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location Chicago, IL
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I just completed my first year at the University of Chicago, where I studied Real Analysis and Computability Theory. I have also studied at the University of Kansas, including a graduate Commutative Algebra course. My mathematical interests lie primarily in this field and in dynamical systems, particularly systems of billiards in polygons and the Triangular Billiards Conjecture. I am currently working on a paper on the TBC as part of an REU program, and so far have learned that it makes for unusually poor small talk at parties.


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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Critic
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comment I do not get a title
Also note that you may have a problem with some titles showing up when you compile to a .dvi file, which are fixed when you make it into a .pdf
May
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accepted tikz-cd error: Single ampersand used with wrong catcode
May
31
comment tikz-cd error: Single ampersand used with wrong catcode
@Sigur I believe that the trailing & is not needed on the first line either. I just throw them in for bookkeeping.
May
31
comment tikz-cd error: Single ampersand used with wrong catcode
Ah, thanks. I toyed with changing the number of ampersands to see if that was the problem, but missed using {}. Why is this not always necessary when beginning a line with &?
May
31
asked tikz-cd error: Single ampersand used with wrong catcode
Jan
14
accepted Installing packages (that don't include a .sty file) with BSD
Jan
5
awarded  Teacher
Jan
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answered Installing packages (that don't include a .sty file) with BSD
Jan
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asked Installing packages (that don't include a .sty file) with BSD
Sep
6
awarded  Student
Sep
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comment Drawing a complex figure in Tikz
Thanks very much. I actually just realized that after staring at the code some more. I'm going to try using this method to make a similar drawing and see how things work out.
Sep
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comment Drawing a complex figure in Tikz
I think I see the general strategy you're using, but I don't understand what \xdef\mysign{1} is doing.
Sep
6
awarded  Scholar
Sep
6
accepted Drawing a complex figure in Tikz
Sep
6
comment Drawing a complex figure in Tikz
I hadn't seen loops in TeX before. Thanks for the answer, it should help me with some of the other stuff I have to TeX.
Sep
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asked Drawing a complex figure in Tikz
Aug
10
comment TeXnicCenter won't build when using pgf package
@Werner That fixed the problem. Thanks so much.
Aug
10
comment TeXnicCenter won't build when using pgf package
@Werner It might, thank you very much for the link. I'm currently updating MiKTeX to see if that fixes the problem and will report back once I'm finished (my internet connection is slow). If it does, feel free to close this question as a duplicate.