My degree is in Physics, so my maths skills are pretty good. Ultimately it depends what sort programming you're going to be doing, it's more necessary in some areas than others. The skills are particularly useful when developing algorithms or doing optimisation. It's never a disadvantage, put it that way.
>middle school (grade 8) makes you take a placement test for highschool, B or better you get in the higher level course >get a D on the placement test good enough for the school apparently >Have no fucking clue whats going on, but keep getting shunted through to the next high level math because I got D's >do this all the way calculus 2 in college and get my shit pushed in
I wish I could have learned at a level actually suitable for me
>>45468615 My school only offered AP Calc AB, but I asked them to provide Calc BC one year for me and they let me do it. I then took some classes at a nearby university that was barely a step above community college, but at least it had a math department
I have a degree in comprehensive mathematics. If you can't do algebra, then your parents probably didn't read to you or touch you when you were a baby. Following logical processes is what sets us apart from animals.
And yes, programming and mathematics and strongly related.
>>45468214 I don't think it's about being good at math or how much math you can do. Some forms of programming require a lot of math naturally, but some just benefit immensely if you understand and are able to apply the concepts surrounding higher math,
I think I'm considered a decent programmer, good enough to be hired by a very well known company, but computation is not my strong point. I barely passed calculus!
>sucked at math in high school >graduated with a B in pre-calc >currently pulling my slack in community college, have to take 4-5 math classes in order to transfer My sister took AP Calc BC in high school and transfered out of community in a year and a half. For all the underageb&s on /g/ currently slacking it in math, kick it into high gear if you ever intend on succeeding in life.
>>45469064 Nothing makes succeeding more difficult than being surrounded by failiures, which is a big thing I hate in community college. Everyone there is depressed, smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, or always high-strung on adderall. There are people in my Math 3a class who are old enough to be my parents.
>>45468214 >It's really necessary be good at math to become a nice programmer?
It depends. You don't need a lot of mathematical knowledge, but there's a reason all CS and derivate courses have a certain amount of math disciplines. Programming involves a similar tpye of thinking to that of solving math problems, so yeah, I guess if you are really hopeless at math you'll never be a good programmer.
>>45468214 I was never very good at the highly formalized and abstract math they teach you as a CS major but knowledge of Number Theory, Graph Theory, Complexity Theory and Linear Algebra are EXTREMELY helpful later on. What I didn't really need later on was the excessive amount of logic theory they taught us (I haven't used more than simple boolean logic, as in implications, iff, &|! and xor) and mathematical analysis (I guess you could call it differential and integral calculus in America) but that might be because I don't really work in simulation or other areas where you would need approximations of stuff.
So I'm a CS major... every programming class the professor expects you to be a huge nerd that spends all your free time programming, and I do great cause I am in fact a huge nerd, and I do in fact waste all my free time programming. But other people struggle and a part of me thinks "well that's bullshit... why are there classes for this if they just assume you know the shit?".
So I'm like wtf am I doing? Why am I taking classes where I know the material? And I decide the only thing worth learning at college is math. Sign up for some classes, shooting for math minor. Tfw cs classes happen in reverse
>tfw professors look down on you >tfw they call you stupid >tfw they don't teach you anything, just hand you assignments and pat you on the back if you do well, put you down if you do badly
WOOOOH EDUCATION. Rewards people who already know the stuff going in, punishes people who actually want to learn. Now my GPA's fucked and I can't even. The whole system's such bullshit, I should learn math like I learned programming, patiently, without comparing myself against my peers, and for the joy of it in itself. Too bad I have no time for that because I need to waste my time getting a bullshit piece of paper.
What? I'm not upset. Maybe a little.
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