Friday, February 6, 2009

I Am "Modern Graph Theory"

I couldn't resist posting my results for The Springer GTM Test. They were uncannily accurate in my case.

All you do is answer a few simple questions, and then find out what Springer graduate text you are. Here's my result:

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Bela Bollobas's Modern Graph Theory.

I am an in-depth account of graph theory, written with the student in mind; I reflect the current state of the subject and emphasize connections with other branches of pure mathematics. Recognizing that graph theory is one of several courses competing for the attention of a student, I contain extensive descriptive passages designed to convey the flavor of the subject and to arouse interest.

Which Springer GTM would you be? The Springer GTM Test

Now, the reason why I think this is so accurate is that my biggest passion so far has to be my desire to improve the academic lives of students. That's why I was President of the undergrad computer science society, and why I'm working so hard with the Women in Science and Engineering group now. I am quite interested in how to best teach a topic to students so they remain interested - hence my use of video games to teach grade 8 girls computer science topics in my mini-course. I also want to stay current in terms of "the real world," so I try to choose projects that allow me to continue practicing my software development skills.

How'd they know all that??


ruiaf said...

Really? I prefer Diestel's Modern Graph Theory kind of people. Just teasing...

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