Zoraprime wrote:

Mathematics is useful. i can't imagine doing physics without mathematics.

Granted, the pedagogy of most mathematics courses leaves a lot to be desired. Calculus is hit extremely hard, because it's trying too hard to be rigorous and practical that it essentially fails at being either (e.g., do we REALLY need to know the Mean Value Theorem?).

Math is certainly useful, but like you said, the upper levels of Calc in particular were just.. ugh.

Physics on the other hand, even when you go into Dr. Who's "wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff", still

*feels *useful. Like the solutions have actual purpose beyond drilling technique into your skull by rote. Comparing math and physics.. it's like having to eat your vegetables before you get any dessert.

But I suppose I should shut up before I drag the topic horribly off-course by encouraging everyone to discuss the awesomeness of physics. Because everyone here is cool and loves physics, right?