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Rethinking engineering and go something more pure?

  1. Oct 2, 2012 #1
    Sould I rethink engineering and go something that deals with math and programming?
    I just got my frist exam of my calculus 2 which was 71% =(
    and on my calculus-physics exam I got 36% =.....( (cry) (I think it was becuase I never taken AP algbra based physics class)
    Is my dad right that I need to give college and go become a blue collar worker.

    I do not understand that I got A in calculus 1 (hardest professor in the college), A in precalculus(hardest professor in the college), and A in into to programming. (those terms I got a 3.2 and 3.4 ?_?)

    what sould I do I am doing problems like crazy and losing sleep over these classes.

    I am thinking as a backup plan to engineering is to get really good at Math and do actuary stuff.

    I am lost
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  3. Oct 3, 2012 #2
    What were the class averages on the exams? I had a rocky start to physics myself, but I'm doing fine now.
  4. Oct 3, 2012 #3
    An actuarial job is a business job where you must know a particular area of math well. It is not a math job you perform at a business.

    If you’re in the US, then to become an actuary you will be required to take a battery of tests, some of which are far more difficult than any test you will take in any undergraduate class. Exam 4/C was more difficult than any test I took in graduate level physics (though the material, in general, was not).
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