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Thread: Brain Burp Rounding??
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> To tie things in with previous discussions, I suspect that this sort of
> thing is one of the differences between "degreed" engineers and "self
> taught" engineers.  While repeating decimals are theoretically high-school
> or earlier math, the sort of "gut feel" for non-intuitive values of limits
> and such might be something that one gets drummed into them during the two
> years of calculus and physics one endures as "perparation" to using Smith
> charts and phasors for EE (not to mention that numerical analysis class.)
> There'd be exceptions, of course.

I guess, I'm an exception. I don't personally know any other self taught
engineers so I can't say how it stacks up but, my gut instinct is that you
are right Bill. I do know two degreed engineers who don't have a good feel
for mathematics, both close personal friends, and they both got out of
design engineering (one does engineering project management and the other
cranks out asp web code).


Paul Hutchinson
Chief Engineer
Maximum Inc., 30 Samuel Barnet Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02745

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