• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products via PF Here!

How much do you work daily?

  • Thread starter Qubix
  • Start date
82
1
I don't know if this post is related to Academic Guidance, but it seems to fit here. So the question is simple, how much do you work daily/weekly/monthly? (choose what period of time you like). How long does it take for you to finish a book of...say 600 pages. (I know that different books take a different amount of time to complete, some being easier than others, but let's just say a standard undergraduate textbook on mechanics).
 
I know Dummit and Foote took about an hour and a half a chapter for me to read and do a few problems for the first half, it took me a couple weeks to get down the material through chapter 5 well enough to ace the class( I came in the class late through an independent study and the professor said if I caught up I could take the course early since I was still in my proofs class, so I just learned all of the material).

On the other hand, a denser book like Atiyah McDonald's commutative algebra takes a good bit longer to get through each chapter and some of the problems are pretty tough.
 
I am currently writing my MSc thesis and I manage about 4-7 pages a day doing about eight hours solid.

Hope that helps
 
89
1
up to 4 hours a day
 
458
1
8000 Kilojoules
 

Dr Transport

Science Advisor
Gold Member
2,211
385
About 10-13 hours a day, between my day job and other activities that require my attention. My day job is no less than 9 hours daily, 5 days a week, and overtime at night or on the weekends in the 5-8 hours about 2-3 weeks a month.
 

Related Threads for: How much do you work daily?

  • Posted
Replies
22
Views
5K
  • Posted
2
Replies
44
Views
14K
  • Posted
Replies
10
Views
2K
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Posted
Replies
7
Views
2K

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top