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Devac  ·  132 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

    I think plasma is just a new regime of physics for you to explore. Hopefully you don't tire of it too quickly. :)

I don't know. Even if that would be the case, I like it a lot more than what I have seen in some of the other disciplines. I only definitely know that I don't want to be involved with mathematical physics and that's about it.

    Speaking of, I've gotta do a proof today of the convolution theorem for both Fourier and Laplace transforms. It's on wikipedia, though, so what's the point?

In the words of one of my lecturers "Always practice the basics!". Forgetting about them or deeming problems as 'too trivial' is, in my opinion, a path to complacency. Seeing how my programmes at uni seem to have a student half-life of around 2.5 semesters you bet that I'm going spend some time on freshman problems, just to hone the edge. ;)

Even if it's a boring chore, that's a type of training. And you don't skip the mathematical analysis day.

    The rest is equations and some words. I'm a spatial intelligence person

But aren't these complementary?

    Dude, I don't know what it's like in your realm, but every time I turn around, someone high up in an institution has agreed to roll out someone else's kid's software (or whatever reason), and it takes all of the clerical people suspiciously long to learn the new workings.

I'm not privy to this type of stuff but seeing how administration at maths department has been recently reduced I hope that's the new management purging the excess fat from this delicious bacon. It's not much, but even I could see some of the people literally doing nothing there. No matter the time of day, it seemed to always be the break time.

I guess that you can't really live without administration, but some of it seems like a pure waste of space and money. I got my fucking tax return faster than they processed my request to requisition a laptop and projector for school outreach.

    Pretend that I gracefully made my way back through the rant

Dude, come on. I think that I'm making tangents to tangents every other time we talk. Don't mention it and let us embrace that state of things. :P

    Stockholm, Austria, or Norway

Yey, these are places that I can actually visit. Word of warning about Norway and Sweden: food and housing are quite expensive there, especially in Stockholm. I know that you likely did your own research but I can confirm that one bit. No idea about Österreich.