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Spring '07 schedule

  1. Nov 30, 2006 #1
    Here's my spring semester schedule:

    AERSP 001S - Aerospace Engineering First-Year Seminar (1)
    CMPSC 201C - C++ Programming for Engineers (3)
    FR 202 - French Grammar and Composition (3)
    MATH 141E - Calculus With Analytic Geometry II (4)
    MATH 220 - Matricies (2)
    PHYS 211 - Mechanics (4)

    Total of 17 credits. I start at 10 am and end at around 2-3 pm each day, on average.
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2006 #2
    -ENME462 - Vibrations, Controls, & Optimization II
    -ENME371 - Product and Process Development
    -ENME664 - Dynamics

    That's it for me, I'm sick of staying up late because of work. Im going to be part time next semester. Sweeet.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2006 #3
    Just wait until you get into your upper level courses and have HW that can't be solved by hand. Not being good at C, or Matlab will be the death of you. We had one hw assignment in Vibrations that all had to be done with Matlab. The whole class pulled an all nighter on that HW, sigh...it really should have been a take home test not a HW.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2006 #4

    morphism

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    CS 241 - Foundations of Sequential Programs (4)
    CS 251 - Computer Organization and Design (3)
    PMATH 346 - Group Theory (3)
    PMATH 354 - Measure Theory and Fourier Analysis (3)
    PHYS 122 - Mechanics and Waves 2 (4)
     
  6. Nov 30, 2006 #5

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    Problem Solving in Physical Geography
    Lit Survey Dissertation
    Quaternary Environment
    Environmental Monitoring.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2006 #6
    That will be a good one.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2006 #7

    morphism

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    I'm looking forward to it the most. :biggrin:
     
  9. Nov 30, 2006 #8
    I'm looking forward to Calc II the most.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2006 #9
    Advanced Calculus II
    Intro to Differential Geometry
    Number Theory
    Russian II
     
  11. Nov 30, 2006 #10
    Last semester of highschool

    -AP Chemistry
    -English IV
    -AP Computer Science AB

    then I go home, yay

    The only class I need to graduate is the english...
     
  12. Dec 1, 2006 #11
    Last semester of high school for me too.

    AP Lit
    Guitar
    Photography
    French III
    Lifetime personal fitness

    Then 2 classes at a local college
    Modern Algebra
    Introduction to geometries.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2006 #12

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    For me is

    Reinforced Concrete Design III
    Foundation Design
    Water Installations (Sanitary in english?)
    Legal Aspects and Insurance in Engineering
    Project I (aka i need to start working on my thesis :eek:)

    I will have a hell of a semester :mad:
     
  14. Dec 1, 2006 #13

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    Hahaha i know what you mean, but what about the class projects? it's like every class has a huge project!.

    For this semester, i have to design the structural blueprints for a building in wood, another in steel and another in reinforced concrete. I am way behind on this!, and i also have a highway in mountains :bugeye:, i haven't finished designing!. Not to mention 2 budgets i need to finish, one about a building, another about a highway. I got one halfway done, another i haven't even started.

    I'll see how i will manage :surprised .
     
  15. Dec 1, 2006 #14
    those are uwaterloo courses right?

    Just wondering.. generally, is it implicitly assumed that students in Pmath come from the advanced sections of the 100 and 200 math courses?

    -first year student :tongue:
     
  16. Dec 1, 2006 #15

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    Good point. The codes look exactly like courses from UW. Don't ask why I know.

    Next term, I have...

    Differential Equations
    Mathematics Integrated with Computer Applications (something like that)
    Abstract Algebra II
    Statistics
    Topics in Topology and Dynamical Systems

    I JUST NOTICED THAT I HAVE FREAKING 8:00 CLASSES EVERY FREAKING DAY NEXT TERM! I HAD FREAKING TWO 9:30 CLASSES THIS TERM AND I DIDN'T EVEN GO TO ANY OF THEM... LITERALLY! I'M DOOMED!

    Time to start going to bed early. :frown:
     
  17. Dec 1, 2006 #16
    Hey Jason,

    In the summer I'm taking PDE's and Complex Variables. How hard are those classes?

    I remember most of my Calc 1-3. Not much of my DEQ though, I can manage. A little of Laplace Transforms. It's been two years since my last math course, and I forgot alot of little stuff. Integration by parts, the integral or derivative of some functions. It's in the back of my memory banks somewhere, but if you dont use it, you lose it.
     
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  18. Dec 1, 2006 #17

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    Not necessarily, although the majority of the students taking them do come from the advanced sections. If you haven't taken the advanced courses, then PMATH 331 is more or less an essential prereq if you want to take the PMATH analysis courses.

    Yeah, I have an 8:30 class every day next term. It's going to be really tough. :frown:
     
  19. Dec 1, 2006 #18

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    I've never taken PDE's but for Complex Variables, well you don't need to know anything.

    For Complex Variables, I would just suggest getting a Schaum's Outline for it. I never did and that was my biggest mistake. I get them from now on.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2006 #19
    I hope so. As for Schaums, never used them. I don't see much value in them. There more like half assed text books, and I cant stand that. Though, to each his own.
     
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  21. Dec 2, 2006 #20
    cool, thanks

    my schedule for next term looks like..

    Linear Algebra I
    Calculus II
    CS 136- elementary algorithm design//data abstraction
    Probability
    Physics 122 - mechanics and waves II
     
  22. Dec 2, 2006 #21
    Probability and Physics 122 seems like they should be taken after Calc II. (For probability you need calc III for the double integrals of the Joint probablity Functions; for Physics calc II should be a prereq for physics I). That's not to say you cant do it all at once, but it would be better to have Calc II done before hand.
     
  23. Dec 3, 2006 #22
    I am an incoming freshman at University of California at Santa Cruz, which uses the 'quarter'...not the 'semester'...system.

    Anyhow,

    >What I will enroll in:

    Math 105A -Real Analysis I
    Phys5B - Physics 5B
    Chem108A - Organic Chemistry I
    Biol20A - Biology I
    Russ5 - Russian V (duh)

    >What I will (have to, by 'time constraints') self-study:

    Linear Algebra & Differential Equations*
    C (the programming language)*

    >And if I have time:

    Molecular Imaging (for a certain research project w/faculty)
     
  24. Dec 3, 2006 #23

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    CS 377, Operating Systems
    Probably starting a 2-semester senior project with neural networks
    Assorted other courses

    I haven't really made most of my choices yet. There are almost no courses that I'm being forced to take just to get a degree, so I can snoop around for a while before signing up.
     
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  25. Dec 3, 2006 #24
    Probability is actually a second year course but I saw that it had a Calc II as a co-req, so I signed up for it thinking that I was safe. The calendar's description of the course:

    The laws of probability, discrete and continuous random variables, expectation, central limit theorem.

    As for the physics class, the only requirement for it was the previous physics class, which I admit, actually assumed quite a bit of knowledge of calculus during lectures, but had very little of it for assignments and exams.

    Seeing as how I still have time to change things up, I might reconsider my options. Thanks a lot for the tip
     
  26. Dec 3, 2006 #25
    You can do it, theres only a small section that will use calc III. Just put a little tab in your sat book to remind yourself to go re-read it after you take calc III.

    Other than that, the rest is basic algebra.

    That's where you use calc III.
     
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