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So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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OK, I've seen this question, or various incarnation of it, being asked several times on here. People with various...
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I am interested in starting this discussion in imitation of Zappers fine forum on becoming a physicist, although i...
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At the suggestion of Shahil, I'm starting this thread as a general guidance thread for prospective engineers. Some...
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The chances are slim, but anybody here know the University of Waterloo Engineering Department enough to know if...
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I am a second-year student and I go to a school with a not-so-strong theoretical physics department but a very strong...
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From experienece, are these two courses really important to someone looking to major in physics? I've read the "So...
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The courses called "Introductory Linear Algebra & Differential Equations" are potentially diluted too much in order...
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Hi, I would like to get into a good physics graduate program but my undergraduate background is probably not good...
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I'm a freshman in college and I'm just wondering what I'm getting myself into... I was hoping all you mechanical...
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I'm wondering how many of you have, or are able to have intellectural/mental highs where your mind/brain feels like...
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Hello I am a first semester Master's student in Canada, and I'm giving serious consideration to quitting. My main...
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I am unfamilier with the Grading System in UK. What percentage of marks does 'A' and 'A*' corrospond to in the...
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I am a physics major doing a minor in math going into my last year in the fall. I want to learn both algebra I and...
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Please ,now I am about to finish my high school in Egypt and here in Egypt the Physics and Mathematics syllabus is not...
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Dear Friends, I'm an average international student and applied for middle ranking universities only. GPA major =...
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How much does high school contest skill improve your grades in university math courses? Currently I find that all the...
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Hey.. I am not too sure where this thread would go. Please remove it if needed. What are the requirements needed to...
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Hi folks, I am trying to choose between two PhD scholarships. They are both at the same university & both research...
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Hi everyone, Ok so I have a small question on the concept of self-teaching. When I just started university this...
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I wanna do something medical related after College, preferably something where I got to do surgery like a surgeon or...
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If you like rankings, here's the latest from "US News" PHY:...
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Is it worth printing the book by Strang? I already have Stewart, but it's always nice to have more than one text if...
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hi, am a s/w engineer with a lot of interest in physics in general. have studied it till about the high school...
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Please tell your opinion with reasons (if possible). I hope this will be important for those who do not have a good...
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Are there any summer internships available this late in the year for summer 2008?I am a math/ physics double major in...
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Hi all, Well, i am posting the work that i have done in proving that theorem. Like i said it is nothing important,...
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I have heard a lot of people say that it doesn't matter where you go to school for undergrad, but when you apply to...
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All the admissions decisions are in, and I got rejected from most of my schools but I did get into one of my top...
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i hate hate hate hate building programs although if its for a hoby its ok but to sit day and night and to work on a...
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Is there such a thing? And if there is, is it as pronounced as in the undergraduate admissions process.
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Well, for my day schedule, I spent weekdays solely on homework and my studies. I come home after school and some...
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Hi everyone! I'm currently a junior in a college prep high school and I'm very interested in taking AP Calculus AB...
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In June 2007 I applied for a Ph.D. to some universities for Spring 2008.Up to November 2007, I didn't get any...
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I am trying to decide whether to study the foundations of mathematics i.e. formal logic, Godel's Incompleteness...
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Hi everyone, I'm a relative noob to the forums, but I've spent a bit of time browsing through them, and I look...
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Okay. Let's try to save the morality speeches for another time. I would rather not talk to much about my past then...
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Does anybody know of a study which looks at divorce rates for people with academic jobs? I looked around briefly...
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Im just rather curious because all the schools ive looked barely allow double majors; are their any schools in...
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