Nina's Stillwater Calendar

Thursday, May 31

Comment made about a suggested exercise in a mathematical paper:

This is considerably more difficult than the preceding calculations, but it's worth doing it at least once in your life. Depending on your life expectancy, you may want to postpone it for now.
Note: The phrase "it's worth doing at least once in your life" is commonly used by mathematics professors when describing annoying and tedious calculations that they had to perform in grad school and now believe all grad students should suffer through just as they did.

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