Taking Calculus To Fail Algebra

nycmathdad

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Professor Leonard tells his students on You Tube not to take calculus to fail algebra. What do you make of this comment?
 

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Professor Leonard tells his students on You Tube not to take calculus to fail algebra. What do you make of this comment?
It is pithy and wise wit.

What it means is that you can grasp calculus conceptually but fail the course because you cannot perform the algebra required. In other words, calculus requires skill in algebra, not merely competence.
 

nycmathdad

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It is pithy and wise wit.

What it means is that you can grasp calculus conceptually but fail the course because you cannot perform the algebra required. In other words, calculus requires skill in algebra, not merely competence.
That's exactly what professor Leonard means. Step into Calculus prepared.
 

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Beer soaked ramblings follow.
That's exactly what professor Leonard means. Step into Calculus prepared.
If you knew that then why ask?
Have you seen your psychiatrist about this chronic need of yours for a discussion over somethings that you already knew?
 
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