Sunday, June 17, 2012

Homework for Cat Theory Day 1: why not?

So you know, I hope, that mathematics is not an spectator's sport.
You need to do the calculations, otherwise the stuff doesn't work.

The good news is that no one will come after you, asking for your grades or anything like it. And that you can come and ask  me questions, if you feel like it.

The bad news is that, if you don't do them (the exercises) you'll end up thinking that you've learnt and sometimes you haven't. Your call, of course.

To sweeten the pill, there's a reading for each day, just for the fun of it.
For the exercises, there are answers on the web, but you should really try to do it, first.

The first treat is “The aims of Education” by Andrew Abbott of the University of Chicago. Only 5 pages and (I find it) a different take on why do we go to college.

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