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Robert E. Malchman

That's what happened to me. I took 18.011 (six weeks of 18.01 review, since I'd had AB and BC calculus in high school, not that I did well in the latter), then 18.021, which I literally passed by one point on the final (sweet, sweet Pass/Fail!). I was a bull-headed teenager, so I tried 18.03 (with G-C. Rota), and wisely dropped it on or before Drop Day.

Simply put, I loved math, but it stopped loving me. I stopped being able to "see it" at multivariable calculus, and I was not one of those, unlike the ones who went on, who could do it without seeing it, or could actually see it, which blows my mind.

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