cs majors/graduates

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    how many of you actually had to use knowledge from physics 1, physics 2 when programming?

    i just dont see how these classes are going to be useful for practical everyday programming :o

    damn i hate taking non-computer related classes, thank god i am done with calculus 1-2 :o
     
  2. Samdog

    Samdog mmmmmm, turbo.....

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    maybe I'll use it when I take the games programming course :dunno:
     
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    WERUreo Imua!

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    It really depends on the field you end up in. I'm in the simulation/training industry, so we use physics and calculus a lot. The gaming industry is starting to use physics a lot more also when designing physics engines for games. 3-D graphics use lots of math also.

    I got my CS degree from a school who's primary focus is the Aerospace industry, so some of the classes I had to take in order to graduate included Air Traffic Control and Meteorology...
     
  4. zabuni

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    Physics, not so much. As said above, any time you want to model physical reality, like a game, you'll use force, momentum, and acceleration. Not much else on the rest.

    Math: Calculus, some. Discrete Math, lots lots lots lots lots. Matrixes a great deal also.
     
  5. SEPHROTH64

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    i havn't used or taken physics
     
  6. D1G1T4L

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    you got a cs degree and havent taken a physics class?
     
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    it all depends. some computer science majors have a emphasis on some computer engineering and some dont. i know at my university, they had both. CSE ans CS. CSE, of course, requires some extra classes, but that CS degree comes from engineering department, whereas the other does not.
     
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    Also, take calculus 3 if you want to do 3D work. I took chemistry, which wasn't related to CS. I asked some professors why physics were necessary. Besides the other answers above, another reason is to see your problem solving skills.
     
  9. SEPHROTH64

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    nope, well i did back in HS but it didnt count towards anything in college
     
  10. aphoric

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    lots of calc in signal processing and 3D
     
  11. Hissho

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    I dun need physics for my CS major :dunno:
     
  12. MrMan

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    Yes, very nice program. When I get ours done, I'll post it up as well. But that would be say, 3 months from now.
     
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    How can someone like taking programming courses but not like taking logic and math courses? :o
     
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    i am cool with discrete math and physics seems interesting, the only problem is physics classes are tough, every semester 50 percent of people fail the class (physics) so thats not really a fun factor for me at least
     
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    I don't have to take physics at all, although I did take it as my science option last term.

    I love math though, I wish I could take more of it.
     
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    same here man but it's so hard when you got hw due for classes every day, monday i got hw for discrete math, tuesday for C++, wednesday for physics, thursday for statistics and computing with programming, friday i got a test.... it's just hectic but i try to get through and do all my homework
     
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    I hear ya. I'm suffering through calc 2 right now. Its the math department's weeder class. In computer science, I got grandfathered in on some old requirements that required me to take 2 science classes of my picking. Newer computer science students have to take a physics and chemistry class. Its the one time I think I'm glad I'm old!
     
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    That's interesting, in my college, old CS majors required chemistry and physics, and new ones get the choice.
     
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    Calc 2 == devil.
     
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    It took me 4 times to get through calc 1. My calc 2 class is made up by 50% of the students from my calc 1 class and 50% of students who either failed/dropped calc 2 before (for several its their 3rd and 4th times taking calc 2) and those who took calc 3 and failed it and are taking calc 2 over. Its just crazy... I see calc 2 as being an excercise in problem solving and that's about it.
     
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    I get two science options "of my choice" but they won't let me fill them with comp sci or math/stat courses, so I'm not left with much choice at all.
     
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    I hate discreet math with a passion, it's what we have to take here rather than doing a calculus / physics / stats sequence.
     
  23. D1G1T4L

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    man calculus is not that bad, wait till u get to physics 1 and 2

    its made up of calculus 1,2, trig, geometry and everything possible to make your life a living hell

    but aside from that, it's a pretty fun class :cool:


    p.s. at my school if you fail a class more than 3 times, u are required to change ur major, they let you take it 4 times?
     
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    discrete math is very eassssssy
    especially when you compare it to calculus 2
     
  25. zabuni

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    I'd put both math courses at about even. Different reasons though.

    Most of the time Calc 2 is taught in a huge room with several hundred other students. It is also taught by a phd student who really really doesn't want to be there.

    Discreet is taught by someone who likes the course, and the class size is around 30, which usually drops by half to about 15 before the class is over. But discrete is just hard. Granted, I got an A is discrete and a B in calc 2, but I had calc 2 my first semester is college.
     

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