Even though I realize how vital math has been/is for the success of humanity, I cannot stand it, suck at it, and generally feeling like math is hell. Always have.
MFW I hate and suck at the definitely most important school subject.
I slept through my Calculus Class ended up with a 126% on the final and ruined the curve in my Stats class with a 100% and 98% on the last 2 tests and a 99% on the final..... Operation Jimmy Rustle Completed
So. I don't know. Don't do it in school. math.stackexchange has awesome posts on this. "How to Prove It" by Velleman is good, & requires very little prerequisite knowledge.
I can understand some people not being good at maths or science (or even enjoy studying them for that matter) but I can't accept the fact that certain people don't appreciate the importance of those topics and what it contributes to the world!
Mathematics is not a talent of mine, I'm not bad at it, I always just found I was slow compared to everyone else. But you're totally right, we'd pretty much still be cavemen without maths.
I've always loved math :D Probably because I understand it well.. But kids in my class that dont even know how to multiply.. sigh.. Just makes me sad. I can understand that some people dont learn as easy as others but saying that math is ******** , useless ect. just makes me wanna kick the **** out of them..
If YOU are one of those who are kinda slow with math.. Never give up, you will thank yourself later on if you work hard
I don't know about yours but in my place there are a lot of people who actually have no idea what maths are for neither apreciate them because of it. They just think "the only thing you're going to use maths is for basic arithmetical operations and that's what calculators are for!". Furthermore, they suck so much at basic calculus that they can believe you if say something in the topic of "the 20% of 546 is 80" wich even if you a priori don't know how much it exactly is (unless you actually calculate it) you see how obviously wrong this is. And the ones who actually don't suck, they won't calculate it because they are too lazy for that.
Gonna have to disagree on that one...Believe it or not, I loved doing math homework. I hated that one year where we got a really lenient math teacher who rarely gave homework, and if he did, it was very short.
well when you solve a problem you feel a sense of accomplishment. when you turn in a quest in an mmo you feel the same sense, headshot, round victory. Same sense different intensity. probably affects people differently
I dunno. Back in High School I used to get a kick out of being able to make numbers do whatever I wanted them too. I enjoyed math and physics primarily for the purpose of solving the equations. And when you start to understand it all you see the world a little different.
I saw a car wreck the other day. Guy went off the road and rolled into the ditch. Everyone else I knew saw a horrible scene. I saw all of the beautiful math that went into applying torque to the car, twisting it over and resulting in two rolls before wrapping its self around the tree.
Math is awesome and you use it every day.
Indeed. Conversely, anything that moves is technically time traveling by fractions of fractions of nanoseconds.Simply by taking a step foward I have actually time traveled in the slightest way.
But what I'm really trying to say is that I want to **** Pocahontas. ;)
Anything that doesn't move is traveling through time also. At a constant velocity of 1 second/second in the " future" direction.
Although I can't actually think of anything that doesn't move, given that the Earth and the Sun and all known objects in space are basically in perpetual motion.
Well, it has to do with the relation between space and time (Special relativity ring a bell). Gravity distorts time, so as you move away from gravity, the faster time goes on the massive object seems to go relative to you. So if you could travel for 10 years and travel x number of miles away from earth, the amount of time that you've been away from Earth would be significantly more than how much you aged for instance. Theoretically, you could do a 10 year mission and come back 100 years in the future.
Hmm, if a lack of gravity means faster relative time, then if you could somehow increase your gravity, then I guess you could theoretically go back into the past. Also, I think Pocahontas died before she was of legal age... I'm cumming with you.
heh... cumming... that does actually make sense though. Have you heard the theory that if the universe every "crunched" back into its super-dense per-bigbang form that time would actually reverse in the process?
also I don't think those laws existed yet. so we're good!
Well at those densities and temperatures, the laws of physics breakdown. For instance, when Hydrogen is heated to hyper-extreme temperatures under extreme pressure, it turns into a sort of solid type material. Basically, there so many atoms all trying to move so much that they can't move at all.
I think it's a guitar based on the hole in the middle. Then again math is a circle and physics is a twinkee so it could just be random. I would've made math a perfect circle and physics a right triangle since finding the slope is so ******* important in physics.
But, I'm in high school physics right now and sadly, it's a joke. The teacher sucks dick at his job and we learn nothing other than what numbers to plug into which formulas. I wish it was more of a challenge and that I had a teacher capable of even understanding the already easy material he's teaching us.