Im nevin and im from new zealand!
im 17 and desperately trying to understand calculus in my high school at the moment
my teacher is quite retarded in that he only has a degree in psychology and
doesnt know much beyond differentiation
this is why you guys will be my best teachers!!!
thanks for helping me
Hmmmm, that is about what age I learned it too. Taught myself. We did not have forums or computers back then, or paper and pencil. Just a sandy beach ( which was clean back then but full of sharks ) to write on and some smooth stones to count with. You will be expected to do a lot better!
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.