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Bits, ink, particles, and words.
Speak with any master, they can tell you a ton about their craft. They are capable of going into incredible depth about details that you did not even know existed. They have so much experience that these details jump out to them and are obvious.
When I was in secondary school, I was given a table listing the various properties of polygons. It had a column for the number of sides the shape had, the name of the shape, the value of one interior angle, and the sum of the interior angles. This was a chart that most of us copied onto our memory aid, and we didn’t think about it more than that.
As a student, I see a ton of different work styles. Some people enjoy working near a deadline because it gives them a sense of urgency. Others like myself do things way in advance because they don’t want to stress about due dates.
As a physics student, I use a lot of mathematical techniques to solve problems. This isn’t surprising, seeing as though mathematics is the language of physics. I’ve learned how to use complex numbers, how an inner product isn’t only the usual dot product, and have seen how we can use Fourier series to solve more general boundary value problems that arise from differential equations governing electromagnetism or heat flow.