# Cambridge Chat (previously New Cambridge Students Entry 2004)

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Helenia
Sorry, that bit was to Will! He was stroking an Emma IV while I was stroking Clare W2 in the opposite direction. I don't like stroking, I'm too big for the seat. And we lost our rate counter so I had no idea what rate we were doing in the pieces but I'm sure it wasn't 34!

well our rate 30's felt like rate 24 to me...woefully slow!

It's to do with the worst case scenario of those tree traversals! I was saying that they weren O(n^2) in the worst case, but camford said they were. We came to the conclusion that the worst case for a pre-order traversal is straight down to the left.
With append an O(n) function where n is the size of the list being appended to, then we have the following:

For a tree going A-B-C-D down the left you first do:

D @ [] @ [] = 1 (since [] @ [] takes no time supposedly)
C @ [D] @ [] = 2 (do the [D]@[] = 1, then the C@[D] = 1)

if you keep going, this appears to be O(n).....so where did the O(n^2) come from?
no it does not....it is useful when trying to get onto grad courses, but it wont count towards your final degree...so you're safe!
khl31
don't get dependent on the rate counter, use your innate "sense" of the boat - different crews have different rates at which they row/race comfortably at. besides, after about 4 terms of stroking, you'll develop quite an uncanny sense of knowing what rating you're doing, to within an error of about 1 or 2 spm.

and feeling "slow" at stroke is a good thing - means the crew is rowing in a relaxed manner! (on the other hand, feeling rushed at stroke is the ultimate no-no...)

Oh, it's not a permanent thing, I was just doing it for one outing because our usual stroke girl was in an exam. I've stroked the IV before now, but the last time I stroked an VIII was novice term! And I don't fit particularly comfortably into our nice sleek boat - the 4 seat has a little more room either side the joys of having hips.

Bumps is scarily close...which boat are you doing this term? And how was neuro prac?
it's good for interns next year... I think all 3 years are separate. When you graduate, you get your degree paper and an extra sheet which will have your classes for all 3 years on it.
Helenia
Bumps is scarily close...which boat are you doing this term? And how was neuro prac?

my favourite seats are any of the 3 bow seats. you live in bow-world, far far away from the cox, and at 3, you don't even have to think!

stroking M3 this term, again... keeping fingers crossed, both for bumps and for Tripos.

neuro was... interesting.
Man eater

4th year isn't exactly grad... well... it's an MA kind of thing so... I don't know.
Lozza
good stuff! *goes back to bed*

grad courses as in 4th year? or phd?

i thought 2nd and 3rd year were 50% each, then if you did 4th, that would be 50% and 2nd and 3rd would be 25% each? *goes to find a 4th year*

No, I don't think it's ever totalled in Cambridge. You'd have your part IA/B,II,III marks generally.

If you want an internship you really need a 2.i in your first year. If you want a grad job you need a 2.i in your second.

A.
Havent been around here much, mainly because of revision, but I just thougth I'd put my head round the virtual door to say:

I'VE FINISHED ALL MY EXAMS!! edit: (all SIX of them)
Wooooooooooo

I haven't even started mine yet.
I am so going to fail my exams... Scrubs Rocks!
scarlet ibis
Havent been around here much, mainly because of revision, but I just thougth I'd put my head round the virtual door to say:

I'VE FINISHED ALL MY EXAMS!!
Wooooooooooo

please leave this place and ne'er return, the likes of you aren't welcome round these places (at least not for another 2 weeks)
Um... does anyone randomly know how much % of QB practicals contribute to ?
crana9
Um... does anyone randomly know how much % of QB practicals contribute to ?

25% just guessing. That's how much prac counts in physics.
I'm going to London tomorrow with my friends. We're going to look at an architecture exhibition... lol
scarlet ibis
I'm going to London tomorrow with my friends. We're going to look at an architecture exhibition... lol

what did I just say!!!???
Camford
25% just guessing. That's how much prac counts in physics.

Ya know, random guesses aren't that helpful. I was hoping someone might actually know.
scarlet ibis
I'm going to London tomorrow with my friends. We're going to look at an architecture exhibition... lol