[FoRK] What the hell just happened?
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Tue Apr 6 21:11:19 PDT 2010
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> I'm pretty sure that using Mathematica or Maple or similar, perhaps with
> some good guidance in every section, would significantly speed up and
> improve comprehension and ability with calculus, etc. Are you using the
> Strang book? His books seem to be the most popular with universities, at
> least the top ones I checked a couple years ago. I updated my book
> collection with a good set since I needed calculus, discrete math, and
> linear algebra for several things recently. And it had been > 20 years
> since I had calculus. It was much easier the second time, although I still
> don't think it is taught properly.
Well, it's only first year, the book I'm using is Modern Engineering
Mathematics - Glyn James. Overall, it's pretty good, but our lecturer
is quite great.
I've got Maple, and I use it, and it's partly helpful, but only for
testing things that I've determined myself. And a few other things.
> I actually had collected several links to math information a couple days ago
> and hadn't worked up a blog / wiki posting yet. Most of these are from a
> Slashdot thread.
Thanks for that, I'll give them a look over (you know, when I have
enough time to sit down infront of my laptop and watch them; takes a
lot of effort you know, if only ... :P)
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