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candide
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(Original post by dnumberwang)
physics is just pretend maths tbh

One of the most annoying things about chemistry is all the arithmetic... also pretend maths


cooking is good
Yes, but chemistry isn't.

Oh I know, I'm crashing chem this year and we're doing reaction rates, and to get the "rate" we have to pick a point in the "middle" of an exponential graph and work out the gradient. Im just like - come on!
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(Original post by dnumberwang)
physics is just pretend maths tbh

One of the most annoying things about chemistry is all the arithmetic... also pretend maths






cooking is good
Have you seen the xkcd comic with "biology is applied chemistry, chemistry is applied physics" etc. joke?

(Original post by Zoedotdot)
I know someone quoted me in here with a URL to add to the first page, but even having extended my Who Quoted Me to the max I can't find the link to the post :p: whoever it was, poke me again and I'll add it this evening
That was me I think

Sites.google.com/site/oxon2012 for a website.

Thank you!
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(Original post by candide)
I'm bored as well. I don't like chemistry either, too much like cooking! :L
That's funny, my mum always says that the reason she enjoyed chemistry a-level is that it's like cooking. (Slightly worrying for her cooking!)


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Haha well chem is mildly interesting but the class is so long...

:/ However I don't hate it with fiery passion as I do physics
How long's the class? If you're just taking chemistry does that mean you sit in the same classroom for the whole day?

Physics is applied maths with crazy theorems and the occasional annoying experiment (normally with a trolley and a power pack, and at least 3 things that don't work). So it's about 2/3 epic.
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(Original post by dnumberwang)
physics is just pretend maths tbh
Excuse me? :rolleyes:
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Have you seen the xkcd comic with "biology is applied chemistry, chemistry is applied physics" etc. joke?
yeah, it's on the wall in one of our maths classrooms, along with some others

(Original post by soutioirsim)
Excuse me? :rolleyes:
:lol:
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How long's the class? If you're just taking chemistry does that mean you sit in the same classroom for the whole day?
Yes. D: I'm done for today though, now I'm sitting at home
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:/ However I don't hate it with fiery passion as I do physics
I agree about physics! :lol: My best science mark at GCSE, but gawd, i didn't really enjoy it :lol:

Although i hear it's better at A-level, but rather a beasty subject :rolleyes:
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(Original post by soutioirsim)
Excuse me? :rolleyes:
This.

Slight insult to maths I would say.
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(Original post by dnumberwang)
physics is just pretend maths tbh

One of the most annoying things about chemistry is all the arithmetic... also pretend maths
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Oooooooooooooooooooooooo data! =O
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This.

Slight insult to maths I would say.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Witten

Edward Witten is a god! Only physicist to ever get a fields medal plus he used to be, of all things, a political hack.
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Dang! Ninja'd! :ninja2:
Classic xkcd there - in my maths class, the random xkcd references are up to around 10 per lesson, eclipsing actual maths in terms of how often they're mentioned in conversation (that's how cool we are...)
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Haha well chem is mildly interesting but the class is so long...

:/ However I don't hate it with fiery passion as I do physics
:O that's like sacrilegious! Physics + Chemistry + Biology = best subjects ever
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Is anyone else factoring University Challenge success into their college choice, or is it just me? :o:

On a similar note, go on Worcester!
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Way to steal my spotlight :lol:

Relevant to chemistry...

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(Original post by manic_fuzz)
I agree about physics! :lol: My best science mark at GCSE, but gawd, i didn't really enjoy it :lol:

Although i hear it's better at A-level, but rather a beasty subject :rolleyes:
its so much better :P
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That was me I think

Sites.google.com/site/oxon2012 for a website.

Thank you!
Sorted :cool:
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Sorted :cool:
Thanks!
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Relevant to chemistry...

So true :lol: Last week we were doing a titration to find out the amount of iron in thyme, and got riduculous results like 19g iron - 100g thyme, and it turned out it was likely to be because the titration just took into account every oxidised substance or something, so basically we came to no useful conclusion at all typical chemistry

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its so much better :P
I'll have to take your word on it!
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