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Old 05-06-2013, 03:53 AM   #24821
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Of course, calculus was NOT my strong side. Probably why I failed that class a few times.
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Yeah I had to endure that class as well. It went great for about the first 3 weeks. Thats about the point where it went over my head.
So, it wasn't only me? Calculus? Yeah, it went bad for me after about 3 weeks, too, which is when I dropped the class because I failed the first test that was supposed to be "review". Well, I was in my late 30's, not right out of high school like the Prof thought we all were. Imaginary numbers? I, i, etc.? I just didn't get it. Why do I have to do any calculating with an imaginary number? I thought imaginary things weren't real, like imaginary friends, unicorns, etc.


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If you understand the equation, you understand the concept. At least that's how it works with me.
That's the thing, we all learn differently. I'm a "hands on" sort of learner. If I just read it in a book, I can't make sense out of it. I have to see it and do it.
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I like the second one winds. I can't figure out the first. Is he crying, sweating, or have a horrible gas problem going on behind him?

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Oh and imaginary everything is what got me. Physics was super simple to me, even the electrical and magnetic stuff because I could "see and visualize" what we were learning.

There is no visualizing differential equations and crap like that. Plus not to pass blame, but my first teacher had no idea what he was doing (me, I tried teaching myself over summer to test out) and my second teacher had a heavy russian accent, smelled horribly of cigarettes, and slurred like he downed a bottle of vodka before each class.

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my second teacher had a heavy russian accent, smelled horribly of cigarettes, and slurred like he downed a bottle of vodka before each class.
Hey, don't knock it 'till you've tried it! That is the only way some people can teach!
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Maybe that is how he liked to teach but it would be helpful if I could understand your bumbling words without having to be drunk myself. That and he would work out long equations on the chalkboard while standing RIGHT IN FRONT OF IT. So by the time he moved you had 5 minutes worth of notes to catch up on.

My third calculus teacher (this time I finally passed, third time is the charm) was Indian and spoke with a heavy accent. If you want to be an engineer, you have to be able to understand accents.

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Well I think its nighttime guys. It seems the forum really slows down when the member count drops below 100, and well so do I.

Goin to bed cause gotta get up tomorrow for a 0800 final.

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Well I think its nighttime guys. It seems the forum really slows down when the member count drops below 100, and well so do I.

Goin to bed cause gotta get up tomorrow for a 0800 final.
Yup. I have to get on to bed too. G'night JohnBoy!
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I like the second one winds. I can't figure out the first. Is he crying, sweating, or have a horrible gas problem going on behind him?
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Oh and imaginary everything is what got me. Physics was super simple to me, even the electrical and magnetic stuff because I could "see and visualize" what we were learning.

There is no visualizing differential equations and crap like that. Plus not to pass blame, but my first teacher had no idea what he was doing (me, I tried teaching myself over summer to test out) and my second teacher had a heavy russian accent, smelled horribly of cigarettes, and slurred like he downed a bottle of vodka before each class.
I was ruined to math early by the "New Math" bs in the late 60's, I believe. I never got a good math foundation and it just went on from there. They later decided "New Math" was not good. By then, it was too late for me.

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Winds, unicorns are real, mmkay?
Well, they won't be for long the way C3 keeps barbecuing them every weekend in The Bunker.
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