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timmeister37

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I failed to become a mechanical engineer because I could not learn how to do sequences and series in Calculus II. I could get Cs and Bs on all the concepts of Calculus II until I got to Sequences and Series. Then I would get F minuses on any tests involving series problems such as Infinite Series, Power Series, Taylor series, etc. My final grade for Calculus II the first time I took it was an F. My final grade for Calculus II the second time I took it was a D. But in my major, only a C or better in Calculus II was considered passing. So my parents refused to keep paying for my college education, and I quit attending the university.

Years after I took Calculus II at a university, I took an "Introduction to Philosophy" (henceforth, I will refer to this class simply as Philosophy class) class at a Community College. In my philosophy class, I learned about symbolic logic. I don't think I have ever used symbolic logic outside of my philosophy class. But when I was in philosophy class learning about symbolic logic, I remember thinking that perhaps symbolic logic could have helped me to learn sequences and series in Calculus II.

After I stopped taking Calculus II at a university, but before I took philosophy class at a Community College, I learned how to successfully complete sequences and series problems in a Calculus textbook I owned by reverse engineering the problems. My textbook had the answer to all the odd numbered homework problems in the back of the textbook. I learned how to fill out the entire Series problem by starting with the answer and working backward. This felt like a major epiphany at the time. However, I don't know if learning to reverse engineer the series problems would allow me to solve a series problem if I was not given the answer. So I don't know whether or not I could have taken one of the calculus tests I was given on series and pass it once I learned how to reverse engineer the problems.

Have you ever used symbolic logic to help you learn how to solve any calculus problems? If so, what areas of calculus did you learn by using symbolic logic? For instance, was it differentiation, integration, sequences and series, etc?

How did you learn how to solve series problems in Calculus II such as Power Series, Infinite series, Taylor Series, McLauren Series, etc.? Did you learn how to solve these problems by reverse engineering them?

Years after I took Calculus II at a university, I took an "Introduction to Philosophy" (henceforth, I will refer to this class simply as Philosophy class) class at a Community College. In my philosophy class, I learned about symbolic logic. I don't think I have ever used symbolic logic outside of my philosophy class. But when I was in philosophy class learning about symbolic logic, I remember thinking that perhaps symbolic logic could have helped me to learn sequences and series in Calculus II.

After I stopped taking Calculus II at a university, but before I took philosophy class at a Community College, I learned how to successfully complete sequences and series problems in a Calculus textbook I owned by reverse engineering the problems. My textbook had the answer to all the odd numbered homework problems in the back of the textbook. I learned how to fill out the entire Series problem by starting with the answer and working backward. This felt like a major epiphany at the time. However, I don't know if learning to reverse engineer the series problems would allow me to solve a series problem if I was not given the answer. So I don't know whether or not I could have taken one of the calculus tests I was given on series and pass it once I learned how to reverse engineer the problems.

Have you ever used symbolic logic to help you learn how to solve any calculus problems? If so, what areas of calculus did you learn by using symbolic logic? For instance, was it differentiation, integration, sequences and series, etc?

How did you learn how to solve series problems in Calculus II such as Power Series, Infinite series, Taylor Series, McLauren Series, etc.? Did you learn how to solve these problems by reverse engineering them?