I just passed my general examination, a three-hour oral exam testing my comprehensive knowledge on five different graduate-level mathematics subjects and a necessary step toward finally getting my freakin’ degree. I’ve been doing almost nothing but review for this exam for five full weeks. Five long, hideous, stressful weeks of studying for one three-hour exam on an incredibly large subject area.
And I am DONE!!!
Take that, Poincare Duality!
And that, Cauchy’s Integral Formula!
What’s that, Classification of Finitely-Generated Abelian Groups? You want some? Fine, you can stand over there and get your butt whooped, right next to Hadamard’s theorem and Gauss’s Theorem Egregium! And tell the Gauss-Bonnet formula that if it ever shows it’s ugly face around here I’ll kick it’s butt too!
And your L[sup]p[/sup]-spaces!
I will now strut and revel in my mathematical superiority.