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Old 09-08-2009, 06:40 PM   #41
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Do electricians actually use these formulae on job sites or is this more of a rite of passage thing?
Bob, this has probably already been adequately answered, but I'll throw in my two cents anyway.

While it can be a good thing to be able to plug values into a calculator (or <gasp!> pencil and paper) and get a precise solution, the bigger picture is that if you do enough of these theoretical problems, eventually something goes click! and you suddenly have an "instinctive" grasp of the principles involved.

Then suddenly you're able to ballpark things without specific numbers dragged out to several decimal points. You just know. And that knowing allows you to design, modify and/or troubleshoot a heckuva lot of things without [consciously] having to dig out all of those formulas and calculators.

Hard to explain if you've never been there, but the guys who are will know exactly what I'm talking about.
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eventually something goes click! and you suddenly have an "instinctive" grasp of the principles involved.
Very well said.

In a way they are teaching you how to learn.
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That is how algebra came to me. I got stuck for almost a year, just couldn't grasp it. Then one day, realistically, one second on that day it just came to me. I started algebra in 5th grade and until 6th I didn't get it. After that I breezed through it pretty quick. I ended my math learning in calculus III. Gawd how I hate calculus. I have only used it once in my life, and that was just for fun. If that is what you want to call it.
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I have a feeling I'm gonna rock the series circuit test tomorrow. Then it's on to paralell and hybrid circuits.
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Landscaping isn't this technical. Though if you want to start a war go to any landscaping forum and ask whether or not to put a stripe kit on your mower.

That's about as technical as we get.

Mostly it's "will this grow", "why isn't this growing", or "how can I get it to not grow so fast".
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