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##### Sep 08, 2017, 07:59 am
I studied Philosophy and History in college but took a bunch of Math courses too.  Now that I'm older I'm more interested in the Sciences, which is part of why I got into Arduinos.  It's helping me to study Electricity and Magnetism by being able to play with an Arduino.

I figure since this is a group of tinkerers I might ask, is anyone else into self-teaching the more abstract stuff like E&M and high-level Math?

#### ChrisTenone

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##### Sep 08, 2017, 08:57 am
One philosophy of education states that all learning is a result of self teaching. Although I work in the education field, I think of myself as a learning facilitator, rather than a teacher.

Get yourself a battery, a long wire and a compass, fiddle with it, and you'll learn some electricity and magnetism. What do you mean by "high level" math? Algebra, calculus, hamiltonian expressions, or tensor fields?
Wubba lubba dub dub!

#### Henry_Best

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##### Sep 08, 2017, 10:32 pm
What do you mean by "high level" math? Algebra, calculus, hamiltonian expressions, or tensor fields?
To some, binary is 'high level' maths.

#### Robin2

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##### Sep 08, 2017, 11:36 pm
To some, binary is 'high level' maths.
Thank goodness. That's about all I can manage.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

#### Henry_Best

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##### Sep 09, 2017, 10:50 pm
Thank goodness. That's about all I can manage.
At least you don't run out of fingers (and toes?) as quickly you do as with decimal.

#### AWOL

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##### Sep 10, 2017, 09:17 pm
At least you don't run out of fingers (and toes?) as quickly you do as with decimal.
Isn't finger counting unary?
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

#### Robin2

#6
##### Sep 10, 2017, 10:23 pm
Isn't finger counting unary?
No. It's digital.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

#### ChrisTenone

#7
##### Sep 11, 2017, 08:08 am
No. It's digital.

...R
Right. The finger is either flipped, or it isn't.
Wubba lubba dub dub!

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