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Elias Någonsson
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I'm not sure. I think I might have in high school since my program* was heavily into math, and looking at the wikipedia article it looks like something I studied. But I'm not completely sure, and if I did, I've forgotten everything about it. And I also dropped out of high school, so even if I did begin to study it I might never have completed the topic.

*Here, high school is organized into semi-specialized programs, half-way between general education and the highly specialized stuff you have in university.
 
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I took Calculus in high school, but don't know if it was that specific kind, because it was 30 years ago and who can remember that. For college, I just took Statistics eventually for some science credits, because I was feeling really mathed out after taking so much in high school.
 
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Sure, I had calculus when I (foolishly) thought I wanted to be an engineer. Then calculus during economics. At least the previous exposure to calc made that easier.
 
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We have a bunch of people here in RSP with advanced and highly technical degrees. What I do bridges the gap between physics and math. There are some pure mathematicians here I think, at least a couple of other physicists, a psychologist or two (although one of them no longer shows up much), and so on. What's the big deal?


My gut feeling is that there's pretty wide overlap between people who have STEM degrees, people who play board games, and people who are comfortable discussing board games on the internet.
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No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express.
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aiabx wrote:
My gut feeling is that there's pretty wide overlap between people who have STEM degrees, people who play board games, and people who are comfortable discussing board games on the internet.


My experience at games conventions is that:
(a) You meet people with all sorts of jobs, and none.
(b) However, "something in IT" is over-represented.
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aiabx wrote:
whac3 wrote:
We have a bunch of people here in RSP with advanced and highly technical degrees. What I do bridges the gap between physics and math. There are some pure mathematicians here I think, at least a couple of other physicists, a psychologist or two (although one of them no longer shows up much), and so on. What's the big deal?


My gut feeling is that there's pretty wide overlap between people who have STEM degrees, people who play board games, and people who are comfortable discussing board games on the internet.


What about the overlap with people who like to participate in meta-discussions about the overlap between people who have STEM degrees and people who play board games?
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I think the most significant thing I have earned from this exercise is the number of people who say yes to possessing a credential when they don't really understand what the credential is.

The typical senior year of high school, AP Calculus, and 1st year college calculus classes are not multivariate calculus. Multivariate calculus is typically the third semester of college calculus, typically taken sophomore year (although of course some students who do well on the AP Calculus exam may take multivariate calculus their freshman year).
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whac3 wrote:
We have a bunch of people here in RSP with advanced and highly technical degrees. What I do bridges the gap between physics and math. There are some pure mathematicians here I think, at least a couple of other physicists, a psychologist or two (although one of them no longer shows up much), and so on. What's the big deal?


Spaceghost is a lot more mathematically advanced than I am; I wish he was around more often, he's an insightful guy.
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The thing I’ve learned is that more people read RSP than I thought. 82 responses in about 6 hours: that’s pretty sizable.
 
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Dearlove wrote:
(b) However, "something in IT" is over-represented.


If you learn arbitrary sets of rules for fun, IT is the path of least resistance to make a living.
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I also studied multi-word English, multi-thought Philosophy, multi-note Music, multi-degree Thermodynamics, multi-cell Biology and multi-multi other courses so I know everything about everything. Do not dispute me.

But did you study multiverse conjecturosophy?
 
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