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Topic: Q: Engineering or Math?
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Elvis Presley

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Re: Teaching of math Was: Re: Engineering or Math?
Posted: Nov 19, 1997 2:16 AM
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Herman Rubin (hrubin@mean.stat.purdue.edu) wrote:

: Correct application of mathematics consists in formulating the problem
: as a mathematical problem, then using the power of mathematics, and
: finally translating the answer back. The one applying the mathematics
: needs to understand the two translation processes, which means knowing
: the concepts. Mathematicians can only help with the middle part, which
: may be quite useful, but with which the engineer does not need great
: familiarity. But right now, this is the only part taught with even
: reasonable diligence.

i am reading the biography of Shroedinger by Walter Moore. it amazes
me that the theorists at that time wondered if limits were valid
because they were discovering "the quantum." another interesting
thing was that Schrodinger thought that Philosophy was becoming
highly specialized.

perhaps it isn't the job of the engineering program to fix this problem--
or for that matter the math department. maybe some philosophy classes
would be the first translation process.




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11/18/97
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11/18/97
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Hanspeter Schmid
11/18/97
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Frank Miles
11/20/97
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John van Veen
11/22/97
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Edward leibnitz
11/23/97
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Terry Moore
11/19/97
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Frank Miles
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Hanspeter Schmid
11/21/97
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11/26/97
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SGJ4ASIT
11/20/97
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Alan J. Livingston
11/13/97
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Tom Bryan
11/13/97
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Sam @ The NIMP Team
11/14/97
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Rui Santos
11/14/97
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cbarker
11/15/97
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Sergio Gonzalez Lopez
11/17/97
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Herman Rubin
11/19/97
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Elvis Presley
11/20/97
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Herman Rubin
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Elvis Presley
11/24/97
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Herman Rubin
11/24/97
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Milo Gardner
11/24/97
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Jim Carr
11/19/97
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Pertti Lounesto
11/15/97
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Perry W. Stout
11/16/97
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charles loboz
11/18/97
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Hubert HOLIN
11/16/97
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Arvind Kumar

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