Search found 10 matches

by Squirrelboy265
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Playing with math
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Playing with math

It's similar in Engineering as well. Most of the time its using numerical methods until we get a solution that's probably "close enough" to the actual value. Plus the real world likes to shatter models with things like friction and low efficiency motors/pumps/devices.
by Squirrelboy265
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Jobs Thread - What do you do for a living?
Replies: 23
Views: 5827

Re: Jobs Thread - What do you do for a living?

A couple of computer science majors, a political science major turning to nursing, college students of various varieties, an electrical engineer turned student again. What a nifty crowd. I'm a chemical engineering student who recently became a chemical engineer (Co-Op) at an iodine derivatives manuf...
by Squirrelboy265
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Playing with math
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Playing with math

That makes sense then, knowing how long the 2p state lasts would help with the laser building. It would have to do with the rate of light generation right, since the transition of an electron from a high energy level to a low one releases a photon, yes? While I had to look up "phenomenological", I c...
by Squirrelboy265
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Playing with math
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Playing with math

I'm curious as to the reason why you would need to calculate the lifetime of the 2p state in hydrogen. I think that might illuminate the difference in our perspectives. My basis for viewing things is more on the terms of "What can be done with ___ chemical/thing?" which is why i'm studying to be a c...
by Squirrelboy265
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Playing with math
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Playing with math

Wolfram Alpha is an incredible thing. Mathematics, some Chemistry, it does an incredible amount of data lookup,solving, and tabulation. Every time I look at quantum mechanics I become rather befuddled. They call it physics, but sometimes a more appropriate term seems to be "Magic". I'm just glad tha...
by Squirrelboy265
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Playing with math
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Playing with math

You're right. I didn't realize it was unbalanced when I posted it though. I was just doodling with chemistry. The fun part is when you get to organic chemistry and it starts to stop mattering if the reaction is balanced, because it won't happen like that anyways. Or many things happen at once that r...
by Squirrelboy265
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Playing with math
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Playing with math

Na+H2O->H2+NaOH How many grams of sodium do I need to generate 100g of hydrogen gas through the reaction with water? Stoichiometry is not exactly what I would call fun. It's the boring part of chemistry! 1.15 kg assuming perfect efficiency. Close, but the reaction I gave you was unbalanced. The bal...
by Squirrelboy265
Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Playing with math
Replies: 44
Views: 11133

Re: Playing with math

Gah, I thought I was done with math! what happens if A B ≠ B A? ... *Mind explodes* I would probably be a little better off if my last year of High School math (Caculus no less) hadn't been with three different teachers. First a teacher who was experienced in teaching, but a little rusty in her cal...
by Squirrelboy265
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2013/11/22 - Blue Lines And Red Tape
Replies: 136
Views: 42442

Re: 2013/11/22 - Blue Lines And Red Tape

Ralph's black eye makes him look really mad for some reason. I get the sneaking suspicion that he looks that way because he is that way. He was in charge when a massive beatdown happened, of which he was a party. None too pleasing of an event and certainly a cause for anger. I really don't get Kevi...
by Squirrelboy265
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2013/11/22 - Blue Lines And Red Tape
Replies: 136
Views: 42442

Re: 2013/11/22 - Blue Lines And Red Tape

I'm not quite sure that "Administrative Leave" counts as "vacation", but Fido having more time to spend with Sabrina can't be that bad of a thing. That and it gives him time to do some damage control with the rest of the neighborhood.

That's one way to break the ice on the subject, Kevin.