Find a study partner - May 2014 Thread

post by Mati_Roy (MathieuRoy) · 2014-05-06T05:37:07.030Z · score: 3 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 3 comments

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 threads about finding a study partner can be found under the tag study_thread. However, you have higher probability 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 pushcx · 2014-05-06T22:02:45.558Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Looking for a partner for open-ended study of math/cs topics like calculus, linear algebra, stats, Haskell, SICP - open to suggestions for similar topics. Ideally, we'd meet weekly for 1-2h to discuss the previous week's study and plan for the next. Bonus points if you're in Chicago. :)

comment by zedzed · 2014-05-07T06:39:54.928Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'd be up for studying proofy calculus (inclusive) or C Programming.

comment by [deleted] · 2014-05-11T19:48:03.169Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'll be reading through some math, physics, and engineering textbooks. I'm fine with going through them in any order, so if there's something you are interested in, I can start that any time you want. I expect to be doing only 2 simultaneously.

I like to read through chapters sequentially, and do practice problems. My expectations regarding a study parter are that we agree on which problems to do, both do them and compare answers, and discuss any difficulties.

If you are only interested in one or some of these books, thats fine. I'm going to be reading these anyway and this is simply an invitation to join me, so there's no commitment.


I just started Griffiths' Introduction to Electrodynamics a couple days ago, which is currently the only thing I'm reading. I'll be going at a pace of one chapter per week.


List of book's I'm planning on reading, if anything interests you let me know and I'll do that one next:

  • Principles of Applied Statistics by Cox and Donnelly
  • Principles of General Thermodynamics by Hatsopoulos
  • Transport Phenomena by Bird, Stewart, and Lightfoot
  • Introductory Nuclear Physics by Krane
  • Control Systems Engineering by Nise
  • Nuclear Reactor Engineering by Glasstone and Sesonske
  • Advanced Calculus of Several Variables by Edwards Jr.

Lastly, although I know the material well, there are a couple of books I'd enjoy working through again. In the incredibly unlikely event that anyone here wants to read Nuclear Reactor Analysis by Duderstadt and Hamilton or Nuclear Reactor Theory by Lamarsh, I'd be happy to work through the practice problems with you, and help out with any problems you have.