Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Why Isaac Newton Wouldn't Have Been My Friend

Rawr. My AP Calculus class is awful. I blame it all on Isaac Newton. Sorry, Sir Isaac Newton.

Do I really need to know how fast water fills into a conical tank? Unless someday I am trapped in a conical tank filling with water, I don't think it will turn out to be useful information for me (even if I was trapped in a conical tank filling with water, what are the chances I'd have my calculator?).

And what's up with related rates? I mean, if volume and speed were people, they definitely wouldn't be blood relatives. Maybe married into the family, at least.

Sorry, rant over now.

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