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- Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:36 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Science or Computers?
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### 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...

- Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:19 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Goldwater Scholarship
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### 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 ...

- Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:38 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Planning Semesters
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### 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...

- Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:20 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Debate: Grades VS Knowledge
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### 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 ...

- Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:36 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: What's your major?
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### 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...

### 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...

- Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: how difficult is it to double major?
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### 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...

- Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:10 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: The probability of impossible
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### 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...

- Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Proving the area of a circle
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### 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...

- Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:58 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Recommend a /course/ of action
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### 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....

- Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: How much topology is there in graph theory?
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### 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...

- Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:39 pm UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: ramsey theory
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### Re: ramsey theory

I found Ramsey Theory on the Integers to be a pretty good book.

- Thu May 15, 2008 2:46 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Party Schools
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### 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 ...

- Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:37 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: What's important for studying advanced math?
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### 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-...

- Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:25 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Academic accomplishments (formerly: I made Honors Geometry!)
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### 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.....

- Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:24 pm UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: Good American universities for undergraduate math
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### 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...

- Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:33 am UTC
- Forum: School
- Topic: About switching schools midway through high school...
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### 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...

- Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:25 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Who the dickens are you?
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### 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! =)

If you want to know anything more about me, you will just have to talk to me on the boards! =)

- Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:43 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Amusing answers to tests
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### Re: Amusing answers to tests

Must be true, I found it on the internet!

Honestly, who knows....

Honestly, who knows....

- Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:21 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: Amusing answers to tests
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### 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 ...

- Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:29 am UTC
- Forum: Mathematics
- Topic: sylow subgroups
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### Re: sylow subgroups

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