# Cambridge Chat (previously New Cambridge Students Entry 2004)

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fishpaste
I think this happens to be almost the expression which comes from solving the differential equation which describes damped harmonic motion. Or in nicer terms... a mass on a spring with resistance! (in this case it's like a pendulumn somehow gaining energy?!)

So basically, draw |y| = e^x faintly, then sketch a sin graph in it, obviously starting at 0.

Wouldn't that usually be thought of as forced harmonic motion, with e^-x.sin x being DHM?

/me is glad he gave up Physics and maths

Alaric.
Minor_Deity
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Alaric
Wouldn't that usually be thought of as forced harmonic motion, with e^-x.sin x being DHM?

Yep. *relying hugely on intuition here*
Argh..... Looks like the cold I had yesterday has moved on (down) a bit, into the lungs now... feels like a chest infaction. Just taken 2 capsules of Amoxilin (250mg). Going to take another two at 5 or 6 pm. I hope it all goes when Sunday comes...

The maths work book.... Did you lot read the front cover? (maybe the back of the cover) It said that the questionaire will be collected during the first lecture............. Think I'll just skim through it just to check if I can't do any of them.
fishpaste
Yep. *relying hugely on intuition here*

x= Ae^(-t) sin( at +p) or something like that. A is a constant, a is the angular speed and p is the complimentary angle. The last time I did anything on harmonic motion was during the M4 exam.
Yay, my new hat just arrived - it's lovely.

MB
I saw all my old friends (of >7 years standing) still left in my area (there's quite a lot of us not at Uni yet or 'gapping') last night for birthday celebrations and it was just lovely, so I'm currently feeling . Oh man.

Geoff was also there, although we still haven't had a conversation lasting more than 5 syllables .
Camford
Argh..... Looks like the cold I had yesterday has moved on (down) a bit, into the lungs now... feels like a chest infaction. Just taken 2 capsules of Amoxilin (250mg). Going to take another two at 5 or 6 pm. I hope it all goes when Sunday comes...

Like you I'm just hoping to god it's gone in a couple days. I think it will be though I woke up feeling absolutely crap this morning.
Camford
x= Ae^(-t) sin( at +p) or something like that. A is a constant, a is the angular speed and p is the complimentary angle. The last time I did anything on harmonic motion was during the M4 exam.

Looks good to me.
musicboy
Yay, my new hat just arrived - it's lovely.

MB

What type is it?
fishpaste
What type is it?

a weird top hat with a big brim http://www.top-hats.com/5013.htm like that but black with a grey hat band.

MB
fishpaste
Like you I'm just hoping to god it's gone in a couple days. I think it will be though I woke up feeling absolutely crap this morning.

You might as well keep it - it'll just come back during the first week anyway.

Ben
musicboy
a weird top hat with a big brim http://www.top-hats.com/5013.htm like that but black with a grey hat band.

MB

wow, are you going to be walking around cam in it?
Ben.S.
You might as well keep it - it'll just come back during the first week anyway.

Ben

well if it does, I don't want to be blamed for introducing it to everybody else. :P
fishpaste
wow, are you going to be walking around cam in it?

of course. I always wear a hat. I get the feeling i'll be easily recognizable.

MB
musicboy
of course. I always wear a hat. I get the feeling i'll be easily recognizable.

MB

UKL people could play "first person to spot Jacob in town"
fishpaste
UKL people could play "first person to spot Jacob in town"

Ok, I'll keep a list of people who coome up to me and say "are you jacob/musicboy?" and tell everyone who's the winner when we meet up on wednesday.

MB
musicboy
Ok, I'll keep a list of people who coome up to me and say "are you jacob/musicboy?" and tell everyone who's the winner when we meet up on wednesday.

MB

Sweet, I'm definitely playing.
My mobile phone just arrived. Need some charging
Does anyone know any phone numbers of any taxi companies in Cambridge? I need to know at least one.