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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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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Hi, I was wondering if the job-market for a theoretical condensed matter physicist is any better than the other...
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I'm a physics major & am in my third year. The problem is, I never had a computer science course & when I go to fill...
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i'm on first year of physics studies, but i got a little dilemma - do i want to be a mathematician, or phycist? I'm...
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The past June I got my physics degree and because I was working on an important research project on graphenes and had...
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Hi ! I recently concluded a masters in photonic comms with a distinction, and I'm currently contemplating : 1)...
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I need to take a math class and my two options are either calculus I or elementary linear algebra. I want to take one...
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Hi, I want to get a job as a lab technician but I have a bad GPA in physics right now. Is my degree completely...
Nov20-09 10:52 AM
mvantuyl
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I am in the process of applying to PhD programs in Materials Science, and I am having trouble deciding how to...
Nov20-09 03:57 AM
Clockward
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Apart from Google, is there a site that offers the ability to search for (math) grad schools by specific research...
Nov19-09 10:59 PM
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Hi, I'm a graduate engineering student, and as an undergrad I had all the typical engineering math courses: Cal I...
Nov19-09 04:57 PM
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Hey all Currently i am in my sophomore year at University A. University B is also close by and has a better...
Nov19-09 04:48 PM
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Hi Everyone, I hope you can help with our question. My niece is about to start the last year in Physics at USB in...
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Hi All, The question is not a math question, only about math, sorry...... How legitimate are claims on certain web...
Nov19-09 01:00 PM
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I am a senior and I want to get my PhD in mechanical engineering. Until recently I was applying to graduate school to...
Nov19-09 11:41 AM
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I'm currently in my Junior year in college for my BS in CE. I've always figured I'd get my Masters as well but is it...
Nov19-09 11:00 AM
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Hello folks: So I've been contemplating doing a PhD in Physics for some time now. I'm just finishing a MS in...
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I'm a senior in high school now, and I'm currently in the college application process. Until recently, I had always...
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I've heard from PhdComics, a fair few members here, and from a person I know that's not from the internets that...
Nov18-09 09:12 PM
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Is there a site similar to gradschoolshopper.com except for math majors? I tried the Petersons graduate search, but...
Nov18-09 06:54 PM
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hey so I am taking my first grad class as an under grad next term and am looking to make sure i have all the prereqs....
Nov18-09 05:18 PM
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Hi everyone. Little bit of my background: Im currently studying mathematics in the third year at university (or...
Nov18-09 05:01 PM
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OK, here's the situation. I'm applying to college this year, and my research professor is keen to write me a letter of...
Nov18-09 01:28 PM
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I really believed that I had my mind made up on the direction I wanted to go, but as the time draws near for me to...
Nov18-09 11:02 AM
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Mostly their targeting, navigation, etc. Not their actual flying structure but the systems of the drones. Computer...
Nov18-09 08:42 AM
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Hello, I'm in my 30's and haven't been studying algebra, trig, or physics for around 19 years. Well, i just failed my...
Nov18-09 01:12 AM
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How much more rigorous are the science and math courses at a university compared to science and math courses at a 2...
Nov17-09 10:39 PM
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One thing that can REALLY mess you up gradewise is trying to figure out how to do a problem, and spending so much time...
Nov17-09 08:53 PM
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I just started my first year PhD program this semester, so I've been here for almost 3 months now. Adjusting to grad...
Nov17-09 05:39 PM
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I have never been particularly fond of math. It's not that I'm bad at it, I just don't enjoy it, and have been...
Nov17-09 12:49 PM
tmyer2107
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Although this question has probably already been asked, I had trouble finding much on the topic, and I wanted to...
Nov17-09 11:40 AM
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It says on the engineering page at the 2 year college that, students who are studying engineering may not be best...
Nov17-09 07:28 AM
jtbell
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I sent an application quite early to one of the grad schools I am applying. Apparently they wanted a transcript, so...
Nov17-09 04:31 AM
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Hi, I just joined this forum a few minutes ago because I'm thinking of joining my high school science research...
Nov17-09 12:57 AM
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Hello all, This is my first time posting and I wasn't exactly sure where to post a question such as mine so I...
Nov16-09 10:16 PM
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Hi, I was just looking over the "course calendar" for a materials science/engineering program at the University of...
Nov16-09 09:13 PM
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Hello! I wasn't sure where to post this so if I'm in error please excuse me. I find myself in a rather comfortable...
Nov16-09 03:05 PM
renz
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Hello everyone, It's that time of the year... Applying for grad school, taking GREs and all that buisness and...
Nov16-09 03:01 PM
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I am an Electrical Engineer. I have a MS degree. Soon after graduation, I started working for physicists. At work, I...
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I am currently a freshman in university with 25 hours credit. After this semester, I will be able to take chemistry 2...
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