I appreciate it for what it is.
I'm fucking terrible at it though.
I appreciate it for what it is.
I'm fucking terrible at it though.
No. Hell no. Fuck no. etc.
Simple question. I'm more interested in seeing the results for "Yes" than "No", as I think I know how the poll will end up looking.
I do not. I'm only in Calculus I, but already all of this limits at infinity and implicit differentiation crap makes me want to kill myself.
I do not like math.
I fucking hate math.
I don't dislike math. It's not my favorite subject, but there are things I like about it. It can be pretty interesting, and I'm not bad at it.
I answered no, but then I realized that I hate myself for not being good at it.
@Harkat:
After taking about 20 seconds to do that X can be -2 or -5 if my math is correct.
I don't know why I took the time to do that. To be on topic I love math.
I'd rather let a computer do it. As long as we save a hard-copy for the impending machine wars, being good at doing math is less important as long as you can figure out how to get a computer to do it for you.
I don't "like it" like it, but I like it. Unless it likes me. Has it talked about me?
I have a fascination with puzzles and logic, so it's no surprise that I also like mathematics.
@Harkat said:
X² + 7X + 10 = 0
Find X.
I put them in bold and underlined them for you.
@FluxWaveZ said:
More people like math than not... I should have expected than from a forum full of NERDS.
No, but its a necessary evil kinda like listening to a girl talk.
im cool with math
@Sincillian said:
@Harkat:
After taking about 20 seconds to do that X can be -2 or -5 if my math is correct.
I don't know why I took the time to do that. To be on topic I love math.
@Roflwaffles said:
@Harkat said:
X² + 7X + 10 = 0
Find X.
I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, actually need help, or what...but I will solve your problem because I love math!
X^2 + 7x + 10 = 0
(X+2)(X+5)=0
X=-2,-5
You're both correct. This was one of my homework exercises earlier today, wondered how people on the interwebs would handle it.
I really want to send GB a package full of tasty goodies for them to unpack on the Mailbag, but leave a note with 11th grade-level algebra and geometric exercises saying "FOR JEFF".
I'm curious about how he would handle it.
I dislike Math immensely. It's one of my poorest subjects in school. I'm not good with numbers, though I'd consider myself a logical thinker in cases that do not involve Mathematics. I find the history behind it interesting (eg. Pythagoras the man), but I cannot find any appeal in the actual work that goes into Math. If I have a choice in the future whether I continue with it or not, it's one of the first subjects I'm dropping.
I loved it, till I hit Calc 3. That was mostly geometry, and I'm an algebra kind of guy. Differential Equations was better though. Yes, I am trying to impress the internet with the math classes I've taken. See what you do to me internet?!
Pff, if anything, I should weep for you. If I don't fail my semester in Cal I, which is probably not possible, I will have the pleasure of being acquainted with Cal II. After that, it'll be Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics... I need to escape.I loved it, till I hit Calc 3. That was mostly geometry, and I'm an algebra kind of guy. Differential Equations was better though. Yes, I am trying to impress the internet with the math classes I've taken. See what you do to me internet?!
@FluxWaveZ said:
@wh1terav3n said:Pff, if anything, I should weep for you. If I don't fail my semester in Cal I, which is probably not possible, I will have the pleasure of being acquainted with Cal II. After that, it'll be Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics... I need to escape.I loved it, till I hit Calc 3. That was mostly geometry, and I'm an algebra kind of guy. Differential Equations was better though. Yes, I am trying to impress the internet with the math classes I've taken. See what you do to me internet?!
Calc 2 was pretty tough, not gonna lie, but it was doable, unlike Calc 3 for me which was just brutal. Discrete was mostly logic based, and as a programmer, it was insanely easy for me. Linear Algebra I skipped but might do in my next, and last, semester as an elective, I've heard its pretty helpful for graphics based programming.
Math is for JERKS.
Math is damn satisfying. Really hard a lot of the times though.
Yes. I was pretty good at it too. At least up until the higher level calculus stuff.
No. I'm decent at it and sometimes it can even be fun, but mostly it's just a bother.
I'm a math major in college.
Can't say I'm amazing at it (in fact, I'm only okay at it), but I do really like math. Seeing the correlations between the standard form of a quadratic function and the vertex of a parabola in like 11th grade was like a work of art to me, and it still is. Being able to take a formula and, using logic, suss out a determined number or series of solutions that has real world applications? Yeah, I like it. Mostly because I'll need to see that shit, and I like microeconomics so...yeah.
But, I'm only up to Calc I. Maybe I'll have my brain smoldered by something along the line? Whatever, if I become a philosophy major I'll know why.
I don't have a particular fondness for math until you get into quantum physics and stuff like string theory. I fucking love that shit.
I'm usually okay at math, but I hate all the damn homework they give you, thus I usually flunk my classes since I refuse to do it.
Shouldn't it be enough that I can pass the tests? And with an 90% average? Why give me 200 more questions?
@Roflwaffles: Well, good thing I'm not an econ major then :D
It never really seemed to me that econ required much beyond fairly entry-level calculus, but then again I've been proven wrong before about that kind of thing.
We do maths for its intrinsic beauty and because it is the mother of all sciences.
You're in Cal I too, so tell me, do you really see real world applications for what we're learning? Because to me, finding the limit as x approaches 0, or finding the derivative of f(x) = cos(sin(x^2)) doesn't really tell me the use of what we're doing relating to real life. Rare are the problems that have an actual "setting" and the only example the teacher gave to explain what we're learning isn't useless is something about Kit Kat Bar wrappers and how Australia's is more efficient than North America's.Can't say I'm amazing at it (in fact, I'm only okay at it), but I do really like math. Seeing the correlations between the standard form of a quadratic function and the vertex of a parabola in like 11th grade was like a work of art to me, and it still is. Being able to take a formula and, using logic, suss out a determined number or series of solutions that has real world applications? Yeah, I like it. Mostly because I'll need to see that shit, and I like microeconomics so...yeah.
But, I'm only up to Calc I. Maybe I'll have my brain smoldered by something along the line? Whatever, if I become a philosophy major I'll know why.
Of course math surround us and it serves to explain everything in our world, physics sucks though assumptions everywhere, are you studding engineering? if so you´re gonna hate math for a while before you start loving it if not then Calculus I isn´t much of a big deal but Calculus III is what ties everything you´ve learned.
@Harkat said:
X² + 7X + 10 = 0
Find X.
http://www3.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=X%C2%B2+%2B+7X+%2B+10+%3D+0
Wolfram Alpha is your friend.
It was all cool until Taylor Series.
My program is Computer Science and Mathematics (education works a bit different here in Quebec and I'm in my first CEGEP semester), so I guess it could be said that I am (perhaps "was") envisioning a future as a software engineer.Of course math surround us and it serves to explain everything in our world, physics sucks though assumptions everywhere, are you studding engineering? if so you´re gonna hate math for a while before you start loving it if not then Calculus I isn´t much of a big deal but Calculus III is what ties everything you´ve learned.
I was about to click "Yes", but then I noticed I misread math.
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