“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” ~ Galileo
My impression is that math is like writing: you can practice and labor over it and get pretty good results, but it helps a heckuva lot if you have an inherent instinct. And like with writing, you develop that instinct with early and frequent exposure. Sadly, the education I received neglected to teach me mathematical thinking until college.
Ah, but you forget:"If I were again beginning the dispensation of advice, I would alter my position and advocate starting one's studies with English literature."~Plato
Bad4 - Amen.PS - LOL. Who knew that English literature pre-dated Plato! I guess it came as an appendix to the Torah.
Ahem. I would then shoot myself.
ezzie, should've joined me in being an actuary (or a wannabe one at least)
LOL - I think he meant my kind of math more than yours... :)