*** NERDITY TEST, SQUID VERSION ***
--- All technicalities count! ---
SELF-GRATIFICATION
1. Have you seen an hp?
2. Touched an hp?
3. Owned an hp?
4. Fondled an hp?
5. Pushed the hp's button?
6. Have you done homework that's not yours?
7. Did homework over the phone?
8. Read or bought any explicit mathematical materials?
9. Read or bought technical journals (for the pictures, not
the articles)?
KNOW THYSELF
10. Can you read faster than 2400 baud?
11. Worn a pocket protector?
12. Have you examined a log table?
13. Touched a log table?
14. Thought about it's design and possible function?
15. Manipulated trig identities?
16. Experienced Galilean transformation?
17. Lorentzian?
18. Do you speak/use more than 5 languages? (Computer languages count)
19. Done mathematical induction?
20. Do you have a floppy disk?
21. A hard disk?
22. A flying disk (frisbee)?
23. Have you experimented with more than one thermodynamic
law in the same day?
24. Have you ever integrated by parts?
25. Used the right-hand-rule?
26. Motivated by quest for knowledge?
27. Motivated by quest for money?
28. Experienced an E-field and a B-field?
29. Never scored below average in a test?
30. Do you wear glasses? (contacts and sun glasses do not count)
31. Integrated in a teacher's presence?
32. Changed your major because of a class.
33. Forced to do RPN by a member of the opposite sex?
34. Enjoyed it so much you considered quitting school?
35. Fantasized about a non-linear least-squares-fit?
SKILLS OF WHICH WE DO NOT KNOW
36. Integrated an equation with discontinuities?
37. Have you Integrated with a cucumber, candle, pencil or similar objects?
38. Integrated while taking a nerdity test? (No fair starting now)
39. Integrated to success?
40. Integrated to excess?
41. Used a CRC?
42. Used a CRC within the last week?
43. Used a CRC more than 5 times in one night or one continuous sitting?
44. Used frictionless surfaces, massless strings or pulleys for other
than their specified purpose?
45. Orally stimulated an audience?
46. Skipped class for the sole purpose of studying?
47. Completed homework at least one week in advance?
48. Used a harmonic oscillator?
49. Found its period?
50. Increased its frequency?
51. Never used an ammeter in parallel or a voltmeter in series?
52. Have you ever high scored a test?
53. Aroused an electron to an excited state?
NERD BONDING
54. Tasted a solution?
55. Tasted a supersaturated solution?
56. Tasted your friend's supersaturated solution?
57. Tried titration?
58. Titrated in a public place?
59. Titrated your friend's solution?
60. Missed the equivalence point?
61. Written up the experiment?
62. Faked the results?
63. Talked about binomial expansion to a person of the oppisite sex?
64. Attended a seminar?
65. Enjoyed it?
66. Have you graded?
67. Have you reamed someone while grading?
68. Have you been reamed by someone's grading?
69. Done 67 and 68 at the same time?
70. Have you memorized Newton's Laws.
71. Have you ever put an object in motion?
72. Did it stay in motion?
73. Have you ever been attracted to a large body?
74. Used physics as a pick-up, get-to-know-better routine on someone.
75. Done homework in a group greater than 10 people?
76. Have you experienced acceleration ( F over m )?
77. Known a person who was admitted into AC/DC (Analog
Conversion / Digital Conversion)?
SKILLS OF WHICH WE DO NOT WANT TO KNOW
78. Gotten DE's from a friend?
79. Done P-Chem after 2am?
80. Never done a re-do/re-write?
81. Taken the nerdity test more than 5 times?
82. Lied on the nerdity test?
83. Given someone else a nerdity point?
84. Had been mathematically motivated?
85. Exaggerated about any mathematical event? (kludging on math
homework counts)
86. Ever graphed a saddle point?
87. Graphed a monkey seat?
88. Engaged in Fourier with the intension of differentiating?
KINKY STUFF
89. Built a device for the purpose of screwing?
90. Convoluted to music? (extra point if it was "Bolero")
91. Double majored? (or even thought about it)
92. Pulled more than 3 consecutive all-nighters?
93. Been in lab for more than 5 hours straight?
94. Differentiated by definition for more than 1 year.
95. Have you ever differentiated with the chain rule?
96. Are you into E & M? *
97. Chemical bondage?
98. Rigorous mathematical proofs?
99. Done Stat Mech with a person of the same sex.
100. Purposely scheduled a Friday lab.
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* E & M refers to electromagnetic theory
This test was created way back in '89 at Harvey Mudd College by Karl
Chan and Matt Roozee, with help from many members of East Dorm.
Data taken on East Dormers that year are shown below:
# sampled 41
total 2393
mean 58.36
std 14.10
range 27-84