Tuesday, August 22, 2006

WTF?

So I my first and only pre-req for Respiratory Therapy school turns out to be a math class with things that look like something out of the show "Numbers" . Square Roots to the n-th power plus or minus x and, get this, and this is my personal favorite, IMAGINARY NUMBERS. WHAT!?! You do a whole page of writing x'es and a's and imaginary numbers and square roots and then after all this work x=another whole long equation that doesn't make any sense and you know what they call that? A "nonreal equation" Why is all this stuff not real. What on earth whould anyone need to know this? I may not be the sharpest tool in the drawer, brightest crayon in the box, but I do know that in paramedic school we, at least, dealt with real numbers that coresponds with a very real drug that you have to give to a very real patient. If this is what I need to get into Respiratory school, I am fucked. Like for real fucked. Not imaginary fucked

5 comments:

BJ said...

Cool it babe, imaginary numbers are just a way of getting at whats realy happening in a complex cycle. They are used in electrinics etc. Once u are used to them they are just as logical as BP measurements.

Started a diploma in engineering at 35 when not well enough to drive trucks anymore so i know how you feel. Hope the new work works out, keep up the brilliant Blog, BJ..

Anonymous said...

1. Don't lose sight of your goals.
2. If #1 is the primary goal and you are overwhelmed with a math prereq, take a remedial math class. It pushes back your goal schedule a bit but will be worth the investment.
3. You can do this. We're all cheering for you.

No

carlo.40 said...

That's why most mathematicians go crazy before they retire, some even forget to retire. Numbers and letters can really make one go crazy especially if his or her IQ or intellectual capacity cannot handle the data involved.

painter in hiding said...

Thanks No...I really do appreciate the words of encouragement. Im having a hard time as you can tell.

And to BJ carlo...they just seem kinda, well dumb :)

Maria said...

Actually, I think the higher the IQ, the more likely to go bonkers. Think: "A Beautiful Mind." Stupid people are clueless to the sort of things that drive smart people nuts...