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    Stepping down from an advanced calculator

    Thanks, following the order you laid out got the correct answer. I hadn't thought of doing the denominator then reciprocating it to multiply by the numerator, but I see it now!
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    Stepping down from an advanced calculator

    This is kind of sad, but I'm beginning to realize how much I rely on my graphing calculator any more for solving equations and whatnot. I am trying to incorporate a much simpler calculator from time to time (CASIO fx-260) and am struggling with some very basic operations. Say I have the...
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    Why is the newer edition of this book cheaper than the old?

    Larson Calculus Both editions appear to be the complete book (covering all calculus topics through vector calc) The newer 10th edition is less expensive than the older edition. I'm wondering this because I'm about to buy one and I have a choice of either edition as far as my class goes...
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    Looking for literature on a basic topic

    thanks Boorglar! I will work through this when I have some time later, this is starting to give me a bit of a grasp of differential equations, seems like the diff eq class will be very useful!
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    Looking for literature on a basic topic

    Thanks, this explains why I don't know much about it; I'm just now starting vector calculus, am taking Diff. Eq. next semester. I have a name to go by now, separation of variables, thanks!
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    Looking for literature on a basic topic

    I've taken differential and integral calculus, and have a fair understanding of the material at this point. Last semester I had a professor show something in class that I feel is a pretty basic idea, I just haven't thought about working things in such a way. He put a derivative on the board...
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    I am not understanding this differential relationship

    Thanks for the reply saminator910 & HallsofIvy, very helpful!
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    I am not understanding this differential relationship

    I'm studying engineering dynamics. The first chapter is discussing the velocity and acceleration equations; v = ds/dt and a = dv/dt. It then goes on to show a third equation that is stated as "a ds = v dv". They say they derived this equation by combining the two previous and 'eliminating dt'. I...
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    How does a computer work? need book suggestions

    http://www.nand2tetris.org poke around, it's about as deep as you can go..
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    I need advice

    Go to college. the considerations you mentioned will all have the same class requirements for a few semesters. Do as best you can in math, each of those will have you taking up through the calculus series, maybe differential equations (I don't know about computer science). Get some good grades...
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    Help a Physics grad read up on Chemistry

    General Chemistry - Linus Pauling
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    Note-Taking/ Organization

    X89codered89X - whats the status? come across anything on this?
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    Note-Taking/ Organization

    No no, this is just the "Table of Contents" view in my PDF application, it shows the bookmarks in the PDF file. I doubt equations can be typeset in them, as far as I know its plain text. What viewer do you use in Windows, theres probably an option under the view menu for "bookmarks" or "table...
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    Note-Taking/ Organization

    Are you familiar with the Table of Contents feature in PDFs? I use OS X and the "Preview" program for viewing PDFs so mine may be different than what you use in Windows. When I bring up the TOC panel, if the PDF is created with a Table of Contents, they will show in that panel, sections, with...
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    Note-Taking/ Organization

    I've been thinking on this for a couple of hours. It's an interesting idea, a single repository for notes that is as versatile as you want would be a cool thing to play around with. HTML is a good idea due to the ease of linking multiple documents and sources together, along with the ability to...
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