I suck at math, but I like a challenge. Math is the only subject I've ever had to try in, so naturally I'm advanced by two years and plan on being some type of an engineer.
I didn't like Maths in High School, I found some of it interesting, but I preferred Physics.
So far, my course has been mostly physics the only maths we've used was integration and differentiation.
The difference that made me prefer Physics over Maths, is that Physics gives you real life situations, eg: How the mass of the car effects its acceleration etc. Whereas in maths, you were given a a random string of letters and numbers and told to find x, with no known purpose to it.
There are a lot of engineering students like that. When they say they don't like math, they generally mean they don't like the pure theory after a while. Just my two cents.
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.
As a teacher of English as a foreign language, I feel obligated but ashamed to say that that math looks ******* terrifying to me. I'm pretty sure I see some Russian letters in there.
Hey! Im a freshman at a university, studying law and stuff and i had to take classes of this so called "discrete math" (we simply call it "logic", or "logic for lawyers")! Its actually not that hard, just sentences converted to random letters... Although it looks ******* terrifying i must say, it isnt...
This was my answer to the question "Define the upper bound for the best case running time on a given algorithm." on an assignment that took around 10 hours to finish (non-stop).
i will agree with you there sir. Math major here and its like learning a new language. and not even a programming language its the language of math. which never ends.
Can't Electrical and Mechanical Engineers also apply to be an astronaut? They wont be practical in the aerodynamics etc of the ship, but would still be ideal for working on electrical appliances and engines within the ship. (Ship being Spaceship, not a boat)
I hope they can, Im doing Mechanical, and I hope to be able to apply to the ESA (I would do NASA, but you need to be American for that, so I'll have to stick with Europe.)