There are a lot of people that just don't "get" calculus. It really helps if you can think of physical examples. My first wall in mathematics was vector spaces. That is also our first foray into the abstract. But the reason I had so much trouble with VS in linear algebra, was exactly why I was able to do calculus. I tried to picture what a vector space was, and it just doesn't work when it is a dimension higher than 3.... Whenever I talk to people with higher mathematics background, I want to know how they first learned vector spaces. ChrisJ, how much math did you have to endure to get that power engineering degree? Linear and DifEq? I had an applied analysis course that I hated.
Congrats evshrug. I hope you enjoy that new position. : )
Hey, congrats Evshrug!
In the first 2 years of Engineering I took 7 math courses:
1 statistics course
1 Matrix Algebra
1 Complex Variables
4 Calculus courses with Differential and Partial Differential Equations, multi-variable Integration and a bunch of other stuff that I have forgotten.
Statistics is always useful.