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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

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?"

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Americium 17/04/22(Sat)05:21 No. 16488 ID: ed8b6e

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>Category theorists spout shit like "a monad is just a monoid in the category of endofunctors. What's the problem?"

Well, it is.

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

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.

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

Watch the 'numberphile' channel on jewtoob

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.

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.

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

The owner of the CIA says howdy Joshua+Paul+Lee+Roy+Bietz+MD+Neurochemistry 17/08/09(Wed)23:29 No. 16535 ID: f8b2a3

Physics on account of exotic entities like black holes. Astrophysics is known as an exotic hard science, as is Cosmology. They just sound cool on the lonesome there of. Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics and Chemical Physics and Subatomic Physics just sound cool also. Muons, gluons, quarks, and the like also sound good. I do not know why, probably because I know more about it, but I believe Physics has more pizzazz than mathematics.

Anonymous 20/11/20(Fri)18:45 No. 17064 ID: 13789f

>Pic unrelated
Why not get into time travel? The good thing is the subject is an iceberg, on the surface it looks like a small subject but the majority is underneath.

Not only will you look autistic but everyone else will feel retarded. Double-win!

Anonymous 21/12/17(Fri)11:16 No. 17962 ID: 7f5b34

Theoretical mathematics is just people jerking off to fictional concepts that they made up on their own;
instead of trying to understand reality, they instead make classifications of abnormal phenomenons and then call it concept A and then just call it a day. Sure, it sounds smart but it's ultimately just retarded.

Physics is less so because there are actual practical elements in said field. But the theoretical mathematics syndrome is slowly creeping into the field so it's becoming another retarded field.

Which is why more people are more into engineering than just pure physics these days. Even though the latter was much more interesting.

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