Are there any metallurgyfags who lurk here? If so, what resources can you recommend an anon who just wants to learn the piss-easy shit of this subject? >inb4 google.com and people making this a scientist vs. engineer thread
>>7808829 I work for a recruiting company, but my job let's me know about many other people's jobs while unfortunately barely advancing at my own.
A major in math and knowledge of computers is quite flexible. I don't think you'll ever be stuck for work, but if you're determined to find a special niche, whether it be research or in a job, you'll have to carefully select your first entry level position or your next degree in education.
Math means you're a bright cookie, true or... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7808854 i'd like to try graphics programming to develop 3DCG applications that improve rendering times, verlet integration for cloth and hair, and so on. anything CGi oriented is what i'd like to do for the CS minor side.
on the math side, i like nonlinear PDEs and nonlinear functional analysis, and would like to contribute in those areas research-wise.
i just can't decide which hence my major/minor plan.
Anyone proeficient with fluid dynamics here? Is it possible to determine the diameter of the urethra, based on the speed at which urine is expelled? From this data, can we obtain a rought estimate on girth as well as length of a penis? I was thinking of relating the sound of the urination to force and then size of a penis. Any help in this endeavor will be appreciated.
>>7808799 >Is it possible to determine the diameter of the urethra, based on the speed at which urine is expelled?
No, because the mass flow rate of urine is something in your control. If you use your pelvic muscles you can pee harder and if you completely relax, the pee will be weak. And because this value is not constant and can vary from person to person, you won't get any good estimates.
>>7808786 This. I highly doubt ultra-intelligent beings with the capacity for interstellar travel will simply barge into a new planet and start pulling fish out of the water. If contact is ever made, it will be a long-distance communication, perhaps swapping of information represented in binary. Then, realistically, that's where it would end.
>>7808786 >>7808801 This self-hating hivemind is quite annoying, to be honest. We have Ph D's who devote their lives to study a determined species and you are trying to tell me that "highly scientifically-developed civilizations" won't give a fuck about a whole new planet full of new organisms to research?
I'm actually a bit too lazy to write down the statistics that I used but from really rough estimates, I'm assuming if somebody knows at least calculus 1 that puts them in the top 10% of mathematical minds.
I'm sure some of you have read this already, and I'd encourage those of you who haven't to take the time to read through it in its entirety.
Essentially it's a sendup of how math is taught in the US and some thoughts on ways that might improve the situation (which are impossible because of the bureaucratic BS educators have to deal with and unionized educators, but that's a different topic to deal with).
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>>7808728 Lockhart gets to teach an upscale private institution, selecting for kids who are neurologically similar to himself: most teachers don't have that luxury.
Actual educational policy is developed as a conversation between between government (which is interested in ed. as a economic development tool), post secondary institutions (who are interested in ranking their prospects, and easily court the support of parents), special interest groups (who see math education as a necessary precursor to a democratic population),... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7808803 >Privileging any one approach, assuming you know best after a 20 page paper, and asking why the others can't fall in line disrespects thousands of folks who over the past century who have made the improvement of the education system their life goal. These are some pretty big assumptions to make friend.
>>7808821 Which results? What is the "job" of education? Do I measure my success in reduced poverty in my district? The wealth of my top students? Victory in math competitions? A better global attitude towards math? The base happiness of my students?
I've never really browsed /sci/ before, but I thought I'd ask a question here. I'm a humanities-inclined person who much prefers art, literature, history, etc. to STEM, but my grandma got me pic related for Christmas because she knew I liked the Yale Courses series, though the ones I liked were usually for literature. She remembered that I had recently displayed an interest, though a very superficial one, in physics and relativity, so she decided to get me this book. I have no plans to go into any science-type career, but something about me wants to go through... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Would you say there's "something to be gotten out of" doing science and math on a personal level, even if one has no desire to apply it to their career?
You get to know how the Universe works, and it works in incredibly beautiful and strange ways, from the elementary particle physics up to living organisms. It's so much better than art or literature - remember that works of humans, like art, are constrained by our mind and creativity. Nature isn't constrained in this way, and the results are unimaginably better than... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7808633 Previous posters are right, Its mostly memorisation. Make more notes, do a as many questions as you can and don't be afraid of asking your tutors/teachers/lecturers or even friends for help. Good luck.
>>7808621 It's a TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE idea to self study analysis from Rudin.
First study calculus from something like stewart + mit ocw lectures. Then read a book on proofs like "How to prove it, a structured approach". Then you can start with analysis. Terence Tao's Analysis I and II are amazing books that guide you through the process of understanding formal math as well as giving you a construction of the number sets and a nice description of naive set theory which is amazing to have early on.
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In many ponderings of mine, I have questioned how natural selection would affect the appearance of out interstellar neighbors, while trying to break away from whatever styles are present here on earth. Has anyone here ever thought the same thing? Has anyone here made renderings of such beings?
>>7808592 Who knows? Intelligent species could have evolved from anything.
It would not surprise me if the first alien contact we have are with aliens that look creepily like humans or they're radioactive 70 metre long octopus things made of silicon that evolved in oceans of petroleum. That wear helmets.
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