Unformatted text preview: f ( x ) = x p 9-x 2 . Problem 5 1 2 . True or false: Mathematics is to the scientist and the engineer a tool, to the professional mathematician a religion, but to the ordi-nary person a stumbling block. [. ..] What we ﬁnd difﬁcult about mathematics is the formal, symbolic presentation of the subject by pedagogues with a taste for dogma, sadism and incomprehensible squiggles. (J.E. Gordon in Structures or Why Things Don’t Fall Down ) J-RULE: Just answers - “yes”, “5” - won’t get you full marks, but (correctly) justiﬁed answers - “yes, because. ..”, “(some algebra). .. (sweat sweat) . .. 5” - will. 1...
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- Spring '11
- Beryl Li
- Macroeconomics, absolute extrema, concave upwards, J.E. Gordon