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#1 2012-07-03 17:19:40

William F
Registered: 2012-07-03
Posts: 16


Hi everyone,
     I happened across this forum while looking for info on LATEX. I'm studying to be an actuary (career change) and I've found it necessary to be as clear and specific as possible when asking questions. Until about a year ago I've had almost no knowledge of mathematics. I've been diligently studying in my free time starting with basic arithmetic, then algebra, calculus and finally the probability and statistics that I'm going to need. Because I've gone through all of this in such a relatively short amount of time there are some gaps in my understanding of these subjects. I'm excited to find this general Math forum so that I can have some answers to some general math questions!
     On a personal level I graduated from college in 2007 (business major). I work for an insurance company and I live near the beach in San Diego, CA. I'd imagine I'll be a heavy presence on here for some time through my exam process big_smile


#2 2012-07-03 17:25:18

Real Member
From: The Foundation
Registered: 2011-05-23
Posts: 15,891

Re: Introduction

Hi William

Welcome to the forum! Hope you get all the help you need here and that you gain some friends here, too! smile

“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.


#3 2012-07-03 18:46:46

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,787

Re: Introduction

hi William F

Welcome to the forum!

There's plenty of folk here who'll try to help you.

You might also find what you need here:


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei


#4 2012-07-03 20:23:23

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 92,941

Re: Introduction

Hi William F;

Welcome to the forum!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.


#5 2012-07-03 22:59:46

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 16,071

Re: Introduction

Hi William F,

Welcome to the forum!

Character is who you are when no one is looking.


#6 2012-07-04 18:44:59

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,559

Re: Introduction

Hi and welcome smile

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman


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