You know that feeling of crushing inadequacy when you can't seem to solve an innocent-looking technical problem? That humiliation when you just don't get it? It's something that many energy quants and most high school maths students experience from time to time.
If you were one of those shame-faced, desperate schoolkids who struggled to measure the area of a triangle or work out how long it would take to fill a bath, then maybe you found inspiration in a certain classic textbook.
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