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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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Is there such a thing as an ABET accredited online Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree? I've been...
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I'm a final year BSc Maths & Physics student and need to start applying for MSc's this autumn. My problem is, I don't...
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My career aspiration is to teach Mathematics at a post-secondary level. Whether it be Community College, a private...
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I had a couple of questions about getting ready for grad school, mainly about taking the GRE(physics & general). I'm...
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I'm trying to wrap my head around college admissions as I start my junior year in high school. Since my primary...
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I need some advice... I have the option to take Linear Algebra from an excellent professor, but the course isn't...
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I am thinking about doing Honors Physics. Is getting the major in math as well a good idea?
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Unfortuantely I did not do so well in newton mechanics in the first year physics course. In brief, I decided to take...
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Hey everyone, I have another question for you. :D Right now I am going into my senior year of high school, and I...
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When you were in high school, how much did you study for tests? You can guess from the title how much I studied...
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If I'm interested in going to grad school to do theoretical physics how much math am I expected to pick up as an...
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hello, I have recently finished my A-levels (Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Biology, AS Chemistry). For most...
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Hi, Just out of curiosity, what should I know if I am going to take upper-division electromagnetism course. The...
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i want to design a safety valve (unidirectional); need some standard configuration for electric motor in terms of...
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I'm an ME grad student in the thermal fluids area and a lot of my work involves electrochemistry, a little bit of...
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Hi, I'm looking for a good reserve of practice problems (preferably with solutions) at the level of advanced...
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I live in Wisconsin and I am looking for a wind tunnel where I can conduct a number of airfoil experiments. Since I am...
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Hello, I want to select a route for after graduate studies. There are two main subjects which are interesting for me,...
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Top university in my country (Taiwan) Undergrad GPA: 3.3/3.1 overall/major Grad (Master) GPA: 3.5 sGRE: 970 GRE:...
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Hi! I am 19 and from Hong Kong. I love this forum very much! I studied business subjects in secondary school(high...
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Does your education stop in the classroom, or are you an autodidact? What have you taught yourself or what are...
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Would anyone one be able to recomend a decent text book for a civil engineering materials subject? The subject is...
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Which grads are in greater demand right now?
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HI, I admittedly have trouble making important decisions and would like some experienced input that I could mull...
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Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone out there knows of any good (less expensive) universities that offer...
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Can anyone give me some suggestions of some essentials, calc or non-calc, that I should review and be comfortable with...
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Before deciding to pursue physics I was on track to complete an A.A. in business admin. As it stands I have 4 more...
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My first two years of attending the university i basically flunked out. I was in a bad personal situation that just...
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I've been looking into Architectural Engineering. I'm an undergrad right now and planned on pursuing Physics as a...
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Do you think engineers/programmers are relatively mobile, and can relocate often? How often?
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Sooo. I'm entering my final year of high school this fall and by Christmas have to decide what I want to do in...
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I hate to post two threads in a row, but I have too many physics questions going in my head to sleep. My TA last...
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In two months, university application will start. So I have this little time to decide what to do. I don't think...
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Hey all, I just graduated from a small-ish northeastern private liberal arts university known more for it's law and...
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Hey, As far as graduate school admission is concerned, I've heard that a second math major may help you succeed in...
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I have applied to do a course at a top UK university for physics. The first year being a foundation year (maths...
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Hello, Let's say that my undergrad institution does not have any groups working in experimental AMO, but does have...
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Hi everyone. I would like to ask questions since I am interested in studying at US university and previous threads and...
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I'm starting my second year as an astronomy/physics double major. Up to this point, I've only had basic foundation...
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