stratocophic wrote:TBF I've never seen a proper engineer use electronic cheating; every reputable employer I've known eschewed the modern devilry of ProE and Solidworks for hand drafting. If you can't draw it, you don't really understand it. Same for calculators. They do their calculations on the backs of envelopes rather than on TI-89s because it's the right way to do it, dammit. Multiplication with a machine? Might as well legalize steroids in baseball. I for one yearn for the good old days when men were REAL men, women were REAL women, and asbestos was considered a REALLY great building material because people didn't know any better.bigkahuna2020 wrote:rinkrat19 wrote:
That's vector calc. Which I took as a freshman in 1997, before graphing calculators were banned from it, even at my "crappy school."
I have never had a class where I could use a graphing calculator from Trig on up since my junior year in high school. I guess classes were easier back then.
I just brought up the first math exam I saw at MIT. I have never seen a proper math class, mine or ANYONE else's, allow a calculator. And as for physics/chem, scientific calculators only.
Said like a true engineer.