No.55

I really like topology and interpolation and information theory.

No.62

57

I remember my first algorithms professor getting really excited demonstrating that you could 'guarantee' average-case time for quicksort by selecting the pivot at random. But no implementation I've seen since then (either in or out of academia) bothered to do that, so I wonder if its benefits are context dependent.

No.63

number theory

No.67

I don't, in fact I'm totally inapt when it comes to mathematics, but I intend to start studying when I need to dabble in data sciences and analysis as soon as I will be done with my current academic choice. Math books are quite expensive though.

No.69

>>68what's your background? this is a good book but not really the place to learn Complex Analysis proper imo. however it is an excellent text to have once you've been through a conventional text like Ahlfors.

No.70

>>52>what's your favorite field?groups and their (modular) representations.

>what are you reading?impossible to keep up with the literature now that i'm no longer in academic circles but the last maths book i read was Daniel Gorenstein's - Finite Simple Groups: An Introduction To Their Classification.

No.71

>>69Im just starting out, I don't know how hard it gets later on, but the geometrical approach makes it pretty intuitive so far

No.72

>>71any particular reason your interested? just curious. Complex Analysis is a pretty nice mathematical rabbit hole to fall down, it was my favourite class by far at grad school even though my interests were more algebraic.