Would Trig or College Algebra be more helpful for a programmer?

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Re: Would Trig or College Algebra be more helpful for a programmer?

Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:14 PM

Sometimes brute force really works. I was working on one problem a few nights ago, and I thought, okay, this is a stupid brutal approach, but let's just see what it does. I can let it run while I come up with a real solution.
So I started it running and there was the answer - it was right, too.

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Well, since Trig is a prerequisite of PreCal, which is a prerequisite of Calc, I guess I'll take (or say fuck it and just learn it on my own) Trig.


If you need the credits, take the class. It's not a bad thing to have someone walk you through the steps. Makes it easier to see how it's done, so it's not so hard to teach yourself the next thing.
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