Only 3 Classes

Well, my class-load this term is not as large as Felisis’s.  I’m only taking 3: Abstract Algebra, Topology, and Multi-linear Algebra (with Erdman, for those who know what that means).  I’m also still working (as a private weightlifting coach).

I’m gonna try and post a few times a week, including POD’s and other tidbits.

Four Classes:

That is what I have to contend with this quarter.  One class, Calculus II, I’m teaching; the other three: Stochastic Processes and Probability Theory; Graph Theory; and Partial Differential Equations; I’m taking.

I had hoped to be posting something weekly about all of my classes, but after getting started on this post last weekend and not taking it any further, I’ve decided to just make one math-related post a week.  Later today or tomorrow I am going to put up an explanation of l’Hospital’s rule, which gives us a way to calculate limits that would otherwise give rise to what are called ‘indeterminate forms’.  Sometime over this week I’ll throw in a note about where Bessel functions come into play, and next weekend I’ll catch up with some measure theory from the Stochastic Processes class.

ciao for now!


And Speaking of Biologists and Mathematics

Well, I see that Nick has been a little more active this last month.  Thus, it is with great guilt that I try to step beyond my laziness and post something!

First, some announcements:

  • I am going to try keeping the Mathematical Biology Seminar going this Fall quarter, though the meetings will be every other week.  My plan is to focus on Neural Network modelling and the use of NEURON software to implement some simple network models.
  • I would also like to keep the old CAMG meeting going, assuming there is any interest.  Drop a comment is you’d like to join us in exploring \LaTeX, as well as some other software.

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Genetic Programming

Genetic algorithms are all the rage – and a short handy book is available here! There is a free downloadable version, or you can purchase it (for a mere $13.07; quite reasonable).

In other news, class starts on Monday- I’ll be really busy for the first two weeks, and then hopefully I’ll be able to get to some regular posting!

ex animo-


Back From Winter Break! … Make Brain Work …

Well, I’ve been absent from the blog the last few weeks on account of my being completely melded into my couch.  I tried to free myself, but my efforts were to no avail.  And since I don’t have the interweb at home (I don’t have cable either … I live in the dark-ages) I spent my time reading and drinking tea.  Every day I felt more and more like an aristocrat.  I even grew a beard!

But, the term has begun again, and with it, a new sense of invigoration.  And I am happy to announce that I am at last free from the clutches of the couch.  We had a good battle, but in the end, I won out.

Now … 2 + 2 = ?

Real Analysis: A New Beginning!

Hello everyone!

The text has been updated! So has the syllabus for those of us who want to get a jump on the homework.

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