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Post Your Summer/Fall 2012 Class Schedules

  1. May 6, 2012 #1
    This is somewhat of a tradition at this point on PF, so I figured I'd start. What's everyone's summer and fall schedules look like?

    My summer:

    Vector Calculus - using Marsden's book
    American Literature - five weeks of fun and adventure
    Mechanics of Solids - five weeks of pain and misery in which, my adviser said, I would "live, eat, sleep, and breath materials"

    My fall:

    Spacecraft dynamics - I'm insanely excited about this course!
    Low-speed Aerodynamics with lab - my first engineering lab, scary
    Advanced Mechanics of Materials - one of my technical electives. I got interested in mechanics of materials this semester, and I think it could be a useful and marketable skill to have, especially for the space industry.
    Linear Systems Analysis - this one's something of a mystery to me. I actually made a post on PF about this, and apparently it's something like a math class with electrical engineering tidbits thrown in.

    Summer I'm not looking forward to, but fall sounds awesome. It'll be a semi-light schedule since it's only four classes and a lab, but it'll also be more advanced material.
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  3. May 6, 2012 #2
    I start graduate school (chemistry) so I think it's:

    Statistical Mechanics (equilibrium stat mech and thermo)
    Quantum Mechanics I
    I may take advanced inorganic. Apparently its a course on representation theory a lot of first year physical chem students take.

    And I'll likely take quantum mechanics I in the physics department as well as mathematical methods.
  4. May 6, 2012 #3
    Freshman summer leading into Sophomore year of highschool.

    Alg II
    Conceptual Physics
    Programming C
    Learn Pre-Calc/Calc from a friend

    Sophomore year:
    Pre-AP Physics
    Pre-AP Chemistry
    Pre-AP English
    Pre-AP World History
    Spanish II
    Principles of Engineering

    If theres any suggestions on extra things to do during the summer, my ears are open.
  5. May 6, 2012 #4
    Discrete structures
    Introduction to C

    Discrete Math
    Artificial intelligence
    Intro to Databases
  6. May 6, 2012 #5
    Summer Courses:
    Calc I
    PE (Required credit.)
    Some random "cultural diversity" internet class. (Required credit.)
    Schedule-permitting I'll be working through Linear Algebra by Friedberg/Insel/Spence and trying my hand at Spivak to get a head start on the Fall. Not sure how that's going to go.. I already tried the first chapter of Spivak and wanted to cry.

    Fall Courses:
    Calc II
    Physics I + Lab
    Linear Algebra
    Chemistry II + Lab

    Chem II is a terminal course for me, and a time sink to boot. I'm rather tempted to move it to Spring with ODE/Calc III (I hear they're easier than Calc II/LA) so I can devote more time to not failing it. Maybe replace it with some other required credits, like Speech. :/
  7. May 6, 2012 #6
    General Chemistry II

    Organic Chemistry I
    Physics III
    Differential Equations/Linear Algebra
  8. May 7, 2012 #7

    General Chemistry III w/lab


    Calculus I w/lab
    Organic Chemistry I w/lab
    Gen Ed
    Gen Ed
  9. May 7, 2012 #8


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    Final semester of undergraduate:

    MATH204 Complex Variables and Group Theory
    STAT332 Linear and Generalized Linear Models
    STAT374 Special Topics in Statistics: Total Quality Management
    STAT333 Statistical Inference
  10. May 7, 2012 #9

    Algebra I
    Advanced Linear Algebra
    Real Analysis I or PDE I (I haven't decided)
  11. May 7, 2012 #10
    REU in nuclear physics

    Upper Division Classical Mechanics
    Math Methods
    Diff Eq
    Intro Biology w/ lab
    Physical Geology w/ lab
  12. May 7, 2012 #11
    Calc II
    Physics I
    Python Programming
    Marching Band
  13. May 7, 2012 #12
    Finally starting college again this summer! :smile:

    Calculus I
    Introduction to Applied Physics
    Physics Research I
    Linear Algebra I
    Classical Mechanics I

    Calculus II (which is the last calculus course. We split the study of calculus in two courses where I live.)
    Classical Mechanics II
    Physics of Modern Technology
    Electricity and Magnetism I
    Physics Research II
    Vector Calculus
    Probability Theory
  14. May 7, 2012 #13
    Intro to Quantum Mech
    Intro to Programming in C
    Mathematics of Waves and Fields
    Second Year Lab
    Lagrangian Dynamics
  15. May 7, 2012 #14

    Engineering Economy
    Controls/Communications Laboratory
    Plasma Physics Research


    QM I
    EM I
    Plasma Physics
    Senior Design I
  16. May 7, 2012 #15
    Is your summer semester just a normal semester where you live? Because over here, summer lasts about two months, and trying to cram six classes into it would be far beyond insane..
  17. May 7, 2012 #16
    Summer I:
    (Not sure if these "count" :smile:)
    CS 101 through Udacity
    CS 212 through Udacity
    CS 101 through Coursera

    (I've taken a few programming courses at my real university, but these are free so I thought I'd enroll just for fun).

    Summer II (grad school begins):
    Density Functional Theory / Computational Chemistry Special Topics Course

    Quantum Mechanics 1
  18. May 7, 2012 #17
    Optical Fiber Communications
    Digital Signal Processing
    Probability and Statistics

    (also had a class on State-Space controls but they canceled it due to insufficient enrollment, was really bummed about that)

    Intro to Power Systems
    Linear Control Systems w/ Lab
    Communication Systems w/ Lab
    Partial Differential Equations
  19. May 7, 2012 #18


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    Entering my junior year
    Geology-140 Earthquakes and Volcanoes (to get my outside science requirement out of the way)

    P441 Analytical Mechanics
    P331 E&M
    P309 Modern Physics Lab
    M441 Partial DEQ

    Sounds like fun, classes starting to get intense. My family and friends think I'm crazy, surely you all can relate. :)
  20. May 7, 2012 #19
    Calc 2
    Applied Linear Algebra

    Calc 3
    Physics 1 with lab
    Intro to Abstract Math
    Diff EQ
    Mathematical Computing 1

    Fall will be the heaviest schedule I've ever had, 18 credits of all math and physics, but I'm very excited. Over the summer I'm going to be doing as much as I can from Halliday & Resnick's Physics textbook to make the Fall slightly easier. At least I'll have seen some of the material before.
  21. May 7, 2012 #20
    Fall 2012

    Infinite Sets (<-- A special topics class at my school)
    Abstract Algebra (First course)
    Geometry (Audit)
    Topology (First course)

    I can't wait!

    Also, I'll be studying some Analysis from Principles of Real Analysis (by Aliprantis and Burkinshaw) this summer.
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