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Anonymous 17/03/19(Sun)10:00 No. 16472 ID: 239da7
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So, I have a question regarding physics and mathematics. Between the two, which would give me more "smart sounding shit." I don't mean learning it to brag, I mean stuff like pure mathematics sounding totally abstract to normal people. I just want to be in a different world basically. Kind of like induced autism? Or like a constant high but without drugs. Pic unrelated


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Anonymous 17/03/20(Mon)08:42 No. 16473 ID: ef54e2

Mathematics, because it's completely unrelated to the real world, so usually you can't explain an advanced concept in the span of a conversation. Especially the really abstract stuff, like knot theory, category theory, or topology. Category theorists spout shit like "a monad is just a monoid in the category of endofunctors. What's the problem?"


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Anonymous 17/03/20(Mon)09:35 No. 16474 ID: 239da7

>>16473
Which topic is best for my reasons? Or do you just learn all of them when you take the courses for advanced mathematics?


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Anonymous 17/03/20(Mon)09:35 No. 16475 ID: 239da7

>>16473
Which topic is best for my reasons? Or do you just learn all of them when you take the courses for advanced mathematics?


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Anonymous 17/03/20(Mon)17:32 No. 16476 ID: 43d1ed

>>16475
Topology is definitely part of a standard mathematics curriculum for a bachelor or masters degree. Knot and category theory are more likely to be optional subjects or part of a Ph.D. course.

Topology is weird but somewhat intuitive. Knot theory is so abstract it's completely useless (AFAIK), so definitely useful for your purposes. Category theory sees some use in computer science, but since what it does (IINM) is generalize relationships between various mathematical objects, it requires some background in order to even understand what is being discussed.


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Americium 17/04/22(Sat)05:21 No. 16488 ID: ed8b6e
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>>16473
>Category theorists spout shit like "a monad is just a monoid in the category of endofunctors. What's the problem?"

Well, it is.

>>16475
If you have any Set theory under you, go with Category theory.


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Anonymous 17/04/24(Mon)15:33 No. 16489 ID: de11d5

Mathematics probably has more complexity than physics, since not all math been found applicable to physics, and all physics is supported by math.

So the 'shit' is of equally mind-blowing complexity, except that Physics happens to deal in what we know to exist....much of math is many rabbit-holes and warrens distant from citeable physical examples.

So.... I'd go with math.


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Anonymous 17/05/08(Mon)07:18 No. 16496 ID: ce6edb

>>16472
Watch the 'numberphile' channel on jewtoob


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Anonymous 17/05/11(Thu)07:29 No. 16499 ID: 58ed95

When both physics and math get higher it's all written, so neither "sound" abstract.

This was done so mathamitions and physicists would be forced to talk about something else at cocktail parties.


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Anonymous 17/05/23(Tue)10:56 No. 16505 ID: cb2135

This is such stupid shit, if you learn a lot of stuff you'll want people you can talk with about it, not to deliberately _not_ be able to talk about it.


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Americium 17/05/25(Thu)21:29 No. 16510 ID: 87c258

Meh, fuck it.

Read this, and all of STEM will be within your grasp.

'Physics, Topology, Logic and Computation: A Rosetta Stone', John C. Baez, Mike Stay
https://arxiv.org/abs/0903.0340



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