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by mathangelist
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:36 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Science or Computers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Science or Computers?

Wait, computer science hard to get a job in?? That doesn't sound right-- there are huge job opportunities in that here, defiantly more then in Chem... does it really vary that much from place to place? (Unless, of course, you are talking about the more pure kind of computer science work as opposed t...
by mathangelist
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Goldwater Scholarship
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Goldwater Scholarship

I would say defiantly you should apply next year. For one thing, if you don't get it next year, you could still try applying again as a junior. More, I think you would make a great applicant-- I received the Goldwater, and I would say your resume is more impressive than mine (I was taking about the ...
by mathangelist
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Planning Semesters
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Planning Semesters

If you happen to go to University of Texas or Texas A and M, www.theclasspoint.com works well, but it only supports those two schools, as of now...
by mathangelist
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Debate: Grades VS Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 6829

Re: Debate: Grades VS Knowledge

I may be wrong, but in terms of doing math, you have to be taught the formulas first, and I've yet to run across a good textbook for teaching such. Formula != math. Formula = human interpreters. We have computers, there's no need to train humans on how to run algorithms using poorly written pseudo ...
by mathangelist
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's your major?
Replies: 77
Views: 7496

Re: What's your major?

I am a mathematics major! (technically I am Computer Science also, but I am thinking I will probably not be for long...) How can so many of you have the flexibility to complete two or three majors? For my Civil Engineering program there are 42 required courses (~150 credit hours), and only four elec...
by mathangelist
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: IB vs. AP
Replies: 19
Views: 2338

Re: IB vs. AP

I'm not sure what the difference is, but I know somepeople who took IB and AP classes in HS, so they aren't completely separate, I am fairly certain...
by mathangelist
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: how difficult is it to double major?
Replies: 28
Views: 3256

Re: how difficult is it to double major?

If two areas are deeply related, it's very feasible to get a double major-- I do not know much about history and psychology in general, but they seem fairly closely related, and I am sure there are lots of classes that overlap. Usually a double major means you have two majors that have allot of clas...
by mathangelist
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The probability of impossible
Replies: 63
Views: 7428

Re: The probability of impossible

It should be noted that as long as your sample space is countable, that p(x)=0 does in fact imply that x is impossible. It's only when you have uncountable sample spaces, like the set of real numbers or the set of infinite sequences H or T that you start getting into these problems (if problem is t...
by mathangelist
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proving the area of a circle
Replies: 16
Views: 2733

Re: Proving the area of a circle

You could try using the approximation \sin(\theta) = \theta and \cos(\theta) = 1 in the limit (because the other terms in the series expansions are order 1/n^2 or smaller, which go to zero in your formula for A). This is good intuition, but mathematically it's nonsense. An approxima...
by mathangelist
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Recommend a /course/ of action
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: Recommend a /course/ of action

I'm not sure which you would find most useful, but (at least in my opinion) the "Math for Computer Science" course on OCW is pretty amazing....
by mathangelist
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How much topology is there in graph theory?
Replies: 11
Views: 2123

Re: How much topology is there in graph theory?

From what I know, though there are defiantly aspects of graph theory that are more topological in nature, it really runs the gambit (I think that is the phrase). There are some cool algebraic-ish results, and lots (and lots!) of discrete math and combinatorics type problems related to it. So You can...
by mathangelist
Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: ramsey theory
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: ramsey theory

I found Ramsey Theory on the Integers to be a pretty good book.
by mathangelist
Thu May 15, 2008 2:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Party Schools
Replies: 51
Views: 6414

Re: Party Schools

Yeah, I go to the University of Texas, which is defiantly up there on the list, and, honestly, though there is no doubt that most people party, it is easy to avoid that part of campus life if you want to-- and it does not effect the quality of classes. The only thing it means is you are more likely ...
by mathangelist
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's important for studying advanced math?
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: What's important for studying advanced mathg

I would say that some basic Set Theory is pretty important... besides for that, I basically agree with what was already said, most of the other basic stuff is taught in the classes that use it, at least at the undergraduate level. I think this sort of thing is, to a fair extent, going to be country-...
by mathangelist
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Academic accomplishments (formerly: I made Honors Geometry!)
Replies: 28
Views: 2836

Re: I made Honors Geometry!!

b.i.o wrote:
Kilogolf wrote:congratulations.

proofs are gonna suck though.


Proofs are awesome. Real thinking instead of mindless repetition.



Real proofs, yes. Proofs in Geometry class though.....
by mathangelist
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Good American universities for undergraduate math
Replies: 9
Views: 1644

Re: Good American universities for undergraduate math

I can only speak on the University of Texas from personal experience, but they have a good math program-- assuming you push the envelope a little, since there basic 'required math courses' sequence is a little bland, but the courses beyond that are amazing. In terms of schools of the form the Univer...
by mathangelist
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: About switching schools midway through high school...
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Re: About switching schools midway through high school...

I had to switch schools right before my senior year. The bad part was that my class rank dropped about 10%, but it made little difference there: The schools looked at my old class rank as well as my new one (or at least that is what I was told). As for extra classes-- I had to take a few stupid requ...
by mathangelist
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378078

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello! My name is Sean, and I am a math major at the University of Texas......

If you want to know anything more about me, you will just have to talk to me on the boards! =)
by mathangelist
Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60756

Re: Amusing answers to tests

Must be true, I found it on the internet!

Honestly, who knows....
by mathangelist
Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Amusing answers to tests
Replies: 393
Views: 60756

Re: Amusing answers to tests

My friend showed me this story the other day, and though it isn't quite down the same line as most of the others, it is pretty awesome (from http://www.mentors.ca/bohr.html). The following is a question on a physics exam at the University of Copenhagen: "Describe how to determine the height of ...
by mathangelist
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: sylow subgroups
Replies: 15
Views: 2517

Re: sylow subgroups

I would suggest looking for subgroups of order two first, then see if you can construct a group out of those.

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