Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

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Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby iwonder » August 30th, 2012, 5:25 pm

Pretty excited for this event... If anyone has comments on the wiki, please do tell, I'd love to fix it ;)
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby piisamazing » August 30th, 2012, 5:37 pm

iwonder wrote:Pretty excited for this event... If anyone has comments on the wiki, please do tell, I'd love to fix it ;)

Same goes for me. I am so glad these events are back. I did shock value 2 years in b division, and I can't wait to start circuit lab!
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby Glasswater » August 30th, 2012, 9:30 pm

Really looking forward to this! =D
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby foreverphysics » August 31st, 2012, 6:22 am

I think this will be a pretty good year--this event is back really soon, but that just means we're all better at it, eh?
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby gorf250 » August 31st, 2012, 1:12 pm

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS EVENT
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby cyanophycean314 » August 31st, 2012, 6:20 pm

Optics was a pretty nice event, but Circuit Lab will be interesting.
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby havenbro » August 31st, 2012, 8:47 pm

Tried this event two years ago, it was nothing short of a disaster. But now that I actually understand basic science, it's going to be a little easier this year.
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby Schrodingerscat » August 31st, 2012, 10:40 pm

Personally, I am excited because Shock Value was my favorite event when I did it, and in the past year I have become even more interested in electricity. However, after trying the first few weeks of 6.002x this past spring, I am also now fairly nervous about the idea of solving problems of that level or even potentially higher within the time constraints of the events.

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby iwonder » September 1st, 2012, 10:01 pm

6.002x? And it's not really too difficult, the wiki has a really nice section below each technical explanation of something the wiki calls 'the other analogy' that's really helpful in understanding basic electronics. Good luck!
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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby liutony66 » September 2nd, 2012, 7:45 am

6.002x is a course that MIT offered online through their edX program concerning Circuits and Electronics.

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby iwonder » September 2nd, 2012, 7:58 am

Aww... Why didn't I hear about this :(

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby Schrodingerscat » September 2nd, 2012, 8:03 am

iwonder wrote:6.002x? And it's not really too difficult, the wiki has a really nice section below each technical explanation of something the wiki calls 'the other analogy' that's really helpful in understanding basic electronics. Good luck!


It's not the basic concepts that make me nervous for the event, as I understand them fairly well, but it's some of the more advanced circuit analysis problems that I saw in the homework of the course.

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby iwonder » September 2nd, 2012, 8:10 am

Ahh... The one that always gets me(my experience is more practical than textbook) is when they put multiple power sources in a circuit for analysis(not directly connected)... I've never seen that used in the 'real' world, so it always catches me off gaurd.

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Re: Shock Value B/Circuit Lab C

Postby iwonder » September 2nd, 2012, 8:20 am

Wow. That sounds like it was a fun course, but I'm pretty sure(and I've sen discussion about this before) that scioly specifically sets the rules so calculus and things of that nature never appear on the test, and looking at past years(my team has national tests dating back to 1993 or so, most of MIT's course material has never shown up... I only glanced over the MIT course, but after reading through a few national tests I never noticed anything beyond analyzing a circuit with more than one power source(still purely resistive) and some basic capacitor time curve problems in the SO tests. Of course, maybe they beefed it up this year...we'll just have to wait and see.


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