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#1 2006-03-17 08:58:06

Ricky
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More engineer bashing

During Vector Calculus today, my professor was going over how to compute complex and long integrals in an easier manner.  Before going into the lecture she said:

"A good mathematician would say, 'There has to be a theorem that will help me out.'  A good engineer would say, 'I'm gonna get this sucker.'"


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."
 

#2 2006-03-17 09:59:25

MathsIsFun
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Re: More engineer bashing

That isn't engineer bashing - it is simply true! That good ole "Can Do" attitude. smile


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman
 

#3 2006-03-17 11:21:38

mikau
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Re: More engineer bashing

I want to take vector calculus! >:-(


A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.
 

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