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      Talking Cambridge!

      I just got an offer from Cambridge to read maths, woohoohohooo!

      Now I've just got to pass the stupidly hard entrance exam which half (literally) of the candidates fail...

      But that's way off in the future... holy sheet I got an offer from Camrbidge hahaha.

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      Well done.

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      Wow, congratulations!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      I just got an offer from Cambridge to read maths, woohoohohooo!

      Now I've just got to pass the stupidly hard entrance exam which half (literally) of the candidates fail...

      But that's way off in the future... holy sheet I got an offer from Camrbidge hahaha.
      Pft...show me an acceptance letter to a community college and then I'll run congratulatory laps for you. Until then...keep hitting the books.
      Things are not as they seem

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      The crème de la crème my friend.

      Should I get in I'll be staying here;



      Looks acceptable.

      Woooooooooo...

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      Very nice, dude.

      Also, good luck with the entrance exams.
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      Congratulations!! I'm confident that you'll pass the entrance exam with flying colors.

      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      Should I get in I'll be staying here;

      Daaaaamn.

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      Xei...you better cure cancer...
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      I don't think a mathematician is going to cure cancer anytime soon

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      I want to do mathematical biology actually; although specifically it's neural networks I want to do research in. I might end up curing something like Alzheimer's, although it's a bit unlikely... although actually if neural computing is a success it could end up with the creation of all sorts of drugs though, who knows.
      Daaaaamn.
      Yeah that's why I picked that college.
      Also, good luck with the entrance exams.
      Ta, I'm gonna spend pretty much the next six months doing solid revision exclusively for them.

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      Good for you Xei! I went for an interview at Cambridge to read Natural Sciences at Trinity college, and although I got nearly full marks in the entrance test, I was pretty nervous in the interview, and of course you have to be absolutely top-notch in the interview to get in. They did ask some interesting questions though... they asked me to estimate the number of cells in the human body, which I think I did quite well with. Anway, good luck! And if you don't get in, remember that it's a lot of money, and a lot of pressure... there are lots of other brilliant universities in the UK (like St. Andrew's... which is of course the best )

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      Wow... Trinity has a legendary reputation for the sciences of course, but no way did I have the guts to apply there. I'm pretty sure I'd've gotten rejected... incredible looking place though, I remember the shock of first walking through those gates, the bastards own about half of England too!

      Weirdly enough I've tried to estimate that before! I used the diameter of an animal cell (about 10 microns?), the density of water, and the mass of a human... I remember the number I got was off though cos it was under 100bn, which is the number of neurons in the brain alone.

      My interview was horrible; the second one anyway. I completely cocked up the first question which they said was easy, and after that they asked me basic AS level stuff, which was a bit bizarre; I know many people who got vastly harder maths questions, and they were applying for NatSci and Engineering. All the interviewers were surprisingly lovely though, not at all what you'd expect of a mathmo.

      Unfortunately it's too late to go for St. Andrews! My second choice is Imperial College London which is even more expensive.
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      Did you take the test yet? Good luck.

      Also, when you say "read" you mean attend school there right? I pretty much have no idea how the college application system works over there, but if they actively sought you out for an offer it must mean you have a high chance of getting in?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post

      Weirdly enough I've tried to estimate that before! I used the diameter of an animal cell (about 10 microns?), the density of water, and the mass of a human... I remember the number I got was off though cos it was under 100bn, which is the number of neurons in the brain alone.
      Yeah. It was kind of a shock when they asked me; I'd never thought about it before. I estimated the diametre of an animal cell by recognising it was definitely larger than the wavelength of light and smaller than half a millimetre (on average). I then figured out the volume of such a cell, and then I worked out the average volume of a human by assuming that a human's weight is approximate to the equivalent weight of water - a cubic metre of which weighs one tonne. I assumed an average human was 50kg (to keep the calculations simple) and converted that to a volume, then it was simple division to work out the number of cells. I can't remember what number I came up with, but I don't think it was too far off.

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      Good luck with getting in, espically Cambridge its like you still have only a 50/50 chance of getting in.

      P.S. I made Manchester my firm for maths, so it looks like I'm not going to see you ever.

      Mathematical biology sucks Xei, do real maths.

      On a side note, how can irrational numbers be built from prime numbers? I tried everything, including taylor expansion.
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      WOWIE, I'm impressed. I thought about applying there but never went through with it cuz it just didn't seem realistic to me.

      And I also had the same questions as Umbrasquall...

      Anyway oooh I'm going to live vicariously through you now.

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      Quote Originally Posted by wendylove View Post
      Good luck with getting in, espically Cambridge its like you still have only a 50/50 chance of getting in.

      P.S. I made Manchester my firm for maths, so it looks like I'm not going to see you ever.

      Mathematical biology sucks Xei, do real maths.

      On a side note, how can irrational numbers be built from prime numbers? I tried everything, including taylor expansion.
      I'm probably going to manc for philosophy



      :/ oh god

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      wow, exelent xei. congrats.

      thats very good you can get into cambridge, im pretty sure its the best university in england, if not, the whole of britain.

      good luck

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      Quote Originally Posted by Carôusoul
      I'm probably going to manc for philosophy
      Those that can do Maths. Those that can't do Philosophy.
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      The planet Earth exhibits all of these properties and therefore can be considered alive and its own single organism by the scientific definition.
      7. Reproduction: The ability to produce new organisms.
      does the planet Earth reproduce, well no unless you count the moon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by wendylove View Post
      Those that can do Maths. Those that can't do Philosophy.
      get out

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      I GOT IN I GOT IN I GOT IN!!!

      I'm going to Queens'motherfuckingCollegemotherfuckingCambridge hahahahahaaaaa!!!


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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      I GOT IN I GOT IN I GOT IN!!!

      I'm going to Queens'motherfuckingCollegemotherfuckingCambridge hahahahahaaaaa!!!

      Awwwesome.


      Good man. A couple of my friends are going to Cambridge, to do philosophy.

      I got accepted into Kings London also.
      Last edited by Car˘usoul; 08-20-2009 at 06:53 AM.

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      Wooo great job!

      (Hah TSR...)

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