Does anyone here think that taking Differential Equations and Analysis of Non Linear Systems is completly insane b/c I sure as hell do, but i will be taking it.

Anyone else here.....
Engineering Genius

It can look nice on your record. I took some weird ass class like that about 2 years ago.
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well unfortunately it is required. Life and education come way too fast, it seems like yesterday i was learning what 5x+3=3 would come out to be, and now I learning Diff Eq's. Too fast.
Engineering Genius

what's your major?
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Major: Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering (aiming for PhD)
Minors: Mechanical Engineering and MathematicsEngineering Genius

so what do you plan on doing with it?
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I took a lot of hardcore math in college since I was an engineering major. Differential equations have lots of reallife applications (at least engineering wise) which actually makes the class interesting because it is less abstract.

I plan on using the PhD to get me a nice high ranking position in Lockheed Marting or JPL or one of those big aerospace companies.
Engineering Genius

If you're going to do aeronautical engineering you'll find yourself wrestling with lots of nice complex differential equations.

oh great.
Engineering Genius

Just wait till you get into higher level calculus where you will be doing integrals to the nth degree. Differential equations will look like a cakewalk.

well Calc III is the last Calculus, from there it goes to area specific math, at least for my major.
Engineering Genius

5x+3=3
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Here is a good one:
Adapting the chain rule to work in a 3D rectangular coordinate system solve the following:
z = (x^2)y + x(y^2) ; x = 2 + (t^4) , y = 1  (t^3)
i will give answer after 5 tries.Engineering Genius

I know ^ means to the power of... but what does the semicolon and comma stand for?

just seperate things you need to use.
Engineering Genius

He's seperating what the variables are.
That 5x+3=3 was hard for me, so I doubt I'll get that one.
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hey that is cool, that is what taking math class if for. I remember when I had problems with that.
Engineering Genius

It's not cool, I'm supposed to be able to do that in my head in 1 second.
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oh, what math are you in?
Engineering Genius

Geometry
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