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(Original post by IrrationalNumber)
That's horrible!

I found the first few weeks at Warwick very easy, but it did get much harder.
Well, I don't why people don't like Peter Neal. I think it's because he is teaching stats. I said to him that most of the sheets are rude and you shouldn't read them, but he said that he has developed thick skin from teaching stats for many years.

Yeah, I wonder when it will get hard. Saying that I think most people think it's hard but yeah lazy people.
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P.P.S. I feel sorry for the probability lecturer as he has to read feedback sheets from students. I read about ten of the feedback sheets quickly and they where all you suck or the course is boring.
At our introductory lecture some feedback from previous years was read out - "The Fourier lectures were incomprehensible and going slower would have made no difference as the lecturer was crap" and "Excellent course, excellent lecturer. Can he lecture all the courses" were given for the same course, same year :rolleyes:
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(Original post by IrrationalNumber)
I found the first few weeks at Warwick very easy, but it did get much harder.
Really? I found the first six weeks bordering on insane (probably because there was zero help available) but pretty good after that.
This year has been easy so far, but I'm just waiting for it all to suddenly get very difficult.
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Really? I found the first six weeks bordering on insane (probably because there was zero help available) but pretty good after that.
I was used to the uni style of work though because I did two a-levels on my own, I think it might be harder if you haven't done that? Also I'd covered everything in DEs and the rest seemed easier than STEP. Then it got alot harder, partly because I stopped religiously attending lectures and partly because the difficulty jumped up between the beginning of term 1 and the rest of the year. Looking back at Analysis 2 now, it's not impossible, but Analysis 1 is still considerably easier, particularly the first few bits of it where you just prove the triangle inequality for the modulus function.
This year has been easy so far, but I'm just waiting for it all to suddenly get very difficult.
I don't think it's easy so far, maybe I'm just getting worse at maths
Having said that, I know that the difficult part is Metric spaces- too much to learn.
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I don't think it's easy so far, maybe I'm just getting worse at maths
Having said that, I know that the difficult part is Metric spaces- too much to learn.
You probably have more difficult modules right now. We dont have Metric Spaces (or PDEs, both look very tough) but Maths Stats A/B and Maths of Random Events should be testing. Analysis III is okay so far, but we haven't really done much (i've been sneaking in to your lectures!).

I did Maths and Further on my own. My superisor was totally crap and made life difficult last year I guess.
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You probably have more difficult modules right now. We dont have Metric Spaces (or PDEs, both look very tough) but Maths Stats A/B and Maths of Random Events should be testing. Analysis III is okay so far, but we haven't really done much (i've been sneaking in to your lectures!).
Algebra 1 was causing a few problems in the maths undergraduate room a few days ago... almost everyone in there seemed to be discussing it. Metric spaces is next term, but I know it's hard. Don't know anything about PDEs... Maths of random events is like measure theory so it'll probably be quite tricky. From what I can tell, alot of people fail Maths Stat A so that's probably quite tricky too.
(Original post by silent ninja)
I did Maths and Further on my own. My superisor was totally crap and made life difficult last year I guess.
I'm guessing that didn't help.
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(Original post by IrrationalNumber)
Algebra 1 was causing a few problems in the maths undergraduate room a few days ago... almost everyone in there seemed to be discussing it. Metric spaces is next term, but I know it's hard. Don't know anything about PDEs... Maths of random events is like measure theory so it'll probably be quite tricky. From what I can tell, alot of people fail Maths Stat A so that's probably quite tricky too.

I'm guessing that didn't help.
Algebra I, ugh. I can't do algebra. Now I understand why they say you're either an Algebra or Analysis person.
Yeah, maths stats A average two years ago was 37% I think. Unfortunately, you need it for everything probability/stats/econometrics related and it's comuplsory for us.

Like a friend on the course says, as long as we're going in the right direction relative to everyone else, we'll be okay after a good revision period. I think there'll be some pain-- this being the hardest year according to most-- but it'll be okay in the end :yep:
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(Original post by silent ninja)
Algebra I, ugh. I can't do algebra. Now I understand why they say you're either an Algebra or Analysis person.
Yeah, maths stats A average two years ago was 37% I think. Unfortunately, you need it for everything probability/stats/econometrics related and it's comuplsory for us.
Who says that?

Because a lot of people have been good at algebra and analysis for example Cauchy.
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Lolocaust
There's nothing wrong with using a little borrowed material to illustrate a point from time to time.
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Algebra I, ugh. I can't do algebra. Now I understand why they say you're either an Algebra or Analysis person.
Yeah, maths stats A average two years ago was 37% I think. Unfortunately, you need it for everything probability/stats/econometrics related and it's comuplsory for us.
I am hideously bad at algebra. I can't do it at all. Admittedly I'm better at group theory than linear algebra but that doesn't say much at all.

Is it too late to start Math stat A? Or have you handed in an assignment sheet already? Is there one due in this Monday?
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Is it too late to start Math stat A? Or have you handed in an assignment sheet already? Is there one due in this Monday?
We've handed in one assignment on Thursday but the course is 100% exam so the assignments are not for credit. You haven't missed a great deal if you've done Probability B.

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Who says that?

Because a lot of people have been good at algebra and analysis for example Cauchy.
It's just something that is said, not a fact. Maybe it's just a tendency in general.
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So far, I'm liking both my linear algebra and "real analysis" courses and seem to be able to do them both

But we've only really done reduced row echelon form + some notation/definitions for "real analysis", so not that far into either one yet.
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So far, I'm liking both my linear algebra and "real analysis" courses and seem to be able to do them both
Our linear algebra is pretty incomprehensible and has so far only been set theory, maps, equivalence relations etc. In general I understand what's going on, but actually doing questions I find genuinely reasonably challenging. However this is only the case for one out of five courses, so in general it is absolutely fine and I'm not exactly dying under the workload... You can go out as much as you like, do as much sports as you like and socialise in other ways.

What courses are you doing?

(We have Analysis, Stats&Probability, Lin Algebra, Methods and Computing)
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What courses are you doing?

(We have Analysis, Stats&Probability, Lin Algebra, Methods and Computing)
We have mathematical methods (which is half calculus (without much, if any, integration) and half linear algebra), statistics, a doss analysis course and economics.
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Our linear algebra is pretty incomprehensible and has so far only been set theory, maps, equivalence relations etc. In general I understand what's going on, but actually doing questions I find genuinely reasonably challenging. However this is only the case for one out of five courses, so in general it is absolutely fine and I'm not exactly dying under the workload... You can go out as much as you like, do as much sports as you like and socialise in other ways.

What courses are you doing?

(We have Analysis, Stats&Probability, Lin Algebra, Methods and Computing)
Like walking down a ******* huge hill, and walking all the way back up it again! (We got back at about 2:50am.)

Algebra makes little sense but Analysis is coming to me slowly but surely.
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fyi now doing straight maths, why the username in caps? It's not a disease

EDIT: Quotes not caps retard
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'tis cool, 'twas only a question =)
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Course work on conic section, I hate it. Plus I need to read up about the prime number theory as I have to talk about it in a persentation on tuesday for two minutes. So yeah, pretty annoyed.

Saying that the next project is modular arithmetic so that would be fun, unlike this gay project.

Why the hell do I have to learn about conic section? when will I ever use conic section in my life apart from this project? never.

But, lol I will probably just write up some rubbish and get like 60% for it. This is a pretty stupid module as everyone is just copying off each other and so defeats the point of the module which I didn't understand in the first place.

P.S. Although, the next project looks really good i.e. module arithmetic then difference equations and then graph theory.

P.P.S. I should really be reading about some gay sphere.
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Why the hell do I have to learn about conic section? when will I ever use conic section in my life apart from this project?
Dynamics.
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Dynamics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelin_spheres

This is really funny. Look at the below the proof that the curve has constant sum of distance to foci.

P.S. Yeah, I should have done my homework earlier.
P.P.S. A lot of Manchester students are going to read that and think the person is telling the truth.
P.P.P.S. I don't know if I will do any dynamics depends how the mechanics course in the second term.
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