Pure math privilege
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>First year enrollment into university. Need to pick my classes and schedule which is a process done online
>Database fuck up. Turns out that the DBA had not toggled my status as accepted yet
>To find this out and to fix this I have to go to the faculty's office
>When I arrive there is a long line of other first enrollment students, most of them with the same problem, most of them women
>I can see the papers of the girl in front of me which say 'Marine Biology'. Turns out literally every single girl there was some kind of biology.
>Get to the front of the line where the administrators fixes your shit
>Logs in to my account
>He fixes what needs to be fixed and then explains me how to complete the process
>Stops me from going and says 'You know what, because you are mathematics I will do it for you
>Right there in his laptop I pick my classes and he does all the clicking and saving until the last class
>Hands me my printed schedule
>Literally everyone else in that line was told to go their house or to the library and complete the process themselves
>Not even my first day of class and I already got my first taste of pure math privilege
So turns out I am superior that everyone. I now consider any other major to be second class citizens, basically disgusting pigs.
Anyone else got stories of pure math privilege? Will this be an every day thing? Will people just do shit for me because I am a genius and superior to them?
Feels good to not be second class scum.
>btw, not female so this was not a case of female privilege, just pure math privilege.
Textbook Thread #93642
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Post textbooks, ask for recommendations whatever
This book is pretty nice, and especially for CS majors (the applications, coding theory, encryption, digital circuits, FFT, etc. are mostly relevant for that field). It also covers lattice theory in reasonable detail, and lattice theory is a very nice field of math that probably doesn't get enough attention.
Seems very underrated, with 0 reviews on Amazon.
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Since the universe is expanding, is it possible that the space our bodies occupy, as well as the earth, etc, is also expanding? If so, it would be relativistic - to us the sizes wouldn't appear to change. A modern day human would be a few hundred feet tall directly compared to a human from a few hundred thousand years ago.
Rank and degrees of freedom
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I don't get the following thing. How do we compute a number of degrees of freedom for a linear transform? I do get a concept of a transformation rank, and of a degree of freedom, but have no idea how to tie them together.
For example, rotation in 2D is of rank 2, but has only one degree of freedom.