Long live the cold days and early sunsets

Getting up at 5:30 am is one of the best things I've done to improve my life and my studies, but summer is the enemy of this glorious routine, due to one little thing in the sky called the Sun! (by which of course I mean our position in the orbit around it) The long…

Catch up

Even though I have not posted for a while, I have (mostly) not been idle. Over the past few weeks, I've studied the first 7 chapters of Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Serway and Jewett, a great book that I recommend to any physics freshmen, watched a good number of lectures from various sources, like…

A deservedly classic book

Differential equations are one of the foundational elements of mathematics and physics. They come in two types: ordinary (ODEs) and partial (PDEs). They each can be of arbitrary degrees and various types depending on their terms and arrangement in the equation. ODEs are the easy ones of the two. As I mentioned in one of…

What the eye said to me

This is not a physics related post, but still something I would like to share with you, in hope it can help with understanding a few things. I had some bloods taken this morning at my GP surgery, and the phlebotomist, as she was getting all her equipment ready, was making friendly conversation, and then…

Pacing oneself

Although having passed my cold to my unsuspecting husband, who had to take 2 days off work, I am feeling better. I'd say I'm back to 80% capacity. What I've been doing since my post 2 days ago is this: slowly made my way (a modest bit) through Linear Algebra by Meckes and been pleasantly…

Post exam

The MST124 and MST125 exams took place last week. They were both mathematics modules, but one of them was partially revision for me, so I felt like I could have been challenged more; but that's okay. I know many people come into this not having had the fortune of a good mathematical education, so they…

Exam revision

6 days left. The last few weeks before exams are when students perform – more or less consciously – a process of self-analysis that takes into account 2 factors: what they could have known by now, given how much they were taught, how much time they could have used for study, and how much they…