Hi Eddie,

I enjoy your posts, but I am confused. What on earth would anyone doing an advanced math degree need a calculator for; can't you do it all in your head?;-)

Seriously though, seems to me that a calculator is nothing but a crippled toy for a mathematician--you will have powerful comPuting power at your disposal when you need that sort of support. And math is, well, more like philosophy at high levels, yes? I am a number cruncher (engineer) so I use these devices. But in college, the math courses I took had absolutely no need for a calculator---

I have heard that the undergrads are using calculators now (we've heard a fair amount about it here) but at the graduate level, I would hope that there would be no need for such a crutch....

Maybe I am just a dinosaur, but I just cannot see the point.

Best regards,

BILL

*Edited: 2 Feb 2005, 11:09 a.m. *