Friday, August 11, 2006

Good Math, Bad Math, Bible Math

Whether you're new to the world of math, just looking to refresh your memory, or a lost soul in need of salvation, Professor Sharon K. Robbert of Trinity Christian College is here to assist.

Join Professor Robbert as she presents the basic lessons of single-variable calculus in a bible-friendly fashion that will be sure to confuse and startle you, but won't leave you corrupted by any heathen mathematical principles. Lessons include: "Does God Change?" (or Development of the Derivative); "God's Surgical Improvements of Our Actions" (or Function Operations); "God's Zero Tolerance for Error" (or Numerical Integration and Error Bounds); and many, many more!

If you're still not convinced, here's a sample instructional lesson from Robbert's unparalleled curriculum:

Secant Lines and Sanctification

Ps. 119:33-40

In differential calculus we study how a slope of a linear function can be generalized to the slope of a function whose graph is curved, creating the derivative of the original function. The definition of derivative uses a sequence of lines (secant lines) drawn through two points on a function that are approaching each other and a single point on the function curve. The derivative value or tangent line slope is defined to be the limiting slope value of this sequence of secant lines.

Once a person has been called to be a Christian, we are redeemed by Christ but not released from following the law of God. We are justified once but continue with the process of sanctification for the remainder of our lives. This sanctification process is like the limit process of the secant lines approaching the tangent line. There is one distinction between the concepts of sanctification and secant line limits, however. In the mathematical contexts, we accept results that are "sufficiently close," results that are in an epsilon-neighborhood of the desired quantity. While in our quest for perfection, the "better" we get the further we realize we are from satisfying all aspects of the law.

And remember, these amazing lessons can be yours for free!* Visit now: Christianity and Mathematics: Single-variable Calculus.

* No payment required, but we do get your soul.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are back!!!!

Mon Aug 14, 04:39:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Tim Kanwar said...

Indeed. And I'm trying to do my best to stay back, although I'll be traveling frequently for the next few weeks, which makes it difficult.

Mon Aug 14, 06:53:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad!! I check at least every two days to see what is up.

Safe travel to you-

ImpatientPatient

Thu Aug 17, 03:37:00 AM EDT  

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