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8/8/2013 4:04:48 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I had no opinion on Geometry and I'm not going to change now. Twin A's were all that mattered. I can't say I really fussed over learning the class material though.
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8/11/2013 4:31:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
As a subject I disliked it but I properly should of paid attention more. Would of done better on the SAT
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8/12/2013 1:54:41 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I like geometry, especially as I'm studying physics and it makes things so much simpler.
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8/14/2013 10:57:58 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Being an engineering type, I never had a problem with geometry, and I liked the subject. What surprised me is how useful it turned out to be over an engineering career. In high school the geometry problems seemed abstract and kind of useless. It turns out that geometry is fundamental to many fields, including computer graphics.

A subject that confounds many people is statistics. The concepts are difficult.
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8/17/2013 6:19:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
To me, geometry was the easiest of the pre-calculus mathematics subjects I learned. It seemed really easy.
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8/17/2013 6:45:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
9th grade geometry was the best math class I've ever taken - to the extent that there was very little computation and a ton of logic. I hate computation.
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8/23/2013 11:41:32 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/17/2013 6:45:25 PM, 000ike wrote:
9th grade geometry was the best math class I've ever taken - to the extent that there was very little computation and a ton of logic. I hate computation.

You may like probability and statistics. The concepts are difficult and the computations are mostly easy. The famous Monty Hall problem was published in a newspaper column, and there were college professors who could not understand the solution even when it was explained. Yet the math is trivial.
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9/5/2013 10:23:15 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think geometry is all about lines, circles, triangles, and their types and structures. I think geometry is the part of mathematics that is concerned with size, shapes, figures and degree. It is also concerned with space, it's measurement and it's properties.
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9/6/2013 12:34:43 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/7/2013 8:55:52 PM, GOP wrote:
I think it was very hard. What do you guys think?

Way too many formulas and such.

The easiest math ever!!! now AP Calculus and Calculus, that's a different story.
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10/17/2014 7:52:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Geometry is one of the foundations for our understanding of the world and for all of science. Many people may not use it very much, and very few people in the world have studied geometry deeply. But you can continue to study geometry into university, and even do a PhD in geometry. There are many mathematicians who study geometry professionally and discover new things, such as properties of shapes in 4 dimensions and higher [1]. Scientists and engineer use geometry, directly or indirectly, in most of their work, and so it is also one of the foundations of modern technology.

I personally have studied geometry at the university level and use it in my work all the time. My personal opinion is that geometry, when studied deeply, is very interesting, gives you powerful tools, and simply expands one's imagination.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
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10/18/2014 8:09:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/7/2013 8:55:52 PM, GOP wrote:
I think it was very hard. What do you guys think?

Way too many formulas and such.

A necessity of modern life if you want to build anything.
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10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/23/2013 11:41:32 AM, RoyLatham wrote:
At 8/17/2013 6:45:25 PM, 000ike wrote:
9th grade geometry was the best math class I've ever taken - to the extent that there was very little computation and a ton of logic. I hate computation.

You may like probability and statistics. The concepts are difficult and the computations are mostly easy. The famous Monty Hall problem was published in a newspaper column, and there were college professors who could not understand the solution even when it was explained. Yet the math is trivial.

Monty Hall FTW.

People find the Monty Hall problem counter-intuitive, and will stubbornly reject the solution no matter the consequences. Pigeons, however, will change their chosen feeding dish after 30 days of training. There's something to be learned there.
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10/19/2014 1:37:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM, apb4y wrote:
At 8/23/2013 11:41:32 AM, RoyLatham wrote:
At 8/17/2013 6:45:25 PM, 000ike wrote:
9th grade geometry was the best math class I've ever taken - to the extent that there was very little computation and a ton of logic. I hate computation.

You may like probability and statistics. The concepts are difficult and the computations are mostly easy. The famous Monty Hall problem was published in a newspaper column, and there were college professors who could not understand the solution even when it was explained. Yet the math is trivial.

Monty Hall FTW.

People find the Monty Hall problem counter-intuitive, and will stubbornly reject the solution no matter the consequences. Pigeons, however, will change their chosen feeding dish after 30 days of training. There's something to be learned there.

An easy way to get people to understand the Monty Hall problem: Ask the person to imagine 1,000,000 doors where 999,999 of them have goats and only one has the car. Ask the person what are there chances of picking the door with the car. They will say 1/1,000,000. Now tell them to imagine the game show host opening 999,998 doors, all revealing a goat. There are now only two unopened doors left- the one you picked with a 1/1,00,000 chance of the prize and the other one. Now ask them if they'd switch doors. Hopefully the visual will turn the light on in their head that they definitely should switch doors...
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11/4/2014 11:00:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/19/2014 1:37:34 PM, Thanksfornotraping wrote:
At 10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM, apb4y wrote:
At 8/23/2013 11:41:32 AM, RoyLatham wrote:
At 8/17/2013 6:45:25 PM, 000ike wrote:
9th grade geometry was the best math class I've ever taken - to the extent that there was very little computation and a ton of logic. I hate computation.

You may like probability and statistics. The concepts are difficult and the computations are mostly easy. The famous Monty Hall problem was published in a newspaper column, and there were college professors who could not understand the solution even when it was explained. Yet the math is trivial.

Monty Hall FTW.

People find the Monty Hall problem counter-intuitive, and will stubbornly reject the solution no matter the consequences. Pigeons, however, will change their chosen feeding dish after 30 days of training. There's something to be learned there.

An easy way to get people to understand the Monty Hall problem: Ask the person to imagine 1,000,000 doors where 999,999 of them have goats and only one has the car. Ask the person what are there chances of picking the door with the car. They will say 1/1,000,000. Now tell them to imagine the game show host opening 999,998 doors, all revealing a goat. There are now only two unopened doors left- the one you picked with a 1/1,00,000 chance of the prize and the other one. Now ask them if they'd switch doors. Hopefully the visual will turn the light on in their head that they definitely should switch doors...

That was a good explanation of the Monty Hall problem.
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11/5/2014 12:37:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
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In high school the geometry problems seemed abstract and kind of useless. It turns out that geometry is fundamental to many fields, including computer graphics.
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11/16/2014 9:40:57 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/14/2013 10:57:58 AM, RoyLatham wrote:
Being an engineering type, I never had a problem with geometry, and I liked the subject. What surprised me is how useful it turned out to be over an engineering career. In high school the geometry problems seemed abstract and kind of useless. It turns out that geometry is fundamental to many fields, including computer graphics.

A subject that confounds many people is statistics. The concepts are difficult.

I had to take 12 credit hours in statistics for much degree. Are first I was lost ! Then a very good professor gave me an "ah ha" moment and I was hooked!

The problem with statistics is that most people misapply the results.
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11/16/2014 10:38:49 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
The problem with statistics is that most people misapply the results.

I do have to agree that statistics is often misapplied and misinterpreted. Most people aren't given enough background in it because it would require half their degree to be courses in mathematics.

If Introduction to Statistics didn't require at minimum 3 coures in calculus, 2 coureses in linear algebra, and 1 course in probability theory, then you have probably never really studied statistics in school.
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11/17/2014 6:17:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Statistics are often misapplied because the subject is so difficult. I think it is a serious problem in the sciences. Scientists diddle with statistical packages until they get the answer they want, then they publish. It's particularly bad in the social sciences.

A good example is the derivation of the global warming hockey stick where the methods used were such that putting pure random noise into the statistical process used produces a hockey stick shape out. Specialists expert in statistics revealed the error.

A scientist expert in statistics discovered a basic error in the processing of temperature measurements, so he wrote a paper showing the error. The errors made the temperature measures seem warmer than the really were. None of the climate journals would publish his paper, so he went to the Journal of the American Statistical Association. The ASA journal rejected his paper on the grounds that even though he was correct, the error was so obvious and trivial that it didn't merit publication in a research journal. He finally got it published in a new journal devoted to applied statistics. An obvious trivial error was missed by every reviewing climatologist. That's shocking.

In the social sciences, work on the data related gun control and media violence would benefit considerably from better statistical analysis. John Lott's book, "More Guns, Less Crime" is a product of Lott's knowledge as a professional statistician.

Part of the cure is to require review by an expert in statistics as part of the peer review process. It would also help to have more course on statistics as part of the training for natural and social scientists.