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Discussion in 'PHYSICS & MATHEMATICS' started by Entzelov, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Entzelov

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    I've been actually studying math properly. I got Stewart Calculus Early Transcendentals 7th textbook and solutions book. Been tackling it one problem at a time until I feel I understand. I have a binder full of fine graph paper where I do all my work :)
    Kind of sad I could have learned most of what's in there in AP Math as a teen but alas. At least i am doing it now. I hope to go beyond too and use it to enrich my understanding of fields like physics..
     
  2. XochiXoloth

    XochiXoloth Learning Spirit Supporter

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    i like the stewart's series. I really recomend getting the Multivariable Calculus, James Stewart. Kinda advanced but def a good one.
     
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  3. Professor PinHead

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    I love math. It is a great way to learn patience, :)

    I had a ton of math requirements in college. It was pretty brutal stuff, lol.
     
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    Physics was my favorite class in college. I liked Transformers and generators as well (sort of the same). I've never heard of the series of books you speak of, but most of my classes in calc and advanced physics the Professor wrote the book. That was sort of scary.

    I didn't like my math teacher so I learned it all myself. I can't imagine college with the internet and a PC.
     
  5. XochiXoloth

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    Makes you wonder why you need to get up early in the morning just to assist to a college, to see a teacher you dont like, from who you know u wont learn that good as in the PC... and with your bong...
     
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  7. BigGym

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    Yea i failed miserably math, history...then got into weed and arrowheads/civil war etc...id do better now, i couldnt apply it back then. Im right headed, i had more than one teacher tell me they couldnt give me any more extra credit in music and art class, gym, woodshop, science, etc. Also theyd try to gank my projects and not give them back:confused1: i dont do well with the binary 1,2's.

    I think i even failed lunch one time :shrug1:
     
  8. Entzelov

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    You need to do it cause were taught that is what you should do. College recruiters frequently visiting your highschool, school counselors, parents are all repeating the bit of habit that you go to post secondary institution. In most cases they think they cannot do any better on their own. They are told they are weak and dumb over and over again - they need the post secondary education to be successful (usually without any meaning attached) or even to survive.
    The dangerous thing is that you are what you think you are. If you think you cannot do something then it is truly impossible. I'm getting a superior education at home. Some of it is on topics which no university I know of even offers. It even goes so far that I end up being the originator for some of the course work - the kind of knowledge I have never seen anywhere else. I'll share that eventually :)
    One of the most useful quotes I read back in school was "true knowledge is free". I skeptically investigated it - trying out free knowledge and analyzing knowledge for hidden costs. It has been transformative in a most positive manner.
     
  9. Frank42e

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    I peeked in this thread because I have been seeing the benefits of mastering mathematics and I intend to go back to school for engineering (second try). However, thats not why i'm posting.
    This has nothing to do with studying math, but i'll say it anyways. Whenever I hear about the advantages of computers over teachers It makes me think back to one of my anthropology classes in college. Just had to drop this quote from Neil Postman about computers in classrooms.
    "In introducing the personal computer to the classroom, we shall be breaking a four-hundred year-old truce between the gregariousness and openness fostered by orality and the introspection and isolation fostered by the printed word. Orality stresses group learning, cooperation, and a sense of social responsibility... Print stresses individualized learning, competition, and personal autonomy. Over four centuries, teachers, while emphasizing print, have allowed orality its place in the classroom, and have therefore achieved a kind of pedagogical peace between these two forms of learning, so that what is valuable in each can be maximized. Now comes the computer, carrying anew the banner of private learning and individual problem-solving. Will the widespread use of computers in the classroom defeat once and for all the claims of communal speech? Will the computer raise egocentrism to the status of a virtue?" - Technopoly: the Surrender of Culture to Technology (1992)
     
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  10. Tammy

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    Good for you Entzelov, and good luck! I love maths too...was my son's math teacher when he was in grade 8...too bad my memory is not so good these days
     
  11. PININTEX

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    Good luck frank on your engineering degree! I can tell you once i finished my electrical engineering degree i was able to provide for myself much easier and don't have to physically beat myself up every day constructing buildings and systems any longer. It was the best move i made in my career so far:)
     
  12. BigGym

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    Well said frank, Ive wondered the same myself. Like learning a particular martial art from a book (or on line), its not happening. There is a need for flesh to flesh communication :thumbup:

    Ent said, "if you think you cannot do something, then it truely is impossible" (loosely quoted)
    Its like stewie griffin said " whether you believe you can, or believe you can't, you're right" :thumbup: