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    Physics Help with my future in Physics

    I think you should fix your user information when it comes to degrees first. I highly doubt you are currently pursuing a Political Science+Economics degree, a masters in History and a PhD in Physics. If you want a PhD in physics than get a physics undergraduate degree first. And if you can't...
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    Schools What is the purpose of a college education?

    Alright you got me, I made the mistake to generalize (assuming that 1 for profit university= others). Regardless, you can't deny that there is an increasing number of folks with undergraduate degrees working in a job that offers a lower salary than expected.
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    News Occupy Wall Street protest in New-York

    The European mistake was to create a single currency without creating a single government. Just to clear things out.
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    Why college/university is so expensive in the USA

    Depends how you see the student. Is the student the supply or the demand?
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    Temporary marriage, it's about time

    I could see it work for students. You can marry your college sweetheart and by the time the marriage ends no one is going to call you a fornicator (not that people use this word often in the western world)
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    Schools What is the purpose of a college education?

    I did not claim that unis are for profit. I said their goal was to get as many students as they can, in order to cover their own expenses. I can find a source, but after many journalistic investigations, universities have changed their websites. What I claimed is what I have read back when I...
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    First time exposed to Calculus 1 and I'm not doing so well. I'm in the

    I think that's why kids are not doing so well in Math and Physics. It's because they've had a weak foundation. I still remember when I used to get hit by my parents for not doing well in math. Then I got the highest marks in math in HS. Not that I condone violence, it's just that everyone needs...
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    Schools What is the purpose of a college education?

    Most university websites. Most speeches by university recruiters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/19/university-of-phoenix-rec_n_687681.html That's just 1 example.
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    Schools What is the purpose of a college education?

    I don't have any problem with capitalism. I believe the economic system should be a mixture of capitalism and socialism. Some things people need should be covered by the government if and only if the economy is strong (done by capitalism). These things should be certain areas of education...
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    Why college/university is so expensive in the USA

    Why is tution skyrocketing ? Too many people. When I was a first year engineering student, the tuition was around 9k. I saw way too many people getting into engineering without knowing what they wanted to do. They just wanted the prestige and the money but they didn't even know if they had the...
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    Do you think the world needs more theoretical physicists?

    We don't need theoretical physicists, we need more soldiers, more politicians, more lobbyists, more scammers and anyone who should be on this list. (Sarcasm) Complete the above list if you feel like it.
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    Schools What is the purpose of a college education?

    I did a mistake by assuming that the cost of a physics degree would be somewhat around the same as an EE degree. However, I still think that a physics degree should be free when it comes to tuition. I am sick and tired of universities lying to prospective students in order to sucking every...
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    Temporary marriage, it's about time

    Actually, this is just practiced in Shia Islam. The majority of Muslims (sunni) stay away from that. It is legal prostitution because the man has to give dowry. What some men do is "marry" the bride for an hour, pay the dowry and consume the marriage, then they move on with their lives. It is...
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    Schools What is the purpose of a college education?

    I can understand the path to a PhD. You need proof of an academic education before entering graduate school. I was referring to getting an undergraduate degree just to get "knowledge" without a PhD as a goal. Trust me, there is way too many people that get an undergraduate degree and end up...
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    Schools What is the purpose of a college education?

    Why would you have to pay in order to get "knowledge"? I would rather get a degree that would guarantee a miserable but financially rewarding job rather than get a degree and get a miserable job that doesn't pay the bills.
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    Revolutions problem y=-x^2+12x-35

    You're panicking for no reason. If you like the technology involved with electrical engineering, and you're comfortable with EE courses than stay. If not, change.
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    First time exposed to Calculus 1 and I'm not doing so well. I'm in the

    Do well in Calculus 1 because Calculus 2 and 3 are next.
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    Harvard 1869 entrance exam

    So if that MIT test was still around I could get in MIT ? That's pretty awesome.
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    Dropped out of grad school for the third time today

    I am pretty sure that there are people who were away, working in the industry and came back to school for a Master's and got one. Sounds like you don't have the motivation. If you don't have it, than don't go into grad school. I don't know what you value in life, so I can't tell you what to...
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    Schools What is the purpose of a college education?

    Depends. Jobs? Pursuing a dream ? Or just to show others that you've got a university degree and they don't ? It also depends what kind of degree it is. There some useless degrees nowadays like Liberal Arts and even Business. Business should be about practice not theory. Everyone who succeeded...
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    Why college/university is so expensive in the USA

    Agreed. There is a demand for those prestige universities when it doesn't really matter where you get your degree from. People are so dumb and so focused on attending a school of prestige that they dive themselves in a sea of debt. In my university, there is SO many people that enrolled this...
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    Top 3 hardest college majors

    Engineering is much harder than any other degree, if harder means heavier courseload . I'm taking EE and in my university, we don't take math courses in 3rd year but we take a a lot on electrical engineering (math, physics and some design) , we also have to take an engineering economics course...
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    Studying Can physicists do any physics problem from a university physics textbook?

    What if it is an engineering problem rather than a physics one ?
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    How powerful is the CIA?

    Read exactly what I said. I wrote this : " from the CIA's POV". That is why they didn't midn ex-CIA to talk about the drug trafficking used as a way to finance certain ops.
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    Aspiring Particle Physicist Requesting Advice

    You're only 15, I doubt you have done enough physics to realize what fascinates you. Physics is broad, don't limit yourself to becoming a theoretical particle physicists at such an age. Keep taking advanced classes since the standard classes are pretty poor in America. Also try to make it into...
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    Horizontal and vertical oscillations of a loaded spring

    Lenght of a spring doesn't matter. It's the position of the mass attached to the spring that matters. In this case, the position is changing downwards (which is seen as negative), than to bring it up you need to increase it's position. Imagine the block is at 5 meters up from the ground. It...
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    Horizontal and vertical oscillations of a loaded spring

    Force tells us : how much acceleration is done on an object of mass m and where is this acceleration direction. There is an increase in L, but the acceleration is toward down. The mass of the spring isn't changing, the mass of the block isn't changing but the position of the block is. And...
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    Horizontal and vertical oscillations of a loaded spring

    Think about the force as a vector, the sign just states the direction of the vectors in a x,y plane. Up can be associated to positive and down negative, that is why it is F=kdl rather than F=-kdl . It is because up was chosen as positive and F = -mg. In the first page, left is negative and...
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    Horizontal and vertical oscillations of a loaded spring

    Because gravitational force is negative ? Sign is really arbitrary. Mg can be positive or negative. If it is negative than restoring force is positive and vice versa.
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    Super easy driving question - instantaneous acceleration

    No decreasing means going from a big value to a lesser value. Going from 10 to 3 is decreasing. Negative means less than zero. A negative acceleration would be an acceleration against the car. If you drive a car into a building the car will stop and go backwards because the building is...
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