Recent content by hsetennis

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    Should I re-read theory and errors or just go straight to practice?

    Having seen your prior posts, you're over thinking it. Think less and do more. If you don't grasp the topic, practice. If you get it, move on. I agree with the other posters. OP's question is not clear nor answerable.
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    Undergraduate Math Outside the Classroom

    A little lengthy, but I hope it answers one of your questions:
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    Post Your Summer/Fall 2013 Class Schedules

    Is that the graduate Algebra with Dennis? I hope you don't mind if I ask what you took last year?
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    Post Your Summer/Fall 2013 Class Schedules

    Just a tentative schedule: Intro to OOP and Data Structures Intro to Topology Honors Linear Algebra Race, Class, Labor and Food in Tompkins County
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    Post Your Summer/Fall 2013 Class Schedules

    Consider logical fallacies. In standard logic, you remove appeals to authority. In Russian logic, authority appeals to remove you!
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    Worried about a class

    I also used to have trouble with English classes and essays, so I understand your frustration. The first step to take (and this goes for any subject, really) is to go up to your instructor and ask them politely, "I would like to improve my English skills and perform better in the future. What...
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    Schools Are big name schools really that different?

    I don't know if homeschooled students can do it, but international high school credentials (such as IB or something similar) will help when applying to Cambridge.
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    Mathematical Rigour

    Depends who's telling you this. It means different things if it comes from your chemistry professor or your math professor. I'll assume you mean your math professor. First, understand the fundamentals of proofs: implications, contradictions, necessity/sufficiency, etc. Watch carefully how the...
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    Schools Are big name schools really that different?

    Atyy, I think you're misinterpreting Khan. He actually means to consider Harvard as a nameless institution, not a secret institution. For example, if just the name "Harvard University" was erased from the diploma, but the graduate would still keep the diploma. A similar kind of thing happens in...
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    Schools Are big name schools really that different?

    Context: Sal Khan is an American educator who makes video lectures on YouTube. My post refers to an interview he did with Reason TV.
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    Schools Are big name schools really that different?

    I agree. I was watching an Sal Khan interview the other day that sheds light on this: Khan: College is a confusing, muddled concept. There’s a learning part, a socialization part, and a credentialing part. The students and parents appreciate the experiential, the socialization parts, but they...
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    Real Analysis and Complex Analysis

    The point is to formalize the material and delve deeper into it. My complex analysis class also used Brown and Churchill. I can't really say anything bad or good about it; it's pretty popular and gets the job done. However, considering its content, I don't think it's possible to teach a...
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    Schools Are big name schools really that different?

    Just want to note that NYU's Tisch School of the Arts is very respected for performer, musicians, artists, etc. There's more to NYU than just Courant and homeless people on campus.
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    About Mathematical Analysis by Zorich

    Binmore is an analysis book with answers, but it criticized of "holding your hand too much". Ross has answers widely available, but it is also not as intense as something like Rudin. If you feel like you don't have the mathematical maturity to tackle a harder analysis book, there's absolutely...
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    Can I get into a BS Physics program at MIT?

    I think that it is wrong to call them conditions, and I agree with Theorem. But I think that it is even wronger to conclude that if you aren't privileged, you can't be successful. Look at the life of Sergey Brin, co-founded of Google, an immigrant who faced discrimination in his home country and...