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      Gryneos
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      The people-to-cake ratio is too high.

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      GZeusH
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      The first term inside the parentheses is an odd function, so integrating from -2 to +2 gives you zero.  The 1/2 then can come out of the integral and leave you with a square root of a quadratic, which should also be an odd function, hence zero.

       

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        Gryneos
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        I failed calculus. Applied Trig in drafting classes was more my speed.

        The people-to-cake ratio is too high.

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          mrdmk
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          Considering I had to take trig twice, passed pre-calculus with flying colors, then took business calculus, which is a watered down version of calculus, you know dx/dy equals what approximations, so on and so forth. Oh, I had to take two level 300 college classes of statistics. That I thought would be a cinch, man, that stuff must have fallen off of a passing asteroid. But the real story is, ever since college, I have never used that stuff ever again.

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            Gryneos
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            Integrals and everything after limits were quite literally “Greek to me”. Limits were easy, but the rest of calculus was a new language. I really wish they would teach the basics of it from that standpoint. Maybe then people would understand it better.

            It also depends on the teacher. I was never any good at inorganic chemistry, either, so I never advanced to organic chemistry. However, many years later I was reading the book “On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen” by Harold McGee. He has an appendix which gives the basics of organic chemistry. I actually understood that and found it fascinating. When I told friends who’d had organic chemistry in uni, not a single one of them said that anyone actually likes taking organic chem. Really? Then uni professors are terrible at teaching it. Maybe Harold McGee needs to teach them how to teach it.

            The people-to-cake ratio is too high.

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