Now quadratic forms no longer conflicts with any other classes, but the more I think about it, the more it seems like a good idea not to take it. For one thing, it would be nice if I could eat lunch on Mondays (i.e. not have classes that completely cover the lunch times). Not taking quadratic forms would also allow me to go to the functional analysis seminar. I suppose I also don’t have the prerequisite for quadratic forms (although I’m probably close enough). On the other hand, it is an interesting subject that I would like to learn. Hopefully I will have sufficient motivation to read the textbook.

I keep feeling that classes are easy for some reason. I need to stop taking prerequisites.

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9 Responses to

  1. mathfanatic says:

    So…you want to take harder (rather than prerequisite) classes, but when you get the chance to, you don’t want to?

  2. aaronlehmann says:

    Yesterday I realized that eating breakfast is an alternative to eating lunch which I had not explored previously.

    • Simon says:

      That doesn’t work when one has been awake for seven or eight hours by lunch time.

      • confuted says:

        My schedule has no room for lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays, and either forces me to go without lunch on Fridays or eat before my 11:00 class. I plan to cope by taking some food with me that I can eat between classes.

        • gompers says:

          I highly recommend “Protein Plus” Powerbars. The protein fills you up while the carbs give you enough energy to get by. Last semester, I had no lunch break on Mondays and Wednesdays, and those bars kept me awake and satisfied through my afternoon classes.

          • confuted says:

            How do they taste? Are they tolerable?

            • gompers says:

              I used to work in a bike shop, so I ate that kind of food all the time because we got them for $0.50-$0.70 each. I’m not a picky eater, and needless to say I’m pretty used to such food. However, you might want to try the chocolate flavor first. I actually think it is quite better than “tolerable”.

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