What is students: Definition and 521 Discussions

A student is a person enrolled in a school or other educational institution.In the United Kingdom and most commonwealth countries, a "student" attends a secondary school or higher (e.g., college or university); those in primary or elementary schools are "pupils".

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  1. S

    Why some students are good at math and others lag behind

    "Former math teacher explains why some students are good at math and others lag behind" The title of a news article shown on todays Yahoo site, https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-math-teacher-explains-why-122744193.html Looking in the section called " Why are some students ‘good’ at math and...
  2. jedishrfu

    The Battle of the Little Big Chat at Texas A&M

    An inept Texas A&M prof flunks students because he said Chat GPT has told him the students let Chat write their essays. Now some cant graduate because of the snafu. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/texas-am-chatgpt-ai-professor-flunks-students-false-claims-1234736601/
  3. bhobba

    Unlock the Power of Calculus: Algebra 1 to Boaz for Students

    Here is an interesting book a student could do after after Algebra 1, or even integrate into an Algebra 1 course: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077VV95N3/?tag=pfamazon01-20 And a website: https://www.calculussolution.com/ Several topics become easier, such as logarithms, when you know a...
  4. warhammer

    Physics Are many Physics Students entering into Astrophysics?

    Maybe it is my present circle but I see a lot of students pursuing Astrophysics and related domains in terms of projects, Master's Degree etc. and I wonder what are the reasons for the same. Is the field extremely "hot" or is it just saturation caused by excessive Pop Sci influence? Full...
  5. kamalMKA

    Mechanics for High School Students: Building a Robotic Arm

    TL;DR Summary: Mechanical engineering,robotics,mechnics,dynamics Hi guys , I'm new to mechnics and I want to learn it for building robotic arm , but I find mechanics book topics somewhat difficult for me , what I need to learn to get started as I'm a highschool student with basic level math.
  6. H

    Technical questions from grad students on their research

    In my brief time here I have encountered a number of threads that give every indication of being a specific technical question from a grad student on their research. In at least one instance, the conclusion that the question was posed by a grad student is consistent with the poster's profile...
  7. gleem

    Students' Complaint Gets Prof Fired

    Students at NYU complaining about a well know chemistry professor's grading and his alledged unavailability caused the NYU administration not to renew his contract. Read about it here. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/03/us/nyu-organic-chemistry-petition.html Apparently this is a premed...
  8. LCSphysicist

    Courses Quantum optics for graduate students

    I have just finished my course on electromagnetism. Due to my performance, the professor has contact me for congratulations and asking, if i want, to join his quantum optics course for graduate students. Even so i think it is interesting to follow the advice, i am a little afraid if this...
  9. A

    Math Applied math work opportunities for high school students?

    Hi. I'm a high school student interested in applied math, including but not limited to climate modelling, auto differentiation, and simulations. It'd be really nice if I could get some experience in those fields in a structured learning environment, like an internship, with mentors if possible...
  10. A

    Your advice to first-year PhD students

    What advice would you give a first-year PhD student in physics? Another question: If you could go back and do your PhD again, what would you do differently/better?
  11. neilparker62

    How many arrangements of these students on the committee?

    11.1 10 x 9 11.2.1 10! 11.2.2 I'm not sure. Attempt at solution: a) members of same grade must stand together => 5! x 2! b) Grade 12 in the centre means 1 of 5 groups is fixed but there are 2 ways the centre group can stand => 4! x 2! x2!
  12. Habib

    Testing STEM students with high GPAs (3.3+), how do you study for university?

    STEM students with high GPAs (3.3+), how do you study for university final exam?
  13. newbie1127

    A question about exam problems for Engineering students

    Summary:: hi everyone, i have always wondered whenever i am solving problems in preparation for exams, if other people see the problems that i encounter the same way i do. so, i decided i would write a post and collect perspectives. the way i see it exam problems can be classified in two...
  14. M

    Best way to distribute exam questions to students for a fair exam

    Without the extra restriction, the number of ways to do this is ##3!S ( 8, 3 )##: The Stirling number counts ways to distribute the different questions into three non-empty sets and the 3! accounts for the different ways to distribute the sets among the students. To construct the forbidden...
  15. Jamestein Newton

    Courses Is it necessary for theoretical physics students to take a course in PDE?

    By PDE. The book written by Walter Alexander Strauss perfect described a typical undergraduate PDE course I have in my mind. It should at least include: Laplace equations, waves and diffusions reflection, boundary problems, Fourier series The content of the book I mentioned can also be found...
  16. shivajikobardan

    MHB Semantic Net: 1 Example, Students & Parties

    1 example to represent the question in semantic net. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Gu5Cd7Xha3IDmtFfCHA7P_GCsQc9HyN9gt3a_M_2g1v_U3g8dHQyZkM537SZvQyhum0DyaaTGrmvVLBZWNq5z2tRFK_2fqg7y739u79WcDN31ipqtNzFH7CL95AlQgAMZOE7IPr9 Second question-: every student loves to party. Represent this in...
  17. H

    In search of a non-linear way to prepare students for this unique exam

    Suppose there is an exam of maths, for a particular service, whose syllabus is of Bachelor of Science: Maths level, i.e. the syllabus includes (exhaustively) Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial...
  18. shivajikobardan

    MHB Choosing an Elective for Final Year Engineering Students

    How do I choose a good elective? I want sth that gives me good marks as i am in final year 2nd semester. I want sth that has good courses over the internet. I don’t want you to pick it up for me but in general just guide me about how to choose the elective? I will put only ones that I am...
  19. A

    Advice for students who want to start research in Civil Engineering

    Summary:: I'm a Physics instructor (no formal Engineering training) in a private college. As part of my job I had to teach Statics and Mechanics of Materials. They now formed a student group to start activities looking to do research and they wanted me as advisor. Hello guys. So basically I...
  20. Hamiltonian

    Relativity Advanced Theoretical Physics: a book on SR & GR for Undergrad Students?

    I recently came across a book called advanced theoretical physics -nick lucid. chap6 covers tensors and chap 7&8 cover SR&GR. I have studied a bit of SR before but never GR. At this point in life I don't want to read huge books on the subject. this book covers relativity entirely in three...
  21. N

    Why do students struggle with word problems?

    I have been struggling with word problems all of my life. Ironically, I am not alone. Students around the globe fear and struggle with word problems. In your opinion, why is this the case?
  22. Orodruin

    B Popular talks by PhD students, May 27

    As part of a course for the Physics and Applied Physics PhD programs at KTH, I am organising a short conference where the PhD students will present their research in short popular and technical talks. The popular talks on May 27 between 9.30 and 15.45 (CEST) are open to the public (digitally of...
  23. V

    MHB Creating An Awesome Statistics Course For Students

    Hi everybody, my name is Vaughny. I was once a statistics tutor, and I loved making statistics easier to understand for those who struggle learning the material. I've seen students in high school and college go through a painful experience of not having enough resources or just having horrible...
  24. A

    Classical Home Experiment / Demo / Training Kit for students to use at home?

    Dear all, could you kindly recommend Physics Demo home kits (mechanics, Optics, Sound, Electricity/Magnetism) for secondary school level, to practice and learn at home? many thanks
  25. gleem

    Attention High School Students and Teachers

    The Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics (http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/about/about-perimeter ) is holding a question and answer session "Inspiring Future Women in Science – Live Q&A" for students and teachers on careers in science on February 11. In celebration of the UN...
  26. P

    New Visa Restrictions on International Students

    What are your thoughts on this new ruling from the administration limiting the visa term for international students? Is there any way this can be stopped like the previous one was (about international students leaving the country if they take all in person classes during the fall)? This is the...
  27. atyy

    International students may need to leave US if their universities transition to online-only learning

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/06/politics/international-college-students-ice-online-learning/index.html International students may need to leave US if their universities transition to online-only learning
  28. brainpushups

    Data Plotting Software for HS Students

    I'm designing a course for 9th grade students that focuses on experimental methods in science. One topic that will come at the beginning of the course will be how to display experimental data graphically, including estimates of experimental error. I'm looking for some advice about what...
  29. PainterGuy

    The Internet has made students lazy

    Hi, I remember some years ago I read a very informative news article online where a professor from some USA university was complaining about the doctorate students that how their research is so shallow these days. He was trying to relate it to the effects of internet. He was trying to point out...
  30. bhobba

    I Is the Following How Most Students Think of Einstein's View Of QM

    I was over on another forum discussing what Einstein thought of QM - namely he thought QM correct - but incomplete. His viewed changed a bit over time, but that was his final view. Anyway here is the reply I got: No serious Physicist (including all of my professors) thinks he was right. It's...
  31. J

    Studying PhD funding for non-EU students at Cambridge

    I heard that it is hard for non-EU students to apply for PhD fundings so self-funding is needed. Does anyone know how hard is it to get full funding for a non-EU student?
  32. PainterGuy

    Stats on Students Understanding Theory of Relativity

    Hi, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to start a thread about the following problem but I didn't want to PM anyone. Some time ago I came across a thread which had stats related to the problems faced by students learning the theory of relativity. It showed like how many undergraduates really...
  33. K

    What topic in Electromagnetism do students find most difficult?

    Is there a topic in electromagnetism that students usually have most difficult understanding than other areas? I'm having a hard time studying diffraction. It's been the most difficult part.
  34. ZapperZ

    Students Engaged In Active Learning Think They Learn Less

    I was brought to the attention to this research article, and it blew my mind! https://www.pnas.org/content/116/39/19251 This part of their summary/abstract really caused me to sit up and take notice: My classes are a blend of both. My students had to do a pre-lecture in which they had to...
  35. Z

    Request to Improve the Complexity of a Probability Question for students

    Hi, I want to frame the above Probability question for computer science students. I have stated my idea above but I want to refine it so that it becomes a more comprehensive real world problem. Zulfi.
  36. S

    A Unraveling the Mystery of Coherent States for Graduate Students

    Hello, I would like to understand as well as possible what (quantum) coherent states are. Can anyone advise on what books (or other materials) I should read? Please assume I have an introductory level in Quantum Physics (where by "introductory" I mean the material introduced in books like, for...
  37. Adesh

    I How did students manage to study the required Mathematics for Physics

    I will basically focus on 18th and 19th century, I got to know from the biographies of Max Planck and few other that there were no organized syllabus in Universities for studying. Students had to take classes that they could understand and it was less like a lecture and more like a private...
  38. T

    Resources with learning strategies for students of physics

    I can find several resources (in this forum and elsewhere) on pedagogy and teaching tips that are geared towards teachers. Are there any books or resources that provides tips for students of physics, that would make learning more efficient and effective? Examples of the kind of things I am...
  39. A

    I When and How to Solve ODEs: Clarity for Confused Students

    I know how to solve ODEs using both methods. The problem I'm having is knowing when to use one and not the other. If someone could help clarify this for me. I can't find the correct section in my textbook.
  40. Dr_Nate

    Posing interesting questions that make students want to think deeply

    I regularly start my classes with an opener that I hope might 'spark something' in the minds of my high school physics students. This is usually the Astronomy Picture of the Day or some interesting science news article. Sometimes it is more mathematical. On the math side, so far, I've thrown up...
  41. Anonymous_

    Students Cheating from Past Exams

    Hello, I just recently found out that my classmates cheated throughout the semester by passing around old exams and quizzes. This semester is over but it turns out that the professor recycles old exams and quizzes year after year. He’s too lazy to change them. What I was wondering is if this is...
  42. R

    PhD Students: What Else Can You Learn From Your PhD?

    I mean apart from the obvious that they'll select some research topic and learn about that.
  43. M

    What grade is expected of physics students?

    I am in community college. I participated in Calculus 2 last semester and I passed with an A and I'm currently participating in Calculus 3. The pass rate for Calculus 2 was high (i'd roughly estimate 90+ percent or more of my class passed ). I'm in physics 1 with calculus and the pass rate is...
  44. TechieDork

    What are really brilliant physics students capable of?

    I'm curious about what really top physics guys capable of pulling out such these following feats: -Can they just glance at unseen problems and come with the "aha" idea and solve it with ease? (I mean the really absolute unseen problems : background knowledge will not help one with this , only...
  45. magnetic flux

    Tutoring medical students for their physics exam

    I am a pure physicist (M.Sc.) and on the side I do tutoring. Right now I have medicine students who have to take a physics course as part of their curriculum. Their course consists of one lecture (2 h/week) and a lab course with 10 experiments. The exam in the end are 20 questions where only the...
  46. A

    What could elementary school teachers do to better prepare students?

    Physics forums members have ranted how high-school did not prepare students for college. However, I think that elementary school is as equally as important as high-school. Members have should be ranting about elementary school teachers too. The willingness to do homework is a skill that students...
  47. Eagle9

    Schools Do American universities accept (new students) for second Ph.Ds?

    Hello people :oldsmile: I am the Ph.D student in one of the eastern European countries dealing with Neuroscience, I hope I will graduate soon. But I would like to gain second Ph.D degree abroad, if possible in USA. But I have heard that American universities do not accept the persons who...
  48. P

    How many students total are in this class?

    The book got 28 students, I got up, when I added up 2+3+4 etc. I got a bigger answer explain please, if I did it wrong. Thank - you in advance
  49. jedishrfu

    News American High School Students Take Note

    Veritaseum showcases the Regeron Science Competition where 1 High School student was awarded $250,000 for their work in science: In the video, Veritaseum mentions that only 2000 students typically compete in the yearly competition and that 1 in 50 students will be awarded $25,000 for...
  50. matqkks

    How to motivate students to do proofs?

    I am finding it difficult to motivate students on why they should how to prove mathematical results. They learn them just to pass examinations but show no real interest or enthusiasm for this. How can I inspire them to love essential kind of mathematics? They love doing mathematical techniques...