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Old 07-01-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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I am a millwright who just got hired by pseg in nj to maintain power generating equipment. Pseg has stuck me in a ac dc theory class and I'm completely lost. I am in my 2nd day of the course and they have me doing advanced calculus. There is no way I'm going to make it through this course. I would imagine that something as complex as this would certainly take more than 6 days. Is this typical ? I don't see how anybody could possibly get this down in 6 days. I was hired to turn wrenches, not to become a mathematician.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:59 PM   #2
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They just want you to get some exposure to some basic theory. I would think some Algebra, and maybe a little trig only. You are a Millwright, and that's probably what you were hired for. Yes it would take you a few years of apprenticeship otherwise. You are probably the Mechanic for the generators, and need a little electrical knowledge.
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I figured that was the case. One would think there would be an introductory course to get me prepared for this barrage of math. There's no way I'm passing this course. It's very aggravating.
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I do have some left over adderal from a while back. I'm going to try that tomorrow.
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Best of luck to you, bud.
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I am a millwright.

Say no more. Game over. Millwrong = strong like bull, smart like tractor

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I remember studying advanced calculus as well. But, that was in college, and I was a math major.

I don't remember anything higher than trig and algebra being necessary for a basic electrical theory class.
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