Dacicus | I would have taken the algebra class if it would have fit my schedule. |

TRWBW | Dacicus: no idea what to say. none of the math classes i took in college were required for my major, i just took them for fun. |

Dacicus | That's why I'm doing a math minor, for fun. |

TRWBW | Dacicus: well, algebra is probably more fun. not analysis isn't bad, it's just got a bigger startup cost. |

Dacicus | The analysis and algebra classes were the only ones of the required 4 that sounded interesting to me, so I went with analysis since I couldn't take algebra. I might be able to take the algebra one later, though, as I have some extra units open during the final semester. |

TRWBW | Dacicus: how about blowing some of your major requirments and getting and extra 5th year for the math? |

Dacicus | What do you mean? |

TRWBW | nvm |

Dacicus | No, seriously, I didn't understand what you meant. |

TRWBW | Dacicus: if you like math, take math courses. |

Dacicus | Oh, I am. Like I said, I'm doing a math minor. I have to take math every remaining semester to get the requirements for that. |

jadenbane | Hey Kadri, are you from London, Ontario? |

TRWBW | Kadri: i advice you not to answer that |

jadenbane | Fair enough, there are a lot of people listening. |

Kadri | TRWBW: why not? jadenbane: yes I am from there |

jadenbane | Kadri: I'm from that neck of the woods myself. Cherryhill, by Oxford West. |

Kadri | you're not in our math dept, are you? |

jadenbane | I just saw your ISP when you logged on, looked like you're in London. I don't Kadri is throwing out any information the most newbly of sleuths couldn't find. Kadri: Naa, I'm at Trent in Peterborough right now. (Though I'll probably do some transfer credits at UWO.) |

Kadri | oh ok |

TRWBW | Kadri: i'm only a fan of northern ontario, wild land |

jadenbane | UWO grossed me out :P |

Aligorith | hi, does anyone know of any links to resources describing how to simplify a cubic bezier spline (i.e. points a, b, c ----> a, c)? |

TRWBW | Aligorith: simplify how? |

Aligorith | bezier splines ab and bc to ac (with 'handles'/intermediate points set correctly) so that that curve is basically still the same |

t35t0r | BIT6J8CA2CAPD3Q26Z3G135K3E6367 |

Cale | ihope: since the afternoon when we had someone spam the channel with profanity |

ailndx | yo Cale f'' = second derivative, is f''' third? |

ihope | Yep. |

fugaro | What is VGA quality like with a big-screen, high-resolution LCD? |

ihope | Darnit, mbot doesn't like f(f(x)) in a differential equation. |

fugaro | I'm referring to a 20" at 1600x1200. |

TRWBW | ihope: i don't have a clue about mathematica, but maybe two variables, y=f(x), w=f(y)? ihope: um, 3 variables |

ihope | Not a bad idea. |

TRWBW | ihope: that's f'''(x)+f(x), gonna be e^(2pi*i/3*x*k), k=0,1,or2 |

ihope | % DSolve[f'''[x] == -f[x], f[x], x] |

TRWBW | ihope: oops, or 3 |