Be a Part-Timer

Statement 1: A full-time candidate for the degree may be permitted to undertake part-time work in the University subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the University.

Let Work-at-University (W) be divided into full time work W_f and part-time work W_p such that W = W_f \cup W_p.

Also, we classify the students (S) as full time students (S_f ) and part-time students (S_p ) where S = S_f \cup S_p.

We wish to investigate the relation between S and  W.

Accordingly, we interpret Statement 1 as

Statement 2: Full time students can (only) take part-time work (in University) i.e. S_f \to W_p .

By contrapositive,

Statement 3: Non-part-time work (in University) can be carried out by non-full-time students i.e.  \bar{W_p} \to \bar{S_f}.

Since \bar{W_p} = W_f and \bar{S_f} = S_p, we say,

Statement 4: Full-time work can be carried out by part-time students i.e. {W_f} \to {S_p}.

Lastly, since being lecturer is full-time work in university, you can only be part-time student (postgraduate) in University.


Special thanks to Tan for helping me proof theory … -_- …


Author: zkchong

I have been teaching in university for 7 years and currently a data science engineer at Axiata Digital Advertising, Malaysia. Like to do research.

3 thoughts on “Be a Part-Timer”

  1. S_f \to W_p but is W_p \to S_f ? if cannot prove the latter then ur statement is not correct…

    by the way, the sentence before statement 4 has typo?

    1. You have good eyes. I think only man man will check my equations one by one. Anyway, I like it.

      Yes. It is a typo and I have corrected it.

      I lazy to prove the sentence. I was told “it is like that according to policy”. So I just follow.

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