Monthly Archives: July 2011

I heart* my TI-84

my department (a.k.a academic group) loaned me a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition because students here are all supposed to be equipped with one. I just love how I’m learning new mathematics everyday with the TI-84. For example, 1) Andrew Wiles … Continue reading

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IQ tests

I’ve never liked IQ tests. I had my share of SATs and Maths competitions when I was young but do not recall ever having my IQ checked. Having interacted with very smart people from over the world, I have my … Continue reading

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Hardcopy vs electronic reprints

One of the little joys in the academic life is when you finally receive the hardcopy reprints of your published paper. I guess it is an antiquated practice dating back before the electronic era. In days of old, when manuscripts … Continue reading

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