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Posted: 10/12/2011 12:38:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2011 12:40:30 PM EDT by Uberjager]
I'm in calc III, and I'm raping it! I've currently got a 98 average in the class, and I'm learning everything with great ease. If Diff Eq/Linear Algebra goes half as easily, I'll definitely be taking more math classes. I'm not sure what it is, but I love this class, my instructor being a BAMF probably has quite a bit to do with it.
Anyone else have a "mathematical awakening"? Was it squashed in later classes? 


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I had a mathematical awakening in 1st grade. I was squashed in my first algebra class. I suck at math.

Fuck that noise, OP. Eat a fucking snickers bar and lay some fucking ground rules for that woman. Start with the kitchen.
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DiffyQ's was more fun than multivariable, but I remember that linear algebra sucked.
Just my opinion, others in my L/A class ate that stuff up. My instructor for M/V and D/Q was Dr Bunsen Honeydew of MuppetLabs. 

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I agree with uxb 
I thought lineal algebra was the easiest class of all my college math.



Originally Posted By Uberjager:
I'm in calc III, and I'm raping it! I've currently got a 98 average in the class, and I'm learning everything with great ease. If Diff Eq/Linear Algebra goes half as easily, I'll definitely be taking more math classes. I'm not sure what it is, but I love this class, my instructor being a BAMF probably has quite a bit to do with it. Anyone else have a "mathematical awakening"? Was it squashed in later classes? i hate you 


Linear Algebra kicked my ass. Computer graphics also kicked my ass for the same reason. Matrices and me do not get along.



Originally Posted By fla556guy:
Originally Posted By Uberjager:
I'm in calc III, and I'm raping it! I've currently got a 98 average in the class, and I'm learning everything with great ease. If Diff Eq/Linear Algebra goes half as easily, I'll definitely be taking more math classes. I'm not sure what it is, but I love this class, my instructor being a BAMF probably has quite a bit to do with it. Anyone else have a "mathematical awakening"? Was it squashed in later classes? i hate you Are you in Calc I? That class nearly killed me. I got through with Khan academy and Patrickjmt off of youtube. 


I hate you too. I am terrible at math. And of course my major is full of it



Calc and linear algebra and DiffEq are all really easy. The fun stuff is Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems.
Hardest math class I took but it sure felt amazing after failing the first test and then ending up with a B at the end. 


Calc III was okay for me, but Linear Algebra is what made me decide to be a math major. It was all much easier after that  the one exception being topology.
Generally, the more math you take, the more it all seems connected and the easier it is to learn. Ended up with a masters in mathematics. 


Math never did add up for me.



They don't know how to teach math anymore. It is accepting the laws of math, a good basis of pre algebra, geometry and trig to prepare you for Calculus and Differential Equations. If you want to be an engineer you need it. Math is no different from baseball or any athletic endeavor. You need to take batting practice to hit fastballs and curveballs, just like doing math problems. If you don't take BP or do math problems you won't be good at it. I had some good math teachers and some stiffs. Math will not come to you, you have to work a lot of problems.


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Originally Posted By cobraak:
, you have to work a lot of problems. You got that right! When I finally figured that out, I started getting A's. Want to get good at it? Do all the odd problems in your book. 


Originally Posted By ktg:
I thought lineal algebra was the easiest class of all my college math. I loved Linear Algebra so much I took four classes on it. Euclidean nspace is my bitch! Or at least it was about 7 years ago before I forgot it all 

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Engineering and technical jobs today are all about government regulations and politics...
...So THERE! math smartypants 

But then again, I just need to get my post count up.

Start running stress and strain matrices and get back to us.
And friggin trig functions. That dreaded Del Operator always spooked me. 

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Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:
You are just jelly of the Engineering and Maintenance depts at workSeriously helping my grandson is where I found out that the education system, especially teaching math, has gone down the terlet
Engineering and technical jobs today are all about government regulations and politics... ...So THERE! math smartypants 

The Eastern diamond rattlesnake was the symbol of the American Revolution. The Gadsden flag is a historic American flag with it's yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike and with the words underneath "DON'T TREAD ON ME".

Wait till you find out what a tensor is and how to manipulate them.



Originally Posted By phurba: I loved Linear Algebra so much I took four classes on it. Euclidean nspace is my bitch! Or at least it was about 7 years ago before I forgot it all Quote of the Day 

There are many like it, but this one is mine.
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Calc 2 was always the "weed out" class, most people drop from engineering in our school due to calc 2. But once you pass it, calc 3 and 4 are child's play.



Originally Posted By Anglo: The engineering weed out above is probably true of the more motivated survivors from Calc I.Calc 2 was always the "weed out" class, most people drop from engineering in our school due to calc 2. But once you pass it, calc 3 and 4 are child's play. But we went from something like 54 people in class on the first day of Calc I to me and 6 other people. It was amazing how many people had no clue how to do basic maths, let alone 'Algebra'. 

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I agree with uxb Deej86: "Piss off." 
Originally Posted By kaos:
Differential Equations stemmed the tide back in the early 80's at CCNY
Originally Posted By Anglo:
The engineering weed out above is probably true of the more motivated survivors from Calc I.
Calc 2 was always the "weed out" class, most people drop from engineering in our school due to calc 2. But once you pass it, calc 3 and 4 are child's play. But we went from something like 54 people in class on the first day of Calc I to me and 6 other people. It was amazing how many people had no clue how to do basic maths, let alone 'Algebra'. 

The Eastern diamond rattlesnake was the symbol of the American Revolution. The Gadsden flag is a historic American flag with it's yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike and with the words underneath "DON'T TREAD ON ME".

DiffEqs is fun, current avg is 99 , took it out of sequence I guess from Calc III (AKA applied engineering mathematics) which is next semester. It also helps to have an awesome prof, but doing the problems is key. Now just for the final.



Originally Posted By kaos:
Originally Posted By Anglo:
The engineering weed out above is probably true of the more motivated survivors from Calc I.
Calc 2 was always the "weed out" class, most people drop from engineering in our school due to calc 2. But once you pass it, calc 3 and 4 are child's play. But we went from something like 54 people in class on the first day of Calc I to me and 6 other people. It was amazing how many people had no clue how to do basic maths, let alone 'Algebra'. Wait a sec.... Calc I can have less than 100 people in it? Don't say its the same for Calc II and Classical Physics I & 2! With what the OP is asking, I struggled a bit with Calc II, had to work my ass off for a C, but was A's for the rest of my math classes. 


I sucked at calcIII but am ripping diffy qs a new one


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