I’m taking Cal II this semester.
I struggle with finding volumes with disks and washers.
And “work” problems? Figuring out the Joules or foot-pounds it takes to empty a bizarre mathematical tank full of water to three feet from the brim? It takes me four hours to do about four problems. With help. From a math Ph.D.
I take comfort in knowing that work problems in this section of Cal II can confound even people with advanced degrees in math. However, yet again I wonder if Cal II is a river too deep and too cold for me to swim. It is a terrible feeling.
Some days I feel like I could do science somehow.
Some days I feel like this: