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Ten 1 ALL NEW 2 reasons doing math is more awesome than Prom 3. Fritz Reitz, Ph.D., Research Engineer, Instrument Development Laboratory, Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington 1 depending on how you count 2 many are in fact re-hashed 3 this claim is untrue.
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this is cool
this is a set of inter-dependent 2ndorder partial differential equations
this remains cool until I force the details upon you at length
in my day,
(a) the "popular people" hated the "math nerds",
(b) the math nerds hated the popular people,
(c) neither hated people who were awesome at knitting.
(or serial killers, for that matter)
everybody worries at least a little that they're not smart enough, pretty enough, etc., so peers doing better at something that matters elicits a fear/anger reaction
(though people are so complex that it needn't)
very few people are insecure about their knitting skills
know that they didn't invent their subculture, they're as swept-up by theirs as you by yours
learn to knit. nobody hates a knitter and it's one of precious few ways to represent a hyperbolic plane
for similar reasons, I have never seen a commercial where people clink MGDs together upon acing a math midterm
not that partying isn't awesome, it just doesn't have a monopoly on “awesome”, people are too varied and complex to characterize preferences so simply
some people want to do math, they’re just not in the commercials
do bother to “run the numbers”…3. claim your 3.5 years of vacation
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field titles are sometimes arbitrary, and sometimes used up, but there is fresh terrain in between, often by adding "mathematical-"
e.g. mainstream biology is not very mathematical on the whole, while mathematical biologists know it's not an accident that
> locusts gestate for a prime number of years
> pesticides can make insect populations explode
> some diseases (cancer?) may simply be states of interdependent differential equations
applies DOUBLY to the liberal arts, (google "vi hart")
especially with the advent of RP (bathsheba.com)
starting & median pay for top 10 bachelor level jobs
jobs largely absent from beer comm-ercials
physical reality is non-verbal. it speaks math. coffee spills at 9.81 m/s2.
you can't be versed in the whole universe, but the more you can speak its language, the less lost you'll be as new technologies and phenomena emerge, like…
has brought game programming mostof the way to you. if you can spackle things with a rotation matrix here and there, it helps
"...and God said ' ' and there was light"
you can say it in English using high school calculus, but it takes longer ->
in a sense.
it’s a “fictional force” like centrifugal and coriolis force components in a rotating room.
the magnet on your fridge can be fully explained by static electricity and special relativity.
people who did ok thought they did ok
people who suuUUCKED thought they did PRETTY GOOD!10. the Dunning-Kruger effect
they gave people complex tasks and asked them to grade themselves
when you’re wrong enough, confidence returns!
here's hoping you're right!
(and that you’re one of the people who has done enough of their homework to know the difference)