Category Archives: academify

Zero-sum, part 1

Finishing up writing my final exams.  I am particularly proud of the last problem on my Game Theory final: Update 1 Sadly, my department head nixed this problem as is; or rather, he wouldn’t let me do it without having students … Continue reading

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Return to sender

My department mailbox of full of homework I have yet to grade, but need to soon. They’re the bills of academia.

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Clues that you probably aren’t doing your Real Analysis homework correctly

1. You include the phrase “If we stop and think about this abstractly for a minute.” 2. You invent new verbs you feel need to be encased in quotation marks, e.g. The set A is “functioned” to the set B. … Continue reading

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Say my name

I was going through some student records to track “longitudinal progress” across the calculus sequence at Komplexify U when I cam across the following entry in an industrial engineering (the branch of engineering concerned with optimizing complex processes) student’s record: … Continue reading

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(I've Had) The Spline of My Life

A student in my office was complaining about the 2015 version of SolidWorks and, in particular, about the new version’s tendency to place the origin of any 2D (or 3D) object in the lower corner, so that the entire object … Continue reading

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