Search found 34 matches

by TemperedMartensite
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: question for chemisty types
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: question for chemisty types

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/

Sigma Aldrich and Fischer Scientific are generally the top 2 choices that I make when buying chemicals.
by TemperedMartensite
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Cursive
Replies: 115
Views: 13015

Re: Cursive

My grade 2/3/4 teachers told us that we had to write in cursive and would be expected to throughout junior high, high school etc (as others have noted above). Lying bitch. That about sums it up :P I have 2 styles of writing now - block for technical engineering drawings (labels etc) and print (somet...
by TemperedMartensite
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Choosing a major.
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Re: Choosing a major.

In academia there may actually be no distinction between what a chemist and a CME researches. It is surprisingly different as most chemists do chemistry (surprise surprise!) but the majority of ChemE's work on process design, analysis and improvement - basically the commercializing of so called &qu...
by TemperedMartensite
Mon May 19, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6607

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

I'm an engineering student at the University of Alberta. Nice - I'm a MatE at the UofA. Good times. I'm an engineering major and I've gotten A's on papers about zombie movies. In your face, others! Ditto. Gotta love Engg-lish ;) Frankly, I'd only trust people who got really high grades without a cu...
by TemperedMartensite
Mon May 19, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grades
Replies: 17
Views: 2178

Re: Grades

Ya I'm not sure how it works for those schools but here for instance, I applied to Engineering with only Calc, Math, English, Chem and Physics - my biology, social and french marks weren't even looked at. It all depends on the school...
by TemperedMartensite
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Kumon method - anyone tried it?
Replies: 21
Views: 7010

Re: Kumon method - anyone tried it?

I did a few years of kumon and, like many kids who were forced to do things by their parents, disliked it. Now, looking back I can admit that it did improve basic arithmetic skills. I can imagine it being good for building elementary math skills but would fall off in later years (even in high school...
by TemperedMartensite
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0410: "Math Paper"
Replies: 92
Views: 31691

Re: "Math Paper" Discussion

Kerubim wrote:I only came in for speculation about what the "single incident" that revoked the genetics, rocketry, and stripping licenses was.

So far I'm sorely disappointed.


I think it has something to do with the rubber rocket....
by TemperedMartensite
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6607

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

I guess the plus side is there's no way I'm walking out of class without a date. I'm ready for the 50:1 male to female ratio. My goal is to be on the lowest meal plan possible because I have guys buying me dinner all the time. :wink: Be warned: the odds are good, but the goods are odd. Haha nice qu...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6607

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

micadjems wrote:"Real"?! Oh come on! I'm a materials engineering student,
...
Also, screw thermo :(


Geez man - I'm pretty sure that being a MatE and hating thermo can not work out well. I'm a MatE student and end up using thermo on a huge chunk of my work...
by TemperedMartensite
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6607

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

For a moment there I thought you were talking about engineering physics!
by TemperedMartensite
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)
Replies: 79
Views: 6607

Re: Engineering Sucks (Apparently?)

I feel bad for the author of that article. I mean he must have gone to one terrible engineering school. An engineering education does not have to be like that - I know my isn't ;)
by TemperedMartensite
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54684

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

Math 201 - Diff-Eq for engineers with calc III as a prerequisite. Midterm returned: 50% average. Of a class (talking about multiple sections since it is common) of 500, 100 people had dropped the course within a day. my ouch moment was last semester spanish 2 i was horriblely failing the class (30% ...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering Majors
Replies: 76
Views: 8189

Re: Engineering Majors

My school had a common first year that allowed us some time to choose which discipline we wanted to go into. I chose materials because I love chemistry and geology. Materials lets me combine those two loves and study mineral processing. About your comment about PetE - Petroleum engineering is still ...
by TemperedMartensite
Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Needing a new calculator... any advice?
Replies: 39
Views: 4061

Re: Needing a new calculator... any advice?

In all university tests that I have taken, programmable calculators are banned from use and only an approved (ie: given a sticker by the faculty) non programmable calculators are allowed. You should check on your universities calculator policy before rushing out and buying some sweet TI-89
by TemperedMartensite
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lab Life: The Scientist's Coffee Corner
Replies: 67
Views: 7493

Re: Lab Life: The Scientist's Coffee Corner

Someday, I hope to work on something REALLY spectacular. Definitely! Ouch about the 17k - there are benefits to getting your PEng I guess :P I'm currently a postdoc at CSIRO Minerals in Melbourne. I get to play with synchrotrons and reactors! yay me :) Nice - I want to go play with a synchrotron! I...
by TemperedMartensite
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lab Life: The Scientist's Coffee Corner
Replies: 67
Views: 7493

Re: Lab Life: The Scientist's Coffee Corner

I feel stupid now :( Does steel structural engineering count? It's pretty simple compared to some of the stuff that made my brain hurt while reading... Hell Ya! I'm not a big structural materials guy but I'm still signed on to a field trip to tour an IPSCO steel plant. My school doesn't offer a &qu...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Driving licenses, and the procuration thereof
Replies: 47
Views: 8188

Re: Driving licenses, and the procuration thereof

Simply put - Motorbikes are awesome. Heck - I don't even have my car license but only my motorbike license for now. I would not recommend that - it makes for a very weird testing situation where I live and I have to go get my drivers license now anyways... I'd recommend a naked bike unless you plan ...
by TemperedMartensite
Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lab Life: The Scientist's Coffee Corner
Replies: 67
Views: 7493

Re: Lab Life: The Scientist's Coffee Corner

To be honest it was the word "coffee" in the title that drew me to this topic. I'm only an undergraduate student in Materials Engineering but here is my project at any rate... Project in Super Lay Terms: I measured the deposition of "ancient tidal rhythmites" (fancy expression fo...
by TemperedMartensite
Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics of Car Tires...
Replies: 61
Views: 7610

Re: Physics of Car Tires...

ABS keeps the wheels just at the edge of slipping, to get more deceleration than what you could get by braking manually and slipping, since rolling wheels' contact surface is not moving relative to the ground. The more important aspect of ABS is not that it allows you to decelerate faster but that ...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Entropy

Cool I have a final in thermodynamics (for engineers so the >= is just there for relative efficiency as the above poster mentioned) tomorrow. Anyways, here is the lowdown as I see it. The inequality, at least in my course, reads S generation >=0. Perhaps viewing the inequality of Sgen will shed more...
by TemperedMartensite
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Two parallel planes
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Two parallel planes

Svavar wrote:thanks man that really helped me a lot, now all I have left are some damn polar coordinates exercises :evil:


For (Amount of fun had in polar coordinates) x 2 fun, do everything in spherical coordinates :wink:
by TemperedMartensite
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 95531

Re: Mass Effect

Soooo good. I loved this game. I mean, really, Bioware - who are actually only a 5 minute drive from my house - make amazing games. While the game did have a few technical issues, these never became a real issue for me. I mean, the texture pop-in was annoying, but other than that the game was just s...
by TemperedMartensite
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 112783

Re: Coffee

Large Dark Black Please. If I could stop those words coming out of my mouth, I would be a good 2 bucks richer every day.

Also Peets makes the very best coffee I have ever tasted. We have been ordering from them for 10 years and drinking it even longer. :D
by TemperedMartensite
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Question about statistical hypothesis test
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: Question about statistical hypothesis test

By contrast I have personally done hypothesis tests whose outcome resulted in millions of dollars for my employer. But then again you can't form a mathematical model of user behaviour on a website. By contrast to that I have successfully simulated the deposition of tidal rhythmites that were deposi...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Question about statistical hypothesis test
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: Question about statistical hypothesis test

Either way I agree that hypothesis testing is pretty sketchy. Only time I would ever use it would be for stats class. You'd be amazed at how useful it is in the real world... Everytime I have even thought about using it, I always realize that it would be much easier to take the mathematical model I...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Question about statistical hypothesis test
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: Question about statistical hypothesis test

Obviously you called into play other data when basing your conclusion on it. Not to mention a small n that invalidates your conclusion. Normality cannot even be assumed as n<~30. Besides that, you are factoring in information that in no way belongs there. By factoring in the order of your data, you ...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lets fix global warming.
Replies: 239
Views: 22926

Re: Lets fix global warming.

At this point, everybody agrees the global temperature is on the increase (nevermind nobody told me where these temperature sets are coming from), when was the last time everybody agreed that the Earth was in imminent danger? When some one can explain to me why global warming has more merit than eu...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math software (Numerical, graphical, or CAS)
Replies: 21
Views: 2867

Re: Favorite math software (Numerical, graphical, or CAS)

Matlab is spectacular if you just want a quick and dirty way to get something done numerically fast without a lot of work. Maple is amazing if you want to do something symbolically. Win GSLIB is the only way to go for any geostatistical analysis. Also completely modifiable seeing as you are giving t...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Question about statistical hypothesis test
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: Question about statistical hypothesis test

Speaking from experience, the best introduction to Stats has to be "The Cartoon Guide to Statistics". It clarifies the little things, like hypothesis testing. Of course you actually need a real textbook too since it does it's very best to ignore F-distributions etc. Other than that Kizyr d...
by TemperedMartensite
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Lets fix global warming.
Replies: 239
Views: 22926

Re: Lets fix global warming.

Solar is all nice and fine but we have to make the solar panels. Those are expensive and impractical in many parts of the world, especially where I live. If someone in northern Canada tried to power a home on solar energy alone, they would soon be S.O.O.L. Seeing as the steam in your rankine cycle i...
by TemperedMartensite
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Inductions!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1780

Re: Inductions!!!

You could do something like other applications of induction outside of purely abstract math proofs. Nothing so obscene as "Induction in Everyday Life" but more along the lines of how it has been used in other disciplines...
by TemperedMartensite
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2375965

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey So seeing as this is the 3rd thread this is my 3rd post. I'm a materials/metallurgical/mineral-processing engineering student. My main fields of study are thermodynamics (classical at the moment, statistical and surface later) including kinetics, materials processing, geology, geostatistics, mat...
by TemperedMartensite
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: TI-Nspire
Replies: 51
Views: 8695

Re: TI-Nspire

None of my classes will allow me to use a programmable calculator anymore. Heck in all of my calculus/diffeq courses I was never allowed to use a calculator period! So really, this would serve no purpose except to look pretty and use at home. Still...it does look pretty cool.... If it can do a fast ...
by TemperedMartensite
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Thermodynamics Equation Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Thermodynamics Equation Help

For your equation I would suggest something simple, not some complex chemical reaction but a general one like: Condensation etc. I mean just because your teacher specified that you couldn't use water doesn't mean you can't use something like say...R-134a or R-22. Or look at the tables provided and s...

Go to advanced search