New Year, New ...
Welcome back to school, everyone. What’s new on campus? For one, Everitt Lab is under construction, as I’m sure everyone knows. A little history: Everitt was built in 1949 and named after William Everitt, who had served as the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering. Parts of the building were actually used in 1947 for classroom space since there was an apparent dearth of available classrooms. Being under construction at that time, Everitt had no heat or electricity. Students brought lanterns, flashlights, and candles, and had class in the skeletal rooms amid the construction. According to campus history, William Everitt showed up on the first day of class with a miner’s helmet on and led the students in. Everitt is now being renovated for bioengineering.
In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, here is a list of resources that I have found to be very helpful for studying and doing homework.
For help with calc classes and diff eq: http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/ (aka Paul’s Online Math Notes)
For help with physics concepts: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html
For tabulated data and properties of elements and molecules (helpful with thermo classes):
There are also tutorial videos for concepts and problems in many subjects on Youtube by Khan Academy.
For anyone looking to buy or sell textbooks (now or later), there’s a student-created website:
You can usually find books in decent condition being sold at pretty reasonable prices by other students. I highly recommend checking this out.