Looking for math geeks ;)

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  1. deufeufeu
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    Just to know, who here is studying math at a high level (master and doctorate) ?
    I'd love to share my math geekiness with other tempers.
    Btw : I'm in 2nd year of my doctorate
     


  2. FAST6191

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    I went the engineering route so maths tailed off a bit in favour of the science but the maths (and to a lesser extent coding for circumvention) behind encryption interests me if it makes any difference.
     
  3. Smuff

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    I got an 'A' level, and that was quite enough maths thankyou very much [​IMG]
    Imaginary numbers ("i") was the final straw for me [​IMG]
     
  4. septimus

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    What are these "numbers" you speak of [​IMG]
     
  5. Psyfira

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    I liked maths at school but didn't do further maths, so first year University Level stuff was kind of lost on me. I did Computer Science so there was a fair bit of maths content in that, but it was just a means to an end. We only did the stuff that might be relevant to us so skipped most of the more difficult topics. I got kinda sick of maths really. Although I can't fault it entirely; the copy of Riley Hobson and Bence that I can't understand a word of makes for a very pretty turquoise and lime green monitor stand.

    As for other math loving Tempers, where's Squiffy when you need him? [​IMG]
     
  6. dice

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    I do psychology... does that count?
     
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    imaginary numbers... those are quite easy to explain.
    square root of 4 = 2 right?
    2*2 = 4 ok.
    square root of 1 = 1 right?
    1*1 = 1 ok.
    square root of -1 = ???
    -1 * -1 = 1... so that's not it...
    i * i = -1 [​IMG]

    so basicly:

    i = square root of -1.
     
  8. xalphax

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    imaginary numbers?

    you guys are crazy...

    you are lucky here are no forumbullies to tease you ;-) *JK*
     
  9. Westside

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    Same here, except I was stupid enough to study Computer Science under the faculty of Mathematics. So I am forced to be a high level math nerd by the end...
     
  10. Veho

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    My, field of (soon-to-be, only half a year to my master's degree) expertise is process automation and robotics, but I went over more math than I can shake a stick at, and I can tackle a lema with the best of them. Well, above-average of them, at least [​IMG]
     
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    I got an 89% B+ and I dont turn ANYTHING!!!!! guess I'm favourited
     
  12. tama_mog

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    I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Cal.....I do not recommend it. 0 real world application for 95% of the jobs. I guess since you've moved on to the doctorate program, you're more or less doing research or planning on teaching.
     
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    I'm in 12th grade, and I was nominated for the Regents scholarship at Cal for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I was accepted at UCLA for EECS and at Duke University's (yes, the lacrosse one) Pratt School of Engineering. Whether or not I get that full scholarship at Cal, I'll probably attend, unless I get into MIT or Caltech. So, basically, lots of math in my near future. =P
     
  14. [M]artin

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    Imaginary numbers yield imaginary answers.
     
  15. corbs132

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    Algebra 2 mofuggs!
     
  16. jtroye32

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    imaginary numbers are for people with imaginations. i'm out for money and chicks. calc 2 is as far as i went
     
  17. Squiffy

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    Hallo!
    I'm doing Mathematics and Physics at uni now. I'm in my first year and it's quite difficult. Very different to A-Level maths.
    It's still quite interesting, but I seem to be suffering from 1st year syndrome, in that I do almost no work and go to hardly any lectures.
    Oh well.

    -Squiffy
     
  18. Costello

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    I'd also call it the 3rd year syndrome [​IMG]
     
  19. deufeufeu
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    Oh let's call it the 8th year syndrome here [​IMG] The hardest part now is that I have to go to the lectures where I'm the lecturer... damn... At least I teach mathematics for computer graphics it's funny [​IMG] some students are always excited to make a bouncing ball in povray...
     
  20. Psyfira

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    If you'd spent two years looking at terminal windows and basic windows GUI's you'd be thrilled with a boucy ball too [​IMG] (Hehehe lookit'it go! *bounce*)