I spent a year in A.P. Calculus, and only made the grade because I memorized every single formula. Then, on my A.P. test, I had a brain freeze and couldn't remember the formula I needed for the graph I was making. So, in a panic, I went back to basic algebra, plotted points one by one, and eventually re-builtarrived at the formula from the ground up. Suddenly, it all became crystal clear, and I understood not merely the "what" of calculus, but the "why".
Like Archimedes in his bathtub, I had my "Eureka!" moment.
Then, I realized that this would be the last time I would ever use calculus in my whole life. I turned in my exam and cried bitter tears for learning too late that man is a feeling creature.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2007 1:58:41 GMT -5 by Mr. Atari