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the one you don't know yet.

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Why not? It's the only reasonable answer.Oh, and don't say "some people think Calculus is hard" or other stuff like that

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Every topic is hard once you learn enough about it. If we can't give you an easy and straightforward answer, then that is because an easy and straightforward answer does not exist.

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You don't get to choose the answers you get. *WE* choose.

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My applied analysis (fourier/laplace transforms of differential equations) teacher had a B.S. in physics and had a teaching style that always referenced some intuitive physical system. Made it a lot easier for me to understand the mathematics.

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That quote suggests another topic: A picture interpretation can allow understanding, but some people do not look for nor accept a picture as part of an explanation or as part of reasoning.

My applied analysis (fourier/laplace transforms of differential equations) teacher had a B.S. in physics and had a teaching style that always referenced some intuitive physical system. Made it a lot easier for me to understand the mathematics.

Anytime something in a mathematical topic can be given a picture for its representation, this should make the topic much easier... It

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But for me, the kinetics are important too. Velocity and acceleration really helped me to understand derivatives.

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It turns out that, for the most part, the mathematics used in GR and nonlinear dynamics are somewhat similar. Both involve coupled, nonlinear DE's and typically cannot be solved analytically and have to be solved numerically by computer. GR analysis reduces to huge sets of coupled, partial, hyperbolic nonlinear DE's. I study brain mechanics using a model for coupled oscillators that uses coupled, nonlinear ODE's, which are simpler than the partials of GR but still require numerical analysis.we had the choice between general relativity and nonlinear dynamics and we unanimously chose nonlinear dynamics.

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Interesting. That's my area of research for graduate studies (brain mechanics).

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Wow, cool. Check out the CLION website at U Memphis under Kozma and Freeman's research. They've developed a model called the KV model where they lay out the equations. They even have a Matlab toolbox that you can download for free to play around with the oscillators.Interesting. That's my area of research for graduate studies (brain mechanics).

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Thread is off topic.

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