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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    Link: What You Thought An Engineering Job Was Like - And what it`s really like...
  2. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    Ah yes... we learned this in Thermodynamics. Actually isnt too bad.
  3. Profile photo of Maksie99
    Maksie99 Male 18-29
    695 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    Don`t forget the spies. Spies everywhere.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    oh this is depressing, im finishing my engineering degree and at the minute studying vibration and control. craziest math ever!
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    also thermo and fluid suck, i hate my degree, it best get me a good job with lots-o-money
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    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    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.
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    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    i REALLY dont understand how anyone could work this out. and no, i don`t want the answer thanks.
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
    415 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    :-(
  9. Profile photo of dsp2003
    dsp2003 Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    alternately titled, Why I started college in engineering and why I switched to marketing after 3 semesters, lol
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2123 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    Whew! Good thing I`m gonna be a Heavy.
  11. Profile photo of Djarum
    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    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.
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    Skim Female 13-17
    250 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    what.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    @mvanglid, dear god tell me before its too late
  14. Profile photo of selection
    selection Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    the answer is four
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    zhdapleeblue Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    @selection: OK, captain obvious.
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    ajmullan Male 18-29
    105 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    @selection

    No, the answer is 42. Always.
  17. Profile photo of twenty5
    twenty5 Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    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
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Meh, I never would have done engineering if they`d told me we would be playing Hydro.
  19. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    Actually this is more like chemical engineering for something like a refinery.
  20. Profile photo of architrex
    architrex Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    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).
  21. Profile photo of Xerasia
    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    lol. this reminds me of my `project management` courses. they love to stick math where you least expect it...
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    BADOLDOG Female 40-49
    108 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    you people posting have way more brains than I do...and may I also say "buncha show-offs"
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    I wonder how many of those letters are sh itty made up constants... engineering sucks, physics rules!
  24. Profile photo of SiggyZtar
    SiggyZtar Male 18-29
    56 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Sooooooo true... :`(
  25. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    @CrakrJak:

    Its fugacity dude.
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    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    Hell. Yes.
  27. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    NEED A DISPENSER HEEEEEEEERE!!!
    NEED A DISPENSER HEEEEEEEERE!!!
    NEED A DISPENSER HEEEEEEEERE!!!
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    The answer is 2.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    November 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    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!
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    kw112 Female 13-17
    243 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    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?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    The same can be done with medic!
  32. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    fugacity coefficient?

    well fugacity to you too buddy!
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    barrelmonkey Male 18-29
    135 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    but i still get to shoot crap right?
  34. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    The answer is......
    MEDIC!!!!
  35. Profile photo of frankthepost
    frankthepost Male 18-29
    44 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    you could be a smart ass and "engineer" a fire with nothing but butaine and a spark?
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    Bleh I can`t have a career in math... Oh wait I`m an actuarial science major..
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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
    247 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    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:
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    Soooo true my friends
    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.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    @CrakrJak


    Are you ChemE?
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    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    I feel like there should be this for computer science.

    What I expected:
    Playing videogames

    Actuality:
    This poo.


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    (let ()
    etc.etc.
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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
    296 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    And all it takes is one swing to destroy that
  42. Profile photo of Nocornforyou
    Nocornforyou Female 18-29
    15 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    TF2 is one of the best games of all time. No question.
  43. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    Fugacity...wasn`t that an album by Marillion?

    I used to be able to do this, but after the final, it all started slipping away...
  44. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    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
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    Why not just be a spy and pretend to be an engineer. Much easier.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    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.
  47. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    Actually, the answer is the buttler, its always the buttler
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    LilJackanape Female 60-69
    149 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    this is why i dont wanna go to college
  49. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    F*ck Leibniz notation. Newton makes more sense.
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    Isafan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    Wow, that`s so wrong.

    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.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    shameeee
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    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    Wizards and pop-culture cyborgs.
  53. Profile photo of IrishJesus
    IrishJesus Male 18-29
    483 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 12:40 am
    I`m an engineering major. I couldn`t agree more.

    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?
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    257 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 12:58 am
    @IrishJesus - WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!!! Already pulled Giant Robot World Domination Plan #157001A from the vault.
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    ShaggydogJV Male 18-29
    30 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 1:23 am
    I saw this on UG`s YLYL IX thread. Lol`d then, Lol`d now.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 2:44 am
    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.
  57. Profile photo of Dr4k
    Dr4k Male 18-29
    575 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 3:27 am
    Haha I`m a dance major, I don`t have to deal with any crazy math ... though I can`t build robots of doom which is a definite downside.
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    SlimPickins Male 18-29
    120 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 6:18 am
    I am a cook so i just have to deal with fractions. and ratios. which is ok by me.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:07 am
    Ugh. Just looking at that made my head hurt. Where is Will Hunting when you need him ?
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:09 am
    Law student here. It`s pretty much exactly how I (or anyone else) expected it to be.
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    turdlle Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:26 am
    the differentiated equation is wrong. the first a1 should be an a2
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    josieflo Female 18-29
    145 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 8:49 am
    this is why I`m changing my major
  63. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 10:38 am
    HAHAHA!!... it says Plow in the bottom equation :D
  64. Profile photo of MightyMaxie
    MightyMaxie Male 18-29
    5 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 11:29 am
    That`s Mr Plow to you!
  65. Profile photo of seanwins
    seanwins Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 11:51 am
    @turdlle. Shut up, your most likely wrong and noone is impressed.
  66. Profile photo of AntiCool88
    AntiCool88 Female 18-29
    430 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    when you study it ...it`s not that hard...I think...
  67. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Sad but true!
  68. Profile photo of spiralraisin
    spiralraisin Male 18-29
    30 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Yeah ... made it through 2 years of Engineering and switched to Industrial Design.
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
    743 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Yup. Gotta love those moles.
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    AirshipofArb Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    @turdlle

    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.
    :)
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    yofuzzy Male 13-17
    310 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    yay chemistry!
    source: moles and gas law, PV=nRT
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    TheiaRenown Female 18-29
    426 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    My head hurts.
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    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    Bleugh. This is why I`m in zoology...
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    dracokain Male 18-29
    266 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    lol it says Plow in the equation more then once (I know its not actually plow)
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    November 17, 2010 at 2:02 am
    what i thought the internet would be: "hahaha, that`s funny."

    what the internet really is: "the partial derivative is incorrect... i know because i work at Best Buy, part time."
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    Xric Male 18-29
    22 posts
    November 17, 2010 at 6:51 am
    This is why Im an animation student :D
  77. Profile photo of Canoas
    Canoas Male 18-29
    427 posts
    November 17, 2010 at 7:55 am
    @ turdlle
    Do you even know how to differentiate? You should learn it in your first month in any engineering course..
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    November 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    haha plow.

    plow! blam!! Varp!!!! nert!!
    ^this is what i see when i look at shiz like this :-)
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    tuapui Male 18-29
    94 posts
    November 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    @xric : highfiveeeee
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    Lolcats Male 18-29
    369 posts
    November 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    They don`t math good.

    Laughing girls.jpg
  81. Profile photo of Lolcats
    Lolcats Male 18-29
    369 posts
    November 22, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    So what do engineers actually do?

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