# Summer Classes

1. Jun 5, 2006

### Cyrus

For summer session I, I have two classes, Fluid dynamics and Technical Writing.

I went to Fluids class today, and it was superb . My professor is an Indian guy who works at NIH. I like his teaching style. He writes on the board beautifully. It's almost like reading a textbook on the board, which he writes all from memory, no notes. The class is small, 25 people, and mostly older people (about 3-4 are in there 30-40's.) He is always calm and when he lectures it's like he's talking to a colleague. It feels like your sitting in a grad class. What a nice change from last semester. :!!)

It's a lot of work, but thermo felt worse last semester.

I will see how English goes tomorrow.

2. Jun 5, 2006

### dav2008

English will suck.

(Did I do it right?)

3. Jun 5, 2006

### JamesU

gj dav2008

as for cyrus, why does everything seem to go right for you? complain about something....:grumpy:

4. Jun 5, 2006

### Cyrus

Thing's don't "seem to go right" yomamma, I make them go right.

There is a big difference.

5. Jun 5, 2006

### JamesU

shhh...... you're being mean

6. Jun 5, 2006

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
:rofl: I don't think anybody really enjoys technical writing. It's rather dry and boring. But, it's also very easy to pass the class with a good grade, because you just have to follow the rules to the letter. There's no B.S.ing or needing to be creative, just draw the exploded view of the ballpoint pen and write up the description of the components and get it over with. (Oops, sorry, I just gave away one of your assignments. Does EVERY technical writing course include that assignment? It seems everyone I know who took one had to do it, no matter what university they attended.)

7. Jun 5, 2006

### Cyrus

Things don't always go as planned, but you put your foot down and make them go your way.

8. Jun 5, 2006

### heartless

Being old has its good ways, for example you can take classes at summer. I can't . I wish I could take some classes in particle physics at some local university, but actually have no idea whether h.s students are allowed to take'em. I can't find a summer job either, all the previous years I could find jobs with ease, and now it seems like I can't find anything at all. Anyway, I'll spend entire summer vocationing, and learning. That would do good. I also want to do two math classes in parallel so that in second semi-semester, I'll be able to take calculus classes, and then AP physics. Are lectures or classes at your Univ. sometimes recorded Cyrus? If so, feel free to pass out some good video from one of your fluid dynamics classes.
K, enough.

9. Jun 5, 2006

### Cyrus

Nope, sorry. Even if they were, I doubt you would have the background to follow what's going on, sorry. Remember, this is summer session. Each day we cover 1 week of material. We just finished two chapters and have homework on the first day of class. The learning curve is steep.

10. Jun 5, 2006

### Pengwuino

Quit complaining

11. Jun 6, 2006

### moose

Im taking Calc 2 right now at UA.... Hmm

12. Jun 6, 2006

### Cyrus

Good for you, high school is a waste of time anyways. Quit and start college early.

13. Jun 6, 2006

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
And for good reason - most high school students will make no sense of anything that's covered in such a course. Here's the first part of the first problem from the first homework set in the only particle physics course offered at my department this year.

"Write down the general form of the interaction term, ${\cal L}^{(Quark)}_{scalar-fermion}$, between Higgs and quark fields in the standard electroweak theory. Verify that ${\cal L}$ is invariant under $SU_L(2) \otimes U(1)~$ gauge transformations. "

http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~shige/hw1_s06.pdf [Broken]

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14. Jun 6, 2006

### scott1

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3n6|15h(?):This why I took leet instead