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    I was interviewed on the last day, which was the 7th.

    (Original post by generalebriety)
    Trust me - you'll fly through the course if you don't ask yourself questions like this. :tongue: (u.del is a "directional derivative", defined by (u.del)f = u.(grad f), i.e. "treat everything as a vector and ignore brackets" - as usual. It doesn't mean anything to me, and is probably just some **** some physicists have made up.)
    The directional derivative can be defined without reference to grad (in the way you expect: \displaystyle \left. (\mathbf{u} \cdot \nabla) f \right|_{\mathbf{a}} = \lim_{h \to 0} \frac{f(\mathbf{a} + h\mathbf{u}) - f(\mathbf{a})}{h}), and when grad exists and is well-defined (i.e. does not depend on the coordinate system), the identity you quoted holds. The trouble with the grad-free definition of the directional derivative is that it becomes difficult to see that it has this remarkable property: (\lambda \mathbf{u} + \mu \mathbf{v}) \cdot \nabla = \lambda (\mathbf{u} \cdot \nabla) + \mu (\mathbf{v} \cdot \nabla).
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    (Original post by smilepea)
    I don't know all I can seem to get from my DoS is a we'll see what happens at the end of the year or words to that effect. but I need a 2.i to switch ...
    Bums You'd think they'd be quite accomodating, rather than forcing you to continue doing something you hate. Although I guess switching now would be difficult. Fingers crossed for that 2.i then...
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    (Original post by smilepea)
    not really (actually no), I've been trying to stay positive as my DoS won't let me swap but it's hard, and everything's just hit me again today, I've made it to the stage where I actually don't feel like moving
    :hugs: Sorry to hear all this.


    I've been back three hours and done no work. Ah well, getting books out of the library is a start, I guess.
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    Bums You'd think they'd be quite accomodating, rather than forcing you to continue doing something you hate. Although I guess switching now would be difficult. Fingers crossed for that 2.i then...
    one would hope so, but who knows
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    The Emma lot seem to be fairly good at the maths, when they can be bothered to do it. Although I am only talking about half the mathmos here - the ones who live on my staircase plus some extras - I think Zhen Lin and the others are a lot more conscientious! And my boyfriend does actually work incredibly hard, he's just ended up being friends with the ones who leave whole example sheets until two hours before the deadline!

    I'm not sure if interviews went up to the 14th last year, but it's a possibility When I went the room was full of linguists and medics, I'm still not entirely sure how I didn't see my boyfriend, although I was caught up in linguist chat so that's probably it. I had a huge gap between my two interviews, so it was nice to sit around and chat to people to keep my mind off it.
    Aye. I'm actually quite glad I didn't get into Emma in hindsight :tongue: I'm not that good.
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    Aye. I'm actually quite glad I didn't get into Emma in hindsight :tongue:
    Why, because half of them are lazy *******? :tongue: They're all really really lovely I have a mathmo boyfriend and a mathmo best friend - they're insanely socialised for their subject stereotype :tongue:

    Gahgahgah, essay.

    EDIT: I just noticed your edit. I'm sure you would've been fine They all help each other out as well, my friend's room down the corridor is like the mathmo camping ground where they all sit and despair over vector calculus and stuffs.
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    Why, because half of them are lazy *******? :tongue: They're all really really lovely I have a mathmo boyfriend and a mathmo best friend - they're insanely socialised for their subject stereotype :tongue:

    Gahgahgah, essay.

    EDIT: I just noticed your edit. I'm sure you would've been fine They all help each other out as well, my friend's room down the corridor is like the mathmo camping ground where they all sit and despair over vector calculus and stuffs.
    Having mathmos that I have contact with would make things much easier, yes :tongue: I now never see the Queens' mathmos at all, unless I happen to leave the lecture theatre at the same time, or need a stapler. (Or one of them asks for help ¬_¬). Oh, and examples classes but no one's conscious throughout them so they don't count.
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    Ermermerm, I'm not sure, I actually barely use the MML library to take books out of and Sidg is too far away for me to ever consider taking books back on a Sunday, if they're late I'll just pay the fine rather than taking 40 minutes out of my day for a round trip. I'm sure a keener linguist will know though :tongue:
    I don't think that the MML library does have a box though I might be wrong. You could always renew books online to give you a bit of extra time. See number 4.4 here for instructions http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/library/guide/default.html
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    Does anyone else find that their most profound insights come when they are lying in bed just before going to sleep?
    No, although never when working - usually when walking to get food or something. If I didn't take breaks all my essays would be rubbish.
    (Original post by minimo)
    does the MML library have a box somewhere to deposit books on a sunday?
    Nope, they're completely closed on Sundays - I asked yesterday because I was borrowing some overnight only books. Apparently if you take them out on Saturday they have to be back at 10:30am on Monday... :shifty:

    Edit: lol Greengrocer's apostrophe.
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    (Original post by Supergrunch)
    No, although never when working - usually when walking to get food or something. If I didn't take breaks all my essays would be rubbish.

    Nope, they're completely closed on Sunday's - I asked yesterday because I was borrowing some overnight only books. Apparently if you take them out on Saturday they have to be back at 10:30am on Monday... :shifty:
    My essays are rubbish because when I'm writing them I spend more time having breaks than writing. Bah, halfway through now, although the next bit should be the easy half. I know I could blitz it out if I put my mind to it...
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    Our overnight books have to be back at 11:15, used to be 10:30 but if you had a lecture at ten it meant you couldn't return them (library only opens at ten) so they had to change it. I've never seen a box for MML, which would agree with Supergrunch. If you can just renew them on Newton.

    Essay is currently 1750 words and I still have loads to say. This is unheard of! Although it is now an hour late. I feel bad about that.
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    (Original post by smilepea)
    Yes I was (well I remember bits of it), I saw you as I was leaving actually, I was going to come and say hi but I didn't and I don't really remember why :confused:
    Thought I saw you there :tongue: Was I talking to a guy when you saw me?
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    Oh my gosh, I just broke 1000 words and I'm not close to finishing yet. Considering I haven't actually finished the play, I don't know how this is turning out to be the longest essay I've written all year...
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    Does anyone fancy going out for a drink tonight? I have way too much work but just fancy doing something not work related for an hour.
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    (Original post by minimo)
    Does anyone fancy going out for a drink tonight? I have way too much work but just fancy doing something not work related for an hour.
    come to Islam cultural event thing in the Guildhall. It's free entry and there will be food, henna tattoos and stuff.

    oh and yes, just to confirm, the MML library has no box outside.
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    Wonderful. I'm working at a rate of 2 questions every hour. I have 13 questions more to do before my supervision tomorrow, in addition to two lab reports. In addition I have something along the lines of 40 questions to do for Tuesday...
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    I've done 2200 words and have nearly finished :teeth:

    I'm missing out everything else, for while it is absolutely essential for the topic in general, its largely irrelevant for this specific question.
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    I finished two questions! My supervisor was actually incredibly helpful in his return email.
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    Essay completed and handed in.
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    (Original post by FadedJade)
    Essay completed and handed in.
    YAY! And yay for everyone being productive today. I've done nothing.
 
 
 
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