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    News Elizabeth Warren elected, a crushing defeat for big banks?

    I think its a sad day when a moderate republican is replaced by an extreme left wing. We dont need more far left or far right in congress. We need more moderates. Easier to compromise with moderates than far left/right nut cases. Im appaulled most of this thread seems to think its a sucess and a...
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    News Should the church be taxed?

    Taxing the church? Are you guys for real? Lol.
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    News Fiscal cliff - could be worse

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/us-usa-campaign-house-ryan-idUSBRE8A60MV20121107 Hasnt extended it yet.
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    News Don't want your kid learning about the evils of evolution? Move to Missouri!

    The arrogance of this forum astounds me. I'm done posting or frequenting here. Have a good day.
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    Sick of being underemployed!

    Don't go into physics. if you like the subject go into engineering, where you can feed yourself.
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    Programs Prior military thinking of physics/engineering degree

    As far aerospace Engineerjng goes, they probably design, test and maintain all things that have wind resistance. Like the aerodynamics of a car or a plan. Probably a lot I work on CAD. I'm prior military too doing electrical Engineering and the gi bill is great!! Good luck in yor future plans...
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    Did you take student loans?

    I am fortunate enough to serve my country and earn the gi bill. I will only have to pay out of pocket for about a year. The goal is not take any loans out so I'm gonna save for it. My girlfriend though has about 20k in student loan debt and has just graduated. Her parents has loans of their...
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    News Does libertarianism just shift tyranny from the government to individuals?

    I think we should leave it as it is. It has a built in updating mechanism in it. It's a flawless document with respect to the fact that it can evolve with society. Scrapping would result in rebellion. I don't know what the issue on the 2nd amendment is.
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    Fall schedule.

    The answer is yes. Thanks!
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    Fall schedule.

    Is Calc three, physics 2, digital logic and circuit analysis to much just starting at a new school? Any suggestions or comments are appreciated.
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    Linear Algebra is harder than Calculus

    He is insinuating that the videos are doing the work for him which can be interpreted as lacking effort...
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    News France to introduce 75% income tax rate on earnings above 1 million euros

    Like the half billion we wasted on sylandra? Or the countless others? Alternative Energy isn't as useful as it seems. It is the way of the future but in the far distant future. When you throw money at a problem, it doesn't fix it.
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    News France to introduce 75% income tax rate on earnings above 1 million euros

    I believe both lists are in fact worldwide. Foreigners being in the marketplace of Academia has more to do with "free market" capitalism than anything else. If their home countries had pristine universities, they would just stay there. They're great high schools in America, such as...
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    Linear Algebra is harder than Calculus

    He's trying to understand the problems, looking at lectures for even more understanding and is using his third LA book. I think he's putting in much more effort than you are giving him credit for...
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    News France to introduce 75% income tax rate on earnings above 1 million euros

    Well if we compare how a country allocates it's resources we can compare America to France. Economics is all about allocation of resources and whoever does the best job normally has the best economy. Even though our GDP growth is weak, we still have the most largest GDP in the world. So...
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    News France to introduce 75% income tax rate on earnings above 1 million euros

    Military spending isn't something you can just cut though. It's a form of demand generating enterprise. The service members tend to spend everything they make. ( I know I was in the Army for four years.) The contracts employ companies like General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin. The military is...
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    Programs Wasting time with Spivak? Engi major to-be

    Good engineering book is the one by larson. Less proofs and more stuff you need for engineering. There are some puntam problems for the math major inside of you.
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    Programs Major in Physics or Engineering?

    Engineering = Tons of Jobs and good ROI Physics = Do you want fries with that? Cheap shot on all the physics majors here! hehe
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    Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical engineer?

    The book I had was great. Pretty thorough and didn't assume much and showed most of the steps. Book is here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0547167024/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20
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    News France to introduce 75% income tax rate on earnings above 1 million euros

    If Obama gets re-elected we are on a one way trip to becoming Greece. Our tax revenue has been roughly the same adjusted for inflation +/- 5 percent since WW2 but our debt continues to grow. We have a spending problem and its out of control. America wasn't conceived as a welfare or nanny state...
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    Physics Is there a job shortage for a Physics Graduate?

    I think you'd be better of getting a Masters in Engineering. Engineering is applied physics, and applied is much more marketable than anything theoretical. My outlook on things is a bit different than many people on PF or in the real world. I don't believe in studying things you enjoy just for...
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    Linear Algebra is harder than Calculus

    I disagree with many of the posters here. Using resources online or solution manuals aren't doing the work for you. I used both and received over 100 percent in both calc 1 and 2. They are simply an aid and to ASSUME he's having them do his homework for his is extremely unjust because you don't...
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    Did anyone else feel this way when taking Calculus?

    Calculus is basically a few "simple" concepts that are applied to stuff you already should know, such as the trigonometric identities and algebra manipulation. I've tutored calc 1/2 for a year and realized most people have problems with trig and algebra. Things like the product rule, quotient...
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    Engineering State Variable Method (Circuit Analysis)

    Okay that's what someone else said too. Hopefully someone can help you with this problem!
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    Engineering State Variable Method (Circuit Analysis)

    I got this class this fall and I'm starting to get rather scared. How much physics 2 did you need for this class?
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    News Supreme Court upholds health care reform

    What happens if the family of four makes like 40,000 a year and don't have insurance? Do they get subsidized insurance premiums or tax credits? http://www.dhs.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Public/General%20DHS/FPL.pdf [Broken] This means at 130 percent above the poverty line a family...
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    56-year-old Physics Undergrad

    Ok. I did say if you had the means to do it, my argument would hold no ground. It is really rare for someone in their 50s to be able to afford a education and you should take full advantage of it. In fact, I'm glad my assessment was incorrect, as I stated originally. I honestly hope you find all...
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    56-year-old Physics Undergrad

    Here is my advice, though maybe viewed as pessimistic in nature. I see college as input/output models. If the input is less than the output, it is worth it ( money wise) then it is worth completing to me. One must understand that going to college for the sake of learning is counter productive...
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    Are there any in demand graduate field of physics?

    You can probably be fine or ahead if you go into a graduate engineering program. Engineering is basically applied physics, so I think you would excel. You could also try and get a job as an engineer, I would suspect you would be qualified. Just don't go to graduate school for comparative...
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    Physics in india

    Nvm.
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