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Old 10-04-2012, 08:20 AM   #61
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Looks like you need to pay some more attention in your ME classes...
That doesn't make any sense.... Re-read what I wrote retard boy. God, why haven't I ignored you yet...

I also already graduated so your comment is complete irrelevant either way.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #62
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That doesn't make any sense.... Re-read what I wrote retard boy. God, why haven't I ignored you yet...

I also already graduated so your comment is complete irrelevant either way.
I'll re word my comment then - Looks like you should have paid more attention in those ME classes.

Pendulum motion is high school physics. The frame rate of the video has nothing to do with the effect. God help you if you actually have a degree...

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Take a damn yo-yo, fully extend it and swing it back and forth. Now shorten the string with your finger and do the same damn thing.

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:58 AM   #63
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Pendulum motion is high school physics. The frame rate of the video has nothing to do with the effect.
I'm not talking about the effect... I'm saying it would look different, as in much more smooth than in the video if it was seen in real life.

Also, if you knew anything about engineering you would know that physics is not the only thing involved... It's MUCH MUCH more than your incompetent brain can comprehend.
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Not quite... Maybe read up some? If you actually are an ME, you'll appreciate the type of industry Huntsville is known for.

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Not quite... Maybe read up some? If you actually are an ME, you'll appreciate the type of industry Huntsville is known for.
I'm just fvckin' with you buddy, I'm sure you don't live in a trailer and I'm sure huntsville is great, and yes I really am a ME... We obviously have different views on everything, lets just stop replying to each other, kay?
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I'm not talking about the effect... I'm saying it would look different, as in much more smooth than in the video if it was seen in real life.

Also, if you knew anything about engineering you would know that physics is not the only thing involved... It's MUCH MUCH more than your incompetent brain can comprehend.
What else is involved...?

Also, this is simple physics. Not sure why an arguement is going over this. With the number of both real and armchair engineers we have on this forum, I figured this wouldn't be a big deal.

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #69
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Since all the metronomes are weakly coupled through the table, they eventually find the same frequency and oscillate together.

EDIT: Apparently it's called "entrainment" (not to be confused with entertainment) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrainment_(physics)
I'm glad you posted that. I saw another video similar to this with less metronomes and they were sitting on a board that was free to swing back and forth and I was wondering if that had anything to do with them all getting on the time.

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Contrary to layman's belief, math is not science. So whoever drew the cartoon cannot be a scientist.
The comic is his full time job, but he is a trained scientist.
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Also, if you knew anything about engineering you would know that physics is not the only thing involved... It's MUCH MUCH more than your incompetent brain can comprehend.
I'm sorry, but aren't you fresh out of school? Please, enlighten us all.
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I'm glad you posted that. I saw another video similar to this with less metronomes and they were sitting on a board that was free to swing back and forth and I was wondering if that had anything to do with them all getting on the time.

The comic is his full time job, but he is a trained scientist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_Munroe
So having a B.S. in physics qualifies you as a "trained scientist". That's funny.

Your post proves nothing. Math is not science. Everybody is free to define it whichever way they want, but in the academia, it is not. Go ask your professors.
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So having a B.S. in physics qualifies you as a "trained scientist". That's funny.
I would call anyone doing robotics work for NASA a scientist.

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I'm sorry, but aren't you fresh out of school? Please, enlighten us all.
Yes, graduated in May.

You guys really need me to tell you that more than physics is involved in becoming a ME? I thought there was wiki for a reason...

-Heat transfer
-Thermodynamics
-Constantly using calculus
-Kenematics and Dynamics
-Vibrations
-Machine Design
-Material properties
-Using programs like Solidworks to design products
-Using communication skills to relay your ideas into words(hard to find in an ME)

Yes, some of these subjects have physics involved, but it's not JUST physics. Go try and pass the courses in this degree and then come talk sh*t, it's not easy...
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You guys really need me to tell you that more than physics is involved in becoming a ME? I thought there was wiki for a reason...

-Heat transfer Not involved in pendulum motion.
-Thermodynamics Not involved in pendulum motion.
-Constantly using calculus Not involved in pendulum motion.
-Kenematics and Dynamics This is pretty much just applied physics.
-Vibrations This is also pretty much applied physics.
-Machine Design Not involved in pendulum motion.
-Material properties Not involved in pendulum motion.
-Using programs like Solidworks to design products Not involved in pendulum motion.
-Using communication skills to relay your ideas into words(hard to find in an ME) Not involved in pendulum motion.


Yes, some of these subjects have physics involved, but it's not JUST physics. Go try and pass the courses in this degree and then come talk sh*t, it's not easy...
I did pass all the courses in the ME degree 3 years ago. I've also passed courses in the MSME degree. Imma talk sh!t all I want.
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I did pass all the courses in the ME degree 3 years ago. I've also passed courses in the MSME degree. Imma talk sh!t all I want.
I was talking about a ME degree in general... Not subjects that have to do with pendulum motion... Nice try though.
Using "pretty much just applied Physics" is a stupid statement for a ME to make, if you are one... "This design will PRETTY MUCH work"...

So you passed all the classes... and didn't graduate???
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I was talking about a ME degree in general... Not subjects that have to do with pendulum motion... Nice try though.
Using "pretty much just applied Physics" is a stupid statement for a ME to make, if you are one... "This design will PRETTY MUCH work"...

So you passed all the classes... and didn't graduate???
But this is a thread about pendulum motion? I know this is off topic but seriously...

I hardly think that's a good analogy to make.

Of course I graduated...I thought that would be a given since I passed everything.

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But this is a thread about pendulum motion? I know this is off topic but seriously...

I hardly think that's a good analogy to make.

Of course I graduated...I thought that would be a given since I passed everything.
I know, but you guys questioned "What else is involved in a ME degree"
NOT, what else is involved in pendulum motion...

haha, you're an engineer, you know what they say about "givens" lol. You should never assume something is GIVEN being a ME, NEVER assume!

Assuming is the product of bad communitcation. Nasa killed people assuming.
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I would call anyone doing robotics work for NASA a scientist.
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No, but is the language of science. We wouldn't have one without the other.
Not agreed with the bolded statement. Newton's "Principia" did not involve much math. It we didn't have the language of math (sounds like you asked your professors and know that is a language now), we would simply use, wait for it, "English" instead. It would make things a little tougher to "communicate", but we could have definitely done it.

Another example: Einstein was not aware of tensor algebra when he came up with his special/general theories of relativity. He then found that his ideas are better represented with tensor algebra, so he went ahead and used it. See, existence of math was not initially required for our understanding of nature in the case of objects moving with a velocity close to that of light, or in the case of massive objects with masses a few times that of the sun.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against math, in fact I love it. In academia, mathematicians are fully aware of that math is a language. Don't know why it is so hard for most people to accept the fact that it is not science. It's not like I'm insulting them or anything, just laying out the truth
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