As far as I know, people with technical degrees generally become Quantitative Analysts (Quant). This involves being really good at stochastic calculus and programming, especially Monte-Carlo simulations.
I am in an electrical engineering M.S./Ph.D program right now and there are several physics bachelor graduates here. As far as I know they only had to take a couple of courses to catch up (signals/systems mostly). Granted, this program is very theory oriented.
We place many engineers at...
I apologize if this has been discussed before, I didn't find anything.
I'll make it short:
1. I have dual citizenship (US/EU), have spent most of my life in Europe (UK) but came to the US for college. I am 22. As a whole, I relate better to europeans and the way of life there.
2. Have a...
Hi guys, i've just completed my first year at Florida Tech with a 3.78 GPA (and completed Physics 1 and 2, and Chem 1 and 2, as well as up to Calc 3 - all with A's except Chem 1 which was a B. I also took a technical writing course and got an A). I also switched from an Astrophysics major to...
You have to use your best judgment on how much homework to do. The professor always gave us a good amount of set problems, usually I did them all. Sometimes I felt I understood the concept when she said it, so I didn't do the homework and I did fine.
But then there are people who give you way...
I took Calculus 1 and 2 at a community college instead of APs (hell, I didn't take any high school courses in senior year at all, just college) - best decision ever. Now i'm going into 4-year college straight to Physics 1 and Calc 3.
The tests were absolutely not designed so that no-one gets...
I'm at the same stage as you, grade 12 but i'm about to finish Calc 2 at my local college. Then I plan to do Astrophysics at FIT. I recommend you talk to the department head of Physics whenever you get to looking at a university.
I was also choosing between Computer Engineering, Astrophysics...
That's not what I meant...
Anyway, I spoke to my calculus instructor and the campus physics professor (it's a small community college before I go up to FIT). They said that the computer job market is increasing, but so is the number of Computer Engineering graduates. After talking, and for...
But one of my possible careers deals with hardware, servers, and networking, which doesn't require any college education in that field - just certifications (I plan to finish my A+ and then look into MCSE). I am not as interested in designing circuit boards as I am just putting the modules...
Hi all,
I just found out that the college I will be attending this Fall is no longer offering the program that I wanted to do (Computer Information Systems) as undergrad. It got me thinking about what I really want to do.
So I moved to America from the UK almost a year ago. Instead of...
I tried that t thing and it seemed too complicated for the level we are currently at. The trick worked, and I didn't have to use any substitution - just rearrange the sinx/(cosx)^2 to secxtanx which is an easy integral.
Thanks for the fast response.
Hi I have a proof i'm doing
\int \frac{1}{1+\sin(x)}dx
I know that the answer i'm looking for is
\frac{\sin(x) - 1}{\cos(x)}
and then
\tan(x) - \sec(x)
I have tried integration by parts making
u = (1+\sin(x))^{-1} and dv = dx
Eventually I get an answer that...
I am interested in doing server administration, all the signs point to a CIS degree combined with official certifications. That's where the management/technology/computers comes from. Also, i'm awesome at math, but not that great at physics. CIS doesn't require physics but it does require a good...
Hi, I recently switched from a Computer Science undergrad major at Florida Tech to Computer Information Systems. Basically because I like working with hardware, the internet, servers and networks a lot more than programming.
CIS offers half Comp Sci courses (programming in C++ and Java but...
Right, I had the derivative wrong, I still came out with -10, 0 and 10 but the +/-10 were asymptotes according to table and x=0 came out as 40 max area.
That makes absolutely no sense.
That's about where i'd got to, I just overcomplicated things.
the derivative I get is
4(100-x^2)^{\frac{1}{2}} - 4x^2(100-x^2)^{-\frac{1}{2}}
EDIT: Wait a sec... I had the derivative slightly wrong...
I can't seem to figure out this problem.
Find the dimensions of the rectangle with maximum area that can be inscribed in a circle of radius 10.
I start by drawing the diagram and it seems to me like the circle radius corresponds with a line from the center of the rectangle to one of the...
I have a test tomorrow and this is a subject we only briefly touched on. I can find points of discontinuity graphically very easily, but I have no idea how to find them algebraically using just the equation.
I know that when the denominator = 0 and in most piecewise functions there is...
Doing fine until I reached a trig function where I know i've done the work correctly but the answer does not match up exactly with the one in the back of the book.
\sin(x^2y^2)=x
I do the work using product and chain rule
\cos(x^2y^2)(2xy^2+2x^2yy')=1
2xy^2+2x^2yy' = \frac {1}...
I don't know why I thought this, but I thought as long as you had a term that could be counted as a function inside the original function, you should take it's derivative and multiply in series as per chain rule.
I think I see what you mean though, you only take derivative of what has not...
Yes, and then you must take the derivative of 8x and multiply that on because of the chain rule, right?
I thought that as long as you can take a rational derivative with the chain rule, you should.
But that I don't get, as per the chain rule you must first get 8 from g', then 8x from what was in the brackets, then another 8 from 8x. Multiply them together and you get 512x, why is it still 64x?
You must take the derivative of 8x as per the chain rule and then multiply it into that term.
Am I right?
In that case I would have a 512 in front of that x, bleh