“And I thought they were insightful!”
I think we get too comfortable with commutativity in our early mathematical education.
“Engineering doesn’t quite work like that…” “Yes it does! Your job is to build my crazy ideas, and maybe get some credit for it later. Don’t you want that?”
There are plenty of ways to enjoy mathematics. You can attend a classroom lecture, you can read a textbook, you can look at a news article, you can watch a video, or you could just play with some concepts yourself. There’s not one way in particular that is better than any other. Rather, each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. It depends what you’re looking to get out of your session. Despite this, I…
Helping others makes it all worth it.
Anyone who has taken lab classes with me will relate.
I think the probability of any of these happening is the limit of 1/n as n goes to infinity.
As a student in mathematics and physics, I’m part of two different worlds. On the one hand, proofs and abstraction come from the side of mathematics. On the other hand, physics is where concrete examples and applications are the norm. In physics (at least, within the scope of undergraduate education), we only care about the mathematical tools that we can apply to a given problem. Of the two camps, I find myself identifying more with…
I just love when I have a whole week of nothing (in which I could have done work!) and then this happens.
I wince when I look back over this one. Hits very close to home.