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    Quote Originally Posted by paradox fox View Post
    I figured trigonometry involved a lot of triangles, because tri-: three & gon-: angle. Wasn't sure though.



    How does music theory use trigonometry, besides the way the sound vibrates and travels? Is it useful for figuring out key signatures, scales and modes, and types of harmonies?

    .....can you write songs using equations?

    My mind has just been blown.
    It's not nearly as complicated as that! There's a direct relationship between sine curves in trigonometry and the sound waves that make up individual musical notes. Trigonometry contributed to the fact that we conventionally use 12 intervals in an octave (at least in most traditional western music!).

    It might seem really simple and "brainless" when we look at it on hindsight, but when you think about the idea of notating music WITHOUT the individual notes, it's pretty incredible. We wouldn't be able to derive key signatures, scales, modes and harmonies if we couldn't agree on simple intervals, after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gps View Post
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    I'm smarter than I look, cutiepie. Don't let all the huggles and wubbles fool you.

    I think this thread needs to be a poll. It'll take into account type, whether a person considers him/herself good at math, and whether said person enjoys doing math.

    How do I make a poll? (Man I'm just n00bing it up left and right here! :blushing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    I hope I read this wrong.
    Wrong towards what ends?
    If you test as an ENFP you're in it for the drama anyway, right?
    Enjoy the ride.

    When's the last time you used math ... for calculating the force of intercourse?
    You know ... the one involving the heat of the meat, the angle of the dangle, the square of the hair, the mass of the ass ... all that important `stuff'.

    Do you measure angles in degrees or radians?
    And whats the difference between inclination and declination, anyway?

    Warm fuzzies to all the NF math-challenged types.
    I hope I didn't' come off as too `negative'.
    I'd really like to make a `positive difference' without having to pay attention to magnitudes.
    Can you just show me a `sign'?

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    Warm fuzzies to NF math tutors too! We do exist!
    Next thread: Do all NFs suck at math?
    Just because I'm an INFP doesn't mean I'm emo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gps View Post
    Wrong towards what ends?
    If you test as an ENFP you're in it for the drama anyway, right?
    Enjoy the ride.

    When's the last time you used math ... for calculating the force of intercourse?
    You know ... the one involving the heat of the meat, the angle of the dangle, the square of the hair, the mass of the ass ... all that important `stuff'.

    Do you measure angles in degrees or radians?
    And whats the difference between inclination and declination, anyway?

    Warm fuzzies to all the NF math-challenged types.
    I hope I didn't' come off as too `negative'.
    I'd really like to make a `positive difference' without having to pay attention to magnitudes.
    Can you just show me a `sign'?
    Is this aleksi2 or just a plain troll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Is this aleksi2 or just a plain troll?
    Not an alias for anyone else.
    Though apparently I reeled in an ENFP

    I just love having some fun with those who use polarity-without-magnitude language.
    They ARE simply just sooooo positive

    Yes, I'm aware that there are quite a few NFs who can and do do math better than I.
    Just as there are some NFs and NTs who suck at math.
    I have an INTP friend who is still traumatized by his experiences with math in high school.
    He's more musically-inclined that mathematical ... not that one can't be good at both.

    As for `trolling' ...
    Just tweaking you a bit.
    I know how much ENFPs love drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paradox fox View Post
    Warm fuzzies to NF math tutors too! We do exist!
    Next thread: Do all NFs suck at math?
    So if you asked about Trigonometry and Calculus are we left to guess the type of math you tutor?
    Some kind where they get to keep their shoes on because there is no need to count to 20?

    Counting ain't math, ya know.

    You tutoring 4-function calculator math?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gps View Post
    So if you asked about Trigonometry and Calculus are we left to guess the type of math you tutor?
    Some kind where they get to keep their shoes on because there is no need to count to 20?

    Counting ain't math, ya know.

    You tutoring 4-function calculator math?
    The OP asked about the uses of calculus and trig - from that you can't make the assumption that she doesn't understand them herself. It's possible she was just curious what others think they are used for. It doesn't really say anything about her own personal knowledge of math and certainly says nothing about what she does or does not tutor. Why so hostile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spin-1/2-nuclei View Post
    The OP asked about the uses of calculus and trig - from that you can't make the assumption that she doesn't understand them herself. It's possible she was just curious what others think they are used for. It doesn't really say anything about her own personal knowledge of math and certainly says nothing about what she does or does not tutor. Why so hostile?
    Why?
    I'm hostile commensurate with the magnitude or degree to which you apperceive that theme.

    I'm teasing.
    Of course it's possible that the OP has a mastery of both Trig and Calculus.
    And she could be fishing for applications and/or uses of both.
    But it kinda takes the fun out of teasing to let somebody KNOW you're only teasing ... doesn't it?

    Why so hostile about my would-be hostility?
    Can you use calculus to integrate the area under my apparent-hostility curve?
    Does me teasing seem `positive' or `negative' -- sans magnitude irrespective of baseline or target goal?

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