Why the fuck do we have to learn about imaginary numbers? In what way does this "ever" apply to real life? Also, how much of Algebra 2 do we actually use when we grow up?
If you are employed in any sort of field which utilizes mathematics beyond addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, you will benefit from learning algebra skills/logic processes.
If you are employed in a field which never utilizes mathematics, you will never use algebra or any math beyond addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
Yeah, that's what I thought. I'm just wondering in what way do we ever use numbers that don't even exist. Like, what field benefits from that? "What" does it apply to, is what I'm wondering about
>Why the fuck do we have to learn about imaginary numbers?
>I dont know anything about engineering
>Also, how much of Algebra 2 do we actually use when we grow up?
>What is calculus
How shit you people are stupid. Its taught so that maybe, just maybe you can be a functioning human being
>You want to fill a pool
>Your hose pumps water at X rate
>water is drained from the pool at Y rate
>how long does it take to fill up the pool
If you can answer this question, congrats you used calculus.
Ever heard of optimization problems in calc 1 they teach. These are things you deal with in every day life but probably look the other way because you were too stupid to answer it.
Why do you still have the drain open when you're filling up the pool? You mean the overflow drain? That won't happen until the pool is, well, overflowing.
Also to answer your question OP, imaginary numbers become useful in electronics.
Yeah because when you put your food in the microwave the best solution is to check to see if its done. Stop being an idiot and learn to do some basic math.
Because thats how the pool is designed
Holy shit, you are ignorant. Euler's formula:
It basically links the exponential function to trigonometric functions. It is also used extensively in quantum mechanics - which dictate many daily technologies. Read a fucking book you absolute gimp.
I feel you, these examples are stupid.
But math, if taught correctly, is a fucking powerful tool. It can be used to explain shit that you simply can not have in our reality. It's a philosophy, and so far, it is everywhere in the known universe.
I think it should be a platform to stimulate minds. If you're not stimulated by it, no big deal.
the fluid in/fluid out example is a classic differential problem used anytime you have a filter for someone. Because the filter cant work as fast as the pump. But instead of doing the math people just look to see what the filter cant keep up. Its like counting on your fingers.
Come on, using engineering to explain the value of math is using a niche interest to explain a niche interest.
You need more universal examples, like money. Understanding math is greatly beneficial when trying to accumulate money.