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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    Wow, is that really what goes on in the NF head?

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    yup.
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    Math is one where the more time gaps you have in terms of utilizing the skills needed for a particular type of problem solving, the harder it will be, not only to get into the swing of things, but to rebuild understanding (on avg, for most). As well, math's a great exercise in brushing up on skills for the game of logic. Math problems are like a game to me, in many ways. A puzzle, a riddle...

    Of the three broad branches, Calc, Algebra & Geo, Stats/Finite...my favourite is Calc, learning the limits of math and all.

    My area of expertise is one where I'm neck-deep in Statistics. It's a love/hate. Hate because when I'm 'forced' to delve into a topic, my mind automatically counters with a conditioning of 'distaste'. And, higher-level stats for multi-factor complex analysis and such, where controversies, debates are rife...well, kinda mind-numbing. If you've ever been privy to seeing biostatisticians duke it out, you'll understand. And, quite a few of them have thick (THICK) accents. Piss-on, Piss-on....does he wanna be pissed ON or piss ON someone? POISSON DISTRIBUTION! Ah!

    I used to love it when I was a kid, and would do math competitions as extra-curricular activity (part of the :geek:club! yup!). I won provincewide too, CEMC - Mathematics and Computing Contests
    Now, when I'm bored, I sometimes do some of these math competitions/exams, just for the hell of it, and to get a different perspective of seeing the exams, versus how I perceived them when I was a kid....as they're pretty easy level for adults. So it's fun.


    YEAHHH MATH!

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    The boy prolly didn't see it coming at all, methinks I didn't seem at all lacking skin, actually the opposite if anything, that's why he was prolly in utter shock. Can only speak for maself, yes that's going on inside my mind, at least did use to, back then. But he couldn't have predicted the impact it had on me.

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    I don't like math because my friend is switching to it and now I won't have very many classes with her next year (beside differential equations and complex analysis). To think she would abandon physics simply because it has idiotic requirements.
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    sheesh humans! for realz

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    I was bad at grade school math decent at middle/highschool math. I don't know, math to me, is fine sometimes, but I don't enjoy it. I'm the type that will know how to solve the problem good at remembering formulas yet I always add wrong or miscopy a number. I defiently understood it, I was very rarely lost once i got to middle school. What screwed me over in grade school was those time tests I'd get nervous and bomb them, it's like whyyy? what does this prove? I'd rather take my time and have things correct then play towards a deadline.

    now I haven't taken math in 3 years so I am rusty, but I'm not math phobic.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    I know.

    This is one simple petrogenetic grid.




    The letters in this diagram are shortcuts for complex chemical formulas.
    If I am not mistaken grt stand for R3 R2 [SiO4]3 for example.

    Where first R can stand for Mg, Fe, Mn or Ca
    Second R can be Al, Fe, Cr, Ti or Zr
    While Si and O form the basic of mineral structure.

    The shortcuts are simbols for chemical elements.
    Are there btw p-v-diagramms in rock science ?


    Or are those limited to rocket science ?
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    My only regret is that I haven't gone back to college in like 7 years and thus haven't given myself the opportunity to review and extend my math knowledge. So much of the calculus and trigonometry knowledge I learned in HS and college has atrophied in my brain, and I'd need some remedial courses to get myself up to speed. Then I'd love to go further into differential equations and the like.

    Totally need to get back to school one of these days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    Are there btw p-v-diagramms in rock science ?


    Or are those limited to rocket science ?
    As far at I know this diagrams can be made but they would not have much value. Especially since rocks are anything but clearly defined materials.

    That main things that are intresting to us are temperature and pressure. Which grow with depth.

    If you are looking for more complex answer feels free to ask.

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    I have an Associates in Liberal Arts, an Associates in Education, and a B.S. in Secondary Education. I could never do math because the teacher always made us go to the board and write a problem out. Just having to stand up in front of the class did me in, never mind try to think and write at the same time. There was always ridicule involved. I stopped even trying. It used to make me literally sick with shame and fear. My family also moved a lot because my dad was in the service, and every time we moved, the class would be at a different point than the class I'd left, and I couldn't keep up. However, during one grading period in 9th grade, I knew we were not going to be in that town longer than a few weeks, so I tried an experiment. I wrote the teacher a note and asked him to pretend I did not exist -- don't call on me, make me go to the board, look at me, nothing. He agreed. I made an A.

    In college I did logic instead of math. I made straight As.

    Edit: I had a similar thing with music, actually. I couldn't find a teacher who would just leave me alone to do music and not force me to do recitals. The only time I felt good in a recital was once when I was in college and had to go on stage for a voice jury. The footlights were in my face and I couldn't see people looking at me. I made an A and I don't think I've ever before or since sung so well. I never had that experience with piano, I was always in a situation where people were looking at me. I could do it but I hated it, I mean viscerally hated it, and dreaded it. I eventually just let it go.

    *shrug*

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