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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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Hello, So I will be getting my physics degree soon but I've always wanted to go into the military. I will be...
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I'm really angsty right now because I've decided recently that I don't want to do Physics anymore as my degree. I...
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Hi, I am an undergrad second year math and CS major. I am considering different summer positions for this summer....
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Ok guys im a new here; i only came across this forum because i googled a question which i didnt understand. Anyways i...
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How seriously do the STFC cuts affect the employment prospects of those of us hoping to go into academia in the UK?...
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I realize this isn't very anonymous, but what the hell. A little background: I started out at the community...
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Are there any tropical countries into which a person from Canada could move and find work. Preferably physics related...
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Hey there, I am high school student in South Africa, and I'm passionate about maths. I'm not too sure why, but it's...
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So I was finishing a problem set early this morning and felt great after I was able to complete it because I had been...
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I am planning on becoming a Math major if my plans to attend a different school does not go through. I really do love...
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Hello, Since few days, I was looking forward to start some pre-calculus classes...but im kind of confused with the...
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length of grad assignments I'm taking my first grad courses this semester (I'm an undergrad), group theory and...
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I've just started studying electrical engineering in India, and Im in the first year of my studies here. I want to...
Feb15-08 07:03 AM
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What are the most promising fields of physics the next ~5-10 years?
Feb15-08 10:18 AM
Niles
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Anybody taken the ap calculus ab exam? I'm taking the class right now, just curious to what you think about the exam....
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How are the following college for physics programs Penn State, Widener, Drexel, Blooms burg, and Carnegie Mellon...
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Has anyone here had any experience with the Professional Science Masters degrees? See the link below: ...
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I've been looking at some IT jobs the past week. I've noticed that some of them are about 35-40 minutes away (about...
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Hello, The last post I made included my life story, so this one will be more to the point in hopes that more will...
Feb16-08 02:04 AM
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Is doing Calculus III and Differential Equations in the summer advisable? 6-week term, with 1 hour 15 minutes lectures...
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I'm currently majoring in computer science, though I'm starting to really like math. I've only taken calculus. I will...
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I am kind of hoping to get a work placement next summer related to physics or astronomy preferably research based. Im...
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Hi all, I have a job offer from a company that is due by this week (Job#1). Im still waiting on another company,...
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is it a good idea to, let's say, stay in a high school where your grades are high and you're highly ranked because all...
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I want to know what book to use to self-study thermodynamics. I am preparing for the physics GRE. I have Reif and I...
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What is space physics? Can you tell me?
Feb18-08 07:09 AM
Asphodel
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Hi all. Thank you in advance for your advice. Long time lurker, first-time poster. It seems I have the ideal resume...
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imabug
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Hi. I would be terribly grateful for your help. I am a second year student, and I am pretty sure I will major in...
Feb18-08 11:37 AM
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What's a well written textbook on this topic? A textbook that has about the same exposition as Munkres Topology.
Feb18-08 01:24 PM
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Our school does public presentations on various things like Biology, Chemisty, Physics, Mathematics, etc... and if you...
Feb18-08 01:42 PM
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Hello. I am a high school senior, and I have already enrolled in college to study physics. But I have an important...
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Hi all, I'm a 4th year (Honours) physics student from Australia thinking about applying to do a PhD in the US. ...
Feb18-08 10:31 PM
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Got back my SAT scores. I did absolutely horrible i got a 1390 out of 2400. This is my first time taking this exam...
Feb19-08 12:04 AM
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I am an undergraduate student of phyiscs major. If i want to work on Quantum Gravity then do i need to continue MSc...
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Hey starting uni soon and i need to buy a calculator. The uni has given us a list of approved calculators, but i...
Feb19-08 06:44 AM
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Hi, I`m from India having not much knowledge of the American Universities. I have recvd admit confirmations from...
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Could anyone explain the University System to me, im completely stumped! This is what i think i know; ...
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Hi, so im currently taking LA + Diff. eqtns in one class right now. Im planning to take QM in the summer. So im...
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Is it even possible? (A double degree Ph.D in both fields) Both of them are pretty much related to physics...so I...
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First time poster, frequent reader. I am about 6 months away from getting my PhD in Biochemistry, though I am...
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