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BAM! Finally got my final grade in University Physics I

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BAM! Finally got my final grade in "University Physics I"

My Cal 3 grade was up pretty quickly after the final. I got an A in that. But the PHYS 2425 Mechanics and Heat or "University Physics I" took almost a week after the final. I got an A in that, too. :smile: It was my first physics course since high school in 2002. I'm very glad.
 

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An "A" ? that wont cut it in this biz, sorry kid

All great physicists fail university physics I because they disagree with the teacher and their off-beat answers aren't what he's looking for
 
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Was the sarcasm really necessary?
 
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In any case, good job :)
 
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I was kidding

Good job shackleford
 
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Thanks. I'm just glad I got off to a good start with my physics courses.
 
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I think we're all just a little bitter because we didn't get into Harvard due to our B-minuses in Physics 101.

So good on you, buckaroo.
 
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Congratz :).
 
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All great physicists fail university physics I because they disagree with the teacher and their off-beat answers aren't what he's looking for
Don't you mean high school physics?

Since anyone who does well in high school physics will surely be too burnt out to do creative work in the future...

But there are exceptions to everything, so go out and celebrate those A grades!
 
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Well, apparently Einstein had just average grades in university.
 
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Did he? Any source for that?
 
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That says nothing about his university grades.
 
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Good work Shackleford, congrats on getting the A's. I will be taking Intro. Physics over the summer so hopefully I can get A's as well. My classes start today but I have already been reading and doing problems on my own so hopefully I am prepared just a bit. (Although Physics is probably not going to be a degree I will pursue).

i was just wondering, if I do really well in Physics and somewhat well in Calc, could I possibly think of studying or taking some Biophysical courses at my university?

Thanks.
 
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hmm a 4.91/6.00 - well it still did not affect his ability to provide the world with one of the most important and famous theories of all time.
 
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hmm a 4.91/6.00 - well it still did not affect his ability to provide the world with one of the most important and famous theories of all time.
I guess that's comparable to a 3.2 GPA, which isn't bad.
 
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A 3.2 isn't so bad by today's standards. Now, I don't know about pre-war Germany but I've had some old Soviet teachers who were convinced that a C is the average grade, a B is a very good grade, and you had to make an original contribution to science for that A. If Al's profs were of that sort, maybe a 4.91/6.00 is damn good. I think teachers today hand out A grades like candy because otherwise all the wannabe pre-meds who really can't hack math and science whine and complain. =(
 
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I've always been under the impression that C is average, and, of course, A and B above average.
 
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I don't know why people wish for high marks but don't get them!
I understand some people don't wish for them so don't get them .. but what about other people?
It's not hard to get like A .. you work, you get it!
but still, not all people get A somehow :rolleyes:
(even people who *seem* to work really really hard)
 
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I don't know why people wish for high marks but don't get them!
I understand some people don't wish for them so don't get them .. but what about other people?
It's not hard to get like A .. you work, you get it!
but still, not all people get A somehow :rolleyes:
(even people who *seem* to work really really hard)
you have to be smart, keep that in mind
 
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you have to be smart, keep that in mind
That's not the only requisite but a good one. You can be smart but not diligent and receive less than capable grades. But I do agree with the other post that simply doing the homework, studying, and so forth goes a long way.
 
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That's not the only requisite but a good one. You can be smart but not diligent and receive less than capable grades. But I do agree with the other post that simply doing the homework, studying, and so forth goes a long way.
I know, I'm just saying hard work isn't enough for everyone
 
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I've always been under the impression that C is average, and, of course, A and B above average.
When I was in college, every physics class I ever took was graded on the curve and the average was always around 2.6 (out of 4.0). The profs gave one, maybe two 4.0s per class.

Although 2.6/4.0 is a bit inflated, by old-school standards, I think grade inflation in other (i.e., non-science) fields is far worse.
 
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When I was in college, every physics class I ever took was graded on the curve and the average was always around 2.6 (out of 4.0). The profs gave one, maybe two 4.0s per class.

Although 2.6/4.0 is a bit inflated, by old-school standards, I think grade inflation in other (i.e., non-science) fields is far worse.
definitely true, at my school they don't want to people to leave, so students with <50% will often wind up with C's or even B's, while the curve at the top will be 0-5%
 

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