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Studying like there's no tomorrow

Lately I've been studying like exams start tomorrow. This is sad, especially considering that exams don't start until May. It's especially sad considering that I've been in school for only a week.

Also, Monday's the last day to add a class or to drop a class with absolutely no penalty whatsoever. [After that, you can drop without a W for so long and drop with a W for a little longer.] As hard as this is, dropping would make me feel chicken, so I'm sucking up my inferiority and going for it.

Note to self: Yes, you're out of Math 204 and don't have to prove theorems every week, but that does not mean you can ignore them, especially in linear algebra when you see a theorem labeled "The Following Are Equivalent". They're still fairly important, I'd say.


Also, I logged onto the vampire game because I was on a Perception quest. I wandered around for awhile, and what did I see after a few clicks but a vampire hunter. A fairly tired vampire hunter. I followed it and killed it. Success. After just two days, I completed my Perception quest. [You have ten.] I guess that makes up for being just short of killing that hunter yesterday. Now I have to get my blood count and my coin count back up before finishing my quests to become fully powered: Locate 2, Locate 3, Stamina 2, Stamina 3, [all of these cost blood, but Stamina 2 and 3 are the really painful ones], Telepathy 3, and Celerity 3. After that, I'll be fully powered [except for Neutrality, which I don't want yet].

This Weekend's To-Do List:
1. Linear Algebra homework [by Monday]
2. Linear Algebra assignment [due Wednesday, 11AM]
3. Multivariable homework [12.3: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27;
12.4: 1, 4, 7-10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 30]
4. français: lis chapitre deux et répond aux questions à la fin [lundi]
5. FYS: Read Kaplan Chapter 2 pp. 14 – 27; Seife p. 5 - 23; write Think Piece #2; maybe start Writing Assignment #1
6. Do laundry.


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Jan. 28th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
Sushi... chill. It's just school. Go enjoy my city for me.
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Jan. 28th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
[glares at LJ] I should get out a bit more often. Maybe I'm getting cabin fever, and that's why I can't figure out this assignment. I could use some caffeine, too...
Jan. 28th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Damn, I <3 TFAE proofs. What class is your Math 204, out of curiosity?
Jan. 28th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
Math 204 [The Art of Mathematical Thinking, but nobody calls it that] is the general proofs course, using topics such as sets, relations, functions, and an introduction to convergence. So I couldn't ignore the theorems because I had to prove a lot of them. For obvious reasons, it was also the only class I had to put real effort into last fall.

P.S. Go ahead, add me. I already added you back.
Jan. 28th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
Convergence? Like for series and sequences?
Sounds like our Discrete maths, but we never touched on convergence. Our discrete maths, was "Sets, relations, functions, Logic, Combinatorics (An introduction), and Proofs". Was an interesting course, and everything back then now makes sense.

Oh, look, a function j: G ® H
G, H are groups. Then j is an isomorphism if it is 1-1, and onto, and preserves operations. Everything you'll learn is useful. It's so cool to see everything just ... well, converge to these courses.

My courses this year, of Graph Theory, Group Theory (Abstract Algebra by another name), Real Analysis (Emphasis on Anal), Complex Analysis, and Rings and Fields, are just "Theorem proof, definition, theorem proof, lemma proof, proof proof proof".

Jan. 28th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yep, convergence for series and sequences. Wait a minute, you did combinatorics? I wanted [still want] to do those!

The class was very interesting even at 8:45am, and even though the final was the hardest thing I've ever done. I probably won't be saying that in a few years, though, especially when everything does converge together. I think some things are starting to.

May I say that your combination of courses this year is absolutely insane?
Jan. 29th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
It is. The only courses that are even potentially time-consuming and evil, are R&F, Real anal, and Complex. Done Graph, Group, and the first half of Real Anal.

It was fun though, we ended up talking about countable and uncountable sets. If you have a (infinite) set, and can put it in 1-1 correspondence to the natural numbers, it's countable. So the Integers are (let f(x) = 2x, x <= 0, f(x) = 2x + 1, x >), and cartesian products are (Like ZxZ, et al). If you take ZxZ\{0}, and then let any element from f(a,b) = a/b, then the rationals are. The reals arent.
Jan. 28th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
I hope the studying goes well:) Good luck with the linear algebra--I admire you for tackling it.
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