Search results

  1. Who Am I

    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    I don't see myself becoming a consultant. This has more to do with channeling my drive to design things - and systems. I've started also considering systems engineering because one of the things I actually love doing the most is finding distantly related ideas and connecting them in a...
  2. Who Am I

    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    Post bachelor's are basically like secondary undergrad degrees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postbaccalaureate_program. Someone in my school was actually getting one of these and graduated and is doing radio astronomy now. Since I've taken many physics classes, I've got the prereqs for...
  3. Who Am I

    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    Well, I do know someone personally who worked with engineers who maybe wasn't specifically an engineer who worked at Raytheon and was a physics major, now doing his Ph.D. in physics in my lab. Post bacherlor's is also a thing. Calculus and intro physics is most of early engineering anyways...
  4. Who Am I

    I Inductance of a Solenoid Around a Conducting Sphere?

    Yep, basically this was my objection to the person I was debating with. Skin depth is for AC currents and that stuff is built off of more basic concepts like Faraday's Law. So, he basically made a giant mistake.
  5. Who Am I

    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    It would be good if I could study and take it. I feel that having a physics education has enabled me to self-educate pretty rapidly. The other thing I've thought of is getting a post-bachelor's. It would be not too difficult to take a full load somewhere, then go get a masters. So, no...
  6. Who Am I

    I Inductance of a Solenoid Around a Conducting Sphere?

    And EM waves with longer wavelengths have lower energy, correct? So, either you turn it on very slowly and the energy propagated into the core is small and reflects back immediately, or you turn it on quickly and it's reflected quickly. I guess the problem is how would you solve this problem...
  7. Who Am I

    I Inductance of a Solenoid Around a Conducting Sphere?

    The skin depth is the characteristic length of attenuation (the length at which the wave attenuates by a factor of 1/e) of an EM wave in matter - including conductors. The fact that the frequencies of EM waves are so high and the conductivity (σ) of conductors is so high is why they're so...
  8. Who Am I

    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    I'm about to graduate with a degree in physics. I have ADHD, depression and anxiety related issues. I've worked very hard to overcome these issues, and I feel I have very recently actually hit my stride with getting things done consistently. Likewise, my GPA is pretty bad, but I've curtailed...
  9. Who Am I

    I Inductance of a Solenoid Around a Conducting Sphere?

    I got into a little debate about the nature of a problem where you put a giant solenoid around the equator of Mars to give it a magnetic field (not my idea, I like futuristic things but... there are probably better things to worry about). Anyways, I got into a debate about the effect of the...
  10. Who Am I

    Engineering Engineering: Jobs with more creativity involved?

    Lol I just want to solve problems. My goals aren't so dreamy/high tech as they are about making a contribution to society in an area that I find interesting. I don't care really about "high tech." I don't think I have since early high school, actually. I do care about being able to approach a...
  11. Who Am I

    Engineering Engineering: Jobs with more creativity involved?

    I'll never sprint at 27 mph. There's maybe a one in a trillion chance I'll emulate Elon Musk. lol. He's also merely the CEO, has a physics degree, not an engineering degree. He is somewhat of a prodigy, programming since he was 10 years old. But, he is the CEO and I'm not sure how...
  12. Who Am I

    Mitigating stress in school?

    Well, I've got a bit of an obsession with road biking: just did 42 miles today and studied for a test. I also have been eating fish, beans and vegetables every night (and it tastes great). EDIT: anyone in college right now, cheap fish is Swai. Just put some pepper, salt and lemon, maybe a...
  13. Who Am I

    Mitigating stress in school?

    The opposite happens for me. I actually start to get pissed off and I try harder. I had a ***** of a vector calc teacher who explained nothing. Me and two other people studied together. When we turned in the homework on triple integrals, we were the ONLY ones in the class who even knew what we...
  14. Who Am I

    Engineering Engineering: Jobs with more creativity involved?

    Well, SpaceX hasn't put any ~humans~ up yet because they're doing stuff that's so new. They've got a great track record for their cost lowering and innovation, I must say though. Most "innovative" things in the aerospace don't go so well from the reading I've done. But aside from that, I like...
  15. Who Am I

    Engineering Engineering: Jobs with more creativity involved?

    I am feeling pretty confident about switching to engineering (from physics) now. I recently reread an interview between Elon Musk and Chris Anderson. Musk stated the following: I want a job that allows me to be inventive and creative. Doing the same thing over and over again seems pretty...
  16. Who Am I

    Mitigating stress in school?

    I've noticed the only times I truly feel stressed are when I don't manage my time well and I end up somewhat backed up on coursework and have to learn and apply a lot of tough concepts in a short amount of time. Did anyone here go through school with lower amounts of stress (no stress would...
  17. Who Am I

    Other Should I Become an Engineer?

    Lol I can't speak as an engineer, but I'm thinking of switching and the posts I'm reading are making me feel a bit more like I really should make the switch and that it will fit me. I just wanted to say, I'm 20, don't have my Legos anymore, but I still build them in my minds eye. And not the...
  18. Who Am I

    Programs Getting bachelors degree late

    My cousin is going to be around that age when he graduates pretty soon. He is making fairly decent money already, and he's not even out of school. He's in mechanical engineering.
  19. Who Am I

    Engineering Part time engineering jobs?

    Oh, how society irritates me in a lot of ways. I think that Benjamin Franklin had it right with 8 hours of work, play and rest in a 24 hour day. The problem is, the 8 hour work day was most effective in the 50s when we had a sexist patriarchal society in which the man went to work for 8 hours...
  20. Who Am I

    Engineering Part time engineering jobs?

    While I often get replies from people here asking why I don't want to work as much as they do, I'd still like to know if part-time engineering jobs exist. I just have a different lifestyle in mind, and it isn't the typical American style of "work forever and don't enjoy anything else in life...
  21. Who Am I

    DUI and applying for jobs

    You could just go to grad school anyways to do more fruitful work in engineering. I don't know much about how DUIs affect the application.
  22. Who Am I

    Engineering Is engineering the right career for me?

    This is one of the most helpful things I've read in a while. I really like physics, but the job market for a physics major is just abysmal for how much sheer work you have to put out. Engineering seems far less competitive in that there are far more openings for engineers since engineering needs...
  23. Who Am I

    Engineering If you spent years working as a full time engineer, what could you make part time?

    I am trying to work my life out and I don't want my mathematical skills to go to waste, but I also don't want to be working my *** off for the rest of my life. So, I was wondering, if you worked full time as an engineer for several years getting lots of experience, would it be possible to...
  24. Who Am I

    Engineering I'm torn: Engineering vs. Physics

    I think you're right, and I think that second statement I didn't omit says why for me personally.
  25. Who Am I

    Engineering I'm torn: Engineering vs. Physics

    I'm not only talking about schooling. I'm talking about career flexibility and the amount of time spent in school. To do anything interesting with physics, you need a Ph.D. With engineering, to do something interesting you would be best off with a masters, and to do something lucrative, you...
  26. Who Am I

    Engineering I'm torn: Engineering vs. Physics

    I did enjoy the small amount of coding that I have done. But, I think this also comes down to more of a lifestyle thing as well. From everything I hear about academic physics is that the pay isn't wonderful in comparison to the amount of sheer work that you have to do and schooling that you have...
  27. Who Am I

    Engineering I'm torn: Engineering vs. Physics

    Yes, I have yet another thread asking for advice, and yes, I am also adding to the list of threads on this topic. I suppose having an audience to talk to will help me clear out my head before I even get responses, however, I would definitely like some advice. I'm currently torn between...
  28. Who Am I

    I would like to avoid working ridiculously long hours.

    Sounds fine to me, actually. It also sounds typical of American scientists, according to that article. Chinese scientists tended to work the same hours a week, but go home earlier, but not have time on the weekend. Especially if the work environment is rewarding, which is why I am choosing...
  29. Who Am I

    I would like to avoid working ridiculously long hours.

    Sounds similar to the current state corporate America, with respect to the operations in the workplace.
Top