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1. ### Pursuing Masters in Civil Engineering immediately after Bachelors?

basst82 and Pyrrhus, thanks for the advice. Greatly appreciated. I seem to be caught up with the ASCE BS+30 situation. You're right, its not written in stone. I guess I'm just worried that by the time I have enough work experience under a P.E., the requirements for the exam would change. Then I...
2. ### Pursuing Masters in Civil Engineering immediately after Bachelors?

Hey guys, its been a while since I've been on this board and just wanted to ask for some advice/insight/recommendations. I'm currently a senior undergraduate getting my degree in Civil Engineering. Lately, I've really been considering graduate school due to two reasons: 1. ASCE in support of...
3. ### Why is this certain angle 20 degrees?

Oh, I guess I made the wrong assumption. I was assuming the angle that VB/A made was not necessarily 20 degrees. I guess I'm confused (a little bit) still is because I can't see it geometrically. Like say for instance, I'm still on the assumption that the angle is not 20 degrees for VB/A and...
4. ### Why is this certain angle 20 degrees?

VB/A comes off the head of VA. I just don't see how its 20 degrees when VB/A and VA are connected as seen on the solutions diagram.
5. ### Why is this certain angle 20 degrees?

I saw that 20 degrees was given, I just don't see how the angle is 20 degrees on the solution diagram. Ship A observes ship B at 20 degrees, but how is VB/A also 20 degrees down from horizontal? Sorry for the confusion!
6. ### Why is this certain angle 20 degrees?

Homework Statement Problem #199 http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8008/scan0001vd.jpg [Broken] Solution http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2131/199hg.jpg [Broken] Homework Equations Why is the angle from VB/A 20 degrees from the solution diagram? It would seem that I had to know that...
7. ### Switching from Engineering to Applied Mathematics?

yungman, neergmas thanks for the insights. I really appreciate it. I think I'm mostly worried about how my parents and family would react to me switching out. They would question whether or not I would even be able to land a job as opposed to engineering. When someone says they are a math...
8. ### Switching from Engineering to Applied Mathematics?

I'm falling in love with math everyday I tutor. I know I'm just dealing with the basic algebra, trig and calculus where I work but it has definitely influenced me towards a career in math. neergmas, were you a genius in math or did you just like the subject? Reason why I ask is because I'm...
9. ### Switching from Engineering to Applied Mathematics?

Hey guys, I've been going through a dilemma lately. I'm currently an engineering major and I've completed all the math and engineering courses available at a JC. But for some reason I don't feel truly happy or excited about engineering. I got A's in all my engineering classes but I honestly do...
10. ### Civil Engineering or Astrophysics it's decision time.

Hello arunma, after reading your post (sorry that I deleted my original post!) do you mind giving me your email? I would like to ask some questions since you have experience living in an "Asian" household with the typical "Asian" parents. I also would like to ask you about Physics in general...
11. ### Civil Engineering or Astrophysics it's decision time.

I'm worried that space exploration has been swept under a rug these past 10 years. What are astrophysicists doing these days?
12. ### Civil Engineering or Astrophysics it's decision time.

edit: I've decided to stick with CE. Though I do love the study of the universe, I don't think I would be able to hand graduate school and all the research that is packed along with it. The books I've read are enough to satisfy my interest in space and time. During this economy, I think I'm...
13. ### Taking a semester off of physics

By the time I take E&M in the fall I would be finished with all of my math. Right now I'm taking Calc3 and DE. In the summer I will be taking Linear Algebra. Thank you for the insight.
14. ### Taking a semester off of physics

Hi, I just would like to hear some insights from you guys about my situation. Last semester I took Physics - Mechanics (1st sem physics for engineers). I passed it with a high B. I felt comfortable but not superior at the subject after taking the final. Now this semester I was supposed to take...
15. ### General Work question

General "Work" question I was just wondering how can Wtotal = 1/2(m1+m2)v2?
16. ### Fluid Mechanic help- Find the acceleration rate of a pipe that decreases in diameter

Homework Statement A pipe is designed to have its cross sectional area decreasing linearly from 12-inch diameter to 6-inch diameter. What is the acceleration rate at a section 10 inches from the ending section of 12-inch pipe at time = 3 sec? The volume flow rate Q=2t cfs (note: t is in sec)...
17. ### Courses Electricity & Magnetism course difficulty?

thanks very much for the insights guys. its very informing to hear your experiences with e&m. i see that the main advice is simply the mathematics involved. I am only in calcII and i'll be taking calcIII with mechanics. are vectors are in calcIII?
18. ### Courses Electricity & Magnetism course difficulty?

ive been hearing about this course in the community college i attend and from what I've heard is that this is the hardest lower division physics course that most people take. I am a civil engineering major and the people I've talked to are also engineering majors. any advice for those who have...
19. ### I don't know where i want to transfer to

yeah i won't be transferring until spring 2010, still a long way to go. definitely ill visit some campuses and talk with engineering majors/faculty and the like. see I've been getting mixed reviews about uc davis. some say its really bad, then others say its really good. i have considered...
20. ### I don't know where i want to transfer to

hey guys, I'm finishing up on my 2nd year at community college in norcal majoring in civil engineering. with the end of the semester coming, that question pops up in my mind once more. where do i want to transfer to? as of now, my mind is set on going to a uc (university of california) as...
21. ### Calculus III & differential equations in one semester?

should i or should i not? any advice? here's my current fall08 schedule: calculusIII differential equations mechanics of solids and fluids general ed course both calcIII and de are in the evening (back-to-back, 2 hours each). for those who have taken both of these classes, is it...