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by ahazaq2
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books like Structure of Scientific Revolutions/How to solve
Replies: 4
Views: 5864

Books like Structure of Scientific Revolutions/How to solve

Hey guys. I'm trying to go on a dual (history of science)/ (books on cognition) binge. For the first, I'm more interested in the history of how breakthroughs are made than I am in biographies of particular people, but I'm sure many instances of the latter will yield inductive knowledge of the former...
by ahazaq2
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Getting the most out of your undergraduate education
Replies: 6
Views: 4227

Getting the most out of your undergraduate education

Hey guys. I'm currently half-way through my undergraduate years as a biomedical engineering major at georgia tech. From the people I've met over the course of the past year, I've realized that the education I'm receiving here is very, very inferior to that of many other universities throughout the w...
by ahazaq2
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Are there any schools that you can get into solely by exam?
Replies: 15
Views: 6258

Re: Are there any schools that you can get into solely by ex

This isn't solely by exam, but in the US, Caltech undergraduate transfer admissions has a math and physics exam as part of the admissions criteria, and it's actually important. Outside of the US....the Indian Institutes of Technology have admittance solely based on the IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Exam)....
by ahazaq2
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cell Growth Models
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Cell Growth Models

Hey everyone. I was wondering if anybody had ever taken the time or knew of anybody that had actually went and made a graph or a matlab script or something that would take in starting cell concentration and tell you how long it would be until your cells hit a certain concentration. I know that cell ...
by ahazaq2
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Choosing a US/Europe physics college
Replies: 18
Views: 3403

Re: Choosing a US/Europe physics college

Gold medal at the iPHO?!?! That is very impressive! The main question is whether IPhO is well-known and valued in the world. It definitely is in college admissions. American schools are the only ones I know about so... 1. It's probably a good idea to look at the USNews rankings for physics grad prog...
by ahazaq2
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Chemistry and Biology
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Re: Chemistry and Biology

Halliday and Resnick is a good calculus-based physics test. It is very commonly used in undergrad. It's very easy to understand. You can also find all solutions online, if you're so inclined. The Campbell Biology book that Hofstadter's Law mentioned is very good and is used in many introductory biol...
by ahazaq2
Mon May 30, 2011 3:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Making your own quizzes
Replies: 8
Views: 4245

Re: Making your own quizzes

Try Mnemosyne.
by ahazaq2
Wed May 11, 2011 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Problem-Solving Ability
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Problem-Solving Ability

Hello! As some background, I'm a biomedical engineering undergrad, not a math major. I've been wondering what other people think is best to do to develop problem-solving ability. I know that the obvious answer is to do more problems, but what do you think is the best way/area to go about this? For t...
by ahazaq2
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Boston University
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Boston University

Complete and utter bullshit. You have a college crush. So do most college-track high school seniors. Also like most high school seniors, you actually don't have a ton of substantial knowledge about most of the schools to which you applied, and you probably haven't done as much research in as timely...
by ahazaq2
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Friction. What direction does it act in?
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Friction. What direction does it act in?

Hey guys. I've never really understood what direction friction acts in. I get that it "opposes the direction of motion," but I don't get how the equal and opposite reaction side of things come into play. Let me give you an example. I have a box sliding down a ramp, and the ramp has frictio...
by ahazaq2
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How hard is Georgia Tech?
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Re: How hard is Georgia Tech?

All right, awesome. That's basically just what I wanted to hear.

Thanks.
by ahazaq2
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How hard is Georgia Tech?
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

How hard is Georgia Tech?

Hey guys. I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to go to college. Georgia Tech sounds like it has really really good academics, but almost everything I've seen said about it on the internet has been that it chews people up and spits them back out, but on the other hand I know that it is really ea...
by ahazaq2
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 379
Views: 266270

Re: Math Books

Unfortunately, I don't know of any good pre-calculus books. Maybe just try working through math competition problems to get a grasp on problem-solving? Does anybody know of any good introduction to combinatorics books? All that I know of combinatorics is basically fuzzy notions from algebra 2 of wha...
by ahazaq2
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Chicago :o
Replies: 21
Views: 2480

Re: Chicago :o

Food places: Lou Malnati's is good. There's one within walking distance of roosevelt (green/orange/red). (Shedd and the Field museum are also within walking distance of roosevelt) Giordano's is also good. It's close to the Milennium Mile. Hot Doug's is a famous hot dog place. Take the blue line to C...
by ahazaq2
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Getting better at (simple) algebra.
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Getting better at (simple) algebra.

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Store/index.php Buy "Art of Problem Solving Volume 1: The basics." And get the solutions manual. No, I don't work for the company. But its very well known, and that textbook is actually meant for middle schoolers, but there are some difficult problems in ...
by ahazaq2
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post links to unconventionally beautiful things.
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Post links to unconventionally beautiful things.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrimer

The second link in particular.

Image

Isn't that pretty?
by ahazaq2
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post links to unconventionally beautiful things.
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Post links to unconventionally beautiful things.

A lot of times we hear about symphonies or paintings or novels being great. While I don't necessarily mean to exclude those from this thread, I was wondering what other types of beautiful things exist in our world. I'll start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diels%E2%80%93Alder_reaction I'm taking the ...
by ahazaq2
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Does this series converge!?
Replies: 32
Views: 4054

Re: Does this series converge!?

Can't you just sandwich-theorem-ify it?

sum of (1/n^2) converges, and so does -[sum of (1/n^2)].

Your sum of a bunch of zeroes is between both of us always.
by ahazaq2
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: URGENT! Desperately Need Advice for College Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 2534

Re: URGENT! Desperately Need Advice for College Choice

I don't know good schools you should try, but some schools have additional essays on their supplements. START NOW.
by ahazaq2
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How many grad school applications?
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: How many grad school applications?

Just out of curiosity, what type of factors/stats would make someone competitive for an MIT/Berkeley?
by ahazaq2
Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Abacus
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Abacus

My cousin does this "arithmetic skills" program called Abacus. http://www.playabacususa.com/abacus5.htm What is 432 + 298 + 164 - 798 + 276? Some of us would need a calculator to add those numbers quickly and accurately. The purpose of teaching Mental Arithmetic is to remove the dependance...
by ahazaq2
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Forbidden subwords -- logic vs intuition
Replies: 13
Views: 1797

Re: Forbidden subwords -- logic vs intuition

I vote product rule.
by ahazaq2
Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Should I take Intro Chem?
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Re: Should I take Intro Chem?

I would imagine it's required for graduation, but if it's not then you've just gotta figure out whether it's going to be important for what you're majoring in. If you're majoring in electrical, then might as well get out of it if you can. If you're majoring in chemical, then you probably don't wanna...
by ahazaq2
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What do you think the next type of engineering will be?
Replies: 26
Views: 3154

What do you think the next type of engineering will be?

I was thinking about this yesterday. At first we had the core engineering disciplines, like mechanical and chemical and electrical, and then along the line we got computer and software engineering. Then further on along the line we got biological and biomedical engineering. You know, I'm not sure wh...
by ahazaq2
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What do you regret not doing in college?
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

What do you regret not doing in college?

Hey guys. I'm a freshman going into college, and trying to get an idea of what you guys wished you would have done during college.

I'm majoring in biomedical engineering, and I really have no idea what to do besides coursework.
by ahazaq2
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Have you dropped a class because you had too many?
Replies: 10
Views: 2188

Re: Have you dropped a class because you had too many?

21 credit hours??? Lord.
by ahazaq2
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?
Replies: 22
Views: 3170

Re: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?

Eh. For future reference for people looking for things like this...I did not drop orgo, and I stayed in my classes. But LIFE IS HELL (but I owned my midterms). I do school-related stuff (class, hw, whatnot) WAY more than I ever thought possible in high school. But that's just because I have 2 labs. ...
by ahazaq2
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: A "major" (no pun intended) conundrum
Replies: 6
Views: 1803

Re: A "major" (no pun intended) conundrum

Also, if I actually go through with a physics major I'll have to skip out on math classes that I'm very interested in. There's nothing stopping you from just taking those math classes. Double majoring is probably not a good idea, it's probably a better idea to just pick one of the majors, then take...
by ahazaq2
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 379
Views: 266270

Re: Math Books

Hey guys. I've taken computational formula math up through Differential Equations (but I haven't taken LA, besides what you cover in DE).

I'm looking to get into more abstract...mathematical..things, like analysis or algebra. So I'll be self-studying. Any book recommendations?
by ahazaq2
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Statistics professor fail
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Statistics professor fail

Let this be a cautionary tale to all involved. I once made a similar mistake, and my tutor couldn't understand how I got a different result from everyone else because he couldn't find the mistake. Dice were not involved; the game involved throwing N balls at random into M slots and counting how man...
by ahazaq2
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?
Replies: 22
Views: 3170

Re: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?

This is insanity...

http://www.iit.edu/engineering/bme/prog ... /cte.shtml


Look at semester 5.

LOOK AT SEMESTER 5.
by ahazaq2
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?
Replies: 22
Views: 3170

Re: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?

More information I excluded, sorry:

I can drop any one class and still be full time. So that's not a concern.

Physics has a lab as well...

Is there a good reason for me to substitute another class for it instead of just dropping? I'll still be full time either way.
by ahazaq2
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?
Replies: 22
Views: 3170

Do you guys think I should drop orgo?

Hey guys. I'm a freshman, and I think I have a kinda heavy schedule. I have: an intro to Biomedical engineering class (which is just like writing some vague essays and stuff. pretty much joke.) -programming (its only 2 credit hours, but its supposed to be kinda time consuming) -physics e&m -circ...
by ahazaq2
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Taking physics via independent study
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Taking physics via independent study

Yeah, if you're going into engineering I would DEFINITELY try and make sure you have physics/calc done before. For physics, get Halliday and Resnick. http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Physics-Extended-David-Halliday/dp/0471758019 Buy it new for 25 bucks. That's what I did, and it was..well, new. I ...
by ahazaq2
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What should an incoming freshman do over the summer?
Replies: 3
Views: 629

What should an incoming freshman do over the summer?

Hey guys. I'll be a freshman in college next year, and I'm wondering what you guys think I should do (mathematically speaking, of course) over the summer. I'm taking a differential equations class right now, but I still have a ton of free time to get stuff done (as well as enjoy my summer). What sho...
by ahazaq2
Sun May 16, 2010 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How should I go about doing this?
Replies: 1
Views: 754

How should I go about doing this?

I'm looking to take the Caltech Transfer exam. I'm a high school senior right now, and I'll be going to a 4-year school next year, but I'd really like to be able to transfer into Caltech (or another good school) for the years after that. There's a physics part, and a math part. The physics part is A...

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