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    Decimal to Binary

    http://research.microsoft.com/~hollasch/cgindex/coding/ieeefloat.html This may also be what you want. It's an IEEE floating point standard.
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    Useless math

    I see it every now and then, but most of the time i'm using it, i'm using maple anyways.
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    Useless math

    Okay, in defense of my statement about morons failing high school, i do realize that not everybody who struggle was a moron. I do realize that others who excel at the arts or at something else may totally suck at math or just not care. But from my own experiences most people who fail math were...
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    Useless math

    actually, its probably a good thing to know when doing optimization problems. Quickly noticing whether something is concave up or down (isn't that how now common) is good when solving for (forget name, i think langrange uses it, or maybe i'm mixed up). Well, anyway, sure you'll probably end up...
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    Useless math

    Well think about it, most people cannot grasp the concept that is math. Look how many morons fail high school math.
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    Useless math

    Actually that's pretty skimpy. Aren't you required to take a few more discrete math, calculus III, and some numerical analysis. Most of computer science deals with developping data types and algorithms. IT ISN'T about writting a text editor with pink and blue text.
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    Useless math

    Chances are its useless math if 5 years from now you'll never use it again. I mean, all math is usefull, in some way or another, but who the hell cares about most of that stuff. Maybe its the engineer in me, but I mostly just wanna learn the math i can need and use and get the idea where it...
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    Book defined e as the number

    Other than the limits, and the mclaurin series, all i can think of at the moment is euler's (identity?) e^(i*Pi) - 1 = 0 For a calc 2 perspective, you'll probably use all three. Here's the easiest way to think of e. d e^x / dx = e^x The function is its own derivative (...and integral)
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    Useless math

    Functions and relations have got to be down there. Calling a function a subset of a relation is all that was about IIRC. Pretty stupid if you ask me. But i guess math people like formalizing things. I wasn't impressed with at least half of the discrete math i've taken thus far. edit: ooh...
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