You guys learned calculus?
@Al Harrington, unfortunately as a computer scientist
@Ray213, I'm just a lowly "essential" maintenance supervisor at an apartment place. I never put in the effort haha, I took two years of algebra because they told me I didn't have it down. So I literally didn't make it past geometry in highschool. They only required three math credits, hooray for the US education system. Good for you though, that sounds challenging
@Al Harrington, unfortunately was required to pass calc 3 and math theory classes just to input data into machines to do the math for me, only class I think was necessary was discrete structures cause that was logic and needed to understand code flows
@Al Harrington, we had to learn it in high school. It sucked. Or rather, I sucked at it. Math really isn't my strength.
@A pet named Steve, I kinda have a theory about that, were you good at history and English? It seems like people who struggle with math have better success with those and vice versa
@Al Harrington, I feel like that's generally a well founded hypothesis that's been studied a lot over the past 100 years. I love math (I have a bachelor's in physics, and I'm fairly good at it). In high school I wasn't bad at history and English, but I certainly didn't enjoy it. I've always enjoyed math.
@Al Harrington, yes! I was really good at German and English. But somehow bad at French, but I think that night have been because of the teacher, at least partly. And I sucked at Latin, but Latin really is the math of languages.
I wish I were better at math. My dream was/is to become an astronaut, but I don't think they'll need Japanologists in space haha. And in school, I wanted to learn more about physics. Whenever we had cool topics like lasers or quantum physics, I couldn't understand them because of all the formulas :(
@unknownjanitor, I am a bit jealous of the people who are talented in both, MINT (isn't it STEM in English?) Areas and language/humanity areas.
@unknownjanitor, it would make sense, I'm not that smart obviously. I had triplet step brothers, we're all the same age. Anyhow, seeing us struggle at different things is what made me think that
@Al Harrington, yes and it’s come in very handy... or I’ve never ever used it again after the final exam. One of those is true.
@Ray213, shout out to CS needing math theory and abstract algebra for some reason
@A pet named Steve, I'm of the mind that anyone can learn anything if they're really motivated enough. If also fvcking love to be an astronaut, but I don't think there's a single person on Earth that wouldn't give up their current career if offered to be an astronaut. Granted, yeah, I don't think they really need Japanologists up there, but if you really want it, I believe you can make it happen!
@A pet named Steve, oh and yes it's STEM here haha
@A pet named Steve, one last also, out of curiosity is your profile picture of you on a mountain somewhere? I love hiking/rock climbing so I'm interested in what mountain it is?
@unknownjanitor, I haven't given up my dream of space travel just yet. But others who excel at stem field will and should get the chance before me. I struggle with calculating the simplest of calculations in my head, especially under stress. Stuff like adding grocery prices.
@A pet named Steve, eh, people who are good at maths arnt the only people they let up there. It's entirely about experimentation, that's really all we're doing up there. If you can think of a subject you're interested in, maybe you can think of some sort of experiment you might be interested in in some interesting subject to yourself?
@unknownjanitor, it's a mountain in Norway! The place is called Dalsnibba, a viewing platform best accesses by car. But if you want to go hiking, I recommend Norway. I haven't been hiking much, but that scenery sure made me wish I did. Never have I seen such beautiful mountains and fjords in any country. But I have yet to revisit Switzerland (I slept through it while crossing to Italy - twice). Look up a video of Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland and you'll see what I mean :D
@unknownjanitor, it's definitely worth a thought. I'd do anything to go to space. If I were given a one way ticket to space I'd take it instantly.
@Al Harrington, I stopped at Algebra and even then I forgot most of it. Don't really use anything more advanced than that in sociology/social work field
@A pet named Steve, Damn, I'm really trying to narrow down what places I want to go to when I graduate grad school. Maybe I'll need to add Norway to the list. I'm going to Ireland with my family then probably biking around parts of France for a bit, then probably going to Japan with some friends. I'm sure I can add Norway in there. A couple friends of mine are going there for their honeymoon so I'll have to beat them to it!
@Al Harrington, i actually studied calculus in high school
@Al Harrington, you guys learn algebra?
@Ray213, my gf has a discrete structure that understands flows...
I'll leave now. Sorry
@Al Harrington, sadly yes
@Al Harrington, calculus, multivariable calculus, differential equations, fourier analysis, linear algebra, partial differential equations... engineering is fun
@Al Harrington, more like barely learned it.
@unknownjanitor, oh good, you're still on this app. That reminds me I need to post something I've been meaning to for a while
@A pet named Steve, hey if that's your dream don't give up on it. I've loved space since I was young and have been singulary focused on pursuing it. I've chosen to pursue it through engineering even though math doesn't come easy to me. I've even had to retake college calculus twice before I passed it. Some of my mentors have told me similar stories about how they have failed plenty before they finally succeeded. Just work to get better at where you lack and use your talents in other areas to carry you most of the way there
@A pet named Steve, I wouldnt sell that dream short. I mean people of popularity were among the first people sent into space. Some were just pilots others athletes. I'm sure the ISS could use translators because often you'll find 2 teams from 2 different countries having to work together in space and it's pretty necessary to have quality communication.
@Al Harrington, you guys learned counting?
@unknownjanitor, oh, if you're going to Ireland, do visit the cliffs of Moher. That place is my favourite place on earth that I have visited so far. Makes you feel so small... If you're in Athlone, visit Sean's bar. Oldest pub in the world and a great place. There is another good pub in Dublin called the brazen head, I believe. Second or third oldest in the world. When in france, I recommend the Provence (although I have not been there personally yet - my mom and French friend keep saying how beautiful it is though) and the very beautiful Côte d'Azure.
I had a trip to Japan planned in April, but then Corona happened... The world is so full of amazing places and cultures. I hope you have a lot of fun discovering it!
@Ghoaxst, hey, good point. I want to study Chinese as well, so then I'd have 4 languages in my repertoire. Maybe they do need someone like that? I'll have to check that out.
@PacificaPelican, I wish I had enough motivation to do that. Math in school almost made me give up entirely already. It's horrible and frankly I hate doing it. But space would be worth it, I'd say. Maybe in a few years, space tourism will get more popular (first it has to start, I guess). Then I can work hard to earn money in a field that I enjoy, and buy myself a trip to the stars. Until then, I have my vr headset - going to space in vr is a delight to me!
@A pet named Steve, they really do. Not that I've worked for NASA but I've lived in Merritt Island off the space coast of florida for a good majority of my life, I've done plenty of tours and camps of the entire facility(ies) and a big thing that they do is communicate with other researchers around the world like japan, Russia, germany, etc. And most engineers are mainly engineers with no interest in multilingual studies (although theres been a few that I've met who are fluent in at least 2 languages) but it's highly sought after in their line of work whether it's on the ground, over seas, or in space. Communication and translation are key in their line of work. Ofcourse if your ideal is to go to space theres a lot of training that goes behind that program so it might require knowledge in flight but theres plenty of flight schools dotted around the area. Give it some research you might actually be pleased with the results :)
@Ghoaxst, hey, this is giving me a lot of motivation, thank you. If I have time I'll definitely have to research that. Right now though I'm packed with uni work haha. Even helping out people in space by translating while on the ground would make me happy, but of course I'd love to be up there myself. Maybe I really do find a niche that I can fill. Thank you!
@A pet named Steve, absolutely! God speed, my friend
I stopped at algebra and somehow had extra math credits.
Yeah but you still have to, like, KNOW which formula you need to use. My mom does bookkeeping for work and was having a brain fart moment, and asked what formula to use to calculate a 20% and 30% discount.
@Grybo, that’s just algebra, which is all Excell requires you to know
So you're saying that they're teaching you math so you can excel? 😎👉👉
I think my name speaks for itself
@DrunkArchaeologist, meant to reply this to another comment. Again, name speaks for itself
I can do so much with Excel, this graph treats Excel like it's nothing
I stopped right after algebra
Y’all didn’t take calc in high school? I’d say a decent portion of poeple I knew took calc in high school senior year
All I see when I look at this is a roller coaster
Who wants to be the one to tell them about math past calculus?
How about statistical machine learning
Just wondering about the professions and education background of the average user on FP so if you’d like feel free to like (or dislike I’ll still count it) one of the options below. Also I know I missed some so feel free to add a section.
@Asian Invasian, High school graduate
@Asian Invasian, trade school or skilled profession
@Asian Invasian, Bachelors or higher in Business, Communications, Marketing, etc.
@Asian Invasian, Medical profession (doctors, nurses, physicians, etc.)
@Asian Invasian, Engineering
@Asian Invasian, Education
@Asian Invasian, got an associate's in business administration but dont use it, work in IT.
@Asian Invasian, halfway through my masters in mechanical engineering. Been in the workforce 10 years