What a time Hilbert lived in, before math got a lot more complicated.

So much stuff I wish I could explain to my parents, let alone someone on the street who thinks elementary algebra is not worth learning.

I have to say, when they overlap, Rudin books beat Tao books.

Commutative algebra class is pretty good. The professor made a slip and called it the algebraic geometry course.

I do not have a problem with that at all. lol

A mathematician is someone who says "when we prove a theorem, we shouldn't introduce things that seem to come out of nowhere", and then immediately starts their proof of the Mean Value Theorem with "Let g(x)=f(a)+(f(b)-f(a))(x-a)/(b-a)".

So this Fall

- Commutative algebra

- Dummit Foote Algebra (Because both of my undergrad algebra courses were by a topologist and then an analyst. Neither could really check proofs, so I got some false positives.)

- Compilers

I can only keep one of the algebra's because I have to drive an hour and a half. The renting market is bleh, right now. Sigh.

In the end, it was the lemmas we made along the way.

rating boost counts on masto:

0 boosts - these posts are the backbone of fedi, braver than any us marine
1-3 boosts - ideal number of boosts, sharing stuff w/ ur friends
4-10 boosts - your post got a lil attention! nice job!
10-20 boosts - wow it's really making the rounds. good in moderation
30-60 boosts - they're still boosting that huh. hope they stop soon
60-120 boots - too many boosts, i want off of mr bone's wild ride
120+ boosts - uh oh. oh no. no thank you

Upper level math feels a bit extra sometimes.

Me: Hey, what da ring doin'?

God or whatever: Oh, lattice stuff again. (And a dozen other things I won't make obvious.)

GoW: This is how your universe has to work by the way. You cannot avoid it.

Me: I just... thanks, I guess.
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