Pfft! Ha! You WISH that`s what an engineering job is actually like. It`s closer to Office Space than anything. 90% of all engineering is now paper pushing. I`m one of the lucky few where paper pushing is 10% of my workload, and the rest is actually doing something.

Wait... who does math by hand anymore, when you have all these compilers, high level scripted languages and calculators?

Hell, you don`t need more than high school Algebra 2 to design drating miniguns, just the right license and extended background check, with preferably a contract.

That`s actually not too bad of a forumula... there is barely any variables.. It`s just the same one placed over again with different exponents :) and all you do is fill in numbers lol

This is the key. The answer is the last equation which is the integral of the first equation when the derivative of the second equation (the third equation) is correctly substituted into the first. The only way we would be able obtain a numerical answer would be if the question asked for the total between two limits A and B. To solve that, we would define f(x) as the last formula, and solve for f(B)-f(A).

My degree is in Chemical Engineering. Never used any of the five quarters of calculus or the incomprehensible class in quantum chemistry in the real world. Eventually, got laid off and no one wanted someone not fresh out of school so I had to change careers. Years later, I am a freelance motiongraphics designer and as happy as a clam not sitting in a cubicle and dealing with office politics. Being an engineer taught me how to use my brain to get stuff done but no one can expect to always be in the career they get a degree in. Stay flexible and maintain many interests!

blech. i understand the importance of knowing intermediate math (up to algebra 2) but if im not going to become an engineer i dont think i ever want to waste my time learning things this advanced. how many of the adults here (that dont have a math dependent jobs)use math that they learned past sophmore year of High School?

That might be what engineering school is like, but engineers don`t actually do anything like that once they get real jobs. An engineering job looks like this:

Ive always used an old calculator, and last week my gf bought me a brand new casio fx570, i felt like such a nerd when i found out i knew what ALL the functions on the calculator were for, and i asked her to punch me in the face if i looked happy with her gift

Wow, that`s more complicated than I would have guessed. A lot of simple equations (ideal gas law) really sprawl when you stop assuming things and try to match curves to empirical data.

I haven`t had enough free time to do anything remotely interesting besides eat, sleep, and schoolwork. The math is suffocating, the professors don`t speak much english, and the women...

well, there are no women in engineering.

Basically, if I don`t get a job with this degree, I`m going to build a giant robot and take over the world with it. Who wants in?

My major was AI. I concur with expectations vs reality. :P thought you do EVENTUALLY get to make cool things, the part you end up looking at 90% of the time is the code, not the robot or program you made.

The partial derivative taken in this equation is correct. Keep in mind that it`s a partial derivative just with respect to n1. When we apply a product derivative rule with the two polynomials (fg` + gf`), we see that the n1 term is only being multiplied by the "a" term. Thus, when we take the partial derivative for n1 for the f` portion of the product law, we only get a1 for f`, this is multiplied with g to get the a1(n1+n2)^1/2 term.

Therefore, the equation as shown is correct.

I totally know I`m giving a troll ammo, and I apologize, but we engineers are a finicky lot. :)

- And what it`s really like...
Hell, you don`t need more than high school Algebra 2 to design drating miniguns, just the right license and extended background check, with preferably a contract.

No, the answer is 42. Always.

Its fugacity dude.

NEED A DISPENSER HEEEEEEEERE!!!

NEED A DISPENSER HEEEEEEEERE!!!

well fugacity to you too buddy!

MEDIC!!!!

Soooo true.

On the brighter side most of the equations are actually algebraic. You don`t have to deal with the calculus to get them.

Are you ChemE?

What I expected:

Playing videogames

Actuality:

This poo.

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etc.etc.

I used to be able to do this, but after the final, it all started slipping away...

My father has his bach from Georgia Tech and I can tell you, yes during school it IS like that.

In the real world it`s:

COMPUTER and CALCULATOR that have pre-programmed equations.

Easy peasy.

I haven`t had enough free time to do anything remotely interesting besides eat, sleep, and schoolwork. The math is suffocating, the professors don`t speak much english, and the women...

well, there are no women in engineering.

Basically, if I don`t get a job with this degree, I`m going to build a giant robot and take over the world with it. Who wants in?

I concur with expectations vs reality. :P thought you do EVENTUALLY get to make cool things, the part you end up looking at 90% of the time is the code, not the robot or program you made.

The partial derivative taken in this equation is correct. Keep in mind that it`s a partial derivative just with respect to n1. When we apply a product derivative rule with the two polynomials (fg` + gf`), we see that the n1 term is only being multiplied by the "a" term. Thus, when we take the partial derivative for n1 for the f` portion of the product law, we only get a1 for f`, this is multiplied with g to get the a1(n1+n2)^1/2 term.

Therefore, the equation as shown is correct.

I totally know I`m giving a troll ammo, and I apologize, but we engineers are a finicky lot.

:)

source: moles and gas law, PV=nRT

what the internet really is: "the partial derivative is incorrect... i know because i work at Best Buy, part time."

Do you even know how to differentiate? You should learn it in your first month in any engineering course..

plow! blam!! Varp!!!! nert!!

^this is what i see when i look at shiz like this :-)

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