# Search results

1. ### Tired of school: Any sense in continuing?

To be honest, I’ve been feeling disinterested and unmotivated in pretty much every area of my life for the past year or so. Not very surprising as I spend a lot of time on schoolwork. For this reason, it’s hard for me to pin point exactly what it is that is making me hate school. All I know is...
2. ### Tired of school: Any sense in continuing?

I’ve finished two years of the math curriculum at my university here in Canada. I came here because I was excited about physics and mathematics in high school. Well, here I am now. I’ve been burned out since the end of first year, but for one reason or another, have continued onto finish second...
3. ### Sketchy Induction Proof

ah, thanks for clearly that up. That's kind of subtle, and I doubt I would've figured it out by myself.. i guess i forgot that one of the reasons why we speak of partial sums in the first place is that they are all bound.. :smile:
4. ### Sketchy Induction Proof

something funny's going on here, and I can't see what :yuck: For a sequence {x_n} , where each term is non-negative the series x_1 + x_2 + ... +x_n + ... converges proof: it will suffice to show that the sequence of partial sums {s_n} is bounded where each s_i = x_1 + ... + x_i...
5. ### Integral of secant

ah, ok thank you!
6. ### Integral of secant

if I kept the minus sign where it was, which is what I did in my original solution, my integral would've been ln(1+u)+ln(1-u)=ln(1-u^2) StatusX told me to watch out for the negative sign in front of the u, so I factored it out, made sure that u was positive, and then integrated it, which gave...
7. ### Integral of secant

hmm.. I've never run into anything like this before so why does u having a minus sign in front of it pose a problem with what I did in my original solution? (thanks for the help)
8. ### Integral of secant

Homework Statement Basically, I have to find \int \frac{1}{cosx} dx by multiplying the integrand by \frac{cosx}{cosx} I go through and arrive at a solution, but when I differentiate it, I get -tan(x) something's clearly wrong, but I can't see what it is that I'm doing wrong...
9. ### Personal fable and reality

eh, when you're in high school and at the top of your math classes and whatnot, it's easy to think that you're the next big thing Once you get into university though, you find out that there are a lot of people just as smart and determined as you, school becomes a lot more challenging, and...
10. ### Schools Average GPA for grad school?

how'd you manage to get all that experience in your freshman year?

how do I convert my percentage grade into a number in the GPA system?
12. ### Spring '07 schedule

Probability is actually a second year course but I saw that it had a Calc II as a co-req, so I signed up for it thinking that I was safe. The calendar's description of the course: The laws of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, expectation, central limit theorem. As for...
13. ### Spring '07 schedule

cool, thanks my schedule for next term looks like.. Linear Algebra I Calculus II CS 136- elementary algorithm design//data abstraction Probability Physics 122 - mechanics and waves II
14. ### Spring '07 schedule

those are uwaterloo courses right? Just wondering.. generally, is it implicitly assumed that students in Pmath come from the advanced sections of the 100 and 200 math courses? -first year student :tongue:
15. ### Schools University of Waterloo

funny you should say that because whenever I try to find the bathooms, I always end up at the women's room and have to walk across the entire hall!
16. ### Schools University of Waterloo

uwaterloo math is something like 3:7 :confused:
17. ### Schools Hoping For A Full Scholorship To A University

Don't be so quick to dismiss the Euclid contest. The school of computer science is a part of the Faculty of Mathematics, so you're actually eligible to receive entrance scholarships from the faculty of math (and like I mentioned before, the big ones depend a lot on the Euclid) More importantly...
18. ### Schools University of Waterloo

Admission averages can be misleading. Usually, they have less to do with the quality and difficulty of the program, and more to do with the size of the faculty and how popular the program is.
19. ### Schools Hoping For A Full Scholorship To A University

if you're looking at going to UWaterloo for math, take the Euclid math contest seriously and look at getting involved in math seminars, clubs and whatnot. There's a number of scholarships from the math faculty for people who place high in the euclid as well as participating in extracurricular...

:cry: :cry:
21. ### Master in Math Question

Yeah there really aren't any girls here AT ALL The town isn't that great either, so I stay on campus pretty much all the time...but for me I like the school enough so far that I feel like it's somewhat of a fair tradeoff :P

Some short stories by Kafka maybe

I had a chance to take a look at the assignments for the regular math courses, and they were rather bland. After thinking about it some more, I've decided to stay in the classes that I'm already in. Thanks for the responses guys

Ok, so I finished my first week of undergrad this Friday. Going into the math faculty here, my original goal was to major in either pure math or applied math (with focuses on physics). Like a lot of aspiring undergrads on these message boards, I'd like to continue on into grad school and study...

AFAIK, it's more difficult to get into the co-op program if you are an international student at UWaterloo
26. ### Quick Notation Question

I see well, thanks for the quick response!
27. ### Quick Notation Question

i figured as much... is there a reason for this convention? (the textbook uses both throughout)
28. ### Quick Notation Question

V_{x} \equiv \Delta x / \Delta t What is the difference between \equiv and = ? I know that it means congruency in math but I somehow doubt that it's the case in this situation :P
29. ### By Crikey! Crocodile hunter is dead

He used to be somewhat of a hero to me in my early teens. RIP =\

I think it's safe to say no
31. ### Is there a way to appear smarter?

yea I've had it for a while now. what makes you say that? :confused:

33. ### Recommendations for a Problem Solving Book

Check out www.artofproblemsolving.com They have a pretty wide variety of books, mostly centred around problem solving. Although the books are more or less geared towards high school students, I'm pretty sure they have some for undergraduates (ie a putnam book, etc)
34. ### Getting familiar with proofs?

heh, I actually ordered that one too!
35. ### Getting familiar with proofs?

I ordered the book on Amazon (I'm in Canada so I had to buy the book for more than \$4 :P) and it should be arriving shortly. Thanks for the suggestion.
36. ### Getting familiar with proofs?

I'll be starting university in just over a month. The school I'm going to has advanced section classes that basically cover the first year math classes (Algebra and Calculus) in a more rigorous fashion than what is usually offered to first year math students. I am interested in taking part of...
37. ### Schools Advice needed choosing schools

In my opinion, both are very good schools, and you will receive a top notch education wherever you go. I think in the end, your choice should depend on details like which city you prefer to live in, university size, whether you're interested in UW's co-op, etc. I'm headed for UW this September...
38. ### 18 yr old need some advice

Yeah, I was looking into the place a while ago, and it seems pretty cool. I think I'll visit the place once I get to waterloo and go on a tour or something Definitely. UofT sounds like a great school. In retrospect, I probably should've applied there as well, but I'm happy with my current...
39. ### 18 yr old need some advice

Cool links! I'm in somewhat of a similar situation as you, Kid_Electro. I'm headed for Waterloo in the fall for either math or mathematical physics. Good luck to you!
40. ### Portugal vs France

I'd really hate to see this game end with that penalty :( On a side note, all the booing going on in this game is pretty funny :biggrin:

what a game!
42. ### France vs South Korea

I'm wondering the same thing, but judging by the way the commentators are talking, I think the decision might be final. Surprising results for Korea though. Edit: I guess that they can only go back on card decisions and not on goals. Don't take my word though, I'm going by what some guy told...
43. ### France vs South Korea

I'm pretty sure that the second one was in.
44. ### South Korea vs Togo

2 to 1 for Korea at 70 minutes!
45. ### PF Profesionals and Students.

I'm going to university next year as a general math student. After my first year, hopefully I'll know if i like math or physics better and get a degree in that.
46. ### Other Should I Become a Mathematician?

Hey mathwonk, would you mind doing a little comparison between pure math and applied math? As in the types of classes you'll take in each major, their differences, what you can do with each degree, etc I am starting my undergraduate studies in September. While I don't have to decide on my...
47. ### EngSci @ UofT!

Wow, congrats! It's supposed to be damn near impossible to get accepted into that.

congrats man
49. ### How many of you have not had a bf or gf?

Kinda like catch-22 for me. I feel like I lack adequate experience to approach girls that I'm attracted to, but at the same time, don't really feel like it's worth my time to gain any experience with girls to whom I'm not attracted to. (I can't believe I'm talking about this on an internet forum)
50. ### How many of you have not had a bf or gf?

I turn 19 next month =\