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comment A polyomino puzzle
The heptomino was all I could think of, too.
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comment What resources are there for learning Russian math terminology?
Oh, I certainly don't intend to speak about math in the beginning. I'd just like to get to that point eventually. I'm more than happy to read to my heart's content to broaden my vocabulary, first. Speaking about it is a long-term goal, really. The resources I've been pointed to so far have given me a place to begin, at least, and that's of phenomenal help.
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comment What resources are there for learning Russian math terminology?
As for "waste of time", while it may be so from a practical standpoint, I've never felt my time wasted. It's not something for my CV. It's just something I want to do for my own enjoyment, you know? Also, the comment about pestering, I intended in the sense that I wanted the working knowledge rather than having to fumble for the words. Since, as you suggest, English verges on being the lingua franca for much of mathematics, I could probably just substitute the English word. That just feels a bit like cheating, though, no? :D
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comment What resources are there for learning Russian math terminology?
By turns: 1. Using the ILR scale, Reading-3, Listening-2, Speaking-2+, Writing-2+ 2. I'll have to look into the Lohwater dictionary. Thanks for the pointer. 3. I find it easier to pick up a language if I can use it in a pursuit I enjoy. I don't intend to gain some mathematical insight by reading the original texts, I just want to educate myself for the sake of educating myself. 4. Thanks for the link. I'll have to look at that, as well. I don't mean to suggest that they might need me to speak Russian, I just want to. I enjoy learning languages.
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comment What resources are there for learning Russian math terminology?
@Theo That looks like a very good resource. I'll have to double-check with my department to see if we have a subscription to the translation journals. If not, I can always just examine the free archive and whatever I can find on MathSciNet. Thank you very much.
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comment What resources are there for learning Russian math terminology?
@Michael As it happens, my university library appears to have that, and a book by Clive A. Croxton called Russian for the scientist and mathematician. Quite a fortuitous find on your part. Thank you.
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comment What is a good language to develop in for simple, yet customizable math programs?
@Shreevatsa That's a good point, and it would illustrate the Euclidean algorithm a little more clearly. I'll edit it in.
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