Post your Fall 2009 Schedule!

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Fall 2009 (freshman):
- English 101 (I'm horrible at english, this class will probably bring down my GPA)
- Microeconomics (It's only been a week, but seems like an interesting class)
- Intro to Programming
- Calculus I - I can barely understand my professor's accent, I'm going to have to rely on the book :(
- Intro to Engineering (I've heard it's a pretty easy class)
 
  • #127
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Fall 2009 (Senior year of highschool)

1. AP Physics B
2. CAD 1
3. Weight Training
4. Honors Pre Calc
5. Missing Class :D (I will have to get this fixed though...)
6. AP Chemistry
7. Engineering Concepts and Design 2
 
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Engineering Mechanics
Calculus 3
Physics 2
MacroEconomics..dont know why i need that
Science, Society and you (anthropology)...slack class
 
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Fall 2009 (Senior year of highschool)

1. AP Physics B
2. CAD 1
3. Weight Training
4. Honors Pre Calc
5. Missing Class :D (I will have to get this fixed though...)
6. AP Chemistry
7. Engineering Concepts and Design 2
Wow, that's almost exactly the same as my senior year schedule.
 
  • #130
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I'm currently a high school junior

AP Calc BC (my school doesn't credit college courses taken)
AP Physics C: Mechanics
religion class
AP English Language and Comp.
Spanish III Honors
AP US History
Academic Decathlon

I'm going to try out Stanford's EPGY (online learning), I'm probably going to take their Real Analysis (Ross) and Intermediate E&M (Griffiths) course, see if it's any good.
 
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I didn't know we could do high school schedules!

Junior:

AP Calc BC
AP Statistics
Symphonic Band
French IV
AP Lang & Comp
AP Biology

I'm beginning a self-study of AP Chem as well as planning an intro real analysis study.
 
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Classes
Linear Algebra- Using professors own text(with will certainly be supplemented with MIT video lectures.
Discrete Math- Using Rosen's Discrete Math and Applications
Calc III- Using Stewart
Physics 2 E&M Using Wolfson's University Physics
Dumb English Course

Questions
1.Is this too many courses to succeed in? I'm hoping to sweep the board with A/A- and perhaps 1 or 2 B+'s at the worst?
Depends on the professors. But I would say, on average, that to get all As, you're going to have little free time.
 
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I like this idea!

Classes:
  • Quantum Mechanics - Griffiths, which I think I'll try and supplement with Mendl
  • E & M II - Intro to Electrodynamics, Griffiths again
  • Partial Differential Equations - Applied PDE, Haberman
  • Astrophysics (emphasis on stars) - Intro to Modern Astrophysics, Carroll and Ostile (the BOB - big orange book)
  • Intro to aikido...!

My questions:

1. Does anyone have any recommendations for someone just getting starting to scratch the surface of QM? Texts, materials, videos, anything that would help me immerse myself a bit? Same with E&M II?
Griffiths is all you need. Read the book with pencil and paper in hand. Take notes and derive the equations he presents to see how he came up with them.

2. Anyone else taking astrophysics?
Took it in the spring.
 
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My tip: Don't be so blase about your English class. The ability to write well is an incredibly important skill that many science students completely overlook.
Agreed. Look at it as a way to express yourself; be creative, original, and have fun with it.
 
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Questions
1) I was wondering: how beneficial do you think learning from multiple textbooks is? In particular, would it be worth it to purchase or borrow Artin's textbook to supplement Dummit & Foote?
I don't know anything about the particular text books you've listed, but a general answer is that it can be beneficial to learn from multiple text books. Some text books may go into more detail in a certain area. On the other hand, some text books are really good and will be all you need.

2) As a math major who wants to go to grad school, what is your opinion on double majoring in philosophy purely out of interest? I find philosophy courses to be quite enlightening and a welcome change of pace, regardless of applicability.
It can't hurt unless your philosophy studies take away time from your math studies which result in a negative impact on your grade. But if that's not an issue, keep studying philosophy.
 
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Classes
RUSS1001 - Elementary Russian I
PHYS8101 - Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS8201 - Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I
 
  • #138
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First year at university. The course is Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

These are compulsory:

Engineering mechanics 1
Engineering industry and profession
Electronic and electrical techniques 1
Electronic & electrical principles 1
Mechanical engineering principles
Mathematics 1e
Mathematics 2e

Those math classes are something similar to Calc I and II.

I still have some space for electives.
 
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General Physiology
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
Topics in Pathogenic Microbiology

One more semester to go in undergrad, only 6 hours left to complete:)
 
  • #140
Junior in Physics.

Linear Algebra - Friedberg
Intro to Quantum Mechanics - Griffiths
2nd Quarter E&M - Griffiths
and maybe a weekly seminar: What students need to know about careers in engineering.
 
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· Differential equations (ODE's)
· Numerical methods
· Advanced mathematical methods I (Complex var, som PDE's I guess)
· Classical Mechanics (Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mech.)
· Thermodynamics.
· And one optative course, but I'm not sure about it

Second year in physics
 
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