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Understanding Material

  1. May 1, 2010 #1
    Hey all,

    I need a little advice. Are we suppose to derive equations in order to lead to understanding of the material? What is the point of deriving equations? Should I instead read the material first and see how it applies to the problems? I dont do any of this and maybe that's why i have not been doing well.
     
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  3. May 1, 2010 #2
    Deriving equations is basically stepping through the material to see how it applies to problems, but doing it in a mathematical way. The whole point is that you trace through from the highly theoretical math/calculus form to the ultra applied discrete/quantitative form.
     
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