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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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    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    This is a problem that has stumped my entire class of Calc 1 students and two Calc 2 students. Find \frac {dy} {dx} y = \frac {(2x+3)^3} {(4x^2-1)^8} I know that the answer is (from the textbook, but I don't know how it got there) -\frac {2(2x+3)^2(52x^2+96x+3)} {(4x^2-1)^9}...
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    Derivative of trig function

    Well i've managed to handle these pretty well considering I was absolutely stumped during Limits of trig functions. However on a more difficult homework question I came out with an incredibly huge answer which was far from the real one. Let me try latex for the first time... \frac {dy}...
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