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    Woahhhhh! I'm still at GCSE but I think I'd like to do it at uni. What's your favourite topic? Also, do you prefer pure or applied?

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    Well, I'm really quite interested in both pure and applied maths. My final year project was to do with numerical methods (at GCSE you won't have bumped into these, but basically they are ways of finding approximate solutions to equations which cannot currently, or possibly ever, be solved exactly) for use in numerical weather prediction, so pretty applied. My masters/PhD (it's all in one course) is going to be in communication science, and I will be using what is generally considered quite pure maths here.
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    Well, I'm really quite interested in both pure and applied maths. My final year project was to do with numerical methods (at GCSE you won't have bumped into these, but basically they are ways of finding approximate solutions to equations which cannot currently, or possibly ever, be solved exactly) for use in numerical weather prediction, so pretty applied. My masters/PhD (it's all in one course) is going to be in communication science, and I will be using what is generally considered quite pure maths here.
    Ooh this sounds very interesting:yep: Did you do numerical methods at A Level or was it something you only started looking at in uni? Ohh I see - well it's a good thing you like both. Have you regretted it at any point?

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    Ethaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! :hugs::jive::jive::jive:

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    (Original post by Matrix123)
    Ethaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! :hugs::jive::jive::jive:

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    I missed you Matrix!!! :cry2: :hugs:
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    I missed you Matrix!!! :cry2: :hugs:
    Awww I've missed you too! I trust you're well and no longer ill?

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    Awww I've missed you too! I trust you're well and no longer ill?

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    Indeed I am!!! I'm eating cereal as we speak! :cookie: How're you?!
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    Indeed I am!!! I'm eating cereal as we speak! :cookie: How're you?!
    Yaay! oooh what type, if you don't mind me asking? (I know, it's a very personal question:ahee:)
    Great thanks - although I'm still awaiting the music quiz results for Rhythmical's thread because apparently a certain someone still hasn't done it... :mmm:

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    Yaay! oooh what type, if you don't mind me asking? (I know, it's a very personal question:ahee:)
    Great thanks - although I'm still awaiting the music quiz results for Rhythmical's thread because apparently a certain someone still hasn't done it... :mmm:

    How has your day been?

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    OMG I FORGOT! :crazy:

    I'll do that ASAP! I'm having chocolate pillows :drool: and they're lovely :love:

    Pretty good! But how're you??!!!
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    OMG I FORGOT! :crazy:

    I'll do that ASAP! I'm having chocolate pillows :drool: and they're lovely :love:

    Pretty good! But how're you??!!!
    :facepalm: Gooood! :rofl:

    Ooooh nice

    I said I'm great thanks :awesome:
    Feel slightly mentally hyper for some reason:holmes:

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    (Original post by Matrix123)
    Ooh this sounds very interesting:yep: Did you do numerical methods at A Level or was it something you only started looking at in uni? Ohh I see - well it's a good thing you like both. Have you regretted it at any point?

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    Well, there was some numerical methods at A level. There was (for us) an iterative method for finding roots of equations, and one for approximating the solutions of definite integrals (a definite integral is the area under the curve on a graph, you won't have come across this yet but will in c2 of your A level if you go for that), although the word numerical method wouldn't have been mentioned at that point.

    I can't say I've regretted it at all, I certainly wouldn't have been able to spend three years studying all of the interesting maths I would have done. I also went on a summer school with the London Mathematical Society, this was brilliant. I also wouldn't have been able to get onto the PhD course I chose, which I think will be really intersting. It is a lot of work and a lot of commitment, but really enjoyable (for me, but I'm a nerd ).

    btw, is the name Matrix a reference to mathematics or the film? Associativity is actually a reference to group theory, from maths.
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    I BLOODY LOVE Tom Scott! :love:
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    I BLOODY LOVE Tom Scott! :love:
    Citation Needed is the best thing ever. Though I was a subscriber from when saw this video. :giggle:

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    Citation Needed is the best thing ever. Though I was a subscriber from when saw this video. :giggle:

    You're totally right :yep: I was a subscriber from the Google Glasses video -- I captioned that in French! :love:
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    YOU LIKE ASHENS TOO?! I've seen this already, I DIED.
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    (Original post by Associativity)
    Well, there was some numerical methods at A level. There was (for us) an iterative method for finding roots of equations, and one for approximating the solutions of definite integrals (a definite integral is the area under the curve on a graph, you won't have come across this yet but will in c2 of your A level if you go for that), although the word numerical method wouldn't have been mentioned at that point.

    I can't say I've regretted it at all, I certainly wouldn't have been able to spend three years studying all of the interesting maths I would have done. I also went on a summer school with the London Mathematical Society, this was brilliant. I also wouldn't have been able to get onto the PhD course I chose, which I think will be really intersting. It is a lot of work and a lot of commitment, but really enjoyable (for me, but I'm a nerd ).

    btw, is the name Matrix a reference to mathematics or the film? Associativity is actually a reference to group theory, from maths.
    I see. Thanks for explaining everything so simply the finding roots of equations sounds really interesting to me.

    That's great to hear. Maths is generally a very hard subject so I think it's probably easy to feel like you regret it at some point. Wow that sounds awesome! What kinds of stuff did you do at the summer school? Good good, it's quite rare for me to find people who love maths

    It's a reference to mathematics. Oooh what's group theory about?

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