September 12th, 2011, 10:36 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2011 From: Helsinki Posts: 8 Thanks: 0  Introduction
Hey all, My name is Michael, or Mikke. I live in Finland. I'm 24. After sort of shunning maths for the last few years, I'm considering a new career path in engineering. I figured I'd come here to seek general help during the long hard road back to math and such, and maybe help someone else along the way. 
September 12th, 2011, 11:23 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 937 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Introduction
Welcome! How much of a career change is this for you? How much math did you manage in your mathshunning stage? 
September 12th, 2011, 11:57 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2011 From: Helsinki Posts: 8 Thanks: 0  Re: Introduction
I'd say a bit drastic. I originally studied facility management, and currently work in a hotel, but I'm keen on not doing that for the rest of my life. After thinking it over I decided to go with engineering. I didn't really shun math, I just didn't use it a lot during school, except for in accounting and the like. I think after high school the thought of doing a lot of heavy math stuff was offputting but now I quite fancy the idea of learning all of the rules and what not. 
September 12th, 2011, 01:09 PM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,155 Thanks: 463 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Introduction
Hello! I wish you the best and hope you find our forum helpful in your quest! 
September 12th, 2011, 02:09 PM  #5  
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 937 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Introduction Quote:
 
September 12th, 2011, 11:03 PM  #6 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2011 From: Helsinki Posts: 8 Thanks: 0  Re: Introduction
Calculus I've had, but after 67 years it's rather rusty.

September 13th, 2011, 07:40 AM  #7  
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 937 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Introduction Quote:
Can you expand (2x + 1)^3? Can you find the derivative of 3x^3 + 2x? Can you find the derivative of sin(x)? Can you find the integral(s) of x^2? Can you find the derivative of x * sin(x^2)? Can you find ? Does converge? Does it converge absolutely or conditionally? Just trying to find how rusty you are.  
September 15th, 2011, 01:31 AM  #8 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2011 From: Helsinki Posts: 8 Thanks: 0  Re: Introduction
The first two seem familiar, but the latter lot makes my head hurt. :P I've just bought a few refesher books that I'll be studying indepth from now until the application period.

September 15th, 2011, 05:51 AM  #9  
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 937 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms  Re: Introduction Quote:
 
October 12th, 2011, 07:24 PM  #10 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2011 Posts: 12 Thanks: 0  Re: Introduction
Welcome!


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