Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Which type of mathematician are you?

It's very simple, it all depends on how you start a proof.
(a) Let p be an odd prime...
(b) Let epsilon greater than 0 be given...
(c) Let G be a group...
(d) Suppose not...

If you answered:
(a) You are a number theorist
(b) You are an analysist
(c) You are an algebraist
(d) You are a topologist

The hardest for me is the "suppose not." It's just not intuitive to me.

1 comment:

  1. Heather, you amaze me! I don't know you personally, but thanks to the wonders known as blogging, I get to see just a little of the woman McKay adores. And she is brilliant!

    I wish I had the patience and mental capability for mathematics (beyond what's required of us 'normal' students).

    But I do count myself lucky enough to read into the brain of one with such abilities... to some extent...

    Oh, and by the way, welcome to the fam! One of these days, we'll meet in person (and shame on McKay for not pulling his share with the posting, etc. I want pics, gosh dang it!).

    Love, Beth


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