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    Stress levels in the financial industry?

    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.
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    Engineering Physics BS to Engineering Master's?

    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...
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    Engineering Engineering graduate - US vs Europe

    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...
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    Fast Track Masters

    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...
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    Schools AP Calculus vs. College Calculus

    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...
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    Schools AP Calculus vs. College Calculus

    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...
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    EE or Theoretical Physics

    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...
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    Lines of study (Astrophysics, Comp Engineering)

    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...
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    Lines of study (Astrophysics, Comp Engineering)

    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...
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    Lines of study (Astrophysics, Comp Engineering)

    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...
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    Reciprocal of Trig - Integral

    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.
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    Reciprocal of Trig - Integral

    And I will be fixing my latex right now...
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    Reciprocal of Trig - Integral

    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...
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    Courses Florida Tech - Business courses?

    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...
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    Courses Florida Tech - Business courses?

    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...
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    Applied Min/Max word problem

    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.
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    Applied Min/Max word problem

    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...
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    Applied Min/Max word problem

    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...
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    Finding Discontinuity Algebraically

    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...
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    Implicit Differentiation issue

    Edit: Nevermind! I got the algebraic rule, the trig just threw me off.
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    Implicit Differentiation issue

    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}...
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    Chain Rule problem

    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...
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    Chain Rule problem

    Got it! Thanks!
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    Chain Rule problem

    The answer to the problem still has the (2x+3)^2 so I left it as it is, am I wrong?
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    Chain Rule problem

    Am I right so far in simplifying (using pascal's triangle and binomial theorem) \frac {6(4x^2-1)(2x+3)^2 - 64x(8x^3+36x^2+54x+27)} {4x^2-1)^9}
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    Chain Rule problem

    8(4x^2-1)^7(8x)(8) is how we do chain rule in class. Perhaps i'm horribly mistaken and i've forgotten part of the rules of the chain rule...
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    Chain Rule problem

    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.
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    Chain Rule problem

    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?
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    Chain Rule problem

    Was that to my last post? Because I somehow doubt it :(
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    Chain Rule problem

    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
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