a theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong; a model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.

DRAFT: April Something Something, 2008

this morning we had our first exam in ES12.

What is ES12?

ES 12 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies

Motion of particles and rigid bodies; force, mass, and acceleration; work and energy, impulse and momentum. Introduction to vibrations and balancing.


okay. i was smiling throughout the duration of the exam. not that it was easy. i was smiling because i loved doing these things. i like analyzing these whats and hows.

however, after the exam, as i walk towards the jeepney terminal, i was thinking about the relation of ES12 with my course – this goes for every other ES subject except for ES21 and 26.

i am industrial engineer, what do i need kinetics and kinematics for?


2 Responses to “a theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong; a model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.”

  1. “ES 12 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies”…geez, tunog pa lang, pamatay na ah. Hehe. Buti naman nadalian ka lang. Hehehe. 😀

  2. Answer #1: According to my young suma cumlaude instructor, we are suppose to be engineers and we need to know these basic engineering stuff…

    Answer#2: According to my other elder instructor who works at a Power company (VECO – a big electricity distributing co. in visayas) who is also an IE says, because of the versatility of IE you might not know, one might end up working for a construction company or a structural or the like company which demand you to apply your IE specialty in that particular field. Also, most graduates never know where they end up after graduating or 5, 10 yrs. from now but if your an IE, the environment/industry might be different but still you can do IE stuffs -accdg. to him

    Answer #3: According to ME! it makes sense to learn these stuff, because IEs make things better afterall…

    also, it amazes me how your curriculum is so broken-down (in a good way) ours here is like super compact, our engineering mechanics is covered in one semester (statics and dynamics)

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