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Average scores

  1. < 50 (ouch)

    2 vote(s)
  2. 55-60

    2 vote(s)
  3. 60-65

    6 vote(s)
  4. 65-70

    3 vote(s)
  5. 70-75

    4 vote(s)
  6. 75-80

    1 vote(s)
  7. >80 (how can I transfer?)

    5 vote(s)
  1. Apr 25, 2006 #1
    Just curious as to what the grading is like around the country, which best describes the average test score in your engineering classes (without a curve)?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 25, 2006 #2
    That's a bad question. It varies from class to class and subject to subject, teacher to teacher.

    How was your thermo test?
  4. Apr 25, 2006 #3
    85, with the average at 63. I know its not an easy thing to estimate with all of the variables. I guess I'm asking for an average of an average. What is that called....I didn't enjoy statistics.
  5. Apr 25, 2006 #4
    It's called the mean of the average. [tex] \sigma_ \bar{X} [/tex].

    85, that would be an A, good job!

    Try to solve that problem I sent you in your PM box if you want to for fun.
  6. Apr 25, 2006 #5
    Thanks, my final is tomorrow, can't wait to get this semester over with!
  7. Apr 25, 2006 #6
    Final, already? :bugeye:

    You guys must have skipped a lot of material. It really does get fun after all that crap you did. Jet engines and stuff!
  8. Apr 25, 2006 #7
    I'm sure it will. I actually like this material already, just not this teacher. This is just Intro to Thermal, I have to take applied thermo, heat transfer, and applied fluid dynamics. Thanks for all of your help bye the way. I am starting a co-op this summer with Reliant Energy so I'll be around the power plants and get a better feeling of this stuff (hopefully) but I'll have more questions in the fall!
  9. Apr 25, 2006 #8
    Good stuff. Applied thermo will be better, I promise. You will do cycles. Carnot cycle, Otto cycle, Brayton cycle. Thermal efficiencies, regeneration, cogeneration etc. It get's alot better. It's not a stupid piston cylinder device.
  10. Apr 25, 2006 #9
    Can't wait!
  11. Apr 25, 2006 #10
    Do the problem I sent you!!

    <And no cheating, Im timing you!>
  12. Apr 25, 2006 #11
    just now noticed, start now
  13. Apr 25, 2006 #12
    Tick, tock, tick, tock :smile:

    I have the correct answers once your done.

    Good luck! (I'm sure you don't need it)

    You are 3 mins late, I want the answer NOW!

    I said pencil's down!

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2006
  14. Apr 25, 2006 #13
    Wow, look at the variability in the poll thus far!
  15. Apr 26, 2006 #14
    I'm a bit suprised that nothing sticks out. I guess I expected it to be more heavily concentrated around the middle than evenly spread out. I know there is a lot of varibility though.
  16. May 3, 2006 #15
    I cant believe that nearly 30% average 80+, thats crazy!
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