# Looking for math geeks ;)

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# Looking for math geeks ;)

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Nov 21, 2005
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. ### FAST6191Techromancer

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Nov 21, 2005
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. ### SmuffFossilized Gamer

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I got an 'A' level, and that was quite enough maths thankyou very much
Imaginary numbers ("i") was the final straw for me

4. ### septimusMember

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Oct 28, 2002
What are these "numbers" you speak of

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Dec 31, 2003
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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?

6. ### dicepansy-ass ex-staff member

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I do psychology... does that count?

7. ### IssacI

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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

so basicly:

i = square root of -1.

8. ### xalphaxInternet killed the Ponystar.

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imaginary numbers?

you guys are crazy...

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

9. ### WestsideSogdiana

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Dec 18, 2004
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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. ### VehoThe man who cried "Ni".

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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

11. ### juggernaut911GBAtemp Slut!

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I got an 89% B+ and I dont turn ANYTHING!!!!! guess I'm favourited

12. ### tama_mogKupo

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May 6, 2006
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.

13. ### theonlyone123123Newbie

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Nov 25, 2006
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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Algebra 2 mofuggs!

16. ### jtroye32GBAtemp Fan

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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. ### SquiffyGBATemp's Little Embarrassment

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Oct 30, 2002
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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

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Oct 24, 2002
I'd also call it the 3rd year syndrome

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Nov 21, 2005
Oh let's call it the 8th year syndrome here 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 some students are always excited to make a bouncing ball in povray...

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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 (Hehehe lookit'it go! *bounce*)