Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ubuntu on Eee PC

Ok, So I bought an Eee PC a netbook and now I also have Linux installed on it. Yes the ubiquitous Ubuntu. I am specially happy with it package manager which made the installation of Acrobat a breeze. I didn't have to hunt for the rpm file and worry about the dependencies. It configured my inbuilt camera and chat client. It also comes with a decent array of Math packages like Maxima, Keg and Octave the kind of softwares I routinely use. So in a nutshell I am impressed

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Reflection on past 2 days in India

Its now 2 days since I am in India. Yesterday I went to Nai Sarak to look for the abstract algebra book by Farleigh and the art of problem solving. Unfortunately I couldn't find art of problem solving anywhere. I also drove my stick shift car today in the morning and went to ridge for the morning walk.

Delhi has changed a lot. It is far too crowded and the problem of pollution has aggravated. The subway is very nice and on par with the similar construction in Singapore. The dishes have mushroomed every where and in my house I now get over 200 channels at meagre $4 and it includes BBC, CNN, HBO, Star Movies and plethora of paid channels which would cost upward of $70 in US. We get what is called I.P tv. Photo copying is lot cheaper. I got myself a book printed and bound for $5 whereas in US I had paid $5 just for binding. Broadband internet service is not bad. I have sufficient bandwidth to watch online lecture. Everyone around seems to have nicer cellphones with internet connectivity and much descent cameras.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Math Explorer's Club

Here is a Cornell Website for Math Explorer's Club

Thursday, May 06, 2010

My Math 117, Business Calculus Class

I have always enjoyed teaching Calculus and this semester was no different. I had a bunch of hard working students this semester and it was fun to help them learn.
From left:
Scott Isom, Janelle Johansen, Kolby Smithpeters, Henry McGee, Dana Thomas, Alexandra Rossi, Sumant, Lindsay Kellerman, Monika Trzeszczkowski and Ashley Robbins

Monday, May 03, 2010

Morris lib update

I am here at the Morris Library. I picked two book by Peter Higgins. Mathematics for the curious and Mathematics for the imagination. I was interested in the Penrose tesellation patter and his discourse on Ramsey theory.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

My Math 113, Once a week class

Here is my Math 113 which met once a week during spring 2010. From left Frank Ortman, Jamie Wylie, Steven Presley, Sophia Ann Neeley, Ryan Thompson, Ashley Cambell, Sumant, Seth Doiron, Lakyn Winner, Mathew Cundiff, Corey Harkins, Adam Brenning, Benjamin Reiman, Michael Dearmey and Kim Woo Seok.

It was a good bunch of students who worked very hard

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