So pretty, so awesome… so not covered in Complex Analysis
A learning disability simply means you have a little more difficulty with some aspects of traditional schooling than others. It DOES NOT mean that you are dumber than people who don’t have a learning disability, not even slightly. If you don’t believe that maybe you should have yourself tested for exemplary stupidity.
I for example am very particular with how I go about learning things. I want certain materials, and actions to go along with what I am learning. For example, if I am working on problem sets I want to write out all necessary theorems first, organize them in someway and then make sense of how this arrangement is connected.
I am not necessarily slow at math but my process is more defined and takes longer, but the end result is a more detailed view of the concept at hand. My brain likes things in the form of structures. I hate to review concepts once I have them down well, and I particularly hate classes that are easier than they should be or slower than they should be. Actually if it were up to me actually going to class would be entirely optional, which makes sense if you consider my homeschooled background. I do things on my own as they are needed, and with an intensity verging on obsession.
If you want me to take you seriously don’t put a time limit on my exams, let me think and work through the material with most of the materials I usually have in an environment where I can actually sit, walk around, use a board and think in.
Thinking someone is not a smart as you because they have a learning disability doesn’t say much about that person, but it says a lot about you.
Hey math majors! I know I’ve fallen behind on posting submissions, but in the mean time, enjoy these proof “tips.”
Also, on a completely unrelated note, we’ve got over 1000 followers now, which is crazy to me—I never expected this blog to get nearly this big, so thanks for that :)
MIT engineers design hybrid living/nonliving materials
MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots.
These “living materials” combine the advantages of live cells — which respond to their environment, produce complex biological molecules, and span multiple length scales — with the benefits of nonliving materials, which add functions such as conducting electricity or emitting light.
This approach could one day be used to design more complex devices such as solar cells, self-healing materials, or diagnostic sensors, says Timothy Lu, an MIT assistant professor of electrical engineering and biological engineering. Lu is the senior author of a paper describing this innovation in the March 23 issue of Nature Materials.
Full Story: Kurzweil
Attributed to Jacques Hadamard.
In English: “The shortest path between two truths in the real domain passes through the complex domain.”
For a full history of the quote, check out Palle Jorgensen’s quotes page.(via eigenmotion)