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Math article project
Finished mathematical core of article. Next: Write analytical core of article.
Dummit and Foote, Abstract Algebra
Finished section 1.6 (86 to go)
Silverman and Tate, Rational Points on Elliptic Curves
FInished 2.5 (31 to go)
Conway, Functions of One Complex Variable I
Finished section 7.5 (27 to go)
Munkres, Topology
Finished section 21 (60 to go)
Royden, Real Analysis
Finished section 2.4 (97 to go)
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1443 out of 100,000 projected words written.
Top 100 novels of all time
Reading Ulysses
IMDB top 250 films
Tengoku to jigoku next in queue.
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Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
19:51For those who are wondering
I've been working on finishing up a book on mathematical typesetting that I'd started some time ago that I'll probably selfpublish. The market is small, but will likely purchase the book in sufficient quantities to net me a couple hundred dollars a month for a few years.
I'm looking at grad school options and will get applications in to six(!) schools in the next couple of months. The options are:
 Two CalStates
 Two UCs
 A large private university
 A small private university
I'll also look at taking the actuarial exam in the spring. I'll have to look for some sort of test prep as there's some stat stuff in the sample actuary exam that I don't really know (but I could easily learn in a few weeks).
Monday I retake the general GRE (my most recent GRE score dates from the last century and is probably no longer valid), then in December, I take the Math GRE (I have the Princeton Review GRE book and have been using that to get an overview of what I need to know and review some skills. I've portioned it out so that I'll be done with the book two days before the exam and can then work through the two practice exams one day apiece before the actual test).
I've put in one application for a community college job and next week I'll be really pushing for adjunct work, but none of that is likely to make a difference between now and January, so I may do some office temp work or sell balloons or something to bring in some money in what's left of the year.