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3 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 September 2010 10:04AM

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Comment author: komponisto 17 September 2010 04:08:41AM 1 point [-]

Your Calculus 2 textbook includes a discussion of Tychonoff's theorem?

Comment author: NihilCredo 17 September 2010 12:10:07PM 1 point [-]

Quirk of the Paduan university system: what Americans would call "Calculus" is treated as a part of the "[Mathematical] Analysis" course name, which very often uses the same two-part massive textbook written by a maths professor (which most people buy from older students since it's so standard) - except that applied scientists study maybe 10-15% of it to cover their MA course, which I believe more or less matches Calculus, while maths and physics students usually take MA2, MA3, MA4, and Topology 1 to finish the tome.

Comment author: komponisto 17 September 2010 05:31:04PM *  0 points [-]

Ah, makes sense now. Grazie.

Comment author: thomblake 17 September 2010 02:55:06PM 0 points [-]

[off-topic]

You went to university in Padua? Are you from there? Any interesting reflections on the experience?

Comment author: NihilCredo 17 September 2010 05:37:32PM *  0 points [-]

Moved to PM (or to the Open thread should more people manifest interest).

Comment author: komponisto 17 September 2010 09:43:46PM *  0 points [-]

(or to the Open thread should more people manifest interest).

In that case, allow me to manifest my interest.

(ETA: All the more so since I see that your current location is Uppsala, Sweden.)