I'm a rather intelligent guy. I work in the JAG corps in the Army and can tell you a lot about Army law. I can write a brilliant interpretive analysis of a book any day. I'm the "go-to guy" for any computer troubleshooting.
However, I have recently started college for Information Technology. Having a Computer Science professor made me realize that I am ENTIRELY ignorant to math. He has boggled my mind with fractals, Bayes' Theorem, and calculus. Which would all be fine, if I could see a PURPOSE. I may not understand advanced principles of physics, but I see the purpose of it clearly: to describe patterns of motion and light and such.
But the kinds of things that my Computer Science professor has been mentioning make me feel completely dumb. I don't have the slightest clue about the purpose of the the kind of math he has been blowing my mind with, so I just can't wrap my head around it. So is there anyone who can just answer... WHY?