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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Tell her to drink the alcohol instead.

If you tried your best then you did what you could.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Allergies annoyed me more than anything. I sneezed all over my paper, almost choked on my own mucus. Lost a bit of time as a result. But it's all over now!

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Those STEP questions were very tough. You have plenty of time to lead a full and great life.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I am very much looking forward to university... but at the same time it feels sad. I spent so much time doing 400 STEP questions... every day this year was spent doing that. Now that it is over, it feels like I am free but I still want to do intensive mathematics!

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So what is stopping you? I presume you like some branches more than others. Dig right in!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I just don't want to burn myself out before uni starts...

I wonder how Hannah is doing, she hasn't spoken to be since early April. She took STEP too, apparently.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I thought you said she needs to drown her tears in alcohol. I then suggested that she drink it instead.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

That was Hanh. Hannah is adriana's friend.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sorry, I got confused. I remember her now. I would say you are long overdue on moving in on that one.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't feel like moving in on any girls this summer, though...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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But you did bring her up out of the clear blue sky...

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I'm not interested in pursuing though, just to talk to people. I've gone off women for a while.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sounds like you will be drinking some of that alcohol with that attitude. Email her if you want to talk to her. They love to talk. Of course, it will be about their new purse, the nail they broke, Brad Pitt or some other useless hunk...

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

If it gets boring or most of the conversation ends up revolving around her, then I'll just ignore her. I think a combination of exam stress, hayfever and boredom with women has led me to not feel like pursuing them -- perhaps the recharging process will require some passive mathematics and talking to them.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Passive mathematics? You must be talking about Group Theory.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I meant, learning mathematics but not at full-intensity.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You will have to pick something to start with.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

UCL have given me a reading list, and also some problems to solve, but the problems seem pretty easy... just practicing A-level material it looks like. The Mathematical Methods module seems easier than STEP!

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can always hunt down stuff on the internet.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Do you think Analysis is boring?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The way it is taught and what they concentrate on, I would say extremely boring.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

What parts did you find most interesting/juicy?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I always liked integration and infinite series. I found the proving that a series converges to be boring and unimaginative. I got into Numerical analysis because I was interested in finding what the sum converged to not just whether it converged or not.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I like integration and series too. I don't really have much experience with a CAS but I find them pretty fun to manipulate. There was a pretty interesting series in my STEP III paper that was pretty darn hard. The problem-solving aspect of it is what I like best... have you seen the I + J integration trick? It seems almost trivial but it blew my mind that you could solve an integral that way.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not recognize it from the name. Could you describe it?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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