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by Yambert
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 36833

Re: Gifted Education

let's see... 1-5 grade we went to a separate classroom at a specified hour of the day (the hour was different each day, the breakup of routine is one of the reasons I enjoyed it). The subjects in the gifted class had nothing to do with our normal coursework. They were special topics picked out by th...
by Yambert
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164755

Re: Your Schedule

I've got

Modern Physics I
Classical Mechanics
Ordinary Differential Equations
Number Theory
Japanese I
Painting I


should be great!
by Yambert
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Is Washington and Lee a good school for math?
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Is Washington and Lee a good school for math?

I have a friend who goes to washington and lee, and I've visited the campus with my friend before. He is a computer science major and he is involved in research on campus. From his stories it seems like most if not all of the people there who are interested in research do it, it is a small school so...
by Yambert
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Depressing Physics test
Replies: 21
Views: 3354

Re: Depressing Physics test

so with the curve (it was massive) I actually got a 94 A. :mrgreen: Woah what? I have heard of 30-40% curves before, but 50%+? That's definitely news to me. Seriously though, I think tests shouldn't need to have overly huge curves. At this point, it really becomes "who can solve 1 more questio...
by Yambert
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Depressing Physics test
Replies: 21
Views: 3354

Re: Depressing Physics test

so with the curve (it was massive) I actually got a 94 A. :mrgreen:
by Yambert
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Depressing Physics test
Replies: 21
Views: 3354

Re: Depressing Physics test

the teacher's known for giving hard tests with huge curves. It still feels pretty horrible


and it's not that I just care about my grades for some job/whatever, I care about learning, I just don't feel particularly reassured that I have brain capacitance to learn most of these things.
by Yambert
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Depressing Physics test
Replies: 21
Views: 3354

Depressing Physics test

So I just took my Physics E&M midterm and it was downright soul crushing. I've never gotten anything less than a 95 on a physics test before, and I probably got 30-40% on this test if I'm lucky. I'm not so sure I'm cut out for physics anymore. I understand the concepts but I just don't have a gr...
by Yambert
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?
Replies: 79
Views: 20732

Re: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?

Hey guys, I'm the person who started this thread. So this semester, I ended up taking Calc 2, Real Analysis, and I also registered for Linear Algebra (which also has a calc 3 prereq like real but they let me in anyway) The homework for Real was rough at first, but Im getting a hang of writing good p...
by Yambert
Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164755

Re: Your Schedule

Freshman year of College... go ahead and guess what my majors are.

General Physics II honors
Linear Algebra I
Real Analysis I
Calculus II
C++ For Engineers and Scientists

18 hours :O
by Yambert
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?
Replies: 79
Views: 20732

Re: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?

hah, too many questions.. For all that asked, I'm a physics major with a heavy interest in mathemetics (but intentions to go to grad school in theoretical physics). I certainly don't have a heavy proof background, as up to this point I've taken nothing but standard math classes, but I have an above...
by Yambert
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?
Replies: 79
Views: 20732

Re: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?

hah, too many questions.. For all that asked, I'm a physics major with a heavy interest in mathemetics (but intentions to go to grad school in theoretical physics). I certainly don't have a heavy proof background, as up to this point I've taken nothing but standard math classes, but I have an above ...
by Yambert
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?
Replies: 79
Views: 20732

Re: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?

Well, I'll put it this way- I have about a month and a half to drop a course without any showing on my record. So even if I will fail this class without question, I can still drop it and it won't make a difference at all.

That being said, I'm still going to try.
by Yambert
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?
Replies: 79
Views: 20732

Re: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?

So at my school, the real analysis class is 300 level, and the prereq is calc 3, multivariable calc (which I wont take until the fall of next year). However, I could still take this class, because it's not an "enforced" prereq... which basically just means the prereq is a recommendation an...
by Yambert
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How difficult is a Real Analysis class?
Replies: 79
Views: 20732

How difficult is a Real Analysis class?

I'm interested in taking this at my uni next semester, but I'm a freshman with a limited calc background (I'm taking calc1 this semester and calc2 the next). Do you think I could handle a real analysis class without a very complex background?
by Yambert
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: basic question about an atom..
Replies: 12
Views: 1711

basic question about an atom..

so I know that in an atom, a "cloud" of electrons orbits an extremely small and dense nucleus, of protons and electrons. My question is, what exactly prevents these electrons from moving straight to the nucleus, because of opposite charges? Is it simply like the gravitational forces of a p...
by Yambert
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164755

Re: Your Schedule

first semester in college

General Physics + Lab
Calculus I
European History to 1789
Beginner Drawing (6 hour class.. yeesh)
Intermediate French
Freshman seminar

23 hours total!
by Yambert
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Post your 2010 AP/IB Scores!
Replies: 47
Views: 7140

Re: Post your 2010 AP/IB Scores!

eng lit-5
physics B-5
government-5
by Yambert
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Starting a Physics undergraduate major..
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Starting a Physics undergraduate major..

does anyone here have any advice for me? What can I do the next four years to make my graduate application very attractive? Any words of wisdom would be appreciated! I'm very very excited
by Yambert
Tue May 11, 2010 3:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 11024

Re: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!

I took Physics B today. It was long and draining but not difficult. one of the seven free responses I had no clue on, but it'll still be a 5
by Yambert
Thu May 06, 2010 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 11024

Re: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!

how'd everyone feel about the eng lit test today? I was worried about it, but I actually think it went really well. Im pretty confident I at least got a 4, possibly a 5 (hopefully!).
by Yambert
Tue May 04, 2010 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 11024

Re: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!

Ixtellor wrote:You guys sounds really confident. I wish my students had your bravado.

My kids never tell me "I pwned that test", would make me feel better.

Question for you AP Gov/Eco/Psych takers - at your school were the classes offered as 1 semester or 1 year courses.



Gov was 1 semester for us.
by Yambert
Tue May 04, 2010 10:52 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 11024

Re: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!

I didnt take Ap eng. language, but man, Ap LITERATURE is the hardest AP test in my opinion. Its insane.
by Yambert
Mon May 03, 2010 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2010 AP tests discussion thread!
Replies: 96
Views: 11024

2010 AP tests discussion thread!

So I just took AP US government and politics today. Anybody else? I thought it was really easy. The essays were pretty straightforward.

I have English literature thursday (which will probably ruin my ap average) and physics monday (easy 5)
by Yambert
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Physics or AP Chemistry?
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

Re: AP Physics or AP Chemistry?

I voted physics, just because I find it to be more interesting than chemistry is!
by Yambert
Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?

I've looked at brackets for need based aid at some of the "ivies" I've applied to, and my family makes too much money to not pay a shitload of money. And my family makes money but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to be leaving college without a heavy intake of debt.
by Yambert
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?

hey guys!! Firstly, someone asked what I wanted to major in. I want to study history and physics (not necessarily engineering), and after college I want to be a teacher, either in high school or at a collegiate level (I would be happy either way). It's been a longggg time since I made this thread! I...
by Yambert
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: very basic physics question (thats driving me nuts)
Replies: 9
Views: 4985

Re: very basic physics question (thats driving me nuts)

sorry for being so vague in my question- in the diagram, u is coefficient of kinetic friction, and the 730 N force is pushing the entire system to the right. this is the straight text of the question: Two crates, of mass 75 kg and 110 kg, are in contact and at rest on a horizontal surface. A 730-N f...
by Yambert
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: very basic physics question (thats driving me nuts)
Replies: 9
Views: 4985

very basic physics question (thats driving me nuts)

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/977/fixxick.jpg there are two parts to the question: find the acceleration of the system, and find the force the two objects exert on each other. I found the acceleration fine and dandy, no problem, it's about 2.5 m/s^2. But the second part is baffling me for some r...
by Yambert
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Energy! Since fourth grade, I still don't get it.
Replies: 12
Views: 4944

Energy! Since fourth grade, I still don't get it.

I know the definition of energy is the capacity of a system to output a force. Or something like that. I've really never been able to properly visualize and grasp what energy actually is though. Is energy something tangible? Does it have a mass? The conservation law states energy can't be created or...
by Yambert
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?

I'm personally committed to only doing activities that I actually enjoy doing, and I know I've gotten a lot out of them, but I dont really know how to show it...
by Yambert
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?

ixtellor, I'm third out of 102.
by Yambert
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Re: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?

thanks masily for the great post! My biggest reason for wanting to be at an ivy school (and by ivy I mean ivy or ivy equivalent) is because I want to be surrounded by people with a serious drive and focus for academics. There's many other reasons, of course, but that's definitely the biggest reason....
by Yambert
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?
Replies: 39
Views: 6616

Reluctant to make this topic but... am I ivy competetive?

I'm really not trying to brag here (and if I was, it would be silly, because my accomplishments are average compared to the folks on this board). I just how want to know competitive I really am for elite schools. What kind of schools do you think I could get into? Any opinions or advice is appreciat...
by Yambert
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP U.S. History
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

Re: AP U.S. History

US history was my favorite course I've taken in high school so far. I didn't feel like it was a ton of information. I read a chapter or two a week, that was about 2 hours of reading max..... and I easily got a 5 on the AP test and an A (the only A) in the class. Our teacher was very amazing though, ...
by Yambert
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: teaching myself calculus (for application in Physics)
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

teaching myself calculus (for application in Physics)

soooo over the summer I taught myself a pretty wide range of alg/trig based physics, all of the topics on the AP exam plus a little bit of relativity and other Einstein things. This year I'm taking an AP physics class, that covers the aforementioned topics, but nothing on Calc/AP physics BC. So I wa...
by Yambert
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164755

Re: Your Schedule

1st semester

English IV Honors
AP Physics
Pre-Calc Honors
French IV Honors

2nd semester

AP Physics
AP English lit
AP US Government
Religion IV



I wish I could take all of the AP classes some of you get to take. My school doesn't offer that much.
by Yambert
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: conceptual question about the gravitational constant
Replies: 26
Views: 3287

Re: conceptual question about the gravitational constant

wow, didn't think my question would spawn such a discussion! Even though there's no real answer, I understand a lot more now, thanks for all the responses.
by Yambert
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: conceptual question about the gravitational constant
Replies: 26
Views: 3287

conceptual question about the gravitational constant

I understand it's application and use in equations, but why does it exist?? I'm very new to physics so bear with me, but I don't really understand. Why is there a need for a constant to determine gravitational force? I always had thought the force of gravity depended completely on mass and distance....
by Yambert
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: ACT scores
Replies: 81
Views: 10920

Re: ACT scores

if you took it in june, I'm not sure what your issue with the reading was- I thought it was all quite straightforward and easy
by Yambert
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: ACT scores
Replies: 81
Views: 10920

Re: ACT scores

just got my score back, its a 34, Im so happy!!! the first time I took it was a few months ago, it was only a 28 and I was pretty disappointed. I didnt study at all either time I took ir, but the second time I knew what to expect and that made all the difference... and I had my calculator, for a cha...

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