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February 19th, 2012, 12:24 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2012 From: A deep,dark hole in the ground Posts: 16 Thanks: 0  Hello, Math Forum
I'm a computer geek who has recently started studying a lot of pure mathematics in order to better understand computer science. My main interests right now are math, computers, and art. I've mostly been studying subjects in the discrete mathematics/computer science area, mainly number theory, set theory, logic, and the theory of computation, as well as dabbling in universal algebra. I thought since this is becoming a major part of my life right now, joining a mathematics forum would be appropriate. I am not a professional mathematician or computer scientist; I'm currently a student at a community college attending classes that are completely beneath me (I know that sounds pretty arrogant, but what else can I say?). Almost everything I know is selftaught. Now that I've given some idea of who I am and what my interests are, I'll end my post here before this becomes an egocentric ramble.

February 19th, 2012, 05:25 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Hello, Math Forum
Welcome! You'll find that many of us share your interests. I'm a computer programmer who enjoys number theory, for example. 
February 19th, 2012, 06:48 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,204 Thanks: 511 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Hello, Math Forum
Hello and welcome! I got into math for the very same reason, back when Windows was a cute little curiosity of a program that ran on top of MSDOS. I too attended a community college, and while I could ace the computer science classes while asleep since I was a selftaught programmer, it was the math classes that grabbed my attention and became my passion. I also enjoyed physics, biology and English. I hope you find your time here beneficial. It has certainly been good to me! 

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