Future Plans and Projects.

While I am still quite busy preparing for Exam FM (completing 10 mock exams), I do have quite a few short-term and long-term plans for this blog.

For the sake of being concise, here is a short list of what I have planned; many of the projects will only be started after exam FM which is on the 10th of December. However, for some of these project, I might have some to time to start on them this week:

Short-term Projects

  • Finish my proof of the volume displaced from pushing a square through a sphere; an incomplete version can be found here.
  • Complete the third entry in the high school reflection series
  • Solve an interesting population problem about fish breeding here. I will also be re-typing the problem for better coherency (new version here)

Long-term Projects (>3 months)

  • Begin typesetting notes for Exam MLC. These notes will be extremely concise and should be considered a supplement for the recommended readings here. One of the texts is free while the other requires purchase (I acquired an eBook version). Since this is the first exam that will follow the new syllabus, I will be covering the content quite thoroughly with what is listed on the syllabus.
  • Course notes for second and third year courses at uWaterloo (specifically the ones that I will be taking next term
  • “Advice for the university freshman” series; look for it during the Winter term
  • Useful financial spreadsheets

Committed Projects (>1 year)

  • Ray Tracer project (currently on hiatus until other projects are taken care of)
  • Martingales and Black-Scholes tutorial project (essentially a 30+ series of posts intended to get readers familiar with mathematically rigourous financial concepts)

In addition, I will be posting random tidbits of interesting maths finds here and there, but just don’t expect them to come that often during these coming couple of weeks.


A deferred introduction.

Starting off a mathematics blog with a great introduction, while advised, is not essential and by no means can be applicable to my situation. I began this blog some time in late April in the hopes of putting out weekly entries as I progressed through my third semester at the University of Waterloo, but many things happened along the way, priorities were pushed back and eventually the content I prepared for this blog was left sitting in the dust.

It is now about 5 months later, but here would be my own version of a long overdue, late and semi-competent introduction:

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