what you have done for us. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Today is the first day of the rest of your life . Let us make it happen! Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy I would love to be your tutor. Teaching has always been my passion. I have been teaching/ tutoring Math, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics from middle school all the way to Graduate School. I have been associated with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tulane University, University of Maryland, The Johns... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Guru World Wide
-Karthik Gurumurthy The Irish Chemist Robert Boyle worked with his assistant Robert Hooke who developed a vacuum pump. Boyle removed all of the air in a closed chamber and proved that air was necessary for transmission of sound and for candle light to burn. Boyle sealed the opening of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Karthik Gurumurthy's Science Page
-Karthik Gurumurthy Alchemy was the attempt to transmute, or change, one substance into another. Alchemist called the agent of transformation the "philosopher's stone," a mysterious chemical preparation that they believed could alter the nature of substances. Alchemists toiled mightily to concoct this miraculous material, using substances such as powder ground... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Karthik Gurumurthy's Science Page
-Karthik Gurumurthy Greek philosopher did not accept Democritus's atomic theory. He preferred Empedocles theory of the four elements. He suggested that each of these elements was a combination of two of four opposites-hot and cold, and wet and dry. He discussed the properties of substances in terms of their elemental... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Karthik Gurumurthy's Science Page
-Karthik Gurumurthy Question regarding natural phenomena and the physical world intrigued the ancient Greeks. The greatest philosophers tackled the question of the nature of the matter. Thales of Miletus, who lived around 600 BCE, stated that all material things are aspects of one fundamental substance- water. He suggested that the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Karthik Gurumurthy's Science Page
Posted May 14, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy I just finished the reading the book "Option B" by Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) and Adam Grant (Prof. in Wharton Business School). After the sudden death of her husband, Facebook COO (and author of Lean In) Sandberg... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy It is easy to forget the people who have helped us at different points. Parents, Teachers, Professors, Family, Bosses, Colleagues, Coworkers, Plenty to name and be thankful. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy Remembering you Patti. It has been 33 years since you left us. I still remember the day and it still makes me sad. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
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-Karthik Gurumurthy Today is a sad day. As one of my beloved uncle whom we fondly referred to as Panchami mama ( in short for Panchapakesan) went to be with Almighty. He was suffering from Parkinson's and he left us... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy A conversation with a friend, coworker and family member will turn into positive action when you ask these two words: What’s next? That question focuses on the next action to be taken, the new thing to be done,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence
-Karthik Gurumurthy Remembering you on your birthday! So lucky to have you as my dad and am thankful for all you have done for us and for all your blessings which is taking us closer to our goals. Please continue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Striving towards Excellence