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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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I'm trying to find grad schools to apply to, and I'm particularly interested in universities with strong programs in...
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I'm a freshman college student and I'm confused about what I want my major to be. My current major is Mechanical...
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As a current high school senior, I am currently applying to colleges. Which universities have well developed physics...
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Senior in high school, considering my choices in college. Is it a smart decision to have a dual major in Asrtospace...
Oct25-09 11:37 PM
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Here is the short background. I am a senior graduating May 2010 (BS Physics) and planning to go on to graduate school....
Oct25-09 09:28 PM
TMFKAN64
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Not sure if this is the right forum for this but... I'm not sure how to study for my upcoming analysis test. It's a...
Oct25-09 08:43 PM
nietzsche
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Hi, i have a few questions regarding to transfer student and college program 1. What do the college look at when...
Oct25-09 07:20 PM
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I was looking through the graduate profiles on physicsgre.com (another good site btw) and I realized if I even want a...
Oct25-09 04:15 PM
lubuntu
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I'm currently a sophomore in mechanical engineering and I am heavily considering minoring in communications. The extra...
Oct25-09 12:21 PM
dherm56
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Hello. I am a student at a junior college in the bay area of California. I plan on transfering to UC Davis or SJSU...
Oct25-09 11:41 AM
svisbeck
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Oct25-09 11:34 AM
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I'm currently a senior in HS, and I've gotten a 5 on the Physics B AP exam and hope to get a 5 on the Physics C AP...
Oct25-09 11:32 AM
Elbobo
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Hello, I need some help figuring out my college plan as an undergraduate. I'm looking at applying to OSU, University...
Oct25-09 10:21 AM
Totalderiv
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I'm a student from Sri Lanka. Im doing a physics special degree also I have completed an IT degree too. I would like...
Oct25-09 01:42 AM
udaraks
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I've bolded the essentials of this topic. My background as an applicant to grad school is not very strong at all....
Oct25-09 12:19 AM
naele
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Im planning to go into aerospace next year (im in grade 12 now) and im debating between the different universities in...
Oct24-09 08:07 PM
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I want to this as a self study and so far I've only had a calc 1 & 2 class. should I go up to differential sq/linear...
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Hi! I want suggestions/guidence about how to carry out research in Electrical engineering at undergrad level? What...
Oct24-09 01:58 PM
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I'm currently taking Calculus 2 class and really enjoyed it. I changed my study habits in math because I want to get...
Oct24-09 10:34 AM
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If someone wants to go for a Ph.D program for physics at MIT, then what are the general requirements? And, how long...
Oct23-09 11:43 PM
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I recently took a great interest in topological quantum computing - so great an interest I am even considering it as a...
Oct23-09 11:27 PM
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Does anybody know if there are any type of engineering grants out there for full time, low income students? I already...
Oct23-09 11:19 PM
svisbeck
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My son is thinking of majoring in Physics, but I've had virtually no luck in finding any information about the quality...
Oct23-09 08:27 PM
Vanadium 50
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What are some tips? What have you guys done in the past that worked? Because lately I've done a crapload of studying...
Oct23-09 08:00 PM
truth is life
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How common is it to have a final worth 100% of the course mark? Do you think it's a good idea? Why? Discuss.
Oct23-09 07:29 PM
Sankaku
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Hello everyone, I just discovered these forums and love them to death. Anyway, I was hoping you could all help me on...
Oct23-09 02:45 PM
Race
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Hi! I know everyone pretty much comes on here asking the same things, but I'm getting pretty confused and upset and...
Oct23-09 02:37 PM
twofish-quant
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hello. I'm thinking about continuing my studies at Cambridge University after i obtain bachelor degree equivalent,...
Oct23-09 02:35 PM
jf22901
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Sorry if this is something of a re-post. Letís start out with a little background information, shall we? ? I...
Oct23-09 12:39 PM
qntm_spntrnc
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Hello everyone, I graduated with a BA a couple years ago. I traveled in Asia for a year, then worked for a year,...
Oct23-09 09:22 AM
some_dude
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Which undergraduate pure maths subject do people find the most challenging? I thought I might just list the three...
Oct23-09 09:04 AM
lubuntu
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Hi, Next year i will be starting a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in mathematics in Australia. This degree is...
Oct23-09 04:10 AM
whitay
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So I am in an intro college physics course, but it is not my cup of tea. The class goes like so, we get lectures, we...
Oct23-09 03:30 AM
mikeph
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Hi gays, Can any one help me to find an excellent university in Canada that offers Msc and Phd on Quantum computing?
Oct23-09 02:59 AM
glueball8
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Hello,i need some info about Physics college education in USA an UK. In my country there are 2 different Physics ...
Oct22-09 10:25 AM
mgb_phys
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At what level (graduate, PhD, etc...) do people start learning theories, such as String Theory and Loop Quantum...
Oct22-09 09:40 AM
Gear300
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I was (re-)reading the Feynman lectures, wherein Feynman comments it is not possible to teach Physics the way one...
Oct22-09 01:14 AM
nnnm4
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Hello I am a 30 year old disabled veteran. I have wanted to be a physicist for most of my life but due to mental...
Oct22-09 01:12 AM
mcpacker
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My plan is to major in mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering. I'm also considering computer science. All of...
Oct21-09 07:02 PM
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I have a slightly unorthodox background and I'm trying to figure out what I should be applying to for fall 2010. I...
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