So, I am up to page 262 in Guo. I have to slow down a little now, and spend a week or so working joint marginal and conditional density problems. First, these problems are difficult to set up correctly. Then, they usually involve a big, icky integration. So, I am going to spend at least another week working specifically on this type of problem.
At one time, I had printed out all of the old SOA/CAS exams and put them in big binders. Nice, but hard to lug around when I wanted to get out of the house and study. Recently, I noticed that there is a pdf file available with 153 questions and solutions. This is updated from another smaller file of questions and solutions. Here are the links:
I have realized that virtually everything from the old sample exams has been extracted and put into these documents. So, I printed out a couple of nice little booklets that I can take anywhere with me:
I would also like to index the problems. If I do, I will post the index here.
And , oh, the big news is that I acquired my first pair of reading glasses yesterday. This is a bigger milestone than it might seem. In the last year, I have realized that I have a little trouble seeing when I lay down to read a few pages before I go to sleep each night. Almost every night of my life, I have read a few pages. But here is how it was going recently. I would lay lie down and open a book. In a minute or so I would get frustrated that I couldn’t see, and turn the light out. Then, I would think, “Gee, I would get to sleep a lot easier if I could read a few pages of Dedekind, or Hilbert.” (these are books that always make me happy) So, I would turn the light on, start reading, and suddenly realize that I CAN’T SEE. So, I would turn the light off again, and start thinking about reading.
Now, I have reading glasses. They were a dollar, at the dollar store. I am very happy.