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Why am i a mathematician? [quick story]

  1. Jul 30, 2009 #1
    "why am i a mathematician?" [quick story]

    http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~ghrist/whyami.html" [Broken] are very fun to read.
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2009 #2
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    Wow I love his handwriting, wish I had a professor like that!
     
  4. Jul 30, 2009 #3
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    Yea, I know! I also wish I had the equipment to handwrite my notes electronically. I've seen people comment on how it was too much like handwriting and hard to read, and that they preferred typed notes. I myself don't like sloppy handwriting, but his isn't sloppy and is very fun and colorful to read, while being readable. It sticks in my mind because of the unique presentation style and little side notes and drawings. I've heard multiple professors use this story in his notes on page 4 http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~ghrist/notes/calculus2/lecture12.pdf" [Broken], but I just like the ticket reading "Mean Value Theorem, son". Haha.
     
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  5. Jul 30, 2009 #4
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    Holy crap. Lecture notes #8, at the bottom of page 1.

    (Picture of a cat) "I can has holes?"
     
  6. Jul 30, 2009 #5
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    It's always great to see a professor, especially a math professor, who roams the internets. Just so people know, you meant http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~ghrist/notes/appltop/lecture8.pdf" [Broken] in the applied topology section.
     
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  7. Jul 31, 2009 #6

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    Re: "why am i a mathematician?" [quick story]

    Off topic posts have been deleted. Remember that this thread is in the Academic Guidance forum, not general discussion.
     
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