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Avoiding spoilers [Dec. 12th, 2009|08:04 pm]

Yes, I know, months behind. Vacations are the time when I catch up on my Naturo episodes. But seriously, that one brought tears. Naruto makes me way too sentimental.

Also: Fall Quarter was a success this year. Let's see if I can do the same winter quarter, when I actually have hard classes.

From: fuurei
2009-12-13 05:09 am (UTC)
You know, just because you'd mentioned Naruto Shippuuden in the past, I got vaguely tempted and actually started watching it again. I'd followed it a long time ago as it was released until about episode 16 or so, and stopped, and now I've started watching again (and gotten to about episode 56), and it's quite distracting given my finals are still to come... grr *poke* :-p
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[User Picture]From: eyefragment
2009-12-13 03:36 pm (UTC)
Yuri, that one hurt. Poking in the eyes is off limits!

Also, I haven't actually watched most of the Shippuuden episodes. I've seen the beginning and the end, but not much of the middle (I religiously read the manga on Fridays though). Sooooooooo gooood. But please don't fail out of school by watching Naruto, Yuri. Please don't =(.
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[User Picture]From: sniffnoy
2009-12-13 06:33 am (UTC)
So I guess even Paul Sally couldn't make basic reps of finite groups hard, eh?
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[User Picture]From: eyefragment
2009-12-13 03:34 pm (UTC)
Fall quarter had hard class. Winter quarter has hard classes. I mean, Rep Theory wasn't break-your-soul hard, but it was still hard in the sense that Sally wanted you to look up 40 things every weekend, and you would only have time to look up 10. Here was our _take-home_ final:

1) Prove the Peter-Weyl Theorem (This was not too hard, as we were given a mostly complete proof in the handouts, we just had to fill in the details)
2) Find two nontrivial irreducible representations who tensor to an irreducible representation (V_std \otimes V_sgn as a representation of S_4. Our TA (accidentally?) gave this one during his lectures on reps of S_n).
3) Give and prove the Weyl Integral Formula (haha. hahaha. Yeah, 'cause I know about Lie Groups and Manifolds, right?)
4) Compute the irreducible characters of O(n,R), SO(n,R), and Sp(2n) using the method of highest weights (Fairly long, but if I had started sooner, it wouldn't have been too bad.)
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[User Picture]From: sniffnoy
2009-12-13 08:25 pm (UTC)
...oh. Oh my...
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[User Picture]From: darkerline
2009-12-14 07:59 pm (UTC)
Heh. The take-home final I had for representation theory this semester consisted of about 1/3 of question 4 on your final.
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