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Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby KnightExemplar » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:02 pm UTC

Feel free to add your own in this topic! I'll start us off.

Calculus: How to calculate change
Calculus 3: How to calculate change in 3 or more dimensions
Physics: The subject that looks for real-world practical uses of Calculus
Differential Equations: The study of things that go back and forth: things that keep on changing forever
Signals and Systems: Making things that go back and forth forever do things you want them to do

CAD: Drawing precise things on a computer and having the computer figure out the details
Materials Sciences: Math to predict when small things break and when they don't
Statics: Math to predict when big things (made up of small things) break and when they don't.

Computer Science: Math tricks that count and/or estimate the number of steps a computer program takes

Economics: Trying to model life as a game; to predict why people do things and make money from it.
Music Theory: The names to all of those pretty sounds we hear... as well as the names of their combinations.
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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby freezeblade » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:46 pm UTC

Sounds like someone took some Architecture classes (it was my major as well).

Architectural Codes class: How to make big things that are safe according to the authorities.
Architectural Professional Practice: How to convince clients that your idea is their own.
Design Studio 1-5: Conceptual bullshitting for a processional audience, parts one through five.
Figure Drawing: How to see nude models as shapes instead of sex objects.
Rendering and Delineation: How to better take a concept from your brain and put it on paper.

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Postby Liri » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:00 am UTC

My brother is about to start undergrad for structural engineering on the way to being an architect.

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Cell Biology: you should really take organic chemistry first.

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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby eSOANEM » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:18 pm UTC

Idk, that definition of physics seems awful broad to me. It arguably includes a bunch of chemistry, ecology and economics as well.

I'd go with "physics: the study of how a small number of things does or does not do what it does or does not do and of how lots of things sometimes behave like a small number of things" (too many things and you run the risk of doing something hard like chemistry or materials)
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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby LaserGuy » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:17 pm UTC

Quantum theory: How to make a second year university student cry within their first week of class.
Electromagnetism: How to make a third year university student cry within their first week of class.
General relativity: How to make a fourth year university student cry within their first week of class.
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Postby ObsessoMom » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:26 pm UTC

Classical languages (Latin & Greek): A Ponzi-type scheme, minus money, in which you become qualified for nothing but teaching other people to become qualified for nothing but teaching other people to become qualified for nothing but...

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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby naruciakk » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:55 pm UTC

Humanities for engineers: First year students' book and manga club.
Analysis of algorithms: The government changed the way it pays universities so they need to decrease the number of students dramatically.

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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby eran_rathan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:18 pm UTC

Architectural design: how to draw a pretty cartoon and hope like heck the engineers know how to make it work.
Statics and Structural Mechanics: How to take the architect's cartoon and make it work.
Budgetary Analysis for Engineers: How to make the architect's cartoon cost less, or explain to the client why its so damn expensive.
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Postby freezeblade » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:06 pm UTC

eran_rathan wrote:Architectural design: how to draw a pretty cartoon and hope like heck the engineers know how to make it work.
Statics and Structural Mechanics: How to take the architect's cartoon and make it work.
Budgetary Analysis for Engineers: How to make the architect's cartoon cost less, or explain to the client why its so damn expensive.


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You're thinking about all those "Bachelor's of Arts, focus in Architecture (BA)" folks. All of us 5-year Bachelor's of Architecture (BArch) students had to take Statics, Structural mechanics, 4 years of structure classes (Wood, Steel, Concrete, Longspan, and Seismic), codes class, etc. We're also tested on all of it during our licensing exam for the state (In California at least).


Anywayyyyy

Architectural Acoustics: How to make buildings not sound terrible.
Sustainability: L.E.E.D. propaganda on how to charge more money for construction.
Statistics: How to lie with graphs.
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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby KnightExemplar » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:21 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:Sounds like someone took some Architecture classes (it was my major as well).


I did some architecture, but I was actually an Engineering degree. I had to take "diversity" credits for a "well rounded education", which I decided should have been a bit of architecture. The CAD stuff was part of "Engineering Diversity". I had to take a 300-level class in another engineering field and get a C or higher to get a degree. CAD was the "obvious" choice for that.

There was one class a few of my friends took (I didn't) that basically took the Differential Equations / Signals and Systems from the Engineering school, and then applied all of that math to various Music-theory situations. A guitar string is just an underdamped oscillating system after-all, and the acoustic cavity is there to amplify / emphasize certain attributes of the notes (ie: Filter Design).

That's the funny thing about a lot of these classes, they're applicable to the other subjects / majors in intricate ways.
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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby eran_rathan » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:06 am UTC

freezeblade wrote:
eran_rathan wrote:Architectural design: how to draw a pretty cartoon and hope like heck the engineers know how to make it work.
Statics and Structural Mechanics: How to take the architect's cartoon and make it work.
Budgetary Analysis for Engineers: How to make the architect's cartoon cost less, or explain to the client why its so damn expensive.


spoilered for off topic rant:
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You're thinking about all those "Bachelor's of Arts, focus in Architecture (BA)" folks. All of us 5-year Bachelor's of Architecture (BArch) students had to take Statics, Structural mechanics, 4 years of structure classes (Wood, Steel, Concrete, Longspan, and Seismic), codes class, etc. We're also tested on all of it during our licensing exam for the state (In California at least).




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Yeah, unfortunately it seems like the cartoonist/BA folks are the ones I have to deal with on a regular basis (Civil Engineer/Surveyor here). I know there are a good amount of the other type (i.e. those who understand things like standard dimensions and suchlike) but they seem to be few and far between around here.

Had one project where the architect put in a 14.5° jog in a building for no reason whatsoever. It could have been 15°, or 10°, so some other regular number, but no, he insisted on 14.5°, to 'meet his vision'. Made the project cost an extra $6 million.
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Postby teelo » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:52 pm UTC

Journalism: Applied Politics
Politics: Applied Law
Law: Applied Management
Management: Applied Accounting
Accounting: Applied Marketing
Marketing: Applied Finance
Finance: Applied Economics
Economics: Applied Sociology
Sociology: Applied Psychology
Psychology: Applied Biology
Biology: Applied Chemistry
Chemistry: Applied Physics
Physics: Applied Mathematics
Mathematics: Applied English
English: Applied Linguistics
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Postby somitomi » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:00 pm UTC

Mechanics-Statics: The subset of physics dealing with bridges and anything that looks like a bridge if you squint hard enough.
Kinematics: The diametric opposite of Statics, how to calculate relative velocity while everything moves and forces aren't even mentioned.
Thermodynamics: You can calculate anything a gas in a can can do from two pieces of data with enough equations, as long as the gas involved is ideal.
Engineering Chemistry: How oil and exhaust works.
This is based heavily on my experience though, so your mileage may vary.
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Postby eSOANEM » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:00 pm UTC

Theoretical physics: this thing looks like a pendulum if I squint hard enough!

Like, everything comes back to the harmonic oscillator. I guess gr doesn't, but pretty much the rest of theoretical physics does.
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Pathophysiology of critical care:

Air goes in and out; blood goes round and round; any variation on this is bad.
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Postby Kewangji » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:31 am UTC

Stylistics: why does the text do what it does where it does it and how.
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Postby Jeff_UK » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:47 am UTC

Computer Science: Making computers
Programming : Making computers do things.
Human Computer Interaction: Helping people do things with computers
Database Theory : Helping lots of people do lots of things with computers at the same time
Cyber Security : Stopping people doing things with computers
Digital Forensics : Find out what people did with computers
Robotics : Making computers do things with things.
Medical Robotics : Making computers do things with people
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Postby somitomi » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:38 am UTC

Jeff_UK wrote:Computer Science: Making computers
Programming : Making computers do things.
Human Computer Interaction: Helping people do things with computers
Database Theory : Helping lots of people do lots of things with computers at the same time
Cyber Security : Stopping people doing things with computers
Digital Forensics : Find out what people did with computers
Robotics : Making computers do things with things.
Medical Robotics : Making computers do things with people

So what is Machine Learning?
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Postby Soupspoon » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:13 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:So what is Machine Learning?

Making Skynet...

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Postby Jeff_UK » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:16 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:So what is Machine Learning?


Making computers work out what things to make computers do.

Obviously
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Postby Ingolifs » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:41 am UTC

Laplace transforms: Turns difficult-to-solve differential equations into difficult-to-solve polynomials.
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Postby teelo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:10 pm UTC

Induction: Does it work in the most simplest of cases, and from that simple case, does the next one in the sequence work? If so then alright we're done.

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Mathematical Analysis: Two legs of a triangle are longer than the other one, always, and various applications.
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Psychology: So how does that make you feel?

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Postby Zohar » Wed May 17, 2017 8:25 pm UTC

So anything that isn't the Latin alphabet is "not a letter" suddenly? :roll:
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Postby Euphonium » Wed May 17, 2017 8:44 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:So anything that isn't the Latin alphabet is "not a letter" suddenly? :roll:


I was trying to express, in a facetious manner, the experience of a new student's first encounter with Cyrillic.

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Zohar wrote:So anything that isn't the Latin alphabet is "not a letter" suddenly? :roll:

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Postby eSOANEM » Wed May 17, 2017 10:27 pm UTC

I feel like that's probably more true of students learning Greek than Russian actually. Cyrillic's different enough from Latin script that it's pretty obvious you're going to see weird and unfamiliar symbols whereas Greek is similar enough that a lot of it (particularly in upper case) can be read (or looks like it can be read) just assuming it's the same as Latin; then you realise that what you though was p is actually an r and that H is an e and it all gets very confusing.

For even more of that tbh, something like German (with ß), Icelandic (with þ or ð), or Turkish (with the fact that ı and i are different letters and the fact that İ exists) would be even more powerful.
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Postby Soupspoon » Wed May 17, 2017 11:58 pm UTC

(The 'classic' Cyrillic thing is that restaurants are "pectopah"s ("Ресторан"). You might hit the back-to-back-Ks or reversed-N, and then there are those that are even more obviously Greek, but a lot of them are non-wierd symbols, albeit a number of times used weirdly.)

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As with Greek. They either match 'properly' or one falls back on standard schoolboy algebra (as, with the Greek-like Cyrillics) to derive them on the fly or work out why it isn't what you might thonk. Off the top of my head, small-beta needs caution if you're Germanic with your double-S experience, small-gamma is "y"ish (capital is obvious unless you think it's a large-small-r), capital Delta and Lambda look somewhat "A"ish (but Alpha looks exactly like A/a forms), Eta has the H/n confusions if you let it, don't confuse Theta/Phi with Omicron (or 8/p in lower), lower mu/nu inspires u/v too easily until one notes the tail on one and remembers the lack of the other, one can get lower sigmas and epsilons confused in certain styles, pi and rho suffer identically as with Russian Pe and Er, Upsilon is both "Y" and "u" (inspiration for the Welsh "y"-pron-"u"?) that you need to avoid reading in any mu-ishness for the lower case, then lower omega is "w"ish.

c.f. Russian В (Ve), Ѕ (Dze), Н (En), П/Р (Pe/Er, as mentioned), С (Es), У (U, again the Greek shines through, and then I think of Welsh again), Х (Kha), then the oddballs that the algebra still helps with (Ф) or nothing does because it's there for yer softness (or otherwise) modification of a consonant...



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Postby Euphonium » Thu May 18, 2017 2:06 am UTC

eSOANEM wrote:I feel like that's probably more true of students learning Greek than Russian actually.


I wouldn't know. Russian and Ukrainian are the only languages with a non-Latin script I've ever studied.
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Postby Euphonium » Thu May 18, 2017 2:08 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:(The 'classic' Cyrillic thing is that restaurants are "pectopah"s ("Ресторан"). You might hit the back-to-back-Ks or reversed-N, and then there are those that are even more obviously Greek, but a lot of them are non-wierd symbols, albeit a number of times used weirdly.)


I have the opposite problem: I'm immersed enough in Russian-language written materials that I often see English text and inadvertently trying to make sense of it as though the "p"s were "rs" and all the "c"s are soft and capital "H"s are "n," "B" is "v," and all that shit.

Also, if I'm reading cursive I'll see a cursive letter "m" and think "t."

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Postby pogrmman » Thu May 18, 2017 2:38 pm UTC

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Soupspoon wrote:(The 'classic' Cyrillic thing is that restaurants are "pectopah"s ("Ресторан"). You might hit the back-to-back-Ks or reversed-N, and then there are those that are even more obviously Greek, but a lot of them are non-wierd symbols, albeit a number of times used weirdly.)


I have the opposite problem: I'm immersed enough in Russian-language written materials that I often see English text and inadvertently trying to make sense of it as though the "p"s were "rs" and all the "c"s are soft and capital "H"s are "n," "B" is "v," and all that shit.

Also, if I'm reading cursive I'll see a cursive letter "m" and think "t."



As I'm studying Russian, I have this problem too. In my handwriting, I instinctively start to write "m" for "t", "g" for "d", and sometimes capital "h" for "n", "b" for "v", and "p" for "r". Normally it's not an issue, as it only comes up if I'm switching between Russian and English pretty rapidly. On my Russian exam yesterday though, it sucked! We had to write in both Russian and English, and I found myself making so many errors in my English writing...

Maybe I shouldn't be writing both alphabets in cursive :roll:

(Oddly enough, I don't make any mistakes like this when I'm writing in Russian. It's only going from Russian to English that causes the problem. My hypothesis is that as a native English speaker, my Russian cursive is partly relying on my English cursive skills. Because it's built "on top of" my English cursive, things like н for n start happening in English, but not the other way around.)

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Postby teelo » Mon May 29, 2017 12:28 am UTC

First year programming: fuck, which type of bracket do I use?
Second year programming: fuck, which type of diagram do I describe this with?
Third year programming: induction means this and nothing else
Fourth year programming: lol skynet will never happen
First year physics: small stuff has a strict set of rules
Second year physics: fuck, why isn't this really really huge thing consistent with the small stuff rules?
Third year physics: induction means this and nothing else
First year maths: welcome to the matrix
Second year maths: I hope you can memorize the formula to solve the derivative of inverse arctangental functions
Third year maths: induction means this and nothing else
First year economics: the big company always eats the small company. You're destined to fail no matter what.
Second year economics: the world sucks
Third year economics: game theory isn't about games. Sorry. But we aren't going to tell you until after you can withdraw. Gotcha!
First year accounting: a=l+oe
Second year accounting: a=l+oe
Third year accounting: a=l+oe, and I hope you paid your taxes
First year law: I'm just a bill and I'm sitting here on capitol hill
Second year law: how to get away with murder
Third year law: how to get away with treason
Fourth year law: how to get away with war crimes
Fourth year accounting: how to get away with not paying your taxes

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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby Euphonium » Mon May 29, 2017 11:10 pm UTC

teelo wrote:First year law: I'm just a bill and I'm sitting here on capitol hill
Second year law: how to get away with murder
Third year law: how to get away with treason
Fourth year law: how to get away with war crimes


Pretty sure law school in the US is a three-year post-graduate course.

And I feel safe assuming US because of "I'm just a bill and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill."

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Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Postby Liri » Tue May 30, 2017 12:40 am UTC

Euphonium wrote:
teelo wrote:First year law: I'm just a bill and I'm sitting here on capitol hill
Second year law: how to get away with murder
Third year law: how to get away with treason
Fourth year law: how to get away with war crimes


Pretty sure law school in the US is a three-year post-graduate course.

And I feel safe assuming US because of "I'm just a bill and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill."

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