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Re: Mathematica and Education

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg64974] Re: [mg64934] Mathematica and Education
  • From: "fizzy" <fizzycist at knology.net>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 05:15:05 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <NDBBJGNHKLMPLILOIPPOCEGNEOAA.djmp@earthlink.net>
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Thank You David......but let me re-iterate a point I've made before......I 
really feel that the Wolfram people owe a strong debt of gratitude to the 
mathgroup people.....I would have given up on Mathematica on my initial 
encounter because I just couldnt work thru the nuances or non-documented 
methods which you need to actually do a lot of the work.....I always wonder 
how many others feel the same.....

Long Live Mathematica and may it give Endless Pleasure and Assistance to all 
its Users....and, of course, continue to help all those like myself who have 
difficulty with math....

Jerry  Blimbaum

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg64974] Re: [mg64934] Mathematica and Education


> Jerry,
>
> That's it! That's it! Music to my ears.
>
> David Park
> djmp at earthlink.net
> http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/
>
> From: fizzy [mailto:fizzycist at knology.net]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
> Recently, there were several discussions regarding the use of
> Mathematica in the classroom, etc...   I just took a course in Advanced
> Electromagnetic Engineering and I'm happy to say that I did not perform
> a single pencil and paper operation.    I did all the homework and exams
> using  Mathematica.    Also,  in hindsight, without Mathematica I would
> never take the course nor can I conceive of how I could without it
> although I realize there was a time where people did work without
> Mathematica.    The amount of  homework was horrendous and how you could
> do it with pencil and paper operations is beyond me.    In fact, I've
> gotten so used to Mathematica that if I were told I can no longer use
> it in my work, etc. , I would give Science up.   That is how attached
> I've become to Mathematica and how much more enjoyment I've gotten out
> of Science problems using it.
>
> Also, when I have to use other languages I feel like a Programmer and I
> dont relish that at all.  With Mathematica I actually feel that I'm
> doing some thinking and analyzing instead of just writing lines of code.
>
>
> Jerry Blimbaum
>
>
>
> 


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