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#1 2006-03-16 09:58:06

Registered: 2005-12-04
Posts: 3,791

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 2006-03-16 10:59:25

Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,685

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 2006-03-16 12:21:38

Registered: 2005-08-22
Posts: 1,504

Re: More engineer bashing

I want to take vector calculus! >:-(

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.


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