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So I graduated college 2 years ago with my degree in mathematics and now my job has nothing to do with what I learned (I hate my job.)

Is it worth going back and reading my math books, all of which are basically available online, about topology and analysis and studying it again alone after college, and perhaps going further?

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>How did you lose the love
I tried to jump from some advanced proof-based calculus to 3 PhD level courses in a single semester along with 2 unrelated courses and got burned hard and got my first bad grades in my life. Then I started struggling with math in college at that point and I always felt that I could 100% understand the textbooks and loved the textbooks but that the lectures moved too fast and the classes were honestly just too fast for me.

But I've always wanted to just go back and learn it all, in detail, without jumping around the textbooks at a professor's whim but actually going through every proof very, very slowly and then getting more books beyond what I learned before (hopefully touch on differential geometry, a subject I did not have time to take a class about but was curious about).

Is it worth it though? I can see virtually no career path here as a dead end middle school math teacher and going back to school seems expensive but might be my only way to explain such a gap in corporate work on my resume.

I guess I just came here for motivation because everyone else seems to think that if I'm not studying it for a class then there's no point. I pretty much ONLY understand this stuff when I'm alone working through it by my own hand and going way slower than even an average person, but I get the same satisfaction out of it as someone who solves puzzles by himself I guess. Is it worth it?
For me the basics would be going back through Munkres' "Topology," Artin's "Algebra" and Rudin's "Principles of Mathematics Analysis" (baby Rudin) in extreme detail. I practically memorized Rudin in college so that should be easiest but topology was really hard for me. I tried reading through Munkres' Topology again today and trying some exercises and it's nice. It feels good to go back. But a part of me still keeps nagging "what's the point?" All that's going to happen is I'll know more interesting concepts and somewhat obscure definitions that I can't teach at my job, so I just want /sci/'s opinion on whether it really is worth it just to learn it and keep building on it.

Try learning into what you'd like to do on your daily job and struggles. Eventually id you love something, you will find a way of doing it.

At least that's what I tell myself. I also burned out hard in uni, got my first job at 28 (!) as CAD Engineer that is indistinguishable from 19-20 year old drafters who came from welding machines to the office.

And I have head choke-full of system modelling shit. But by God, I am trying. I am fucking trying to learn as much as possible everyday and find gaps in corpo machine.

That's why I come back from my job last, why I always close the office and even in the evenings read stuff on OEM portals and research to optimize repetitive fucking shit in my job.

Godspeed to you, OP. We will make it.



college was never about gaining sufficient experience or knowledge to work in a field, its a piece of paper that proves to your employer that you can follow orders, report in everyday and your soul is sufficiently crushed.

Didn't want to post it in fit. Posted it in lit with no reaction. Has anyone read any of these books.
Or have any background with neurobiology?
thanks for not posting this in /fit/
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>A book about supernormal stimuli on a website dedicated to it

interesting, i'll have to check it out
Runaway sexual selection is so cool! Look at those BIG PINK BOIZ.

It's a cool phenomenon, but I don't know if it's worth reading an entire book about it, anon.

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CS is basically math++, i.e. a CS graduate is considered elite, capable of mastering in 1 year what math graduates do in 2 years. Deal with it!

World's elite universities will tell you right away that as their CS student you are considered the best group they have and that math students go slower than you are, and increase your load to crazy levels As a CS student, you are expected to master (continuous) calculus, discrete calculus (discrete math proofs, hypercubes for parallel algorithms), optimization (machine/deep learning, compilers), category theory (functional programming), logic (up to automated proofs, i.e. including set theory), differential equations, topology (computational geometry, distributed algorithms), probability and statistics (reinforcement learning, queueing), number theory (cryptology), graph theory (almost everywhere)... There is no functional analysis needed yet, but it's heavily used for PhD degrees anyway. You need to know all this down to the level of proving theorems if you want to achieve anything in CS.
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c > c++
math > math++
> calculus
> Proving theorems

i.e. Real Analysis
CS is so profitable to universities, that some CS programs don't require calc or calc based classes so that brainlets don't wash out, therefore increasing profitability.

That's why /sci bashes this board
here's your delicious (You)'s
tfw CS is not a real science major
tfw you don't know how to apply any of what you learned
tfw you'll never contribute to human knowledge
tfw SOEN will never be considered a real engineering degree
tfw you'll only ever end up working as a codemonkey slave laboring for a failing startup to end up with a meager coding job
tfw one of the most talented CS majors end up learning COBOL and contemplate suicide every day
LARP some more plz

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Could anybody compile a maths starter kit for me so I could self educate myself and maybe have a strong enough understanding how to continue my education by myself in the future. I want to learn maths as a hobby.

Im done with high school yet don't remember anything I've learned maths wise since the 8th grade.
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Start with this book:
Man, Verbitskiy really is fucking insane.
there are online courses where you can test yourself until you're ready to move onto the next topic. It's not a race, but you'll sooner or later understand the interest in knowing more. You also need to practice solving problems like you would train every morning at the gym.
it depends on your profession and how much math you really want to do. After 8th grade you do simple algebra and 2d graphing. Freshman year i took geometry, sophomore i took statistics, junior year i did pre calculus, basically the only thing you need from there to apply to calculus is the unit circle and its principles. Senior year i took calculus, simple limits, derivatives and integrals of one variable. First year of freshman year of uni i took calc 2, techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals, conic sections, polar coordinates, infinite series. second semester i took calc 3, vectors, three-dimensional/multivariable calculus, partial derivatives, multiple/line integrals, vector calculus. first semester of second year i took differentials; ordinary linear differential equations and linear systems of differential equations; solutions by Laplace transforms, solution of linear systems of equations, introduction to vector spaces; eigenvalues and eigen vectors. Currently am a second year in electrical engineering taking my elective math, linear algebra. If i were you and going into STEM i would consider taking up to calc 3. Anything else i would consider taking up to calculus along with elementary statistics.
it lists calculus as a prerequisite though. I'm not sure it's suitable for OP at this point

Is anyone excited that new scientific advancements in computer vision allow for amazing police work?


Before a camera used to require a human's sensory tools to be useful. Now cameras are becoming computer vision powered to recognize criminals, crime, and breaking of laws.

This is so huge for catching criminals. The "cognitive capacity" of the policing of laws systems can expand exponentially now along with computer advancement. No longer will it be stagnant along human capacities. In countries that implement such systems the capacity to get away with crimes diminishes hugely. Serial killers will be a thing of the past. Half of murders unsolved becomes a thing of the past.

why are people against it? Why does it seem like society is so scared of progress?
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>progress is not inherently good
this is a retarded statement. YES; progres is good by definition. The thing is good is not something objective, and so neighther ir progress. You can progress to a police state, or to whatever you want. All changes following one objective are progress.
The absolute state of brainlets. You can objetively make scientific progress, that means being able to predict nature better, but when you aply science, yo aply it to a subjective moral end. There is no "objective progress" in moral or politics, those are not sciences, YOU FUCKING RETARDS
>Serial killers will be a thing of the past. Half of murders unsolved becomes a thing of the past.
No, but it does allow police to be more of a nuisance

Machine learning, any insight for that matter relies on data. A good criminal makes sure the data just isn't present.
Most petty criminals, which are much more prevalent, are shit criminals.
So when you speed 10 miles above and the cameras can triangulate the speed of the whole pack of cars correctly, the police are welcome to fuck with you once the algorithms alert them.
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, that you're just autistic and not a sociopath.
>the "dissidents" are the 'racists' 'bigots' 'sexists' etc who have their lives ruined for engaging in wrong think
by your definition Trump is a disident. haha k

Anybody here into mycology?
I wish, no microscope tho :(

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Molecular biology general.

We discuss technologies, theories, recent papers and discoveries. Limit the meme load please.

This is a safe space for biofag, mathfags and engineeringfags need not to apply.
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Can you give me an example of a non protein cofactor? Legit curious
google retrotransposons
>A cofactor is a non-protein chemical compound or metallic ion that is required for an enzyme's activity. Cofactors can be considered "helper molecules" that assist in biochemical transformations. The rates at which these happen are characterized by enzyme kinetics.
Vitamin D, or steroids, or retinoic acid, or ions
What's a site where I can check news/articles about biology?

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Is it possible to become proficient in biology, mech/electrical engineering, economics, and comp sci in 8 years?

t.stupid and naive teen
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Thanks for the advice anon.
Neuroscience is a meme cause you dont actually learn anything, at least not at an undergrad level.
Depends on your level of mathematical proficiency going into it. If you're good at math, then I don't see why you couldn't learn all that in 8 years, supposing you were working your ass off.
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I can do basic algebra. Am I gonna make it brahs?

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I am preping for my bachlor thesis in analythical chemistry. Looking for any ideas of what I can analyze and base my work on (my bossman wants me to join a team and base my thesis on some shit he's doing).
I have access to gas and liquid chromatographs, mass specrtometer and else.
Currently have some ideas in analyzing local river water in different parts of the city, other idea is analyzing e cigarette liquid before and after it's been vaporized by a coil(theres some research, that vaporising it creates formaldehyde).
So brainiacs, got any ideas, suggestions?
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amateur. bachelors is barely scratching the surface of research. doesn't matter what you think is interesting, you're doing whatever your research professor finds interesting.
Yeah maybe if your college is shit.
>t. city slicker
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Well i am already writing my proposal about bachlors thesis to my prof. anything I should add to my email?
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Gather 100 people, Ask if they care.
Analyze their excrement.
See if giving a shit has any effect on the shit they gave.

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Does the human brain able to know that it has Alzheimer's disease when it happens ?
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nigga why you gotta show me this
want to get really depressed?

Look at the funding towards curing it versus HIV.
just eat healthy and like 10-30 mcg of pharmaceutical LSD 3 times a week until you die at 102

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Do you guys say "the Sun" or "Sol" when referring to our sun in a somewhat scientific context? My friend just called me pretentious for calling our sun "Sol" when I was showing him on a star chart where we were located in relation to other neighboring stars.
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imagine being this autistic
I always use Great Fireball
i live in denmark, guess what problem i dont have...
Being a relevant country?

Why does the word "moons" exist when it should only be used to refer to the Moon?

A phrase like "moons of Jupiter" is wrong, it should be "satellites of Jupiter". We just say moons because it's easier.

Saying suns isn't faster than saying stars so its pointless and more of a romanticism.

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We work the meme magic and meme our way into space, of course.
retarded idiot does not consider the idea of underground rotating cylinders on mars surface.
>goes from 3 to 5
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Let`s do it. No reason for us not to. So, /sci/ I trust you to spread the word and help us get started. What is the first step to building a rocket?
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Next up, 4chan's deathstar
Next up.
4chans Emperium of Weab Kind.
Pivking a price point. Most expensive stuff is structure and fuel and fuel storage. What fuel is cheapest but most fittinf to your needs and what structure is most suited to containing the blast? Now, what do those cost?
tits or gtfo bitch
okay but no girls allowed

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Are you smarter than a /sci/enth grader?
PROVE IT, what's the answer?
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so if u jump over the scale without touching it it will actually read your weight? back to fagdit you fucking retard
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when you jump over a scale the forces on you over the scale aren't balanced you fucking degenerate, besides it is proved that the flies' weight does add up
This is a tricky one.

Is the lid added as part of the jar? Is the fly on the glass or hovering? If the fly is hovering, the force of the wind generated by the fly could add a downward force to the jar. I would say this jar with a fly would weigh 1.05
If hovering due to force.

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"He's Reddit" is not a valid reason.
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Kek i'm a normalfag but don't need to make a big deal about it on a fucking anonymous malaysian mouse husbandry board. Shit screams reddit
Like what does he say about it
He has literally designed and engineered his image to be an idol to engineering soyboys.

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