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gonna be a stupid schedule [Nov. 20th, 2000|06:54 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
[Current Mood |frustratedfrustrated]

classes I can't get into:
  • geography of cities, because it conflicts w/ my physics
  • algorithms ... full
  • french ... full
  • linguistics syntax ... because it's at 8:30, and I won't go there.
plus, I need one more CS classes (my choice, from a selection of perhaps 7 or 8) but they're all either full or not available this quarter.

looks my choices come down to one of: accelerated advanced calculus, introduction to modern algebra, linear optimization, nonlinear optimization, discrete optimization, number theory, fundamental concepts of analysis, milking cows, dynamical systems, sheep herding, topology, differential geometry, probability, introduction to Stochastic Processes...... in other words, a bunch of higher level math and statistics courses, which I'd rather not do again. i'm close to a math minor, but I don't think I want to do more. i just want to finish. i want to take some interesting classes for a change.... not that math isn't interesting, but I've done so much.


[User Picture]From: sunshine_two
2000-11-20 07:24 am (UTC)

Go for the milking cows, and sheepherding.... it'll likely come in handy for you in Montana ;)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-20 07:29 am (UTC)


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From: psyche
2000-11-20 07:51 am (UTC)
I know that if it were me I would choose Accelerated Advanced Calculus...Math is easy and fun for me...that class would be a breeze....if only i were in college and not high school:)
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From: group_u
2000-11-20 08:16 am (UTC)


yeah, math was easy for me in high school to. and now its kicking my ass.
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From: psyche
2000-11-20 08:18 am (UTC)


well, what classes are you taking?
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From: sheehan
2000-11-20 09:58 am (UTC)


math in high school is fun...
math in college is not fun...

because, the math you do in high school you will probably use a lot in your life, the math you do in college you will never use unless you go big into theory, or rocket science...

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From: group_u
2000-11-20 12:15 pm (UTC)


I'm in Engineering Calculus... it's a vector based calc class, hard stuff- for me at least
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[User Picture]From: opalcat
2000-11-20 08:07 am (UTC)
definitely sheep herding. Sheep are cute.
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From: psyche
2000-11-20 08:10 am (UTC)
Yeowch! Sheep are scratchy and dirty and disgustly filthy.
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[User Picture]From: ironman1231
2000-11-20 09:09 am (UTC)


I have a sheep related joke for you.

Q: What do you call a herder with a sheep under his arm?
A: A guy about to go on a date.

Q: What do you call a herder with a sheep under each arm?
A: A pimp.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2000-11-20 01:01 pm (UTC)
I'd go with the Milking Cows. I can't tell you how many times in my life I've said, "if only I knew how to milk a cow"
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[User Picture]From: eli
2000-11-20 02:03 pm (UTC)

Geographies of Cities

Here's all you need to know. Ummm.. first people make cities near water because it's a form of transportation and food. Cities today have a downtown district and sub-urbs. People moving away from downtown business and into sub-urbs.

That pretty much wraps it up.
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[User Picture]From: skeets
2000-11-20 02:36 pm (UTC)
Sheep schmeep! It's all about milking cows, man. :D

This would be the kind of instance where I'd pick some random thing that might be fun and/or interesting to try once, like guitar lessons or aikido or something. If you can't find anything that goes towards graduation, then you might as well have fun and diversify your experiences with the leftover credits.
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From: demo
2000-11-20 07:32 pm (UTC)

number thoery

you should take the number thoery class if koblitz(sp) is teaching. I started taking but gave up cause well I quit school, you can have my book for the class. Basicly the plan for the class was to learn some of the basic of number thoery then move right into the RSA encryption algor. another good class is math 461 combinatorial theory. it can get a bit hard but actually got some useful information from the class. i am a bit confused why you would want to take another language class, as if spanish wasnt lame enough ;)

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