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brahski
Registered User Posts: **56** Junior Member

I'm decent at math, I would say in the B range. Is engineering impossible for me? Or does the effort and time I put into it dictate my success in engineering coursework?

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## Replies to: will i be able to survive engineering?

201Junior Member56Junior Member2,886Senior MemberJust being good at math won't cut it because is you are good at math and s-u-c-k at Physics then you won't succeed. That goes for other engineering courses like computer science, statics, statistics, etc.

56Junior MemberI haven't taken physics since high school, when I took it I did pretty good in it. Never took AP physics either.

seems like you guys are just being discouraging.

2,886Senior MemberThe good thing about engineering is even if you try for the first two years and change majors, you would have already went through more challenges academically and would be prepared for other majors.

56Junior Memberall I know is that if I focus and dedicate most of my time to it, I'll understand it. Idk if I can apply math to solve problems yet. I know that I'm decent at math. I'm going to go for it and succeed.

2,886Senior Member1) Yes, engineering is possible for you.

2) Yes, the effort and time I put into it dictate my success in engineering coursework.

172Junior Member419Member828Membernowin order to increase your chances of survival. The mathematics you will find in an undergraduate science and engineering program will be mostly intuitive and application-based; in other words, it will be used to mathematically represent the physical world as accurately as possible but it will never be 100% exact/accurate. It will not be as rigorous as the kind of mathematics studied by pure mathematicians, who are mostly concerned with inflexible accuracy.What you can do

nowis review your algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Focus on developing your intuition and problem-solving skills. At the same time, make sure you understand the fundamental concepts of algebra. Developing a study plan, challenge yourself, and focus on things you can controlnow. You want to gain the ability to use the mathematics you learn to solve problems in the physical world. Go and prepare yourself, good buddy.Now.419Member262Junior Member60Junior Member56Junior Member56Junior Memberwhat are some good self teaching books to build my math skills? i already have taken calc 1 and got a B in it.

and I might also pick up a self help book on physics as well.