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Hi from Finland!I am a 25yearold guy from Finland. I'm studying telecommunications here at the Helsinki University of Technology. I used to love mathematics in high shool but then we had a falling out. After some years I have now found my burning passion for maths again. I have actually even been thinking about trying to get a PhD in math. I don't know though, maybe I'm too old and my brain is too rusty and plagued by engineering maths... It's pure maths and applied maths I really like. Do you think I should give it a try anyway? #2 20101101 04:14:23
Re: Hi from Finland!If you have a passion for it, and feel like numbers don't hurt you, then why not try it? Remember to get a rest now and then and you should be fine! I see clearly now, the universe have the black dots, Thus I am on my way of inventing this remedy... #3 20101101 04:28:31
Re: Hi from Finland!Hi zonesey;
Not at all. Engineers are much maligned by physicists. But I have found engineering math and the people who do it to be rather clever and have a unique insight in problem solving. If you have a simian brain or better and a heartbeat you can do math.
You like both pure and applied? You are there, you have the desire.Pure and applied, that is the whole of mathematics! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20101102 00:28:18
Re: Hi from Finland!Hi zonesey,
You never know, you may still be much younger! Character is who you are when no one is looking. #5 20101102 07:32:43
Re: Hi from Finland!Hi Zonesey, and welcome to the forum. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #6 20101123 22:18:25
Re: Hi from Finland!Hyvää päivää, zonesey! Tervetuloa foorumiin! #8 20101127 18:09:36
Re: Hi from Finland!Hi IsabelleR; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 