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#57 - mrdrpage (01/26/2013) [-]
I learned two days ago that I have done all the math classes I needed for my major.

Cool story, me.
#201 to #57 - safo (01/26/2013) [-]
I'm failing Calculus 3(1 and 2 were child's play), and Linear Algebra..

I spend more than 14 hours a week studying for them, each subject...

The teacher is impressed with the 30% (out of 100) test score average in a class of 100 students, and refuses to give a raise...

on the other hand, I'm doing computer science and scored a perfect 100 on all 4 programming courses and Database management..

why do I have to take these math courses? I love programming but they are a huge block for me, I even got a tutor and still managed to fail
#209 to #201 - mrdrpage (01/26/2013) [-]
It's a pain the ass. I know what you mean.

I am a weak mathematician. It's like the only class I never made an A in after 5th grade.

Compared to most people here, I took some pretty easy courses for college. I signed up for College Algebra in high school, so I wouldn't have to worry about it later. Got a B.

Finished my PreCal with a C.

The cool thing is when I changed my major to Theatre (yeah, I'm not an engineer like most of FJ apparently, but I love the program) I was told I had all the required math courses. I'm pretty happy.

But if worst comes to worst safo, try a different professor for your next semester. If Pre Cal 1 and 2 were easy then you shouldn't be making a bad average. That's just a ****** professor.
#60 to #57 - swagbot (01/26/2013) [-]

just kidding i gave you a thumb
#51 - mayormilkman (01/26/2013) [-]
I didn't expect imaginary numbers to be an actual thing, but I guess it is.
#163 to #51 - IncarceratedNinja (01/26/2013) [-]
imaginary numbers are your best friend when you're trying to find the square root of those pesky negative numbers
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#44 - russlenavy (01/26/2013) [-]
Electrical Engineering major here
Most of the math I do is differential equations modeling circuits.
Thank the lord for computer programs that solve them using matrix math.

For a formula that is more hellish than any other, take a look at the quartic formula.
User avatar #65 to #44 - Marker ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
On behalf of all Comp Sci majors, you're welcome.
User avatar #55 to #44 - secondlawprevails (01/26/2013) [-]
MAE here. Sorry bud, I could hear you over fluids and thermo. Oh and don't forget most of the basic eaquations EEs use too.
#85 to #55 - russlenavy (01/26/2013) [-]
Oh I know. A few EE's here have taken fluids or thermo as electives, and I'm pretty sure they're worse than any EE course.
#53 to #44 - mrtttt (01/26/2013) [-]
Hey i was planning on becoming an electrical engineer, but im nervous i wont be able to do it i am just an B average standard student think i can do it :)
#50 to #44 - wyldek (01/26/2013) [-]
I feel you man. EE myself, and I **** myself in joy every time i run into a problem that doesn't involve imaginary numbers.
User avatar #48 to #44 - thegamerslife (01/26/2013) [-]
and if someone gets the answer? we get a cookie?
#52 to #48 - anonexplains (01/26/2013) [-]
it's a formula. an algorithm used as a tool to solve practical problems. not some test
#54 to #52 - thegamerslife (01/26/2013) [-]
so no cookies :(
User avatar #39 - manter (01/26/2013) [-]
If you hate math that much, why would you go to engineering school?
#47 to #39 - dajokaman (01/26/2013) [-]
Because I want to make a sentry.
Because I want to make a sentry.
#45 to #39 - anonexplains (01/26/2013) [-]
He didn't say he hates math. He just explain that you get pissed from time to time.
User avatar #46 to #45 - manter (01/26/2013) [-]
The only problem with that though, is it appears to have some parts of the equation left out. So of course he would get pissed because it is unsolvable.
User avatar #43 to #39 - reican (01/26/2013) [-]
So he can have a chance on an Asian girl.
User avatar #37 - Afterlife (01/26/2013) [-]
i was the only asian at my school who failed math my first 2 years and never went back.
#40 to #37 - anonexplains (01/26/2013) [-]
i can relate to you :O
#33 - lucasburns (01/26/2013) [-]
goddamn repost... i remember this from a while back
goddamn repost... i remember this from a while back
User avatar #32 - destaice (01/26/2013) [-]
Geometry was 2 months of confusion and Fs, then became easy and Bs.

I don't know what the hell happened. One day I don't get **** the next it's easier than 2+2.
#31 - xmenfan (01/26/2013) [-]
User avatar #30 - Iseewhatudidthar (01/26/2013) [-]
Well the middle school one I know is X= 14A + 14B + 2

But the rest...

Good luck with that
#26 - jiltist ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
User avatar #24 - Humpernickle (01/26/2013) [-]
this is dumb;
User avatar #21 - IceViper (01/26/2013) [-]
as long as you know the application of the terms in the last one it is pretty straightforward arithmetic from there on in.
User avatar #27 to #21 - joyfullreaper (01/26/2013) [-]
now take the d/dx
User avatar #67 to #27 - Marker ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
That's gonna take a **** ton of implicit differentiation.
User avatar #292 to #67 - joyfullreaper (01/26/2013) [-]
that's what makes it harder
User avatar #296 to #292 - Marker ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
I've never even had to do implicit with three variables.
User avatar #29 to #27 - IceViper (01/26/2013) [-]
to my understanding, that is just about the x in relation to y, exclusively specifying the slope. That just requires a basic understanding of Euclidean math, another thing you can learn in highschool.
User avatar #294 to #29 - joyfullreaper (01/26/2013) [-]
I'm in my first semester of Calc
User avatar #310 to #294 - IceViper (01/27/2013) [-]
im in my second semester of A2T lol
User avatar #311 to #310 - joyfullreaper (01/27/2013) [-]
Do you know what derivatives are? (d/dx)

They're fun (when fun < horrible pain)
User avatar #312 to #311 - IceViper (01/27/2013) [-]
i do know what they are but i dont know how to apply them in an equation.
#20 - anonexplains (01/26/2013) [-]
the engineering school part is also in highschool :P
User avatar #19 - kingmaker (01/26/2013) [-]
e is also a number
User avatar #18 - dppwrestler (01/26/2013) [-]
You obviously have never spoken to a programmer, especially one who has made a physics engine.
#28 to #18 - jiltist ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
I knew one of those. He was a grad student - BS in computer sciences, MS in maths, going for PhD in CS.

Guy showed me the physics engine he was doing his dissertation on. Lolwat. I could barely understand the code, much less the equations therein.

Smart guy is smart.
#13 - joeledo (01/26/2013) [-]
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