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Subject: Toughest major cont
What makes a major difficult is whether you´re talented or not in the subject. I bet most math and engineering students would flunk english leterature if they took it. This is highly likely given how these student write in this forum. They would also flunk socialogy, anthropolgy, and psychology (for lack of understanding people). Also, they would certainly flunk philosohpy (for thinking like hamsters and not knowing how to argue). So stop being so elitist. You´re in engineering simple because you guys can´t do anything else but calculate the velocity of sewage through pipes or whatever you engineers do!
[22-08-2006,19:50]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Toughest major cont)
anyone who talks liek you obviously hasnt taken calculus,heat transer,differential equations or really any engineering or math courses. Arts is a JOKE, get it through your head man. Arts students dont know what work is, my roomates this year were in business, history and geography... those guys had all the free time in the world, they have like 15 hours of class per week and they do homework for a couple hours on a sunday night. In engineering i have 30+ hours of class and i do homework all night, sunday to monday... and i wont lie alot of my saturdays are consumed as well.


Engineering is even difficult for people who are good at math and science, arts isnt difficult for anyone.

[22-08-2006,19:56]
Anonymous
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heh, i meant to say "sunday to thursday"...

you get the idea

[22-08-2006,19:57]
Anonymous
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You think you´re so smart because you know calculus. Should I be impressed for something I took in high school and has no real-life application other than engineering? I am not. We all know that that you´d fail english litterature or philosphy if you took it!
[22-08-2006,20:09]
Anonymous
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Maybe you think engineering is hard because you´re dumb.
[22-08-2006,20:11]
Anonymous
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P.S. I am not the one arguing for engineers, but:

actually, calculus is applicable in lots of situations. Engineering, finance, economics, social sciences, meidcal, and lots of other discipline

Arguing engineers are all that because they know calc is stupid, because obviously 2/3 of your university knows calculus.


[22-08-2006,20:35]
Anonymous
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Cangratulations for passing highschool calculus, id like to say that it gets easier, but id be telling a horrible lie.Calculus is an extremely important course required to develop understanding of rate changes and such. If you dont take calculus you will never gain any sort of understanding of classical physics, so how can you say its not important?

In most schools 40%-60% of students fail calculus and almost nobody fails philosiphy or english literature. There are much worse things than calculus by the way, but youll never see them in an artsy course.


[22-08-2006,20:43]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Toughest major cont)
Calculus is not applicable in social sciences or in medicine (unless engineer-related). Yes, it has some application in finance, but quite frankly, few people in business have actually ever taken calculus. If you think otherwise, I invite you to explain. Unless you´re in pure science or in engineer, it is useless. Do you actually think that physicians or most people with MBAs remember simple calculus?
[22-08-2006,20:50]
Anonymous
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Im aware that engineers are not the only program that do calculus. Finance, economics, go up to calculus 1 at the most, no school would puch farther than that, and most wont even include any calculus. By medical, i assume you mean biomed, its a science program not an arts program. Even biomed students will not learn any farther than calculus 1.

Engineering IS all that.
The reason why i picked calculus as an example is because its a common entry level math course that the artsies would have actually heard of, if i meantioned PDE´s or numerical analysis, all of the lame psychology students would be lost. Just so you know, calc 1 is not a very big deal for engineering students, but in the programs you listed calculus would be the hardest course they ever have to take over their 4 years in school. If you dont belive me, then ask someone who has completed one of those programs and theyll tell you.


[22-08-2006,20:51]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Toughest major cont)
oh and by the way, social sciences do NOT take calculus.
[22-08-2006,20:53]
Anonymous
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Those are interesting statistics about the rate of failure in calculus. I have completed Calculus 3. I know that it is not easy and I am sure it gets harder. Guess what? I don´t care if you´ve gone higher. I am still convinced that you´d do poorly in english litterature or philosophy! If you´re anything like the engineering students I know, you likely can´t write a paper.
[22-08-2006,21:03]
Anonymous
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How ignorant was that?

Are you claiming engineers are the only one who learn higher level mathematics than calculus 1?

Financial analysis, economist, actural scienctist, psychology as well as many other discipline, draw usage in statistics, higher level algebra theory as well as real analysis and upper level calculus.

Claiming anything higher than calculus is only applicable to engineering shows you how ignorant you really are.

[22-08-2006,21:05]
Anonymous
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Just because you haf taken simple introductory electives in other discipline and draws no use other than simple calculus, doesn´t mean they don´t use it at all.

Do you see any intro engineering couress uses anything higher than calculus and simple linear algebra? NO.

Not to mention also computer science, astronomy, physics, statistics also have to learn to higher level mathematics.

Don´t you engineers make lame excuses that you can´t get higher marks because math isn´t the only things you study.

[22-08-2006,21:10]
Anonymous



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