This blog post has nothing to do with mathematics but just wanted to vent out my emotions.
I know that my opinions regarding the education system don’t matter since there always have been smarter people (i.e. people scoring more than me) around me in my home, school and college (and according to this system, only the opinions of top scorers matter). But, since WordPress allows me to express my opinions, here are the few comics which are in sync with my opinions:
© Bill Watterson
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© Awantha Artigala
© Bill Watterson
I don’t think there is any solution to this problem since there are so many human beings on earth (i.e large variety of minds…).
Earlier I told about new mediums now available to enjoy maths. You can find a list of YouTube channels, to begin with here. And a list of dedicated math podcasts here.
In this post, I want to point out some episodes from the podcast “In Our Time” which discuss mathematics:
Apart from them, another podcast worth listening to is “The Wizard of Mathematics, Srinivasa Ramanujan” by Prof. Srinivas Kotyada on FM Gold:
If you are an average maths undergraduate student (like me), you might have ended up in a situation of choosing between “just completing the degree by somehow passing the courses without caring about the grades” and “repeating a course/taking fewer courses so as to pass all courses with nice grades only”. Following is a nice discussion from Reddit:
For details, visit Terence Tao’s blog: https://terrytao.wordpress.com/
Here is a nice discussion thread from Reddit
This is part of the 6 unsolved Millennium Problems. Following is a beautiful exposition of the statement and consequences of this conjecture:
Anybody with high-school level knowledge can benefit from this video.