I'm not saying there can't be focus. I didn't say people need to know through linear algebra, differential equations, and partial differential equations. I said through Pre-cal at least. Pre-cal isn't a specialization in math, it's like algebra...a basic. And it's useful, especially in finance. And while it may be that being good at everything means you are great at nothing, many many people are neither good at everything or great at something. So there's no problem asking that people start to learn more of the basics. It should be expected. Calculus is a basic, I'm not asking people to understand non-Euclidean geometry. I think people need to take more math, science, language (including English), history, and political science courses in high school. The standards on high school are so pathetically low that we get people thinking that calculus is some horribly advanced subject that can never be used in every day life.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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That's how people start making mistakes, getting taken advantage of, etc. People who say "algebra isn't even useful" tend to be people who don't know algebra enough to use it. But if you know it and you're doing things in everyday life, you're going to come across times when you can say "oh yeah, I can just do this with algebra, easy!". It's useful when you know it and apply it, and there's plenty in everyday life to apply this too if you understand enough. I use math all the time, and not just in my lab. Being able to do order of magnitude calculations in your head is very very useful too...especially on contract where there is payment/interest. I don't know, it's just an ignorant statement to say that not even algebra is useful.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Yeah, that sort of stuff is ok...but then you never know if you've ****ed up unless you can understand the numbers as well. Engineers....they kinda take the easy way out. But by doing so, lose out on a lot of information. Not the top engineers mind you, those guys tend to be remarkable. But the average ones. And it happens a lot, it's important to know the math and understand the numbers. Otherwise, you're not much above a monkey.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Autocad and drafting aren't carpentry. It's much easier to draw it up with a computer than it is to put it up in reality.
For example, let's say you got a 8/12 roof with a an 8ft ceiling. The outside wall is staggered in 1 ft 9 inches, but the overhang of the roof is unstaggered.
I'm going to have to raise the height of the staggered in portion of the wall by a certain amount of inches so that I can rest my rafters on it. (these types of things are almost always missing on the prints, so we basically have to figure it out on the job)
To describe the algebra involved, we are moving in 1 foot 9 inches or 21 inches inward (which relates to the 12 portion of the 8/12 pitch). X will equal the height I need to raise the inner portion of the staggered wall to set the rafters on and that relates to the 8 of the 8/12 pitch.
So the known numbers are 21 inches, 12 inches, and 8 inches. The unknown is X
To find my ratio for this I divide take 21/12 * 8 = X
21/12 = 1 and 9/12 = 1 and 3/4. 1 and 3/4 * 8 = 14 inches.
Then I have to raise the bird's mouth on the rafters for this portion of the roof to suit the raised walls, thus keeping my overhang even throughout while staggering the inside wall.
It gets really complicated if the rafters are Jack rafters and not common rafters.
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Home work is a mindless task for students to do. it doesnt do anything but piss people off for wasting their time in a school building learning, and then they give you stuff to do at home its outrageous. Homework taught me one thing: How to lie.
My mother: Do you have any homework?
Me: Nope. (in all actuality i knew i did.)
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