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you won't have time to learn anything besides technical knowledge and how to write boring, technical prose.

i was reading a paper from 1901 and it was amazingly well written, the authors wove a fantastic narrative. there's something to be said about clear and direct communication but it doesn't have to be so dry and soporific...
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Gosha Rubchinskiy is my best friend.


Edited by accordion - 7/8/16 at 7:23pm
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No one cares, retard.
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ok, so you believe how well someone learned math in high school has to do with IQ?

Again, I never said what I believe but you clearly said learning math in high school is in no way indicative of IQ. That's an interesting theory as the standard IQ testings specifically tests mathematical knowledge as part of its assessment.
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I'm not exactly sure what IQ is, but if it's something like natural talent, then sure, people talented at math will learn it faster. I was merely making the point, drunkenly, that students with a rigorous grade school math education, such as those in China, will handle advanced material much better than those who don't study geometry until high school, like in the US. This might lead to the perception that the better prepared students are in some ways more talented at math, even though the knowledge is often literally beaten into students.

 

I think I butted into this thread cuz I was curious about the mismatch study. Though my personal experience is narrow, I've observed mostly two kinds of students who get weeded out in CEE (not sure if this applies to mechanical as well, obviously not to EE/CSE/BME, anything not dependent on Newtonian physics). 1, Those who couldn't draw free body diagrams in statics, and 2. couldn't apply or derive deflection/moment/load functions in mechanics of materials. The 1. students have no future in any physics related subject. There are many people who can't picture how forces interact with objects, I don't think this is indicative of general intelligence, let alone dependent on race. The 2. students are bad at math, I can't see how this isn't heavily dependent on pre-college education given how basic the subject is, compared to something like calc 3, which every engineering major across the country have to take.


Edited by accordion - 9/29/16 at 11:32am
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