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    How do you overcome parental favortism?

    Thank you for the feedback ebos, I will try to look in to a self-help group of some sort.
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    How do you overcome parental favortism?

    Hi everyone, Has anyone here been the victim of parental favoritism as an adult? I am specifically talking about situations where one or both parents are convincingly giving one sibling special treatment (i.e. employment/career opportunities, monetary gain, etc.) over the other siblings. If so...
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    Should I quit school altogether

    Thanks to everyone who responded. I will take a while longer to think everything through. PF really is a great resource.
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    Should I quit school altogether

    Thanks for the advice everyone, I am still listening.
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    Should I quit school altogether

    I just need something solid and fundamental to focus my attention on. Math/Physics does this, while Philosophy seems to have a lot of fluff that can be entirely opinion based most of the time, if not all the time. The logic courses in Philosophy were alright when I took them.
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    Should I quit school altogether

    Yes it so happens that while I was still in the Philosophy program four years ago I enjoyed the logic-based courses the most. If I do re-enter the program I would take only those types of courses you mentioned.
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    Should I quit school altogether

    not too sure what you mean here - is the correct solution to stay home, go back to school, and finish the degree? I can definitely move out now and manage some sort of basic existence for a while, but will certainly forfeit the degree at this point. correct, I have zero math/physics courses at...
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    Should I quit school altogether

    It's just really difficult for me to judge the value of the BA in Philosophy, and the uncertainty about job prospects is causing me a lot of stress. From what I've been told for years by family members, as well the time I have spent researching the subject on my own, is that nobody cares about...
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    Should I quit school altogether

    I understand
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    Should I quit school altogether

    Hello, I'm having a serious debate with myself as to whether or not I should continue going to University. Four years ago I was on the verge to complete a BA in Philosophy, but quit the program cold before entering my final semester (major motivational issues). I did some soul searching since...
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    Ba or bsc in physics

    Hello, I will be entering my first year as a Bsc physics student in January. I am wondering if I should switch to a regular BA to avoid a few chemistry courses I will need to take that come along with enrolling in a Bsc degree program. I have no interest in chemistry or anything other than...
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    Is maths easier to learn on your own compared to physics?

    Hi, I remember reading a bio on Robert Langland a few weeks ago and he said that when the time came for him to decide his major in school, he chose maths instead of physics. He said that he found maths easier to learn on his own when compared to physics, and this seemed to have an influence on...
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    When do you begin to prove? which maths lead to proofs?

    Ok I have a much better idea now, thank you
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    When do you begin to prove? which maths lead to proofs?

    Okay, so maybe a book on logic to start?
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    When do you begin to prove? which maths lead to proofs?

    Hi, Could someone please tell me at which point in learning maths do you begin to write and solve proofs? I have taken high school maths so far except for discrete math. If there is a list of different maths that lead up to proof writing, please let me know of them and in which order I...
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    What does this mean? (how good a school/program is)

    very interesting thank you everyone
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    What does this mean? (how good a school/program is)

    Ok, I think I have a better picture now, thanks
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    What does this mean? (how good a school/program is)

    Hi, I often hear people say that a certain program (i.e. computer science, maths, etc) is better at one school than at another. For example, here in Canada a lot of people say that if you want to enter in to computer science you should go to the University of Waterloo, because they have a...
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    Self study help

    Ok thanks, this clears things up a lot more :biggrin:
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    Self study help

    Ok, I'm thinking more review in calculus and trig. I already went over both subjects in high school, but I think I need to review them again. Would you say that if I have a good understanding of beginner calculus, trig, and discrete maths, and along with some programming experience, then I...
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    Self study help

    I am applying to University in January 2016 for either maths or computer science. I have taken the Gr. 12 prerequisite courses and did alright in them (calculus 89, physics 96, etc), but I feel I still do not have a solid foundation in maths to really feel comfortable going in to a degree...
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    EMF radiation shielding and dirty electricity

    Yes this is all very interesting ~ I spend literally all day in front of a computer and various electronics so I am a bit worried. I am trying the tinfoil idea until I can find a better solution, as I heard tinfoil reflects em-waves very well. I heard that anything wireless emits a much...
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    EMF radiation shielding and dirty electricity

    This website sums up what I am talking about: http://www.lessemf.com/index.html I guess I am just trying to find someone who is familiar enough with EMF radiation to give a beginner some advice... Also, everything on this site seems very expensive and maybe there is an alternative to finding...
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    EMF radiation shielding and dirty electricity

    Hello, Does anyone shield themselves from computer / monitor from EMF radiation? if so what materials do you use to cover/coat your electronics? I am buying an EMF meter soon (Trifield 100XE) and plan on solving all my EMF issues, specifically around my computer tower, monitor, and other...
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    Wave interference pattern

    λ= 7mm dS1S2=23mm (distance between the two sources) PnS1=62mm (source 1 to the node point) PnS2=81mm (source 2 to the node point) I was only given these two equations: |PnS1-PnS2|=(n-1/2)λ |PmS1-PmS2|=mλ where m=the antinode Maybe I just need help understanding what the question is asking...
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    Wave interference pattern

    1. Homework Statement Using the two-dimensional wave interference pattern shown and the two equations involving path difference, complete the following: (please see attachment) a)Measure the wavelength of the waves, the distance between the sources, and the path distance from each of the...
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    Simon suffers an injury at a campsite on the bank of a canal

    1. Homework Statement Simon suffers an injury at a campsite on the bank of a canal that is 6sqrt(2) km wide. if he is able to paddle his kayak at 5km/h and pedal a bicycle at 15km/h along the opposite bank, where should be land on the opposite bank to reach the hospital in minimum time? 2...
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    Logarithms and scientific calculator

    ok thank you for the help everything is clear now
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    Logarithms and scientific calculator

    sorry, it is the first expression you mentioned
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    Logarithms and scientific calculator

    1. Homework Statement y= -2log3(x-3) -1 2. Homework Equations I am using a SHARP EL-546W scientific calculator, and I do not know what steps to take in order to find a point given an x value. i.e. if x=3, then y=6. I cannot seem to get 6 on my own and I have tried a wide variety of methods...
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