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Finished mathematical core of article. Next: Write analytical core of article.
Dummit and Foote, Abstract Algebra
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Silverman and Tate, Rational Points on Elliptic Curves
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Conway, Functions of One Complex Variable I
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Munkres, Topology
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Royden, Real Analysis
Finished section 2.4 (97 to go)
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Top 100 novels of all time
Reading Ulysses
IMDB top 250 films
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Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
10:38Tuesday teaching report
During my tutoring hour, I had a student come by with a questions that I could not answer (nor could I see from the chapter how it would be solved): The problem was to find the remainder when x^{10}+x^{8} is divided by x1, without using synthetic or long division. From the chapter, it would seem that it is somehow related to the fact that the polynomial has zeroes of 0, i and i, but I was baffled at how to solve it. I sent her off to find a precalc TA. I think that I might stop by the bookstore and spend $50 on my own copy of the book. The way that precalc is taught is so different now, it would behoove me to relearn it myself.