## Monday, November 27, 2006

### I started this week's problem solving homework this morning.

## Sunday, November 26, 2006

### I have one more school assignment to complete this term.

## Saturday, November 25, 2006

### I have to search out an optional course for Friday evenings next term.

## Friday, November 24, 2006

### I got almost every problem in this week's homework correct.

Speaking of hitting the books I just reviewed the ideas of conditional probability section 1.3 in the text book. I will complete my review of chapter 1 today.

## Thursday, November 23, 2006

### My school work is now completed for the week.

### I solved more problems this morning and am almost done this week's homework just on time.

I read a little more of the book *Policing the Risk Society* as well last night but other than that and writing on blogs and the math school work with exam preparation study, I have done no other studies in the past few days.

## Wednesday, November 22, 2006

### Completed a second problem now.

I also spent about an hour in total organizing my studying and doing these blog entries which help me set goals for studying and keep me motivated. Thus I now have done 1.5 hours study leaving 4 hours to still do today and also leaving 34 hours to complete before the exam. In terms of 2 hours per day I am half an hour short of today's goal and then an additional 6 hours short of the goal because I did not study on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. But I am now focusing again on this study goal and catching up.

### I spent half an hour studying the textbook and the notes on methods of enumeration.

So I now have 5 more hours to study today and a total of 35 hours of study left until the exam and I have about 6 more hours to budget to studying chapter one of the textbook.

Right now I am going back to completing this week's homework.

### Hours to study for the exam.

Also I must study five chapters which means about 7 hours per chapter. I have only really studied chapter one so far. Thus I need to spend about another 3.5 hours on chapter one. But chapter five is not something we studied a lot and also chapter four is not heavily covered so I can budget 4 hours to each of those thus spending about ten hours for each of chapers one through three. This means I might budget all of this morning's study to chapter one and do my homework.

### One problem of eight solved in this week's homework.

## Sunday, November 19, 2006

### I read sections 4.1 and 4.6 this weekend.

## Saturday, November 18, 2006

### I studied my notes and have less than 23 hours left to go in my ideal study plan.

### I read more of our textbook today.

### I need to study for two hours a day until the exam.

### I read the basics of two variable distributions.

## Friday, November 17, 2006

### I am studying for my exam this weekend.

## Thursday, November 16, 2006

### I got my homework handed in this morning.

## Tuesday, November 14, 2006

### Reading Gidden's book and solving simple probability problems.

I have only four more problems to solve in this week's homework.

## Monday, November 13, 2006

### Weekly probability homework.

## Sunday, November 12, 2006

### I am reviewing the VCR tapes from my introductory criminal law course.

## Friday, November 10, 2006

### The list of books I have out from the University of Ottawa Library.

- The systems approach and its enemies / C. West Churchman. (New York : Basic Books, c1979).
- General systems theory : ideas & applications / Lars Skyttner. (Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, c2001). Advanced systems thinking, engineering, and management / Derek K. Hitchins. (Boston, MA : Artech House, c2003).
- The Relevance of general systems theory; papers presented to Ludwig von Bertalanffy on his seventieth birthday. Edited by Ervin Laszlo. (New York: G. Braziller, [1972]).
- Taking control of IT costs / Sebastian Nokes. (Harlow, England ; New York : Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2000).
- General systems theory: mathematical foundations [by] M. D. Mesarovic and Yasuhiko Takahara. (New York : Academic Press, 1975).
- The taming of chance / Ian Hacking. (Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990).
- Soft systems methodologt : a 30-year retrospective / Peter Checkland. (Chichester ; New York : John Wiley, c1999).
- Computers, work, and health : a socio-technical approach / Trevor A. Williams. (London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 1988, c1989).
- Elements of applied probability : for engineering, mathematics and systems science / David McDonald. (River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, c2004).
- The emergence of probability : a philosophical study of early ideas about probability, induction and statistical inference / Ian Hacking. (London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1975).
- Survey research methods / Floyd J. Fowler, Jr. (Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2002).
- General systems theory, systems analysis and regional planning : an introductory bibliography / Hugh E. Williams. (Monticello, Ill. : Council of Planning Librarians, 1970).
- The presentation of self in everyday life. Irving Goffman. (Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1959).
- Mad travellers : reflections on the reality of transient mental illnesses / Ian Hacking. (London : Free Association Books, 1999, c1998).
- Risk Society : towards a New Modernity / Ulrich Beck ; translated by Mark Ritter. (London : Sage Publications, 1992).
- Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age / Anthony Giddens. (Stanford, Calif. : Stanford university press, 1991).
- Reflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order / Ulrich Beck, Anthony Giddens and Scott Lash. (Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1994).

## Thursday, November 09, 2006

### Studying is little more relaxed after I got this week's homework submitted (early again).

## Wednesday, November 08, 2006

### After talking with professor Ivanoff I bought a table of integrals

- Jeffery, Alan.
*Handbook of mathematical formulas and integrals*3e, - This book I can see has many useful formulas and I need to own one of these. I searched at Shirley Mill's homepage book price web search tool and the cheapest book available was Amazon.ca and I just purchased it on-line.

## Monday, November 06, 2006

### Working on probability homework early this morning.

### Exam schedule checked.

### I worked out and typeset 5 sub problems in this week's homework.

## Sunday, November 05, 2006

### One hour reviewing the U of Ottawa's undergraduate calendar for biology and mathematics courses.

### I read a little Castells on nationalism.

*The Power of Identity*by Manuel Castells this morning. I also read some business theory and some of my course textbook.