[DMCForum] Re: UTI
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I know that math is something that I will always need to know but
Engineering is all math. I can do math but it is not my favorite
subject. My dad told me to think. If all the careers paid the same,
what would I want to be doing right now? Working on old cars. Now I
know that I don't know much about DeLoreans because they are a
different car then any other that I have worked on. I also had the
right tools needed for the job.

Josh


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "therealdmcvegas" <dmcvegas@xxxx>
wrote:
>
> Well, wherever you go, you're going to need math. It's not that
you're
> going to be using formulas as they exactly appear in your textbooks
> your're entire life. After all, simple addition, and subtraction is
> all you need to balance a simple checkbook. But you need to learn
> things like algebra, because it teaches you a thought process that
> you'll need.
>
> Car repair is the perfect example.
>
> Here is a simple algebra problem: 1+X=3. To solve it, you have to
> think backwards, and see what is missing from the equasion. Your
end
> goal is the value of "3", and you know that you already have a
value
> of "1" in the equasion. So you take away what you already know you
> have, and you'll discover that the answer to 1+X=3 is "2". So the
> correct formula when sovled appears as: 1+2=3.
>
> Now apply that to car repair. You press the headlight switch on
your
> car, and the headlights do not come on. So, you've got an equation
of:
> "Push Headlight Switch+X=Headlights Turn On".
>
> So, you've got one part of the equasion, the value of "Push
Headlight
> Switch", and you've got the end value that you want to obtain:
> "Headlights Turn On". So now you've got the "equation" laid out,
and
> you troubleshoot everything accordingly. So, let's say that the
> problem is a burned out fuse. You replace it, and everything works
> now. So the answer to this equasion is: "Push Headlight
Switch+Recieve
> Power From Fused Source=Headlights Turn On".
>
> That's the goal of many mathematical courses. Not always to bug you
> with formulas that the average person won't use in their lifetime,
but
> to teach you new thought processes that you can utilize to better
> solve problems.
>
> Now yes, there are many carreers out there where you're going to
need
> to use the literal formulas themselves. You may have to figure out
the
> square footage of an area to know how much cement you need to
order,
> and pour. You'll need some pretty complex knowlege to be able to
map
> out a turbo charger. If you for some reason get mixed up in the
world
> of call centers (God help you if you do), you'll have to apply
Erlang
> C to forcast daily call volume.
>
> In short, there is no easy way around math in any career. However,
you
> also need to recognize that math is also not a hinderence to you.
It's
> something that you can utilize, and exploit to your advantage. It
just
> may take something to click properly for you. If you're not 100%
> comfortable with it, I'd reccomend getting some Middle School level
> math learning software, and work your way up outside of class.
Start
> simple, and gain that confidence.
>
> You're in college already, and that's a big step. It's also not
easy
> to go back once you've left. So that's something that you'll want
to
> definetly consider. However, if it's just a major that you want to
> change, then just do that. If you decide that a degree in
Engineering
> isn't something that you want, because the field isn't appealing to
> you, or eeven the job market once you get out, then great! Better
to
> know now, rather then after you've got all that time and money
> invested. Hell, you may even change majors a few times durring
> college. And that's fine. But first give things a shot, and change
> your majors, rather than abandoning college altogether. You can
always
> change back a major. But leaving college is a pretty big step, that
> isn't always as easy to reverse back as you might think. But if a
> trade school for a particular field of employment that you'd enjoy
> doing, and reaping the benefits from is what you really want to do,
> then only you can make that decision.
>
> -Robert
>
>
>
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Josh Porter" <joshp1986@xxxx>
wrote:
> >
> > No not the computer support services but the tech schools. Does
anyone
> > know anyone who has gone there? I'm going to a university but
uh, lets
> > just say that it turns out that I don't enjoy what I thought I
wanted
> > to do. Darn Math.
> >
> > Josh
> >
>






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