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Hey baby, What's my major?

  1. Dec 27, 2005 #1
    Lately I've been using my mp3 player to listen to lectures given by college professors. Each course is divided into 12 to 48 lectures each one 30 to 60 minutes long. Which is about how long I sat in most of my college classes. I just wish I could have gone through college as fast as I'm going through these lectures. In the past couple of weeks I've finished 13 courses:
    Joy of Thinking - The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas
    Modern Physics for Non-Scientists
    Particle Physics For Non Physicists - 24 Lectures
    TTC - Understanding the Universe
    TTC - Search for Intelligent Life in Space
    TTC - Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution
    TTC Science in the Twentieth Century A Social-Intellectual Survey
    TMS - A History of Ancient Rome
    TMS - Chandak Sengoopta - Darwin, Darwinism, and the Modern World
    TMS - Classical Mythology The Romans
    TMS - Timothy B. Shutt - Monsters, Gods and Heroes
    TTC History of Science from 1700 to 1900
    TTC Tools of Thinking

    In the next couple of weeks I'll be taking:
    Neolithic Europe
    TTC - 256.7 - Life and Work of Mark Twain
    Great Ideas of Psychology - 48 Lectures
    TTC Comedy Through the Ages
    TTC The Symphony
    TTC - 730 - Symphonies of Beethoven
    TTC - Chamber Music of Mozart
    TTC - Classical Mythology
    TTC - King Arthur and Chivalry
    TTC - Great Masters - Tchaikovsky - His Life & Music
    TTC Abraham Lincoln- In His Own Words
    TTC - Shakespeare - Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
    TTC.Calculus Made Clear
    20th Century American Fiction
    TTC History of Science from Antiquity to 1700
    TMS - 23 - Astronomy.- Earth, Sky and Planets
    TTC - Introduction to Archeology
    TTC - What's New in Astronomy - Video
    TTC - Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations
    TMS - Astronomy, Stars, Galaxies & the Universe
    TTC - The Vikings

    Know any colleges giving "I swear I listented to it" credits? And what's my major?

    ps I had to add the course on Vikings so I can talk to Evo next christmas.
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  3. Dec 27, 2005 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Ummmm, lectures are the starter, homework [not to mention tests] is the fuel. You have only done the fun part.
  4. Dec 27, 2005 #3
    lol, and that's all I'm going to do to. I've got my degree
  5. Dec 27, 2005 #4
    You listen to it online? Are there a java tutorical by the way?
  6. Dec 27, 2005 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    I thought that you had said so once. What is it?
  7. Dec 27, 2005 #6
    98.6 Farenheit
  8. Dec 27, 2005 #7
    B.S. General Science (Pre-Med)
  9. Dec 27, 2005 #8
    Yeah, I would have expected as much.
  10. Dec 27, 2005 #9
    where did you find these lectures? I got an mp3 player too, I'd like to listen to lectures. Did you buy them all?
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  11. Dec 28, 2005 #10


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    You should listen to what the original poster revealed before making such ignorant guesses.

    The fact that he would use the often quoted, but wrong, "average human body temperature" should have been a clue that tribdog is not majoring in Pre-Med.

    The average human body temperature is 36.8 degrees Celsius (or 37 degrees if rounded off to 2 significant digits). Converting to Fahrenheit, that yields a temperature of 98.2 degrees. (ref: Mackowiak, P. A., Wasserman, S. S., and Levine, M. M. "A Critical Appraisal of 98.6 Degrees F, the Upper Limit of the Normal Body Temperature, and Other Legacies of Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich." Journal of the American Medical Association. 268, 12 (23-30 September 1992): 1578-80.)

    I guess you could convert the rounded number of 37 degrees C to Fahrenheit and get about 99 degrees to 2 significant digits, but it would be a mistake to take a number accurate to only 2 significant digits and use 3 significant digits in your conversion. (ref: Cox, Paul. Glossary of Mathematical Mistakes. 1998. [Citation of: Dewdney, A. K., 200% of Nothing: An Eye Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy. New York: Wiley, 1993.])

    Unless, of course, tribdog was giving his true body temperature and it was merely coincidence that it happened to be 98.6 degrees (the average human's body temperature varies throughout the day). In fact, in a sampling of 148 healthy people, about 8% of the 700 temperature samples happened to be 98.6 degrees. (ref: "Fever: finding the right temp." Nursing 93. 23 (June 1993): 82. [Abstract Source: FirstSearch. H.W. Wilson. 1997.])

    Or, then again, maybe I just have way too much time on my hands today. :redface:

    Edit: Actually, body temperature seems to decrease with age. Following this trend, I expect my body temperature to eventually stabilize around 65 degrees Farhenheit after a hundred years or so.

    Age: Temperature (°F)
    0 - 3 month: 99.4
    3 - 6 month: 99.5
    6 month - 1 year: 99.7
    1 - 3 year: 99.0
    3 - 5 year: 98.6
    5 - 9 year: 98.3
    9 - 13 year: 98.0
    > 13 year 97.8: - 99.1
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  12. Dec 28, 2005 #11
    By the way, are you listening to The Teaching Company lectures?

    :uhh: But tribdog is the original poster..
  13. Dec 28, 2005 #12


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    That makes sense; it's the average underground temperature below the frost-line. :tongue:
  14. Dec 28, 2005 #13


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    All the more reason he should have listened to him.
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  16. Dec 28, 2005 #15
    you should take your own advice. he didn't ask the the "average" he asked for mine specifically. mine happens to be 98.6.
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