thank you, tom
Y'know what, dude? I don't even know what a 'function' is, never mind how to differentiate one from the other. What I do know is that I am completely at home in an environment where professional scientists and teachers of future professional scientists will treat you as a thinking individual regardless of your background or pretentions. (The pretentions, by the way, will not last long. I mean, seriously... you are–at 17–offering to teach a course in nuclear engineering when one of the primary jokesters in this site is a nuclear engineer by profession and has taught at levels higher than you have studied at?) Just lose the ego and absorb. It's one of the best educations that you could hope for.yourdadonapogostick said:what you learn from reading threads is incomplete. say you read a thread on how to differentiate a function.
Neither are many professors' lecture notes, mine in particular. My lecture notes are not polished scripts for me to recite from; they're reminders of topics that I need to discuss, more like skeleton outlines with worked-out examples that I'm going to develop in class. They are not intended as replacements for the textbook or students' own notes.Moonbear said:If all you want is someone's class notes, then you're going to get what you pay for. I've seen many students' notes and they are generally not very useful if you have not sat through the lecture.
Texts can be expensive, but that's why there are libraries.yourdadonapogostick said:you guys keep telling me that there are sections that reccomend textbooks. textbooks are rather expensive(as far as books go). this would be a free source of information. i also think that you overestimate the time required. if you are taking a class, just post therelavant parts of your notes.
Isn't that what I said? Maybe I didn't make the point strongly enough.jtbell said:Neither are many professors' lecture notes, mine in particular. My lecture notes are not polished scripts for me to recite from; they're reminders of topics that I need to discuss, more like skeleton outlines with worked-out examples that I'm going to develop in class.
HA! library! i guess you have a better one than we do.shmoe said:Texts can be expensive, but that's why there are libraries.
Maybe you should lead by example and provide lessons in something you know well, or type up your notes from a class you're taking along with your own interpretations of what's important.
Are you in college? If not, is there a college nearby?yourdadonapogostick said:HA! library! i guess you have a better one than we do.
He's still in high school, so might not be able to check out books from a college library.Tom Mattson said:Are you in college? If not, is there a college nearby?
Right now I'm teaching at a community college, and even our library has books that cover all 4 undergrad years in math, science, and engineering.
You're entirely welcome. Poking holes in balloons is one of the things that I do best.yourdadonapogostick said:not only did i get a post, but it came with a free attitude! thanx, danger!
I don't know how it works down there in Yank land, but as a (ex?)professional writer I'm entitled to library privileges from both University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Not only do I get a free card, but I don't have to wait in line with students in order to obtain it.Moonbear said:He's still in high school, so might not be able to check out books from a college library.