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Old 09-21-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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School is soooo hard right now. My vibrations class is crazy and my vibrations lab teacher made the 1 credit class have a 3 credit work load.
I already wrote 1000+ lines of MATLAB code for the lab and it'* only a 1/4 of the way finished.
Plus I have a quiz tomorrow...
(I'm a Mechanical Engineering major)

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wow, then i guess i shouldn't mention that my vibes homework was 4 problems that took less than 45 minutes. Plus there is no lab.
Sorry to hear about your crappy class load, as I've been there many times as well.
Is your course a required one, or just a tech elective?
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It'* required.
The text sucks too. It'* really lacking in the examples department.
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ouch required.....ours is an elective, but alot of people take it.
Our text isn't too bad, but we've only scratched the surface of it. Just now got into damping of systems. (and trying to write zeta sucks balls!)
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Yeah my quiz is on spring & damping systems. Finding the natural and damped frequencies, being familiar with graps of differential equations, and FFT'*.
Is zeta a code type program?
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no, the greek letter zeta. It'* the one greek letter that i can never get right.
it'* the damping ratio.
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That'* one thing I never learned....the greek alphabet.
Yeah my teacher was saying that damping is the hardest concept of the class.
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oh boy, now you've got me waiting for the other shoe to drop.....
cause if engineering has taught me anything, it'* that as soon as you understand something, it gets taken to a whole new level of craziness
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lol. I'd have to agree with whaat you've learned.
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I learned how to couple translational & rotational masses together!
and get the natural frequency!!!
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For your efforts!


and wow, we're way behind you on the natural frequency, we're up to it being the square root of k/m.
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