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Lauryn Jordan 1F
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Postby Lauryn Jordan 1F » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 am

are we going to have to derive or integrate the 1st or 2nd order for test 3 or the final?

Austin Ho 1E
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Re: Derivation

Postby Austin Ho 1E » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:13 am

I believe that Dr. Lavelle said that we will not have to derive equations/formulas in general for tests. However, knowing the derivation is helpful not only for a conceptual grasp of how the equation was arrived at from previous understandings but also in case the equation is not provided.

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Re: Derivation

Postby Rachel Lu_dis1H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:56 am

He probably won't but there's always a small chance that he might incorporate it in a question.

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Re: Derivation

Postby Emma Miltenberger 2I » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:32 pm

I don't think we will be asked to directly derive the equations. However, understanding the derivations may help with the conceptual questions on Test 3.

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Re: Derivation

Postby Humza_Khan_2J » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:43 pm

It is possible that he asks for the derivations, but knowing how to utilize and understand the equations is much more important.

Patricia Macalalag 2E
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Re: Derivation

Postby Patricia Macalalag 2E » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:43 pm

My TA said we won't have to do any derivations on the test, but knowing them does help increase understanding of the concepts

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Re: Derivation

Postby Renee Delamater 2H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:08 pm

My TA said that if he asks us to derive on the exam, then it would be simple equations that we have gone over many times.

Katherine Jordak 1H
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Re: Derivation

Postby Katherine Jordak 1H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:05 pm

I will probably learn them regardless. I think knowing the derivations helps to better understand what the equations mean, where they came from, and overall helps keep the equations straight in my head.

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Re: Derivation

Postby JamesAntonios 1E » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:37 pm

No. My TA stated that this won't be necessary. However, Dr. Lavelle has spoken on how it helps to know how to derive each formula, as it demonstrates a deeper understanding of the concepts.

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