I actually *like* going through calculations, but there’s no doubt that this can definitely be classified as “grunt work”.

I love how a student’s job in the class is to convince the professor that they got really accurate results while also finding a bunch of sources of error that actually contribute in a significant way.

13 Mar 2019

“Wow, so *that’s* what “elementary” means? I don’t even want to think about what an advanced textbook looks like then!”

This isn’t just a mathematics thing. I think I hear my professors speak like this even *more* in my physics classes. I guess we like to be really graphic in our descriptions.

I can’t tell you the number of times a dead-simple proof eluded me for many hours, only to see the “obvious” answer later.

25 Feb 2019

“You have to look more closely for the results that match my theory!”

22 Feb 2019