
And give them a day of my current job, for which I am rewieving trigonometry, Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, studying Clarke's and Park's transforms and generaly banging my head against the whole mathematics syllabus I alread beaten into submission during my Engineering student days (which are long gone and the knowledge faded).
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Script kiddies might not need maths; any software engineer uses maths all the time.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
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The first thing I learnt about programming, way back in 1986, was the numerical solution of an equation by the NewtonRaphson method. Later on, implemented the computation of Bessel Functions, Hankel Transforms and solution of Integral Equations, all in Fortran.





That was also my first program, also in Fortran, but 18 years earlier  in 1968.
It was the simple case of finding the square root.
Luckily it worked first time, which encouraged me to continue.





Yes, that was exactly my experience, same year and given the same problem (different college, and possibly a different country).
At the same time we were introduced to the programmable calculator an Olivetti P101 with 240 bytes of RAM and told this was the future so learn to use it. I never did any other exercise on it than solving a quadratic, it kept on breaking down.
After graduating we used HP65's and finally in 1975 my bosses wanted data gathered and preprocessed at the point of data collection (underwater for offshore applications) so it was "Hello" to processors like the Intel 8008 and later the Z80. The electronics module of my physics degree came into play and I had to learn to program in assembler, fortunately I was able to get away with integer arithmetic.
In my experience maths is an integral part of life, saying you don't need maths IMO is like saying you don't need to be able to write  you can get by but what a hindrance.





Mine was Euler angles in Fortran. Part of a program to test inertial guidance units for aircraft. That was nothing but math and physics.





Use it all the time:
2 Good
2 Be
___
4 Gotten
Have a nice day.
>64
Some days the dragon wins. Suck it up.





That's mathematics, not programming.





den2k88 wrote: math is...
They'll all be located in North America. The rest of us use the correct word: "maths is...".
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 Homer





Being not anglophone I tend to mix and match UK and US spelling and pronounciation, sometimes willfully (i.e. I pronounce sKedule instead of sCHedule because it's more intuitive coming from Italian). Add to that the fact that Maths is actually singular in italian... I have a strange writing / speaking pattern.
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There is nothing strange your about your writing / speaking pattern at all.





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Interesting. The only math I ever used as a software developer is some pretty basic statistics. And I hated statistics as a student





When I had to use statistics I understood how much I didn't understand in high school. And I was top of the class in statistics!
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..and even the 'basic' statistics are beyond our managers....





Every time I'm asked to do some math, I always start at 1+1 and work my way from there.
I always like math at school, got good grades even if I was never really good at it, (or felt like it).
Anecdotal, I crapped a test on Fourier Transform in one of our Theoretical Computer Science course, We had to do something with it to reduce some equations, but I indexed one of the sequence at 1 instead of 0, it never converged.
CI/CD = Continuous Impediment/Continuous Despair





Maximilien wrote: I always start at 1+1 and work my way from there
How hard could that possibly be? The Universe of Discourse : 1+1=2[^]
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 Homer





2 & 2 = 22
2 + 2 = 4
Just saying.
P.S. This only makes sense if you are speaking like an American. Many will use "and" instead of "plus" when adding.
Bond
Keep all things as simple as possible, but no simpler. said someone, somewhere





Actually, it only makes sense if you're speaking Visual Basic. In any sensible language, 2 & 2 == 2 .
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 Homer





You're right about the usage of 'and' instead of 'plus' by americans. Considering this, how do you come to "2 & 2 (which is 2 plus 2) = 22" ? I don't get it. I might be slow this morning...





Since I can't figure out superscripting, please read B^2 as B squared ...
Let A = B
Multiply both sides by B: AB = B^2
Add B^2 to each side: AB + B^2 = 2B^2
Subtract 2AB from each side: B^2  AB = 2B^2 2AB
(B^2  AB ) = 2*(B^2  AB)
1 = 2
QED.





Rich Leyshon wrote: Subtract 2AB from each side: B^2  AB = 2B^2 2AB
Issue found
I'm doing a lot of these mistakes anyway.
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Easier if you say if
(B^2  AB) = 2*(B^2  AB)
then given
B^2 = AB
you have
1 * (0) = 2 * (0)
giving
0 = 0






Yep, I told you I was making a lot of mistakes? I also added a proof.
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