- May 7, 2010
Alan, Jame's view on the physics of casting is his informed opinion. Other equally qualified people disagree with him and present different arguments. The plain fact is that the physics involved in casting is heavily disputed and don't look even close to being resolved.
It's not possible yet to accept any current position on this, but it's great that the art teacher knows which of the various mathematical models are correct. I'm betting on a complex mix of several. I'd mention the Gatti-Bono paper but James would hyperventilate again.
I can give you plenty of reading if you want it, but I'd recommend just doing casting, not trying to understand it because as yet, it's not understood by anyone, far from it.
You don't understand enough to accept any position on anything, you have made that abundantly clear, stop pretending to yourself that any of this is going to help anyone, you have fooled no one.
My apologies but someone needs to snap you out of this distorted frame of mind.