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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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So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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Hello fellow PF-goers As part of my high school curriculum I am required to write an extended essay on an academic...
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Hello all; I'm in an odd position. I graduated with a degree in molecular biology 2 years ago and now work in a...
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Hi everyone, I'm going to be taking a combinatorics course next fall, and I'd like to prepare over the summer for...
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Im applying to several universities(in korea) and in i have to declare my major at the time of application. There...
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Hello, I am trying to learn more about Rice's Quantum Institute (applied physics PhD program). I've looked on...
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Is it a waste of time to do research with a professor who is young, less traditional, and doesn't have as much respect...
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The thing is I love computers, and I think a degree in Computer science can amplify that passion. However, just this...
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"Tell us about your academic achievements during your secondary education. (up to 500 words)" i have to answer this...
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Discussion on the article "So You Want To Be A Physicist" by ZapperZ Comments, suggestions, questions are welcome....
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Its been a long ride. 4 years ago when I started college, I started as a finance major. I excelled in all of my...
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Next semester I have registered for three basic, physic lab courses - mechanics, E&M, and optics. These will be the...
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Hi, I am a first year mechanical (or electrical) engineering major and would like to get some advice on which courses...
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Hi, I'm entering my senior year as an undergraduate and will soon be applying to grad school. I go to a small...
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So, I'm coming up to the last year of undergrad physics at Oxford Uni, and am starting to think about PhDs. I'm really...
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I'm double majoring in Chemistry / Materials Science & Engineering undergrad and I'm wandering yes it has...
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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and joined because I really had limited options on who to ask. Just as a side note...
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So I am currently a physics major at a large US university. My grades last quarter: A C in multivariable calc, B- in...
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Hi Everyone, I'm a student at Columbia U, freshman, intending to major in Astrophysics. I'm trying to get an...
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Good day everyone, I'm in a position I am very thankful to be in, the terrible position of being able to choose...
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So, I am currently in an Advanced Calculus class (ie. elementary analysis of calculus). Our end project is to write a...
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I'm a senior in high school right now. My guidance counselor called me into his office and he told me that I'm...
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I have great research experience, letter writers, GRE scores, and have ideas for a good SOP, but I have a GPA of 3.3...
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If I understand my next possibilities in college, I think I can take either calculus 1 or trig 1, which do I take?
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I have finished studying NCERT but still i am not clear with concepts. I have halliday resnick,hc verma and Feymann's...
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Hello! Now that I've caught your attention with the ice-cream...:tongue: Please help me with 2 questions! Some...
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Hi everybody, Like many people at the moment, I'm in the position of having to choose where I'm going to go to...
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So I took honors level introductory physics courses my first year. Here are the descriptions. I did worse...
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HEllo all, I'm a student who has got selected to study KTH, Royal Institute of Technology Sweden. I will be...
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Hi guys, this is mainly a question to people who have completed a degree in physics already, but I would love replies...
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Hi guys, I'm a 2nd year physics student at uni and until recently i was planning on going to graduate school for...
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I apologize for the vague title, but I'll attempt to explain better what I mean here. First of all, my background:...
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From what I've experienced so far, classical mechanics (well, newtonian since I'm still on K&K) is very difficult. It...
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Hi all, I'm a first year undergrad and I'm currently struggling with Physics. I aced high school physics (A-levels)...
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For my Calculus II class I need to do a math project for some extra credit. I talked to my professor and she says that...
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I am currently a general engineering student and plan on getting a electrical concentration. Would it be better to...
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Hi, This is my first post, so if I am wrong about anything please correct me. I had been applying for these summer...
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Hello guys! I hope that you could help me. I want to do my PhD on LQG at the UK and I have the following options: ...
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