hi my name is sean im a 28 year old aspi just finished year 2 (of 3) of a maths degree and am looking into the bleak choices for next year.
the most difficult of wich seems to be what to do for my dissertation [this is a lenghthy document wich i need to wright on a reasonably advanced mathematical subject(symaler to year 2or 3 of the degree) that will take 1 year to research, process and wright the report (probably approx 50 pages)].
my problem is the ambiguous nature of the request leaves me stumped.
basically i need eather an area of mathematics to study or something that used some complicated maths (eg the calculations that predicted neptunes orbit and its exact position so it could be observed for the firt time in 1846)
BUT i have 2 main aspe problems:
1st i need to discover the most facinateingly amaseing subject ever if im going to be still working on it in 6 months.
2nd the ambigous nature of the task - i need a highly focused topic to keep me on track (im shure you know what i mean, u start walking to the shop for bread for lunch and end up in a cafe then get home to be asked where is the bread an where u been for last 6 hours)...
if anyone could please help me with any suggestions weather you can point me to page and line or just a general occurance you remember (like the neptune thing)