#OpenUniversity little success story
The most common barrier to effective study is the so called 'Lack of Mass' ( Applied Scholastics ). A subject has not enough mass for you when you don't like it, aren't interested in it, can't see the purpose of studying it, etc.
If this situation occurs then you simply (...) have to 'add mass'. I did it for Open University course M336 IB3 Frieze Patterns by programming a frieze pattern tool in Mathematica. I like programming and if you can program a topic it is proof that you understand the topic. Now friezes live for me. I know them all, including the recognition algorithm.
Here are some applications of the tool I made.
A graphical proof that a frieze containing the letter H ( i.e. HHH... ) has symmetry group pmm2.
Or do it the other way around: take a letter R frieze and transform it to a frieze with p1a1 symmetry.
And now I can't wait to start with the Wallpaper Patterns. So, if you don't like a subject you can do two things: wait until you start liking it which may be never, or take creative action so that you do like it.
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