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Gaertk at aol.com Gaertk at aol.com
Mon Jan 27 17:23:57 PST 2003

In a message dated 1/27/2003 4:52:24 PM Eastern Standard 
Time, Philip Hart <philiph at SLAC.Stanford.EDU> writes:

> Not to be pedantic, but can you teach any math to anyone 
> short of a very sharp college student without fudging?  I 
> doubled in physics and math at Cornell but my intro to real 
> analysis (the "baby" version) was unpleasant.

Hmm.  I don't see any need of fudging for arithmatic, most 
algebra (maybe excluding exponents), and some geometry.  If
the students can be taught limits, much of differential 
calculus can be easily derived.  Trig might be a problem, 
though (I don't know the basis for that).