Combo Bashers

Hello, my name is Sam Thompson, and I am just another math, physics, and computer science lover on Brilliant. About me: I have been doing "hard" math for about 2 years, and I have just started learning physics and computer science this year. Anyways, I am creating a discussion group, called the Combo Bashers, which will discuss an important area of mathematics and/or physics once every week. The difficulty of the math will range from easy Level 4 to difficult Level 5, and the physics will range from Level 2 to Level 5. I'll post a general overview when time allows, so continue to watch this forum.

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7 years, 3 months ago

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This sounds fun. I look forward to the future conversations that you start.

Peter Taylor Staff - 7 years, 3 months ago

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Yes, agreed. ^^

Vishnuram Leonardodavinci - 7 years, 3 months ago

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Exciting stuff!

Kevin Mo - 7 years, 2 months ago

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I'm planning to start this around Sunday, so I'll post a schedule later today.

Sam Thompson - 7 years, 2 months ago

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