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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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I am interested in starting this discussion in imitation of Zappers fine forum on becoming a physicist, although i...
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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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So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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Greg Bernhardt
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My son just enrolled in Physics B, an AP class in high school. What are the differences between A, B, and C?
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Hi, I am currently studying in the UK.Last week my A-level result was released and now I am thinking what I am going...
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I have the rather fortunate task of reading to completion Eric Poisson's review article on point particle equations of...
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Greetings fellow PFers, I just have a few questions about graduate school applications. I have a reasonable...
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Hope someone can help me to list the important math topics required to study for a person interested in studying...
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Hello everyone, This is something that has been on my mind a lot and I have not been open to discuss it in depth...
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Hi,everyone. I'm from asia, doing a BSC degree Theoretical physics in Imperial college London, currently finished my...
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Hello, it is said that maths is the language of science, specifically physics. I am posting to ask which areas of...
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jtbell
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ok, so hear me out, please read the whole thing. so, next year im going to a new school(tams) i will be starting...
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Arsenic&Lace
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All my life I have been interested in space and sciencs ever since my elementary school days I would love reading...
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Hello PF! I wish to do research as an undergrad, so I am thinking of sending emails to professors to ask for any...
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Hi all, I'm currently an undergraduate going into my third year enrolled in a 3/2 dual degree physics/engineering...
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Astronuc
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It's been such a long time since I last worked with maths (~8-9 years). I am seeking a popular advanced math...
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Vanadium 50
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Hi everybody, I just wanted to ask for those of you who have taken an intro class in light, heat, and sound what you...
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Hi all. Obligatory subjects are: Algorithms and Data Structures Probability and Statistics Computer Networks ...
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This year I'll be sending out PhD applications (to the USA) for 2015 onwards. I'm also applying to an external...
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jtbell
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I have a good dream of becoming a physician or a doctor to help people o:) , but I am pretty old now (35), I can't...
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I've been trying to get math for the longest time and I've noticed that most teachers either don't understand it or...
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Hi, I have heard from multiple sources that you need good research record to be admitted to any top grad school and...
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Hi PF! Okay, so I am looking at applying to graduate school and was researching some professors that I think I...
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I am currently 22 years old, I graduated in Biochemistry and am now finishing my Master's in Bioengineering and...
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Hi, my name is Walter ill try to keep my background brief so as to not bore you with a wall of text, by all means...
Aug14-14 10:27 AM
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Hi, I'm just wondering what are the minimum requirements for an international publication/conference/proceedings. E.g....
Aug14-14 07:16 AM
Vanadium 50
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So I want to major in Computer Science but the school I will be attending only offers BA degrees(even in the sciences)...
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symbolipoint
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Hello all, I am currently a senior in high school and hoping to major in physics. I will be taking AP Physics and...
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porcupine137
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Hi everyone, I have searched all over the site to see if I am repeating a question, but I don't believe that I am....
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jedishrfu
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Hi people, This is the first time I am writing a letter to a professor about my enrollment into their MS program. i...
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Discussion on the article "So You Want To Be A Physicist" by ZapperZ Comments, suggestions, questions are welcome....
Aug12-14 11:33 PM
Ali
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Author: ZapperZ Originally posted on Oct14-12 It is no secret to anyone who has read my posts in this forum for a...
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wukunlin
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Hello Guys, it's my first post on this forum, so let's get straight to the point: Why do I create this thread - I...
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jkl71
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Okay, so I had a phone interview and I have an interview for a PhD program in Photonics this week. I know first...
Aug12-14 02:13 PM
Timo
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After taking an astronomy course in college, I decided I want to major in physics with a concentration in astronomy....
Aug12-14 11:06 AM
Modest Learner
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Hello! I'm a college student entering my second year. Last year I studied at Clemson. I'm somewhat set on getting a...
Aug12-14 12:37 AM
jtbell
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can I make myself eligible for pursuing Ph.D if I compltee graduation and Masters from some distance course......
Aug11-14 10:03 PM
porcupine137
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Hello all, I'm a German undergrad student wishing to do a physics graduate program in America. But the universities...
Aug11-14 03:09 PM
white elephant
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Hey, guys! I'm a ME major and I am going into my second year (I know, gen. ed and copious amount of math classes lol)....
Aug11-14 11:46 AM
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In the following semester I have to take a Gen Chem course. I've read the book, but it doesn't connect to anything we...
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chill_factor
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Hello, I am currently 18 years of age and I will be attending my last year of high school (well, "gymnasium" since I...
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homeomorphic
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I have a BFA in computer animation and currently work in that field, specifically game development. Since I was in...
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I want to learn higher level maths because i am in highschool and the maths i know are not enough for my purpose. I...
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