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#6651 2013-01-15 00:41:30

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hi;

Sorry to hear about Cambridge but you are right there are other places. I do not know how modern America compares with your system of judging but it is probably even worse.

Hey, 30 is a good age. If she wants to wait then let her. Ran into several like that myself, personally I never believed it for a second.


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.

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#6652 2013-01-15 00:47:59

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

It is possibly worse. Although the media really hype up Oxford and Cambridge as if they're the only unis in Britain. Honest question... have you heard of any of these unis: UCL, Imperial, Warwick, Bristol, Durham, LSE, Bath, St. Andrews, King's College London? Just out of interest.

I don't know. I asked her if she likes hugs and she said I was being a pervert. How the heck is that being perverted? Maybe she really wants to wait... I certainly don't, I don't fancy getting nothing for the next 12 years.

#6653 2013-01-15 01:02:46

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hi;

I have heard of Warwick, Bristol, Bath and King's College.

Humans are probably the most immature creature ever, concerning biology. Some of them attach too much morality to it and the rest just want to party till they drop. Your experiences are certainly adding to my already warped viewpoint about the female of the species.


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.

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#6654 2013-01-15 01:11:39

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I am surprised you have never heard of UCL (University College London) or Imperial College. Imperial especially as they are considered to be the best behind Oxbridge. But I am not going to Imperial because I think they are also too elitist and the STEM environment is a bit depressing in my opinion. They might be the best but there is a reason they have the lowest student satisfaction of all the top unis.

I think Rhona seems to be the most down to earth of all of them... adriana and Hannah have been talking about me a lot though, too.

#6655 2013-01-15 01:15:12

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I only know what I read about your country. Probably all incorrect too. I have met alot of British people since I became a member.

Hey, what is wrong with asking them all, you know being a man for all seasons?


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.

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#6656 2013-01-15 01:20:30

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I don't think I can ask both Hannah and adriana out. I have to pick one. They are best friends, it seems that whenever I tell one something, the other knows about it within 5 minutes.

#6657 2013-01-15 01:20:47

bob bundy
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

hi zetafunc,

Sorry about Cambridge, but you're right;  you can do extremely well at other places too.

Obviouly you are attracted by a university's reputation but consider other things as well.

Halls of residence, the tutorial system, the social life, other facilities etc etc are all worth a thought.

I dropped Southampton as my first choice even though it was highly rated back in 1968.  Why?  Because the ring road runs straight through the campus and the halls are a bus ride away.

Went to Nottingham instead where the halls and lecture theatres are all on one parkland site.  Never a single regret about that and I spent a happy 4 years there.

One of my sons went to Warwick and found the pressure very intimidating.  We were alarmed by how little support they gave him when he needed it.  My daughter went to Durham and had a great time.  If you go to UCL you will be in the heart of London for another 3 years.  Do you like that?  Or would you rather see some countryside too?

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#6658 2013-01-15 01:26:25

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

bob bundy wrote:

hi zetafunc,

Sorry about Cambridge, but you're right;  you can do extremely well at other places too.

Obviouly you are attracted by a university's reputation but consider other things as well.

Halls of residence, the tutorial system, the social life, other facilities etc etc are all worth a thought.

I dropped Southampton as my first choice even though it was highly rated back in 1968.  Why?  Because the ring road runs straight through the campus and the halls are a bus ride away.

Went to Nottingham instead where the halls and lecture theatres are all on one parkland site.  Never a single regret about that and I spent a happy 4 years there.

One of my sons went to Warwick and found the pressure very intimidating.  We were alarmed by how little support they gave him when he needed it.  My daughter went to Durham and had a great time.  If you go to UCL you will be in the heart of London for another 3 years.  Do you like that?  Or would you rather see some countryside too?

Bob

I like UCL because you are not constantly under pressure to work like you are at Imperial or Cambridge. It is also only a 20 minute bus ride away from where I live. I think halls of residence can halt one's maturity, particularly because at somewhere like Cambridge you don't really have to learn to cook for yourself or learn how to budget, etc. whereas if I went to UCL, I'd be living in my own accommodation and be pretty independent. Even though Imperial is what everyone recommends to me, I just don't like them; the rooms feel boring and claustrophobic, and the staff don't seem nice at all. I think I am more of a city person; I can appreciate the countryside, but there are lots of places in London I like to go to as well. And the added benefit is that if anything goes wrong, my family will not be far away, and that kind of support for the next 3 years is re-assuring for me.

#6659 2013-01-15 01:28:24

bob bundy
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Sounds like you've got it sorted then.  How many points do they want?  Does that still happen; I'm a bit out of touch?

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#6660 2013-01-15 01:33:40

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

bob bundy wrote:

Sounds like you've got it sorted then.  How many points do they want?  Does that still happen; I'm a bit out of touch?

Bob

Some unis still offer UCAS points, but none of my choices do; the reason it doesn't happen anymore is because they just make alternative offers instead. For example, if a uni made an offer of 360 UCAS points, that could be met like this:

AAA, or
A*AB

But frequently people did this:

A*A*D, where they basically forgot about the third A-level.

So usually unis now make two alternative offers, like either AAA or A*AB.

UCL's typical offer requirement is either A*A*A or A*AA + 1 in any STEP paper. However, I did my A2s a year early and achieved A*A*A, so they made me an unconditional offer.

#6661 2013-01-15 01:53:00

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Excellent!  I knew you had taken some As already but I hadn't realised you had 3 A* grades.  That's fantastic, well done.  You certainly deserved it after all the hours you put in studying!   Cambridge must be mad to turn you down.  What were they thinking of?! 

So go to UCL and have a great time.  smile

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#6662 2013-01-15 01:58:19

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

bob bundy wrote:

Excellent!  I knew you had taken some As already but I hadn't realised you had 3 A* grades.  That's fantastic, well done.  You certainly deserved it after all the hours you put in studying!   Cambridge must be mad to turn you down.  What were they thinking of?! 

So go to UCL and have a great time.  smile

Bob

Thanks! The reason was because of these three results:

D1: 85
D2: 76
M4: 32

They wanted consistent UMS across the board and just ignored the rest of my scores/application. My teacher said that if I really wanted to, I could take a gap year and re-apply if I achieved something like SS in STEP II and III, but I'd have to work really hard for that, it is so difficult and I'm not sure I could do that... an S in STEP is just crazy, I think I can get it in STEP I (I've been getting that in my mocks!) but it happens rarely for me in STEP III mocks. I have only got it once.

I hope I enjoy it at UCL... and besides, I think the most important thing is just getting a first-class degree from the uni. Even if I went to Cambridge, a third-class degree would not be good enough regardless of the prestige the name carries.

#6663 2013-01-15 04:07:59

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

PJ is talking quite a lot again. 5 e-mails today alone.

#6664 2013-01-15 04:08:44

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Yes, but about what? Is she still putting mathematicians down?


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.

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#6665 2013-01-15 04:12:04

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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Not at the moment. Although she hasn't put them down for a while now.

But we were discussing the fact that we got different answers in yesterday's exam, and she said this:

"I really wouldn't worry about the chemistry. There's just as much chance (probably more) that the rest of us got it wrong and you got it right."

#6666 2013-01-15 04:14:42

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

What is wrong with that? Sounds like a compliment. You have two possible replies, both of them good.


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.

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#6667 2013-01-15 04:16:28

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I replied, let's see what she says.

#6668 2013-01-15 04:20:25

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

What did you say?


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.

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#6669 2013-01-15 04:23:41

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I commented on another question, and I asked her when her last exam was.

#6670 2013-01-15 04:25:13

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Hmmmm, I think I would have used a little more right there...


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.

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#6671 2013-01-15 04:25:32

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I don't follow...

#6672 2013-01-15 04:30:05

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Two ways to accept a compliment, both confuse women.

1) Pretend false modesty, it does not matter how false, she will shower more compliments on you trying to convince you that she is right and you are not. Meanwhile she is self hypnotizing herself into believing the kaboobly doo.

2) Be a colossal jerk, they love it. Say something like, "Oh, I know that." Say it very matter of fact like. She will think, Oh what a together guy, what a man!

See you can not lose.


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.

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#6673 2013-01-15 04:34:48

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

bobbym wrote:

Two ways to accept a compliment, both confuse women.

1) Pretend false modesty, it does not matter how false, she will shower more compliments on you trying to convince you that she is right and you are not. Meanwhile she is self hypnotizing herself into believing the kaboobly doo.

2) Be a colossal jerk, they love it. Say something like, "Oh, I know that." Say it very matter of fact like. She will think, Oh what a together guy, what a man!

See you can not lose.

Hmm. I did #1 in my reply. In fact I usually do #1. (Although honestly I don't think my answer in the exam was correct.)

#6674 2013-01-15 04:35:45

zetafunc.
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

I got a reply from adriana too.

"I'm so tempted to reapply next year for Natural Sciences so I could do Maths and Physics but I'm hesitant because my maths will worsen. I have to take STEP for Warwick, only STEP 1, but depending on how preparation goes, I may take the other two papers.

Thanks for the spreadsheet btw smile "

#6675 2013-01-15 04:37:48

bobbym
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Re: Linear Interpolation FP1 Formula

Humility is good as long as it is false. Whatever you do no real humility, they do not understand it. When you run into Buddha or Newton then you can show your humility, but never, never around girls.


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.

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