March 27, 2012

Hour .5: Topology

Hour 1: Topology progressing again through chapter 6….

Hour 1.5: Electroweak Symmetry Breaking?

Hour 2: Electroweak Symmetry Breaking

Hour:3 Tutoring, actually 50 minutes but…so fail.

Hour 4: More physics?


March 13, 2012

Researched Error Analysis and such some more…I might need Scientific Linux to install my software for the REU??? Sigh…

Working on VCT stuff, Chapter 10.3. Had an issue with problem 12,┬ábriefly┬ábut understand now. The video is a fantastic resource… :S messed up 15, whoops..I went the complicated route and messed up somewhere.

~1 hour down, and I feel semi-accomplished. Still have a lot to work on, but this was good practice. Just did 16 over again, and that’s a bit better now. Some things should be obvious, but still are not so I may return to these┬ábriefly another time.

~30minutes tutoring

Worked on Commonapp some :S I need to get back to doing math though….stretching/walking around first

11.2.2 and 11.2.5 were jokes so far 11.2.8 was easy but slow, will continue onto 11.3 later

~1 hour of VCT from the above.

Working on financial aid information, then possibly Commonapp and such then maybe dinner?

Working Topology 6.3: 1 and 2 were trivial. Need to finish 3.b. Finished problem 4. Finished problem 5. Need to finish problem 6, not doing problem 7.

Read the section on Convexity, still need to try a problem or two.

~1 hour of Analysis from the above

Learned that I may *not* need Scientific Linux, he just hasn’t test on Ubuntu :S…

~1.5 hours on QED renormalization :S need to check some stuff still…

~.5 hours of tutoring ….ugh…

~ (1/3) hours on Sakurai. . .that book could be very good for me if I can devote time to it later.

March 5, 2012

Hour one: Galois Theory.

Hour two: More Galois Theory, still not ready for tomorrow though ­čśÉ need to finish preliminary notes *before* I go through things for comprehension, and that’s before I do the assigned HW @.@

Taking a mental break and going to try to sit around and tutor for approximately an hour.

Hour three: Tutoring. that was awful…

Hour four: Python, just over half the material for the unit covered.

…bathroom and then to Analysis and Sets?

Hour five: Linear Algebra (VCT) chapter 10; sections 10.1 and 10.2 sort of skipped over an exercise or two from 10.2 though.

~3:11 hmmm probably should sleep now

March 3, 2012

Hour one: finished the REU application for Stony Brook. =.=’ Fail. Food then beginning hour two.

Hour two: chapter three of VCT…that was boring ­čśÉ

Hour three: Boyce and DiPrima…did up to section 2.3 problem 15, started doing only odds and I’m skipping around a bit, but the easy stuff is pretty comfortable still ^^

Hour four: Tutoring pain ;-; one of the poor kids couldn’t add fractions.

Hour five: More tutoring, much better this round ^^;…