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Old 08-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #21
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the higher level math... when you really get it... some of that stuff just knocks your socks off
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:55 PM   #23
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I'll never forget looking up at a contrail drifting in the sky and seeing the math in action. It's a beautiful thing.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #24
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It's the Comp Sci guys that really use linear algebra.
LOTS of linear algebra in quantum mechanics, in fact it's all linear algebra
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:36 PM   #26
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I'm taking linear algebra this semester coming up lol. But my previous professor would use it in my physics courses and after reading ahead in the text doesn't seem to bad at all.
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I hated diffeq, only because my professor was an engineer and taught in engineering terms, which worked for 98% of the class.

That didn't work out for me as a not engineer
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LOTS of linear algebra in quantum mechanics, in fact it's all linear algebra
How would you rank QM as far as difficulty relative to other undergrad classes? The difference between a BA and a BS for me is QM II and Diff Eq II.
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I'm in the same boat, but I took calc III 5 years ago, so this should be fun.

edit: I'm still surprised you don't have to take linear algebra for EE
I was too. Most uni's roll Linear into Calc2 when they do Cross prodcut and other light algebra, but they don't make you take a stand alone Linear Algebra Class.


Compsi guys use it alot more but Southern Polytech doesn't have a standalone requirement for it if you transfer in. Most Uni's make you take a stand alone class if you are transferring in.



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I'll never forget looking up at a contrail drifting in the sky and seeing the math in action. It's a beautiful thing.
This happens for me a lot. When you really understand whats happening and you catch yourself in the middle of a sailboat race, or at the controls of a small airplane, its just impressive.

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DE wasn't something I enjoyed very much. I had a chinese professor and it was hard to understand when he talked. However I passed with a B+
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I usually play around with this calculator when i'm dealing with differential equations. Hope it helps.

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How would you rank QM as far as difficulty relative to other undergrad classes? The difference between a BA and a BS for me is QM II and Diff Eq II.
As far as difficulty is concerned, I think it's about the same as any other upper division undergrad class (just a bit counterintuitive at first), and I would definitely recommend taking it. At least to me it was very interesting. I only took one Diff Eq class, so I can't say how it would compare to the more advanced Diff Eq classes.
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As far as difficulty is concerned, I think it's about the same as any other upper division undergrad class (just a bit counterintuitive at first), and I would definitely recommend taking it. At least to me it was very interesting. I only took one Diff Eq class, so I can't say how it would compare to the more advanced Diff Eq classes.
I met with some upperclassmen today and asked them about it and they said it wasn't too bad. I think just like any other upper level classes, it looks daunting right now, but by the time I get there it won't be as big of a deal. And I plan on getting the BS; two classes aren't going to scare me off.
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I have a minor in math and have forgotten 100% of what I learned. I'll be lucky if I can still do algebra.
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I usually play around with this calculator when i'm dealing with differential equations. Hope it helps.

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Hahaha Awesome find ! U shld ace ur exams with this calc!!
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Statisticians use linear algebra all the time. Regression-related parts in statistics is heavily rooted in it. I had to use it to come up with design variables for my research in nonparametric quantile regression. We are going over linear algebra again in school right now, actually. Dimensions, subspaces, spanning vectors, all that fun stuff.

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