roca rule wrote:
that ingeniero miguel made me laugh 30 pound bike vs 17 obvious difference. now a 15 pound bike vs a 13 pound bike starts getting into the diminishing returns territory. the question is: don't engineers study physics as part of their majors?
Most of them study physics for engineers, not physics for physicists. At top echelon schools in the honors courses, there's a difference.
Physics for Engineers is generally a "baby" course compared to Physics for Physics/Math majors. Physics for Biology/Pre-Med is even more watered-down than Physics for Engineers. And then Physics for Poets is even more watered down than that. Some schools even have an Astronomy in effect for basket-weavers/video-game players/potheads which is even lower than Physics for Poets.
You reminded me of one of my math classes at school. There was this student in a hard core math class (for math majors) and he was one of the top students in the class. He was a EE major. As I used to say, he's EE* but he's good in math. This of course flies in the face of the popular misconception prevalent among laypeople that engineers are good at math.* actually I said "he's 6-1, but he's good in math", and those in the know, will know what that means