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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The waiting. When they do not get a reaction then they move on figuring you do not like them.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Do you think my reaction (asking for her number) was enough?

I didn't see her in any of my lectures today. I couldn't even spot her anywhere...

I think I should text her and ask for her e-mail. At this rate I probably won't see her very often.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you want to see her?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, at some point...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That does not sound too urgent. You can text her or wait for her to appear.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

There is still my mentor (who is basically my age) who I am seeing tomorrow morning to discuss the problem sheets. She might be annoyed at me though, because I told her I found someone else who would give me their first-year books for free.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That should not be a problem. Did any of these mention a bf at all?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Nope, they haven't mentioned one...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then pick one and move on her.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

What happened to Trudy and Helga?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You will still have to pick one first.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't know, it is hard to say who I am more likely to have success with.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You will still have to pick one first to ask. That is unless you are not interested.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is really hard to say. With my mentor we still have the 'student-teacher' dynamic -- with I assuming the role of the student -- and that might not be easy to break. With the other girl, however, there is no barrier; we are on level terms.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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None of that really counts. The student - teacher dynamic is a powerful one.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But if she's the teacher then how can that be a good dynamic for me?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, you might just find that out for yourself.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

She did say she wanted to be a teacher when she finished her degree, though. So did the other girl. Interesting.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What are they really, teachers, mathematicians or girls?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Mathematicians and girls.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Mathematician is a title. It is man made. If we threw you and her into the jungle she would cease being one. It has no meaning other then the one society gives it.

Male - Female is more elementary, more basic. She is a girl.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I need to get a lot closer to her to overcome those barriers...

Are you any good with axiomatic arithmetic?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What barriers? You can just allow her to maneuver you where she wants to.

Are you any good with axiomatic arithmetic?

Most people would agree I am hardly good at anything. They are correct. But if there is one thing in this world I hate it is the axiomatic approach to math. So, I would have to say no.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Well, I get to see my mentor tomorrow at 11 AM. We will see what happens...

Well, I am not one of those 'most people'... I hate the axiomatic approach, too. I've been asked to prove a bunch of things and I'm stuck on a few.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can post them in Help Me. Some other people like that way of doing math.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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