[sdiy] Talking of Q

Neil Johnson neil.johnson97 at ntlworld.com
Sat Jun 18 00:17:18 CEST 2011


David,

>> Cheater!  ;^)
>
> ...but, in all seriousness, you don't learn nearly as much that way.
> There's a certain value in suffering through at least one full-blown
> analysis on your own, by hand.  After that, you've earned the right  
> to use
> the computer tools.  Otherwise, you'll never really know what's  
> going on.

Yeah, but after two degrees in electronics I think I've had my share  
of hand working.

> Plus, it's kinda fun to work through a problem like that and get  
> the right
> answer, all by yourself -- to "slay the beast" as it were.  It can  
> cast
> mathematics in a much less scary light.

True.  On the other hand, automated tools allow for far more "what- 
if" experiments without silly mistakes which can also spoil the  
experience.

Neil
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