>> So I guess you meant that arithmetic is pretty much irrelevant forHuh? At school level people work with concrete numbers, but on more
>> solving physics problems just like typing is irrelevant for
>> programming :)
> No. You might be able to get away at school level without arithmetic (by
> which I really mean "being really fluent with numbers") but you get
> screwed later on.
advanced level there are barely any numbers in formulas.
I don't know much above physics above school level, but I've got M.Sc.
> I know this because at a slightly different level it's what happened toMath =/= arithmetics.
> me: I was lazy, didn't practice enough boring mathematical methods
> stuff, and that lack of fluency came back and bit me later.
Essential difference is that arithmetics in mechanical while math is
If you're confusing purely mechanical skills like typing and arithmetics
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