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December 08, 2004

Taste of Applied Math

University of Waterloo - Mathematics Seminar

It was decided that we should get a taste of applied math in the seminar. The first applied math lecture was on imaging. The guy was the best. The lecture was very interesting but the guy prepared it in a rush and had a few queer moments. "If you scale a picture which is 8 bits per pixel many times you'd get something which is 0.25 bits per pixel". Then followed "I was trying to impress you, so I calculated a completely different thing." Or, at one point he was so excited, "JPEG, JPEG, JPEG". Another time, he showed us some formulas but he noted that professionals use other ones. Why did he show us those formulas in the first place? At one point he was a little puzzled: "When are two things the same?" But it got even better. He was talking very seriously... "Suppose this is a part of the brain" pointing to the overhead - "Or a piece of luggage...".

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at December 8, 2004 05:40 PM


our brain is like a peice of luggage =P maybe he was being serious O_o

Posted by: mikeee at December 15, 2004 04:47 PM

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