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by Roberthree
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How can I tell if Im good at "Real Math"? + Emphasis anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 4838

Re: How can I tell if Im good at "Real Math"? + Emphasis anx

I think it's promising that you aced logic, though I'm not sure what a CC logic course looks like. CC courses an be far easier than university. The logic class I took started out with informal fallacies and valid/invalid arguments. Then we abstracted the arguments into a symbolic form, Then we did ...
by Roberthree
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How can I tell if Im good at "Real Math"? + Emphasis anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 4838

Re: How can I tell if Im good at "Real Math"? + Emphasis anx

I pulled out my course catalog, the applied math and general math degrees look very similar. What are the notable differences?
by Roberthree
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How can I tell if Im good at "Real Math"? + Emphasis anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 4838

How can I tell if Im good at "Real Math"? + Emphasis anxiety

Hello forums. I've finished my time at community college where I've finished the calculus line, differential equations, and an intro to logic class. I aced them all, and was chosen to be a math tutor for the school. In the fall, I'm transferring to a university, where I'll be taking a 300 level stat...
by Roberthree
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Ordinary Differential equations
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

Ordinary Differential equations

Hello. I am taking a class about ordinary differential equations and I am having some trouble. I don't understand about half of the lectures and the book is very unhelpful. Its from the sixties and doesn't have a solution manual or anything as far as I can tell. Does anyone know of a good online res...
by Roberthree
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303031

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

I'm so sad. The tezzeret I traded away a few weeks ago is now worth fifty bucks. Also I had some stoneforge mystics up on ebay that sold before Paris. I could be fifty bucks richer right now =(
by Roberthree
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303031

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

I'm so mad right now. I traded my tezzeret, promo hero of bladehold, and a knight exemplar for a primeval titan and a foil squadron hawk. The guy had me convinced it was a good trade (we estimated the titan at $40 and the hawk at $2-3. Wrong.) and I asked a friend and he said it was about even, so I...
by Roberthree
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 303031

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

I went to two pre-releases yesterday and came in 9th out of ~32 people with phyrexian (this one was during the day, had lots of people). Then I went mirran and only got 8/~20. My phyrexian pulls were really insane and if I hadn't made the play mistakes that I did, I think I could have ranked much hi...
by Roberthree
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 215
Views: 25760

Re: Alignment

"You are 22.2% Evil.
You are 41% Chaotic. "

I always get Chaotic-Neutral on these things. And if/when I roleplay, I always do a Chaotic-Neutral character.
by Roberthree
Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trading card probability question
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Trading card probability question

Thanks guys! You guys are always such a big help! @Lightvector: I love your explanation. I tried looking up permutations and combinations after Quaanol sparked my memory. For some reason your explanation really helped out more. Thanks a ton for taking the time to write that. I play games where quest...
by Roberthree
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Trading card probability question
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Trading card probability question

Hi. I play a trading card game with some people every so often and through some discussion I've come to wonder what the odds of a certain even happening are, and how I'd calculate them. I think this is pretty basic but my time spent googling and checking wikipedia didn't really help. So I hope you g...
by Roberthree
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Intriguing IQ Test Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

Re: Intriguing IQ Test Question

I took an IQ test as a kid. It was just a bunch of shapes that I had to find patterns in.

Asking questions about Charles Darwin seems like more of a knowledge thing, and less of an intellect thing.
by Roberthree
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Economics/Statistics Project
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Economics/Statistics Project

Spoiler:
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1st- 10
2nd- 10
3rd- 10
4th- 9
5th- 9

Very fun while it lasted but now I feel kinda dumb for eating five candy bars because the internet said to.
by Roberthree
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 782402

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Mine started out with me chilling out at night. I was on the internet and decided to watch a movie. The movie was popular in my little dream world, but I've never heard of it in the physical world. The weird thing was that my consciousness shifted between me watching the movie, and the guy who was a...
by Roberthree
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 501091

Re: WoWzers!

Affl Locks cast all shadow spells, Destro casts all fire spells, demo casts both. I'm not sure why you are saying mages are the only guys stuck with one element. Even if it were true, spell element doesn't really matter. I can't think of any current content where one school hits harder than another....
by Roberthree
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0795: "Conditional Risk"
Replies: 89
Views: 23163

Re: "Conditional Risk" Discussion (#795)

Why did the lightning hit the ground when there was a perfectly good tree there?
by Roberthree
Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you make up stories in your head?
Replies: 57
Views: 12116

Re: Do you make up stories in your head?

I do the thing where you explain technologies to people from the past in my head. I constantly have conversations with myself. (Normally three people, the devils advocate, the rash emotional guy, and the levelheaded guy. They take these characteristics to extremes and actively discuss things in my h...
by Roberthree
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:24 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Chicago Meetup
Replies: 23
Views: 18683

Re: Chicago Meetup

Depends on when/where but I'm interested.
by Roberthree
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177284

Re: Making the world a weirder place

I skipped reading a lot of this thread but I'm going to post anyway. I LOVE making the world a weirder place. I wore a trench coat as my winter jacket all of last year. On sunny days I would also wear sunglasses. A guy in a trench coat wearing kickass shades walking down the road gets alot of double...
by Roberthree
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stuck on this derivative
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Stuck on this derivative

Hahah, I knew the second I posted this I was gonna come back, see what I did wrong, and feel like a moron. Thanks guys! Major D'oh moment on my part.
by Roberthree
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stuck on this derivative
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Stuck on this derivative

I just graduated high school with a very mediocre knowledge of math so when I realized I would be taking calculus in college in the fall I panicked a bit and bought a basic book about the subject so I had a bit of knowledge going into the class. I was working my way through the chapter on derivative...
by Roberthree
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A Mostly Female Workforce in the Future?
Replies: 31
Views: 4264

Re: A Mostly Female Workforce in the Future?

I could be horribly off here and wind up sounding like an ignorant sexist, so excuse me if I do. I've been trying to get a basic job in something like retail or a restaurant this summer. I just graduated from high school and during high school every single one of my female friends found jobs. Some e...
by Roberthree
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Things That Remind You of Mathematical Symbols.
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Things That Remind You of Mathematical Symbols.

My math teacher bought a birthday card for his daughter that said something along the lines of "Congratulations on turning 4!". He said "she's not 24".
by Roberthree
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Changing complex coordinates to trigonometric form.
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Changing complex coordinates to trigonometric form.

Thanks guys. The issue was that my teacher wrote down -180 instead of +180, which I then blindly copied down and repeated because I suck. All fixed now.
Thanks!
by Roberthree
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Changing complex coordinates to trigonometric form.
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Changing complex coordinates to trigonometric form.

I'm doing an assignment that is asking me to convert complex coordinates into trigonometric form. I've attempted to do solve it, and I got negative numbers. I asked my math teacher to look over it and he got the same answer. The issue is that the teacher's book gave a totally different answer. Here ...

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