I started packing today (finally). I have most of the books packed. It’s quite depressing packing books since I will have to leave so many behind. The authors worked hard to write these books, and they are good books. Who am I to say that these books aren’t good enough to come with me? I have sort of convinced myself that I don’t need books of AHSME and AIME problems since I’ll never be able to take tha AMC12 or the AIME again. But how can I say that Concepts of Modern Mathematics by Ian Stewart or Foundations and Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics by Howard Eves shouldn’t come with me? I think I should pack them even though they aren’t on my list. But then what about Greenberg’s classic book on Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry? At least I had the sense to take all my Coxeter books with me. I think I’d really regret not taking them. I imagine I’ll come take a few more boxes of books with me after I return at Thanksgiving or whenever I next go back home.
The Math Jam went quite well I think. Unfortunately we only had enough time to get through 3 problems, and even those three took over an hour and a half. We had planned to do 4. The problems are above level 5 though, in my opinion. Maybe level 7 or so would be reasonable.
I found a lot of neat LJ communities today. Yay!