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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I'm now a programmer in a Shanghai based IT company. I have been graduated from

college for 4 years and my major in college is not math or physics related. But I kept

thinking my "philosophical stuff" along and recently found there's answers for me in

both pure mathematics and theoretical physics(M-theory/LQG, etc). so I decided to

apply for a pure Math PHD study to make a sound base to do researching job.

it's some difficult for me because:

My undergraduate transcript just show very poor performance, also in those math

classes as calculus, linear algebra and probability theory. and recently I got my first

and terrible GRE score and a TOEFL 537.

Someone told me I'll be competitive if I had journal papers. I think this is interesting

on this condition that my goal is just present my thoughts in academic paper after

learn mathematics systematically in graduate school. for now, if I have ability to

send serious paper I would most probably not that urge to apply for a graduate study.

now I'm learning Garrity's book, All the Mathematics You Missed...

I'm looking for your suggestion, thank you!

college for 4 years and my major in college is not math or physics related. But I kept

thinking my "philosophical stuff" along and recently found there's answers for me in

both pure mathematics and theoretical physics(M-theory/LQG, etc). so I decided to

apply for a pure Math PHD study to make a sound base to do researching job.

it's some difficult for me because:

My undergraduate transcript just show very poor performance, also in those math

classes as calculus, linear algebra and probability theory. and recently I got my first

and terrible GRE score and a TOEFL 537.

Someone told me I'll be competitive if I had journal papers. I think this is interesting

on this condition that my goal is just present my thoughts in academic paper after

learn mathematics systematically in graduate school. for now, if I have ability to

send serious paper I would most probably not that urge to apply for a graduate study.

now I'm learning Garrity's book, All the Mathematics You Missed...

I'm looking for your suggestion, thank you!

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