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by Durin
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 155940

Re: Your Schedule

Junior in Physics at University of Texas Phy 352K - Quantum Mechanics II: Atoms and Molecules. Pretty much a typical second semester quantum mechanics class focusing on approximation techniques and things. Phy 352L - Quantum Mechanics III: Particle Physics Kind of self-explanatory Phy 370C - Self St...
by Durin
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reconsidering Graduate School
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Re: Reconsidering Graduate School

I know this is in no way helpful, but hello fellow UIUCer!
by Durin
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 155940

Re: Your Schedule

Second Semester Sophomore at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Math 347 Fundamental Mathematics - Proof technique class covering basic set theory, convergence of series, number theory, and other assorted subjects the professor wants to do. The main purpose is learning proofs. Physics 326 - Cla...
by Durin
Sun May 22, 2011 1:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: UT Austin experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: UT Austin experiences?

I could have gone to UT Texas for undergrad but I chose to go to school in Illinois instead. Kind of regretting it. I know UT Austin is known for it's undergraduate engineering so I wouldn't be surprised for that to be the case with graduate school. So academically, you're fine. Austin itself is a ...
by Durin
Wed May 18, 2011 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: UT Austin experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: UT Austin experiences?

I could have gone to UT Texas for undergrad but I chose to go to school in Illinois instead. Kind of regretting it. I know UT Austin is known for it's undergraduate engineering so I wouldn't be surprised for that to be the case with graduate school. So academically, you're fine. Austin itself is a p...
by Durin
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 155940

Re: Your Schedule

Ah it's that time of year again! Sophomore Physics Major at University of Illinois Math 415 - Applied Linear Algebra Physics 325 - Classical Mechanics I Physics 435- Electromagnetic Fields I German 103 - Intermediate German I English 103 - Introduction to Fiction I can say I'm looking forward to all...
by Durin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 360577

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

"If you've had Linear Algebra, you'll probably recognize this and think it's awesome. Because it is."
"If you yell at someone on the street, HEY NAME A MATHEMATICAL FUNCTION. It probably won't be periodic."

I love my Differential Equations professor.
by Durin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What to do in college.
Replies: 16
Views: 3137

Re: What to do in college.

I got a 34. (35-m 36-s 31-e 32-r 8-write) There is always Purdue or UofI. I've always wanted to go somewhere farther away, but they are always an option. I'm at UofI and can vouch that it's pretty fantastic. But that's just me. But I totally understand the wanting to get away from home thing: I cam...
by Durin
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Proving" someone wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 3005

Re: "Proving" someone wrong?

I know using Wikipedia is obviously not the be-all of solutions but it says so right under he history section that Linux was originally written in assembly language then rewritten later in C.
by Durin
Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Time Management in College
Replies: 29
Views: 3470

Re: Time Management in College

My first semester in college resulted in me sleeping like 5 to 6 hours a night during the week. I was dedicated to working hard, but it took me forever to accomplish assignments because I'd goof off on the internet. I didn't have much of a social life as a result and it was rather ridiculous. My big...
by Durin
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 55325

Re: Reactions to your Major

Had an interesting one recently in my introductory electricity and magnetism class. "What's your major?" "Physics." "Oooooh. So that's why you get all of this stuff." "Uh. I guess?" Or "Physics" "Hey me too." I seem to attract Physics major...
by Durin
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:36 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2011-12 Applications Poll
Replies: 32
Views: 4115

Re: 2011-12 Applications Poll

I'm throwing around the idea in my head of transferring from University of Illinois to University of Texas. I love the department at Illinois but I'm not finding my college experience to be all that fantastic and I'm paying too much to go out of state and not be completely satisfied.
by Durin
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"
Replies: 141
Views: 24158

Re: 0819: "Five-Minute Comics: Part 1"

I liked all of them but I didn't get the Guitar/Trig one.
by Durin
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0813: "One-Liners"
Replies: 93
Views: 26659

Re: 0813: One-Liners

Sprocket wrote:This graph is SOLIDLY backwards.


Flip 3 and 4 and I agree with you.

I suppose this is pretty much against the point you were trying to make, but I really liked the last one and the third one.
by Durin
Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:39 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 155940

Re: Your Schedule

Spring 2011 Physics Major Second Semester Freshman at University of Illinois Physics 213 - University Physics: Thermal Physics [2 hours] Physics 214 - University Physics: Quantum Physics [2 hours] Physics 225 - Special Relativity and Math Applications [2 hours] Math 285 - Intro to Differential Equat...
by Durin
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Discrepancies for magnitudes of E-fields
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Discrepancies for magnitudes of E-fields

I don't know my gut was saying "Oh this result of it being the same as a point charge looks kind of cool. Maybe it's right." And once that got in my head it wouldn't let go. Pretty silly of me. I know that the involvement vectors are involved makes the problem a little bit tricker but it s...
by Durin
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Discrepancies for magnitudes of E-fields
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Discrepancies for magnitudes of E-fields

Sorry, about the lack of clarification, but my the messy way is how I was shown to do this particular type of problem. And I've done it to the point of illness and it all makes sense to me. I don't understand why it needs to be cos(Theta - pi/4). No immediate reason is coming to my mind. I'm assumin...
by Durin
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Discrepancies for magnitudes of E-fields
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Discrepancies for magnitudes of E-fields

So basically a homework problem of mine involves an arc of charge and I have to find the components of the electric field at a point and the magnitude of the components. And when I try two methods of calculating the magnitude, one a straight calculation another involving the two components [which ha...
by Durin
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 55325

Re: Reactions to your Major

I tell people I'm majoring in Physics and they don't seem to be TOO offput or like "WOAH you're a super genius."

Among my former schoolmates, especially Physics classmates, I got the question, "So what kind of engineering are you going into?"
by Durin
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tension and Breaking Strings
Replies: 17
Views: 4106

Re: Tension and Breaking Strings

Ah, but that's not what happens, this is about the *bottom* string snapping when a hard, sudden force is applied, which would be analogous to the right hand string in the skateboard example. Okay, so assume these strings have some maximum tension, T, before they snap, and that this stretched the bo...
by Durin
Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tension and Breaking Strings
Replies: 17
Views: 4106

Re: Tension and Breaking Strings

I'm just failing to recognize why inertia would cause the bottom string to snap before the top one.
by Durin
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tension and Breaking Strings
Replies: 17
Views: 4106

Tension and Breaking Strings

So, for fun and for preparation of a placement test in Mechanics for college, I'm watching MIT's OCW for Freshman-Level Mechanics. And at the end of the lecture on Newton's laws, the professor does a demonstration with a box like so... http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/831/otterduck.png He then goe...
by Durin
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: xkcd-ians Recommendations for Graphing Calcs...
Replies: 49
Views: 8509

Re: xkcd-ians Recommendations for Graphing Calcs...

I know that the TI-89 can do a lot of symbolic manipulation but it's far beyond necessary, just nifty.
by Durin
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I'm going to be a Physics Major...
Replies: 18
Views: 4370

Re: I'm going to be a Physics Major...

I hate to piggy-back off this thread but I have a question. I know I want to go to grad school, but as for an actual field I have no earthly idea. I look up the general outlines for all the fields and they all sound interesting. I was kind of looking at Astroparticle because it sort of combines part...
by Durin
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post your 2010 AP/IB Scores!
Replies: 47
Views: 6691

Re: Post your 2010 AP/IB Scores!

5 AP Computer Science A 5 AP US Government 5 AP Macroeconomics 5 AP Calculus BC [With AB Subscore 5] 5 AP Physics C E&M 4 AP Physics C Mech To be honest. I only needed a 5 on Mech. Which makes the situation depressing yet comical at the same time. Oh well. I'm reviewing Mechanics and teaching my...
by Durin
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3366
Views: 668261

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I had a dream that I was a male-to-female transexual undercover cop that became a prostitute to take down a drug/prostitution ring, but I became enamored with the way-of-the-hooker and never accomplished anything. It never became dirty per se. I awoke in the middle of having a candid discussion with...
by Durin
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Intellectual intimidation
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Intellectual intimidation

I have similar interests except my main interests are physics and math. I also always have that same fear in the back of my mind, but usually I can ignore it. It's only when some other issue is bugging me that it comes out and just makes me feel worse. But it's never been able to stop me from trying...
by Durin
Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 67408

Re: "One Two" Discussion

The joke was that he'd get lots of complaints simply because the topic of the comic was aligned with a field of study for which college students had a lot of free time. Turns out he was right, because this comic thread has got to 5 pages faster than any of the other recent ones. Most university stu...
by Durin
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 67408

Re: "One Two" Discussion

next time you troll, make sure your comic is at least interesting or important or funny or relevant or useful or well-drawn or well-written or... something. we get it dude. you like science. you're supposedly afraid of raptors (HAHA SO QUIRKY). you enjoy pleasuring women orally, or at least fetishi...
by Durin
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0764: "One Two"
Replies: 348
Views: 67408

Re: "One Two" Discussion

I'm getting tired of the elitism of my fellow Engineering/Science majors and I'm not even a freshman yet. Edit: I should say that there is a general view held by some of my future-engineering friends and it's just kind of grating. Whether Randall meant the title-text as a joke or not OR whether xkcd...
by Durin
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90034
Views: 7945722

Re: What is your first memory?

It's kind of muddled but by my first memories are from the age of three. I don't remember which happened first. One was where I was at my grandma's house and my mom was telling me to show my grandma how old I was. I'd put up four fingers and then my mom would fix it so that I had three. Then I would...
by Durin
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13405
Views: 1502020

Re: Today I Learned

I don't get it. Is he a licensed medical provider, or a soft drink? I'm pretty sure you aren't allowed to be both. Why not? You can trust him...he's a Doctor! Yeah, I mean, what's the worst that could happen? 2 root canals, 4 fillings, and 2 crowns. Sorry. I know I'm late. Today I learned this litt...
by Durin
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 155940

Re: Your Schedule

Just went and got my college schedule last week. I'm a freshman at the University of Illinois and I'm majoring in Physics. Phys 212 - University Electricity and Magnetism W/ Lab and Discussion Phys 110 - Careers in Physics [Stupid hour long seminar that was placed in an awkward spot preventing me fr...
by Durin
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 181077

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

The cadence of the final movement of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.
The entirety of Jeff Buckley's Grace.
by Durin
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90034
Views: 7945722

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I have this stuffed Chuck E. Cheese doll sitting on my desk. He's wearing a hooded jacket and the hood doesn't cover his ears. Doesn't a hood that lacks ear-coverage seem beyond pointless?
by Durin
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 378
Views: 247547

Re: Math Books

Hi I was introduced to Calculus via my AP Calculus BC class this year and I was hoping to go back and maybe get a more rigorous foundation before I go into my Honors Cal III course this fall. I was wondering what book would be best. Spivak seems to come with very high recommendation. I'd also look w...
by Durin
Sun May 30, 2010 1:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Before you graduated
Replies: 18
Views: 2761

Re: Before you graduated

I wish I was further ahead than I am in terms of my education. At least in terms of mathematics and physics. Mostly because I'm freaking out about what the heck I'm going to go to grad school for [I mean I know I want to do Physics but as far as specialization goes I have no clue where to go] at thi...
by Durin
Fri May 14, 2010 2:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 10361

Re: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!

The college board does release Multiple Choice tests every 5 to 10 years for most subjects. I stand corrected. I didn't see any way to get them through their website; can you provide a link? No idea. I just know my Physics teacher had released tests and he used them to make practice problems and ga...
by Durin
Thu May 13, 2010 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 10361

Re: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!

The college board does release Multiple Choice tests every 5 to 10 years for most subjects.
by Durin
Sat May 08, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College Hunting!
Replies: 20
Views: 2213

Re: College Hunting!

Ah! Then University of Illinois isn't for you.

I know University of Texas in Austin is in a good city with a lot of good music. I know the Engineering is stellar there but not sure on their architecture program.

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