View Poll Results: What is your main field?
Biology 2 2.74%
Chemistry 4 5.48%
Computer Science 4 5.48%
Engineering 17 23.29%
Mathematics 10 13.70%
Other Natural Sciences 0 0%
Physics 28 38.36%
Social Science 0 0%
None of the Above 8 10.96%
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What is your main field?


by Unknot
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Feb22-09, 12:39 PM
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I tried to find a poll like this but I failed. So I *suppose* it has never been done before.

If I left your field out, I apologize.

Choices are, in alphabetical order:

Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Engineering
Mathematics
Other Natural Sciences
Physics
Social Science

and of course, none of the above.

I think that covers most of us.
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Feb22-09, 12:53 PM
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Physics.

Quote Quote by Unknot View Post
If I left your field out, I apologize.
Then, for some here, your group isn't big enough, and none of the possibilities will ring true.
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Feb22-09, 01:00 PM
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I'm really interested to find out what those people do. But when I was making the poll I was doubting that there was any "none of the above" person here.

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Feb22-09, 01:08 PM
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What is your main field?


Some people's work may span two or more disciplines, e.g. math/physics, or engineering/physics.

An example of three disciplines might be chemistry/physics/engineering for someone working in fundamental research in corrosion, particularly in corrosion in radiation environments.
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Feb22-09, 01:11 PM
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That's true and I considered enabling multiple selection, but I was afraid it might be "wrong" statistics because then number of votes won't be number of people voted.
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Feb22-09, 01:26 PM
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I voted physics, but would class myself as more maths/physics.
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Quote Quote by George Jones View Post
Then, for some here, your group isn't big enough, and none of the possibilities will ring true.
Quote Quote by Unknot View Post
I'm really interested to find out what those people do. But when I was making the poll I was doubting that there was any "none of the above" person here.
George was making a funny. I guess he expected that someone into knots might have come across groups and rings in their field of study.
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Feb22-09, 01:32 PM
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George was making a funny. I guess he expected that someone into knots might have come across groups and rings in their field of study.
Yes, I eventually got it. The first time I really didn't know what he was saying, but eventually... yes, eventually.
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Feb22-09, 02:03 PM
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Quote Quote by George Jones View Post
Then, for some here, your group isn't big enough, and none of the possibilities will ring true.
But why "ring" ? I mean, the term "group" may somehow make sense, at least it is vague enough, but what suggests the term "ring" as being relevant to the "ring" structure ? I never got it frankly. It's the exact same term in french and does not make any more sense. As for "field" (algebraic), in french it's called a "body", and again, I don't see how that should be suggestive of the algebraic structure thus named.
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Feb22-09, 02:05 PM
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I'm in experimental high energy astrophysics. On the side, I also try and think of shorter names for my discipline.
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Feb22-09, 02:06 PM
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Quote Quote by humanino View Post
But why "ring" ? I mean, the term "group" may somehow make sense, at least it is vague enough, but what suggests the term "ring" as being relevant to the "ring" structure ? I never got it frankly. It's the exact same term in french and does not make any more sense. As for "field" (algebraic), in french it's called a "body", and again, I don't see how that should be suggestive of the algebraic structure thus named.
Well Z does look like a ring and Q does look like a field... what I don't get is "group".

or is that my overactive imagination???
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Quote Quote by Unknot View Post
Well Z does look like a ring and Q does look like a field... what I don't get is "group".

I have to little imagination to be a mathematician then, it's that simple.
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Feb22-09, 02:58 PM
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Quote Quote by Unknot View Post
I'm really interested to find out what those people do. But when I was making the poll I was doubting that there was any "none of the above" person here.
I'm "none of the above" I'm in technology, data networks to be exact.
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
I'm "none of the above" I'm in technology, data networks to be exact.
That would make you 'notabove'?

The internet did not exist when we were in high school, although the telecommunications networks did exist. I used to use dial-up on a time-shared mainframe. The grad students in our engineering department installed the first network, and we subsequently hooked our network to the university's network. I was able to get into other computers across the nation on what was some kind of network, possibly the precursor to the internet, but the syntax was something like - node1::node2:: . . . ::destination
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Feb22-09, 06:20 PM
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I'm a lipid biochemist so I just voted chemistry.
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Feb22-09, 07:38 PM
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I voted for engineering. It's ideal.
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Feb22-09, 08:53 PM
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Student...
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Feb22-09, 08:57 PM
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I prefer the algebraic numbers myself


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