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by scholarhillery
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6130

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

I will soon be sending gathering everyone who's expressed interest in editing for this in a group chat (probably on facebook, but if anyone has a preference or ideas I'm open to suggestions), an announcement will follow a couple days after that. We'll have optional packet submission, so you have th...
by scholarhillery
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6130

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

The Real Master of Flémalle wrote:
scholarhillery wrote:This will be the highlight of my year.
(Please don't shrink the algebra distro :grin: )
Algebra has now been killed to make way for more questions whose answer line involves integrals.
Obviously this set would be perfect if it were only integral computation tossups.
by scholarhillery
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6130

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

This will be the highlight of my year.
(Please don't shrink the algebra distro :grin: )
by scholarhillery
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6130

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

Is this happening again?
by scholarhillery
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 37372

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Packet 10, Tossup 5 wrote:In quantum mechanics, operators corresponding to observables must have eigenvalues with this property,
meaning the operators must be self-adjoint and Hermitian.
Aren't self-adjoint and Hermitian the same thing?
by scholarhillery
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 19566

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

The QBWiki has a comprehensive list of all the books worth reading that come up in quizbowl. ^My new favorite forums post. I thought that Great Expectations was quite good. I found The Stranger to be at least thought-provoking (and it's very short). The Catcher in the Rye is also short and fun for ...
by scholarhillery
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2897

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

In regards to repeated clues: Another clue that was still repeated several times by the NSC running of this tournament was that the smallest non-abelian group is the dihedral group of order 6. I think it was used as a clue in two questions with answers relating to dihedral group (maybe?) and was a c...
by scholarhillery
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2897

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

At least three answerlines (long line, Banach-Mazur game, bivectors) have never come up in quizbowl before (at least not in any set in the packet search), whether as an answerline, bonus part, or clue. Bivector appears to have been an answer to a non-mathy bonus in Chicago Open 2015, Round 11, maybe?
by scholarhillery
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6130

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

[EDIT] Some of this is probably in the wrong forum. I did not realize there was more than one. I apologize if this is the case. [EDIT] I tried to remove a lot of the stuff that does not belong here. First, this tournament was by far the most enjoyable one I have ever played in my quiz bowl career. I...
by scholarhillery
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 37372

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Overall, I think my questions were harder than the rest of the set--almost certainly harder than the math--I apologize for this I definitely agree with this. One of my main qualms with the math tossups was that college-level physics content was not avoided, while it was for math (I understand why t...
by scholarhillery
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 7604

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:How did this go?
In my opinion, it was quite well-run considering the delays because of NSC matches and the fact that a lot of teams that signed up did not come. The questions were quite good and difficult and many of the players that came were extremely impressive.
by scholarhillery
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 7604

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

I don't see anyone?
by scholarhillery
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 7604

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

Is this schedule still accurate? It looks like the mass started really late
by scholarhillery
Mon May 22, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5116

Re: Indiana 2016-17

Good luck to the Indiana teams going to nationals soon! I know Zionsville is going to HSNCT and Harrison and St. Joseph are going to PACE NSC. Also, congratulations to the three Indiana teams that are on the Morlan rankings: Culver (169), St Joseph (156), and Harrison (91).
by scholarhillery
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5116

Re: Indiana 2016-17

The following was just sent out by the tournament director of Indiana's state tournament. Game Format Games will be NAQT with Lightning. There are two halves of 8 tossups each that can lead to 3-part bonuses [no computational math or trash]. Between the halves, there will be a lightning round of two...
by scholarhillery
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 9731

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

dhumphreys17 wrote: I, however, will be at NSC, have talked this over with Conor, and will run Math Monstrosity there.
Yay! I personally will only be at NSC and would love to hear the whole tournament . . .

Is there a signup for the NSC one?
by scholarhillery
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 9644

Re: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics

I think this is a fantastic idea for new players, considering underclassmen may not have the access to AP level classes This is true, but I think that science could be learned better for these people through free online content. For example, Yale Open Courses has some great introductory physics mat...
by scholarhillery
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying music
Replies: 7
Views: 5918

Re: Studying music

I don't know if this completely pertinent to quiz bowl, but I really enjoyed watching Bernstein's Norton Lectures, "The Unanswered Question." For someone who does not know much music theory, they could be quite informative.
by scholarhillery
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 11574

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

I would LOVE to play this at NSC!!!!
by scholarhillery
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5116

Re: Indiana 2016-17

The prices we are thinking for the BASQT mirror are:

65 dollars per team
-$5 for buzzer (max 1)
-$10 for distance
-$10 for moderator
-$5 for 2nd/3rd/etc teams
minimum $40.

More information about BASQT can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 09&t=18742
by scholarhillery
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5116

Re: Indiana 2016-17

Would there be interest for a BASQT mirror to be hosted in West Lafayette on April 15?
by scholarhillery
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2016-17
Replies: 14
Views: 5116

Re: Indiana 2016-17

Look forward to a great season!
by scholarhillery
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 28752

Re: 2016 nAC

Father Comstock wrote:...but luckily we're an hour ahead...
not true...
by scholarhillery
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 28752

Re: 2016 nAC

I think I can safely say they'd love to have you all down to Louisville to play more next year! You'd be welcome to some events over in Illinois as well - such as the University of Illinois' tournaments! We'll be glad to welcome however many Indiana teams that want to attend. I think one of our goa...