>>15469496

Still, of all things EE students have to learn, why focus on math? Anybody can rip a copy of one of those Schaum's Outlines books for Calculus and Differential Equations and learn to solve all of that fancy stuff like line integrals, systems of linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, and Fourier series. It's just repetitive chunking and spitting out patterns. Differentiate this, integrate that, move some terms to the left and to the right, substitute for u and v, use this identity, etc.

It's not exactly painting the Mona Lisa. Anybody who's got a bit of spare time a lot of boredom can learn to do that quite easily.

You might be able to argue that some modern physics stuff (ex. quantum tunnelling or spectroscopy) is more difficult than that, and that semiconductor device design is even more difficult than anything electronic repair guys will ever have to do, but engineering math is just something petty to brag about. Calculus is what poor performing children get scared with so they'll get funnelled over to the Humanities department, but really, anybody who's not literally retarded or a junkie who spends all day having sex with foreign students should be capable of passing Calculus (and any other math for engineers class, such as linear algebra and Statistics) by putting in the right amount of effort.

Bragging about knowing Differential Equations before a technician is the equivalent of bragging about planting a small flag with a smiley face on top of your sand castle.