Find a study partner - March 2014 thread
post by Mati_Roy (MathieuRoy)
This is the monthly thread to find a study partner.
For reasons mentioned in So8res article as well as for other reasons: studying with a partner can be very good.
So if you're looking for a study partner for an online course, reading a manual or else (whether it's in the MIRI course list or not) tell others in the comment section.
The past treads about finding a study partner can be found under the tag study_thread. However, you have higher probabilities of finding a study partner in the most recent thread. If you haven't found a study partner last month, you are welcome to post the same comment again here.
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comment by ThrustVectoring ·
2014-03-02T20:20:55.841Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
I'm re-visiting linear algebra - I took a course in college, but that was more of a instruction manual on linear algebra problem solving techniques and vocabulary than a look at the overall theory. I'm reading Linear Algebra Done Right, and was wondering if anyone else is interested.
Replies from: adrien0, BenLowell
This book starts from the beginning of the subject, assuming no knowledge of linear algebra. The key points is that you are about to immerse yourself in serious mathematics, with an emphasis on your attaining a deep understanding of the definitions, theorems, and proofs.
↑ comment by BenLowell ·
2014-03-03T05:53:45.047Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
I did the ~1/2 of the problems up through chapter 4, and am currently reading chapter 5. I'm not sure If want to spend more time doing problems or not, but I'm definitely interested in reading the rest of the book.
comment by palladias ·
2014-03-02T18:45:33.487Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
Is anyone else studying ASL?
Replies from: westward
↑ comment by westward ·
2014-03-02T22:39:37.636Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
Yes. I'm "ASL IV" level. I'm conversationally expressive, less so receptive.
Do you have interest in collaborating on Anki decks? I'm thinking video clips with English glosses. I'd also love a ASL/English dictionary that was searchable by handshape, body location, movement, etc.
Replies from: MathieuRoy
comment by noitanigami ·
2014-03-03T19:01:57.698Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
I'm studying K-theory using Atiyah's book. A partner would be welcome. Required background is some familiarity with vector spaces and vector bundles, some familiarity with topology, and very basic knowledge of groups. It is a very good introduction for universal properties.
comment by Athrelon ·
2014-03-03T13:59:58.259Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
I am learning HTML/JS and frontend development more generally, initially using Bootstrap as my tutor. I'm starting with a generic familiarity with Natlab/Python but no prior web dev experience.