Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5
Haha, hope you have fun
As a matter of fact I did not. It wasn't a good exam.
There where two questions both counting for 35% that were almost identical except for one minus pretty much. And on top of that after I finished the exam I realized I made a stupid mistake which messed up the entire exercise. ;_;
I accidentally took the transposed of the Hamiltonian system, which made all eigenvalues real instead of imaginary, which gives a totally different solution to the system. ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)
Ah well. I need an 8/10 to get a 9/10 for the subject, and a 7.2 in order to get a 8.5/10, so it'll still be an average grade.
Originally Posted by miceblue
Wah, someone who likes exams? You don't see that very often.
It's too late to say, but I'll say it anyway: good luck on your exams!
That being said, ODEs are indeed one of the more fun math concepts I've encountered. Those and P[artial]DEs. Ah good 'ol thermodynamics. XD
Yeah, I like exams. But only if they're well made. And only for math, usually physics exams are no fun.
A good exam is challenging, tests a wide variety of knowledge and has diverse questions, all while still being realistically possible within the set time.
Originally Posted by graphidz
Do you use matrix, probability, statistics in all that though?
Well you could use statistical physics and quantum mechanics to derive all fundamental electric laws (like Ohm's law) by modeling the movement of electrons in a piece of wire. You'd definitely need probability and matrices for that.