Post Your Summer/Fall 2012 Class Schedules

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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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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.
 
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Freshman summer leading into Sophomore year of highschool.

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

Sophomore year:
Pre-Calc
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.
 
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Summer
HTML
Discrete structures
Introduction to C

Fall
Discrete Math
Artificial intelligence
Algorithms
Intro to Databases
 
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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. :/
 
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Summer:
General Chemistry II

Fall:
Organic Chemistry I
Physics III
Differential Equations/Linear Algebra
 
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Summer:

General Chemistry III w/lab
Geography
Speech

Fall:

Calculus I w/lab
Organic Chemistry I w/lab
Gen Ed
Gen Ed
 
  • #8
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Science Advisor
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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
 
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Summer:
Nothing

Fall:
Algebra I
Advanced Linear Algebra
Real Analysis I or PDE I (I haven't decided)
 
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Summer:
REU in nuclear physics

Fall:
Upper Division Classical Mechanics
Math Methods
Diff Eq
Intro Biology w/ lab
Physical Geology w/ lab
 
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fall:
Calc II
Physics I
Python Programming
Anthropology
Marching Band
 
  • #12
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Finally starting college again this summer! :smile:

Summer:
Calculus I
Introduction to Applied Physics
Physics Research I
Linear Algebra I
Classical Mechanics I
Thermodynamics

Fall:
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
 
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Intro to Quantum Mech
Electromagnetism
Intro to Programming in C
Mathematics of Waves and Fields
Second Year Lab
Lagrangian Dynamics
 
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Summer:

CAD
Engineering Economy
Controls/Communications Laboratory
Plasma Physics Research

Fall:

QM I
EM I
Plasma Physics
Senior Design I
 
  • #15
Finally starting college again this summer! :smile:

Summer:
Calculus I
Introduction to Applied Physics
Physics Research I
Linear Algebra I
Classical Mechanics I
Thermodynamics

Fall:
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
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..
 
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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

Fall:
Quantum Mechanics 1
Optics
 
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Summer:
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)

Fall:
Intro to Power Systems
Linear Control Systems w/ Lab
Communication Systems w/ Lab
Partial Differential Equations
 
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Entering my junior year
Summer:
Geology-140 Earthquakes and Volcanoes (to get my outside science requirement out of the way)

Fall:
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. :)
 
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Summer:
Calc 2
Applied Linear Algebra

Fall:
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.
 
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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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Summer:
Internship and/or independent study and independent project

Fall
Calculus III
Modern Physics
Differential Equations
Principles of Biology (elective)
 
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Summer:
Nothing

Fall:
Algebra I
Advanced Linear Algebra
Real Analysis I or PDE I (I haven't decided)
Exactly what class is algebra I?

Finally starting college again this summer! :smile:

Summer:
Calculus I
Introduction to Applied Physics
Physics Research I
Linear Algebra I
Classical Mechanics I
Thermodynamics

Fall:
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
You must come from a very different education system. How long is your fall and summer?
 
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Physics major sophomore

Summer:
Numerical Methods and Linear Algebra
History of the Contemporary World

Fall:
Physics II and Lab
Multivariable Calculus
C Family Programming
 
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Fall 2012:
Measure Theory
Commutative Algebra
Combinatorics
Teaching assistant for calculus
 
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Fall 2012:
Quantum Mechanics II
Electromagnetism II
Complex Analysis
PDE for Mathematical Physics
Condensed Matter Physics (Adv. UG/Grad Level)
Modern Optics (Adv. UG/Grad Level)
 

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