Saturday, October 29, 2005

Basic of Mathematics

I've got a very interesting lecturer for BAsic of Mathematics.
Chris says he's like doing a fashion show.
Everyone will always look forward to each lecture.
To see what he wears for lecture.
All different combinations.
None of them is repeated.
Really like fashion show...

Yesterday was the official last lecture.
I was in the LT very early.
Got a shock when Prof Tay came in.
He was in a Hawaii outfit.
Bright red flowery top and shorts.
Like he had just come back from Hawaii.
Nothing unusual during the first half of the lecture.
Then came the 10 min break.

As usual, he went out
Don't know to do what.
But when he came back,
The whole LT very surprised.
Prof Tay came back wearing a straw hat...
Ha ha ha...
Everyone clapped...
Camera phones all out to take picture of him.
He doesn't seem to mind what we are doing.
He's cool man!!!!
Never seen such a lecturer, so daring to wear loud and even weird clothes to lecture.
Wonder what will the other students think as he walked back to the LT from his office???

Once, he came in after the break wearing sunglasses...
Interesting lecturer we have here in NUS.
A Teaching Awardee every year...
He's the best in this semester!!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Bored during lecture...

I'm now at Beng's calculus lecture....
So sian...
He's talking about integration by parts and techinques of integration.
Something i already learnt duing my As...

I'm quite worried about my basic of maths test.
Dunno how i well i had done????

Just got back my group assignment for my english module.
The tutor said i did very well.
Got 56/80.
Actually, it was not a pair work at all.
My partner did not do anything, so my tutor told me to leave out his name.
Thus, this is my own assignment.
This is reality...

Onli 50 min into the calculus lecture.
Still got another 1 hour more to go.

I am so lost in my basic of maths work.
To think that i'm able to do the sample paper for the test and then it turned out that the quiz was so different from the sample paper.
So what was the use of the sample paper?
To revise the concepts??? and then don't know how to apply to the quiz???

Finally finish my physics online assignment.
Just remember this morning.
And i didn't really prepare for my physics tutorial today.

OH well....
enjoying the LT aircon.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Finally over.....

After a long weekend + weekdays of studying, I've finally finished all my mid-term tests.
Calculus, Basic of Maths and Computing, and not forgetting my grammar presentation for the english module. Here's the breakdown of the tests:

The whole paper was just plain calculations of limits, differentiation, and differentiability. But i forget the definition of intermediate value theorem and how to show that the function is differentiable. The rest was just fine. No problem.

Basic of Maths:
This was what i was most afraid of. Damn... the paper was difficult as the lecturer always mentioned: "Be sure that quiz 2 is going to be much more difficult than quiz 1." and i really agree that it is true (no need to proven this). Trust me to study so hard the night before, tried the sample paper 2 and made sure that i know how to prove equivalence relations, 1-1 and onto functions, F1 and F2 properties of functions. But the questions turned out to be so different that how don't really know how to apply the prove to them. Luckily i didn't think of walking out of the LT without handing in my paper (we were allowed to do that). Pray hard that i can at least pass.

Why did i take this module?? Not sure but i'm doing it for fac requirement. The test was not so bad except for the source code writing. Not very confident about that section but i tried to write out the full code of what i think it should be. The rest was just normal MCQs, true/false, output questions. Source code was newly introduced in this sem to test if it could be added in exam.

So, let's hope that everything turns out well and that i'll get good grades during exam. My friends said that we don't really have to pass in order to get a B grade cos they will adjust the gradding system accordingly. hmm... My friend said he did only one question out of 8 and he got a B grade for statistics module. ha ha ha....
yeh... i'm going for night shoot tmr

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Darkroom session

Hee hee,
i had a crash course on darkroom today. it was actually meant for the darkroom subcom but kelvin said that the committe members could come and learn.
MY very first darkroom session!!!!
WEll... i didn't really finish my black & white film. i sort of screwed up when transferring the film onto the reel for the tank. haha... gerald helped me then.
having to keep your both hands inside the dark bag was warm!
then it was developing time...
1st step was to pour in the developer (20 deg) into the tank.
have to agitate for 5 times then knock the tank on the table to remove the air bubbles @ 30sec intervals for about 5 min.
i think i was quite violent, like want to break the tank.
then was the stop bath, followed by the fixer.
later, rinse with running water.
yeh.... my first own developed b&w film is out!!!!
next have to hang to dry....
but the student assistant didn't tell us to wipe off the water on the film...
in the end the film surface got water mark on it, then have to wash again and wipe the film dry ( we're suppose to use the sqweezy to get rid of the water).
After film developing was printing.
Went into the darkroom and kelvin showed us how to use the enlarger to project the film image onto the printing paper.
had to work in darkness except for the safe light which eventually helped us to see the room better.
printed 1 picture with 2 tries, 1 to check timing and the other with the desired timing.

darkroom chemicals stinks......


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