I haven’t been doing too much since I got home last week. I managed to get a used copy of Glazman and Ljubic’s Finite-Dimensional Linear Analysis from an online bookstore. This book is unusual in that it has no proofs but over 2000 problems, and so the theory is developed by the reader. I haven’t done too much work on it yet.
I have been reading Hatcher’s Algebraic Topology lately to try to catch up on some of the algebraic topology I didn’t learn when I wasn’t taking a homotopy theory class in the winter. It’s a much better book than I thought it was in the winter.
On second thought, I haven’t bee too idle. On Tuesday, I had my passport renewed and had an eye checkup and a dental appointment. On Wednesday, I studied and played chess with Bernard and Erik for a while and hopefully learned a bit. I still haven’t bothered to unpack the boxes that arrived last weekend, so my room is a mess. It’s very hard to get through it.
The US Puzzle Championship is tomorrow. I decided that it would be interesting to participate in it, although I’m sure I won’t do very well.
I found out yesterday that my grandfather had a minor stroke while on vacation in England. He seems to be doing well, but we have to hope for the best. I wish him a speedy recovery.