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Hi guys!

Well, when I was a B.Sc and/or a M.Sc student I used to solve lots of exercises from books in order to prepare myself for exams. I was really familiar with many methods for solving ODE and PDE by hand and I was comfortable by doing it.

But since 3 years I am only working in research and, since the equations involved in my field (turbulence modeling) are unsolvable by hand for the complex situations which I work on, I just stopped to really "solve" them and in the last years I have focussed in their interpretation and in the understanding of concepts. Because of that, now I feel I have lost/forgotten a lot of tools required for solving the simple cases by hand, even when I understand the equations much better than what I did 3 years ago.

Do you think this situation is normal? or I am doing something wrong?

Thanks a lot for your comments...

Well, when I was a B.Sc and/or a M.Sc student I used to solve lots of exercises from books in order to prepare myself for exams. I was really familiar with many methods for solving ODE and PDE by hand and I was comfortable by doing it.

But since 3 years I am only working in research and, since the equations involved in my field (turbulence modeling) are unsolvable by hand for the complex situations which I work on, I just stopped to really "solve" them and in the last years I have focussed in their interpretation and in the understanding of concepts. Because of that, now I feel I have lost/forgotten a lot of tools required for solving the simple cases by hand, even when I understand the equations much better than what I did 3 years ago.

Do you think this situation is normal? or I am doing something wrong?

Thanks a lot for your comments...

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