quantumfluff Highlie
Posts: 782 From: behind your browser window Registered: Jun 2000

posted June 03, 2002 06:29
Here's a little song you might likeY Will Derive (sung to the tune of "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor) Once, I was afraid of the passing time How all my measurements would change along some crazy line And, it was not for me to know How fast my measurements would grow Would they go slow? And if at any single moment Would they peak? Or fall down flat? I thought that calculators only could decipher all of that I should have stayed awake in Calculus and got above a C If I had known for just one second it could manage time for me So, now rise! Make loopedyloops! I've got my Calc now. I've got all my dirt on you. Weren't you that function with those crazy little lines? You think you're big? You think you scared me out'my mind? Oh, no, not y Y will derive As long as it's continuous the answer will arrive I've got all unknowns to find, but I've got all my wits combined Y will derive Y will derive Hey, hey What's a person gotta do to find yprime? The instant rate of change is slope of any tangent line You find dx approaching zero, put it under change in y It's undefined. But, you reduce and simplify You've got your rate dydx Now, you can find all max's, mins, and where concavity inflects What genius saw in motion more than just the distance that was there, And realized acceleration was in feet per seconds squared? Now decrease! Dip down in shame! I've got my Calc now. I've got your number and your name Weren't you that function with those curves you thought were cool? You think you're special? You think you're better than the rules? Oh, no, not y Y will derive With differential Calculus you'll never be deprived I've got related rates to solve and I've got growth rates to evolve Y will derive Y will derive Go nuts! Twist in and out! I've got my Calc now. I know what you're about Weren't you that function with the sinusoidal waves? You think you're clever? 'Cause you rebel and misbehave? Oh, no, not y Y will derive I'm taking that AP test and I know I'll score a 5 I've got all my time to cruise, 'cause I know all the rules to use Y will derive Y will derive
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LifetimeTrekker Assimilated
Posts: 466 From: Albuquerque, NM, UD Registered: Sep 2001

posted June 03, 2002 08:34
Cool!I even understood some of the functions; one of these years that song will come in handy if I ever get the courage to learn the math. Now, did you write this?
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