I do enjoy programming. I've been reading a bit about Quantum Computing and I recently read that Univ. California Santa Barbara has a Topological Quantum Computing project sponsored by our good friends (those satanists) at Microsoft. http://stationq.ucsb.edu/index.html
The researchers at U of I have also developed zen-like ways to process data and deduce predictions using quantum computers. http://news.illinois.edu/news/06/0222quantum.html
Although, quantum computing and the use of computers to numerically approximate solutions (say in nonlinear differential equations or classical mechanics problems with n > 2 bodies) is vastly different.
Also, I've been wondering what types of graphics design went into the models used in the "Elegant Universe" series on PBS. Anyone know??
As for this test, I really could've bombed it the first go around. I graduated with my BS in mathematics May '08. I really bombed the MFT (the Major Field Test) which is another fine ETS product in May 08, but it had no bearing on my degree. I also got had a horrible flu for a few months that landed me in the hospital twice. I finally started studying for the GRE Maths last November by reading the LeDuc book in about 2 months cover to cover. Then I took all of the practice tests.
I looked over my real and complex analysis notes and I re-read an introductory book on topology I had been reading.
Someone on this message board said that reading LeDuc alone is worth about a 600 and I couldn't agree more. It was a good review, especially in Calculus since I was about 10 years removed from my first Calculus course in high school; however, I think I will look elsewhere for a thorough explanation of Measure Theory.
Since then, I've started to read a variety of textbooks and I've been working problems in my weak areas. I think I can kick my score up to the 70% range if I get some breaks this time around.
I just plan to just keep working on the little this and that I should know for graduate school and hope that stuff like that appears on the GRE.