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Physics Stat

  1. Dec 15, 2008 #1
    I am beginning to provide tutoring. Today one parent had a request like this:

    "I needs help with physics stat for my daughter (11 th grade)."

    What does she mean by 'physics stat'?

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  3. Dec 15, 2008 #2


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    You should ask her. Apart from the obvious interpretation ("statistics"), which doesn't make much sense for an 11th grader, "stat" is a term in the medical profession used to mean "immediately."
  4. Dec 15, 2008 #3
    I did not want to ask her then, because it might turn her away from me. Now that you have said that stat is not some thing that a 11 th grader would not do, I will ask her. She sounded that she wanted this help asap.

    Thanks for your answer.
  5. Dec 15, 2008 #4

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    Perhaps she meant physics SAT (a standardized test).
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