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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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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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Me and a friend are sophmores in highschool, I'm a big fan of Michio kaku and aware that he created a Atom Smasher at...
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I am applying to a number PhD programs and my options are limited due to my main interest in nonlinear...
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I will try to keep this short since I know how annoying these can be :wink: Very brief Background After working as...
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How can i get started on studying higher level math again? i got discouraged by proof exercises on the textbooks, i...
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Since schools in California offering engineering M.A.s, B.A.s, and P.H.D.s are for the most part very competitive,...
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I am an undergraduate with an article in peer review right now (first author of three) by one physics journal. I am...
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Throughout community college I got good grades in my math and sciences classes. When it came time to take Physics 1...
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This is sort of a two part question, so bear with me. I just recently graduated with a BS in chemistry, and I...
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I spend a year in an EE PhD program and decided it wasn't for me. I took a one year leave of absence and I haven't...
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I'm in a school where we work a lot with electrical circuits, which include a lot of math. Sometimes the teacher tries...
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Hey all, i've come to the physics forums in search of guidance as i just dont know what to think anymore with my...
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Why do students study with other students rather than to just ask the teacher questions? How is it helpful to study...
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I want to study it myself recently ~but I don't know where to start ? Can anyone help me ? XD
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I'm a third semester math and computer science major. I'm at a decent public school (ranked around 100 in the...
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Im a junior MechE student at U.M.K.C. and I plan to go to MST for my masters in AeroSp. Is this possible without...
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"Ah-Ha experience." I've been struggling with intro physics for several weeks now, because it's been 19years since...
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Hello everyone, I was wondering if Canadian graduate schools care about whether you have taken a year or two with a...
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Hello all, I am thinking about purusing the BS/MS option in nuclear engineering at my university. However, the NE...
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Currently I am back in school taking some math courses to finish an undergraduate degree while getting credit for a...
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I am currently a junior undergraduate and I am interested in too many areas, or I don't know how to reconcile my...
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Hey I'm applying to a bunch of schools right now and I've already submitted a few apps but heres the deal: I have...
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So I didn't start my physics major until my sophomore year which means I'm a year behind. Because of this I won't be...
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I am an international student (from India) and I wish to apply to the University College Utrecht, Netherlands for a...
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How badly might a student have to perform at a 2 year college to not be accepted into any 4 year college anywhere? And...
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I'd like to earn a Master's, without starting from scratch, taking the whole bunch of classes again. In the...
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Is first year math in an university just Calculus I, II (or AP Calculus BC), and III?
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Hello all, I am currently a Physics major in my 2nd year having second thoughts about my major. After taking my...
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I need an idea for a final project for my computational physics course. The problem is that I've only had intro...
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So I see that there's engineering, applied physics, and engineering physics majors offered in the colleges I'm...
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Hi everyone, Could you give me your thoughts on the following?: I am currently doing double major in math an...
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Hi, I currently have a BA in math, and wish to pursue a PHD. My questions are how common is it to go straight...
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Hello, who ever was foolish enough to open this post! Just kidding, i just thought that i should say something to...
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Hi, this is my first post :) I am a 2nd year Energy Engineering student, currently I am studying in a new...
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I am an undergraduate physics student. Frankly, I'm starting to find my coursework and the typical method of...
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I'm a 1st semester sophomore math major right now and I'm taking an Intro Topology course this semester. It ended up...
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I am a junior physics undergrad and was offered an internship for this spring working on an experimental physics...
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I am currently a junior in the chemical engineering program at my school and have now started debating possible paths...
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So I've changed my major back to Physics and will now need to go back and complete General Chemisty II. It's been...
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I got into a chemistry course in university as a mature student and I'm blessed because I love the course and I'm...
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