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What math course would be better for Artillery?
« on: November 14, 2014, 13:17:31 »
Grade 12 Mathematics for Data Management MDM4U or Foundations for College Mathematics MAP4C

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Re: What math course would be better for Artillery?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 15:31:13 »
Thank you. I just went back to read about foundations of math and there's trigonometry. Data management doesn't have that. So I think foundations should be better since artillery would need trigonometry right?

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Re: What math course would be better for Artillery?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2014, 15:37:04 »
Yes.

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Re: What math course would be better for Artillery?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 20:37:53 »
Geometry is also important, I think that a lot of that is done in Workplace and Apprenticeship Math classes, but Foundations is a good way to go. Calculus if you have the brains will make all math easier (everywhere).
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Re: What math course would be better for Artillery?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 18:36:39 »
Either. Most artillery math maxes out at trig and that's really only used for survey which no one does anymore outside of training. Beyond that, it's simple BEDMAS. It's not as if you are shooting every round manually every time like some sort of physics lab experiment. It's mostly just applying tables when the computer goes down. Which it doesn't. I'm a history major and I had no problems with all the math required of me during my phase training.
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