|1.||Math Booty Call|
noun. Phone call or text often made late at night or shortly before class, aimed at getting their hands on your math homework. Variations include; invitation to study together, work on homework, or simply copy answers.
I woke up at 9:50 without my Real Analysis done. I shot Donna a Math Booty Call. I needed the answers to the homework quick!
over thinking something.
analysis paralysis set in after 2 hours of trying to make sense of the system.
(adj.) awesome, outstanding, splendid.
Often used to describe exceptional math talent, especially that having been inspired by the great 70's and 80's disco/dance/pop singer Donna Summer. May describe a noun causing lack of care towards math homework, due to Donna's mad beats.
#1: Did you see they figured out how to prove number 17 on our Real Analysis homework?
#2: Yeah, that proof was so Donnarific!
#1: Too bad I still have no idea what's going on in that class.
#2: Who cares about Real Analysis when you've got Donna!?!
In mathematical analysis, a metric space M is complete provided every Cauchy sequence of points in M converges to a point in M.
R^n, the set of n-tuples of real numbers, and l_2, the set of square-summable sequences, are complete.
Q, the set of all rational numbers, is not complete. For example, the sequence
3, 3.1, 3.14, 3.141, 3.1415, 3.14159...
where each term is a further approximation to pi, is Cauchy in Q but does not converge to a rational number.
One of the core disciplines within science. The major fields within mathematics are algebra, analysis, number theory, topology, geometry, combinatorics, and logic. Math is concerned with structure, space, change, and quantity.
Mathematics requires much rigor for writing proofs. Most people are only introduced to mathematics that does not require such rigor. Mathematics is extremely influential in many fields, and, without it, modern society would not be the same - it would be less advanced.
It is only two weeks into the term that, in a calculus class, a student raises his hand and asks: "Will we ever need this stuff in real life?" The professor gently smiles at him and says: "Of course not - if your real life will consist of flipping hamburgers at MacDonald's!"
Q: What is the difference between a Ph.D. in mathematics and a large pizza?
A: A large pizza can feed a family of four...
|6.||CSU Expository Reading and Writing Course|
A waste of time curriculum provided to high schools in California provided by the CSU, meant to torture high school students taking honors and AP classes.
Consists of endless units, each based on one theme usually comprised of several articles. These articles are each accompanied by a 10-page thick list of "activities" that are the most repetitive shit in the world. They ask the same damn question ten times, phrased ten different ways, Sometimes, even more than that.
All meant to get college-bound students to begin analyzing nonfiction texts at a college level. But all it is is a waste of time. Most boring shit EVER.
It puts the "anal" in analysis.
From actual CSU Expository Reading and Writing Course packet:
"What are two major assertions the author makes in this essay?"
"What does the author want us to believe?"
"What is the writer's purpose?"
Real life reactions from high school students:
Honors English 2 student" I hate this packet!
AP Language & Comp junior: I hate this packet!
AP Lang & Comp senior: I hate this packet! Guess what? IT DOESN'T GO AWAY.
MATHEMATICS: The exponent, or power, to which 10 has to be raised to express any positive real number.
Logarithm is derived from Greek logos "reckoning, ratio," and arithmos "number."
Since I can't make a nice table, let's use the following format: Base, Exponent, Expression, Result such that in line 1, Base = 10, Exponent = -3, Expression = 10^-3, Result = 0.001. We obtain,more...
10, -3,10^-3, 0.001 (or 1/1000) (line 1)
10, -2, 10^-2, 0.01 (or 1/100)
10, -1, 10^-1, 0.1 (or 1/10)
10, 0, 10^0, 1
10, 1, 10^1, 10
10, 2, 10^2, 100 (10 squared)
10, 3, 10^3, 1,000 (10 cubed)
And so forth.
Any positive real number can be expressed as the product of 10 raised to any real number; for example 100,000 can be written as 100 x 1000 = 10^2 x 10^3 = 10^5. Notice that the exponents are additive. It is easy to show that for division the exponents subtract.
Before the advent of hand-held electronic calculators, logarithms and the use of log tables reduced calculating time by converting long-hand multiplication into an addition process and long-hand division into a subtraction process where the result was accurate to three significant figures. One would just look up the logarithms of two or more numbers that were being multiplied, sum the logarithms, and then look up the corresponding number.
Another benefit of using logarithms is that curvilinear data points can be converted into linear data points, and the latter is easier to model with a first-order equation derived using either graph paper or linear regression analysis.