12/10/16 8:07 PM // totally messing up the october study challenge thing, but here’s a picture of today’s revision plus a healthy (?) snack (corn+cheese is life). Learned stationary waves, 3D vectors, and aggregate supply and yeahh 📚
The knight is moved around a chess board visiting each of the sixty-four squares exactly once. This is apparently the sort of thing math geeks get excited about, so mathematicians and computer science students are asked to spend time finding the formula that resolves this problem. Me? I’m just drawn to the complex geometric symmetry of the thing.
I had this running joke with one of my TA’s (who is in the math PhD program here at UT and is a brilliant mathematician) about how hilariously bad we both are at arithmetic. One time in office hours, I said something about a 100^2 survey region, and we both sat there for way too long before saying, “10,000?” at the same time. We were so proud of ourselves for being able to multiply 100 by 100 that we high-fived before going back to trying to prove that complex sum-of-divisors functions could not return values as larges as twice the input in Z[i].
So, if you still think mathematicians are people who can add and multiply or whatever, please adjust your expectations, because we’re shy about that.