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There is a lot of fear and worry on here about colleges, grad school, work, career prospects. If you aim to be, and...
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Hi all! I'm applying to several universities in the US. Among them is the University of Utah, I'm applying for a...
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How useful would a year-long course in advanced differential equations be for a pure math major who wants to go to...
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Hey guys, I am currently at a school that only offers chemical/mech/computer/civil/electrical engineering, however, I...
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Can anybody give or link me to a relatively complete list of mathematical requirements for being able to fully grasp...
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hey guys... i need some help with college application. i want to apply to Ernest Mario Pharmacy School in Rutgers and...
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Hello everyone, I am starting to apply for grad schools and its become painfully apparent to me that I will require...
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First of all, I want to apologize in advance for contributing to the pollution of the forums by the "I want to be a...
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Thank god for that phrase. Is it just me or can no one else understand something explained in a textbook in a more...
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I am going into my fourth year of studying physics and math as an undergrad. So I'm starting to think about what I...
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Anybody know of any uses of discrete math in physics? I learned proof by induction in discrete math. Is that used to...
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Hi everyone! A recurrent point-of-emphasis I'm getting, in response to my eternal quest to "become a better...
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Iv'e seen some webpages of universities which enlist the lecturers and the topics of the lectures. My question is...
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Where can I find some old (2000 - 2008 ) AP Physics C Mechanics exams, preferably with solutions? I'm looking for...
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Today I failed my intro Physics Test...I got 24%. This test is worth 20% of my final overall grade...so i'm really...
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Hello. Demoniac here. Some of you may know me as the person who make 2 or 3 threads asking about Physics help. Well...
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I'm just wondering, but if you are a good student at HYPMS or maybe even UPenn, is there a good chance of earning near...
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Hey all, Which of these do you feel would best support my Physics major? I've satisfied all other requirements for...
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