Daily Study Log (2019-02-26)

Research

Mass-Radius Relation of Neutron Stars

  • I exchanged emails with my advisor, and I found out that I need to calculate a total mass analytically. But, how?
  • I figured out some techniques that simplified equation a bit. But I couldn’t still get an exact solution. I think I need to see my advisor tomorrow.
  • Since I had extra time to study today, I organized some papers and directories. By doing so, I could plan my research progress and set directions for achieving my goal.
  • I got an equation of state for my case using the relation between the pressure and the density. I might need it in the future.
  • Also, I discovered some of the mistakes that I’ve made. So I corrected my previous code and tested it again. It looked like it has a much more desirable behavior, but it still has some discrepancy between other models. I need to find out why.

Study

English

  • I have attended an ESL class today.
  • I have read the front page of today’s The New York Times.
  • I have solved 3 GRE Verbal problems.
  • I have added 6 words, 1 sentence, 1 TOEFL essay, and 1 GRE essay.
  • I have studied 35 words, 9 sentences, 3 TOEFL essay, and 1 GRE essay using Anki.

General Science

  • I have watched 2 SciShow videos on YouTube.

Physics

  • I have solved 4 Physics GRE problems.

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