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Post by FredProgGH » Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:27 pm

Everything I know about this kind of stuff I learned from Isaac Asimov :D

He has a couple books of math essays that really makes some of the more esoteric abstract math concepts pretty straightforward.

Sam, you have a pretty good knack for teaching it would seem.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:59 pm

FredProgGH wrote:Sam, you have a pretty good knack for teaching it would seem.
Why, thank you, Fred! :) Glad it makes sense to someone, at least!

So these books - what types of things do they deal with? Uncommon, really abstract stuff? Abstract math is fun! Calculus is really boring for the most part. recommend any particular ones?
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Post by Theremin » Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:55 pm

Hey, Calc is fun! 8)
In other math news, I got a 5 on my Calc AP test! Yes!!! :D Next year I'm taking Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Advanced Topics... Its going to be intense! :shock:
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Post by DruidsGlass » Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:12 pm

wow...i bow to sam's superior intelligence...but she doesnt know what 4th finger in 8th position on the A string is...heheheh....and gj theremin...i can only hope i did that well on theory...i kinda massacred the sight singing...:( and i didnt finish one of the dictations and i got incorrect rhythm on a measure of the other dictation(i think)... but i'm pretty sure i did well on the multiple choice part...that was easy...i wonder why i haven't gotten my ap score yet....
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:15 pm

DruidsGlass wrote:wow...i bow to sam's superior intelligence...
The point wasn't to be bowed to - i mean, thanks, but do you understand it? Was my review satisfactory? Want me to explain anything in more detail? (i'll go back and edit if necessary). It was your request, after all.

And, yes, of course, I bow to your superior violin and general music theory skills. But that's aside from the point. ;)
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Post by DruidsGlass » Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:17 pm

my head hurts....i havent had to think on anything that hard since....well....8th grade?
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Post by Theremin » Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:18 pm

DruidsGlass wrote:wow...i bow to sam's superior intelligence...but she doesnt know what 4th finger in 8th position on the A string is...heheheh....and gj theremin...i can only hope i did that well on theory...i kinda massacred the sight singing...:( and i didnt finish one of the dictations and i got incorrect rhythm on a measure of the other dictation(i think)... but i'm pretty sure i did well on the multiple choice part...that was easy...i wonder why i haven't gotten my ap score yet....
I got a 5 on my Music Theory AP too! :mrgreen: I think I was the only one in my entire school, because my friend, the only other person competent in theory, who gets A/A+'s in everything, only got a 4. We were really the only ones with any chance, because the actual class at our school gets kind of bogged down by all the people in it. But I don't mean to brag :wink: ; in fact, to offset the possibility of being perceived as a onetime ( :wink: ) braggart, I will admit that I got a 3 on the US history test... :? :lol:
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Post by Theremin » Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:19 pm

You'll probably get your scores pretty soon... I only got mine 2 days ago, and other people around here just got theirs today...
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Post by DruidsGlass » Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:19 am

no one around here has their scores yet...:( and a 5? now i'm really disheartened, how'd you do on the sight singing?
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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:46 am

::wisps of smoke seen coming from my ears...:: :banghead:
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Post by Theremin » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:06 pm

I got a 5 on the sight singing section and I can't even sing! My teacher and I spent a couple of hours the month before the test looking over a lot of the old ones; seeing what will lose you points, etc. For instance, if you sing ONE NOTE with good rhythm, they give you a lot of credit. However, if you sing a lot of right notes with poor rhythm, they will give you less credit. The biggest problem a lot of peole had in the examples was rhythm. To me, thats the easiest part though... I think their reasoning is that most of the people taking theory can't sing, so you should judge them on how musical they can try to sing it, not by how well they can sing it...
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Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
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Post by DruidsGlass » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:27 pm

hmm, yes, well i got nervous and missed pitches and maybe a few rythms, i just don't remember it that well...and i'm a decent singer i guess...i wouldn't go to a concert that feature me as a vocalist, but i could make due in a choir...
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Post by DruidsGlass » Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:06 am

since this is geekland post, i am about to prove the ultimate geek...i have a concert and they said "wear khakis and your camp shirt" didnt say anything about the shoes...soo...black pants + white socks/tennis shoes? lol, I REIGN SUPREME!!! :twisted:
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Post by Bnielsen » Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:25 am

ultimate geek joke-
Is that a stick of nonparity ram in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? ;-)
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Post by DruidsGlass » Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:34 pm

lol...trust me it's the ram...
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