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Yah, sorry. Really busy with math/physics. Away all Friday, gotta give tutoring on Saturday, and I'm going to a con on Sunday, so all the homework HAS to be done today. frown.gif

Ouch. Yeah, I understand. I have a lot of stuff to do this weekend, but I don't have to get it done today, I just want to so I can hang out with friends and build my PC and stuffs.

I also have a 8 page packet of Calculus stuff related to Taylor polynomials and lots of fun stuff like that I have to get done, since it's worth 1/2 of our test..

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Ouch. Yeah, I understand. I have a lot of stuff to do this weekend, but I don't have to get it done today, I just want to so I can hang out with friends and build my PC and stuffs.
I also have a 8 page packet of Calculus stuff related to Taylor polynomials and lots of fun stuff like that I have to get done, since it's worth 1/2 of our test..

{personal opinion}

Calculus isn't fun.
It's generally too easy, and the more difficult problems aren't that interesting. It's a useful form of math when you're taking physics, but it's simply way too on the applied side to really be fun.
This term I'm taking two calculus subjects (Calculus II, and Differential equations), and they both don't look like they'll become that interesting.
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{personal opinion}

Calculus isn't fun.
It's generally too easy, and the more difficult problems aren't that interesting. It's a useful form of math when you're taking physics, but it's simply way too on the applied side to really be fun.
This term I'm taking two calculus subjects (Calculus II, and Differential equations), and they both don't look like they'll become that interesting.

Haha, this class is technically second year Calculus for our High school, though it's more like Calc 1.5. And yes, it isn't very fun. I don't like all the conventions that you have to do either, though that's probably something more to do with math in general (like how if you have an "definite" integral going to infinity, you have to replace the infinity with a variable and use the limit as that variable goes to infinity.) It's also been fairly easy up to this point, but I've been gone a lot and generally haven't been caring all that much, so I'm starting to get confused on certain things.

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Yah, sorry. Really busy with math/physics. Away all Friday, gotta give tutoring on Saturday, and I'm going to a con on Sunday, so all the homework HAS to be done today. frown.gif

I've been tempted to sign up to a tutor agency, if I could get 3-4 hours a week I'd be on track for an 8A by summer. Be nice to have the extra income, although I'm not sure how great I'd be at teaching at that level.

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Haha, this class is technically second year Calculus for our High school, though it's more like Calc 1.5. And yes, it isn't very fun. I don't like all the conventions that you have to do either, though that's probably something more to do with math in general (like how if you have an "definite" integral going to infinity, you have to replace the infinity with a variable and use the limit as that variable goes to infinity.) It's also been fairly easy up to this point, but I've been gone a lot and generally haven't been caring all that much, so I'm starting to get confused on certain things.

No, those conventions are there for a reason. Remnants of analysis (analysis is the math subject concerning itself with proofs in calculus and functions).
If you wouldn't use a limit, then what you're doing doesn't technically make sense anymore, and in more abstract cases you'd run into trouble. It's not really a convention, it's just a technicality which purpose is obscured by the fact that the proofs behind most calculus theorems are much too difficult for high school math.
Defining an indefinite integral like that also help with forming an intuitive idea of the concepts.
I know it may seem like mathematicians are a bit anal, but if we have to be.
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I've been tempted to sign up to a tutor agency, if I could get 3-4 hours a week I'd be on track for an 8A by summer. Be nice to have the extra income, although I'm not sure how great I'd be at teaching at that level.

A lot of people are unconfident about their teaching skills, but you'll find it really isn't that bad. It's a really nice way to earn some money, since it feels rewarding and is much more fun that most jobs.

I really recommend doing it.
post #54982 of 158346

Omg I'm glad I downloaded Gou-Dere bishojo nagihara, fkn funny as....

post #54983 of 158346
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


No, those conventions are there for a reason. Remnants of analysis (analysis is the math subject concerning itself with proofs in calculus and functions).
If you wouldn't use a limit, then what you're doing doesn't technically make sense anymore, and in more abstract cases you'd run into trouble. It's not really a convention, it's just a technicality which purpose is obscured by the fact that the proofs behind most calculus theorems are much too difficult for high school math.
Defining an indefinite integral like that also help with forming an intuitive idea of the concepts.
I know it may seem like mathematicians are a bit anal, but if we have to be.

Ah, guess that makes sense. I just hate the formality for now because I don't really see the point of it.


New Dell IPS came today. Pics in just a moment.

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Okey, new Dell IPS pics:

Warning: Pictures! (Click to show)

 

First of all, holy crap this is a huge box!!! Glad shipping was free biggrin.gif (And my T50RPs for comparison)

Ah, that explains the large box: (they left the stand on the monitor for some reason?!?!?)

Heh, cables2go for some of the cables... How nice of them to include a USB A-B cable, since I don't have any extras and PH needs one!

The monitor itself:

And my new Dell daikazoku:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@tangster, i doubt anybody here cares about the asgard 2 because 1) we are mostly cheap bastards 2) we really don't care anymore 3) anime > audiophilia
post #54986 of 158346
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New Dell IPS came today. Pics in just a moment.

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post #54987 of 158346
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@tangster, i doubt anybody here cares about the asgard 2 because 1) we are mostly cheap bastards 2) we really don't care anymore 3) anime > audiophilia

+1

Not to mention that I'd never buy a Schiit amp due to a certain incident involving headphones being killed, and a certain DIY'er of a certain amplifier getting banned...

post #54988 of 158346
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+1

Not to mention that I'd never buy a Schiit amp due to a certain incident involving headphones being killed, and a certain DIY'er of a certain amplifier getting banned...

Glad I'm not the only one.

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+1

Not to mention that I'd never buy a Schiit amp due to a certain incident involving headphones being killed, and a certain DIY'er of a certain amplifier getting banned...

NwAvGuy? He dropped off the face of the Earth recently. If there were reasonable alternatives in the same price band as schiit (that also look nice), I'd probably buy them. As it is, I'm good to go for a while, but that upgrade itch is damn distracting(made no better byt the pictures of the Woo Fireflies in the Diary thread).

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NwAvGuy? He dropped off the face of the Earth recently. If there were reasonable alternatives in the same price band as schiit (that also look nice), I'd probably buy them. As it is, I'm good to go for a while, but that upgrade itch is damn distracting(made no better byt the pictures of the Woo Fireflies in the Diary thread).

Yeah, him. Although it's best if you don't mention him by name around here.

Honestly, if you care about looks a whole bunch, you could DIY yourself an O2 case and throw that in there... Or make yourself a basic B22 for cheap.

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