Spring 2024 Math 690: Topics in Algebraic Geometry - Singularities and Mixed Hodge Structures Fall 2023 |
A little learning is a dangerous thing; -- Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709. |
Spring 2024 Math 690: Topics in Algebraic Geometry - Singularities and Mixed Hodge Structures Fall 2023 |
A little learning is a dangerous thing; -- Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709. |
swot, | n. | 1. Work or study at school or college; in early use spec. mathematics. Hence gen. labor, toil. |
2. One who studies hard. | ||
v. | To work hard at one's studies. | |
quadrivium, | n. | The four mathematical sciences (in European schools and universities from late antiquity to the early modern period) : arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. |
lucubrate, | v. | 1. Literally, to work by artificial light. Hence to study at night, 'burn the midnight oil.' |
2. To produce (esp. literary compositions) by laborious study. | ||
lucubration, | n. | 1. Nocturnal study or meditation; study in general. |
2. The product of nocturnal study and meditation; hence, a literary work showing signs of careful elaboration. Now somewhat derisive or playful, suggesting the notion of something pedantic or over-elaborate. | ||
lucubratory, | n. | A 'thinking-shop,' a place of midnight study. |
phrontistery, | n. | A place for thinking or studying. O.E.D. |
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