“Math is not a mechanical thing – it’s as creative as writing a novel or painting,” says Ravi Ramakrishna ’88.
The difference, he explains, is that math is a “vertical” subject. You can’t study trigonometry if there are gaps of any size in your knowledge of algebra. To succeed in the field requires an extensive background of knowledge.
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