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Sunday, November 4, 2007

The source of all creation

It was better than I expected, and it was also good. I did 82% of the paper, which included having a shot at all six questions. However time constraints forced me to skip a total of 18 marks in dribs and drabs all over the exam, which meant I effectively did only five questions.

I lost 15 minutes trying to find a complex eigenvector [it's such an easy process that I just couldn't bear to leave it undone even though it was taking ages], but I made up most of that time on the last question, which was much, much easier than expected. The first question of Peter's section threw me a bit, but I'd expected that.

For those readers who also did the exam: I chose questions 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8. The best was question 2 on the Frechet derivative. The worst was question 7 on some multivariate theory that I hadn't studied.

All things considered, I might get an A-!


gliderguider said...

Cool. Congratulations :-) Now you know enough math to not just be a jet pilot but an injunier too!

Donald said...

Wow. I'd forgotten that the maths people actually liked to make their exams hard.

A lack of exposure to SoAD would explain why that post title made me think of Spinal Tap instead...

Gael said...

An injunier? Me? Heaven forbid my studies could leave me stuck in gainful employment!

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