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Old 02-21-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: midwest
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Upper-level electrical engineering courses would make most people soil their pants just thinking about them. lol.
And then structural engineers want to pretend we can't understand skyscrapers. The Coliseum was designed without calculus. DUH!

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Old 02-22-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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And then structural engineers want to pretend we can't understand skyscrapers. The Coliseum was designed without calculus. DUH!

psik
Well, the Romans used a NEW building technique - standardized parts. Stairs and seats were constructed off-site. The stairs and seats were all built to the same size and were made to be interchangeable. They were made in workshops and then brought to the amphitheatre to be fitted by teams experienced in this work.

They also designed the building for crowd control. Roman architects devised an ingenious system of entrances, corridors, and staircases that allowed the crowds to enter and exit the Colosseum quickly and easily. There were 80 separate entrance arches.

It was also a death trap which modern engineers prefer to avoid.

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Old 02-22-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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Btw, Calculus is used to determine how much work a machine can do efficiently without breaking down and how much force a structure can tolerate in order to ensure public safety. It is also used in simulations which predict outcomes.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Kingston, ON
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English Literature was. by far, the hardest and most tedious subject in my high school career, which was pursued for all but my final year in the province of Ontario; it remained the only compulsory subject right up until graduation. My final year of high school was in the state of Montana where English was still compulsory, but we had the option to choose what type of English courses; I chose Grammar & Composition, and then Oral Interpretation and Creative Writing. Math, on the other hand, followed closely by Physics and Chemistry, were by far the easiest, as they were based for the most part on the principles of logic. I would like to add that I was fortunate enough to finish my final year of high school in Montana, a state with one of the highest standards in the US at the time, and to my knowledge, persists to this day.

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Old 02-22-2015, 11:51 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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toughest subject is the one taught by someone who doesn't want to be teaching it.

There are A LOT of them in the 'public-school-ranks'.

Do the students a favor and STAY HOME!
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:20 AM
 
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Math! If you're not wired for higher level math (trig+), then it's not going to happen.

I never really understood Art either because it's so abstract. Is this a still life or a real life? huh?
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:44 PM
 
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Physics and Chemistry. I had to take Physics my freshman year instead of Biology like most schools. Very stupid to have what really is an upperclassmen level class as a freshman year class.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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As for me, the most awfull subject is English. I hated to write thous compositions and ESSAYs, so i found a website, where some authors did that for me. By the way, here is the link [url]https://essaycool.com/[/url]. Also, i think a great part in education plays teashers` attitude to you.
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So if you tired of your pen, have completely no thoughts on the topic, Have to combine your job with studying or just your neighbor is having a party of the year but you have to sit and think over your course project, just make an order and stay calm.
This is the bets way to make deals, isn`t it?

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Old 04-23-2015, 12:02 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Chemistry. I still don't know what a mole is.

Algebra, also, but I do well at normal math.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Well any humanities class from a feminist perspective would be beyond my ability to comprehend.
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