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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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Hello everyone, First off, I wanted to note that this is a great forum. I've spent the past hour or so looking...
Aug3-09 10:58 AM
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Ok... I'm 19, in year 11 (not sure of the American equivalent) this is my second time in year 11, I'm the oldest in my...
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I have taken applied linear algebra http://courses.illinois.edu/cis/2009/fall/schedule/MATH/415.html?skinId=2169 ...
Aug2-09 08:17 PM
jmnance
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I'm scared to major in Physics because it seems as though the career path isn't clear cut.
Aug2-09 03:31 PM
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Hello people, this is my 1st time posting in the forum and its very nice. Well the thing is that i dont know what...
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I recently graduated with my bachelors in physics and had intended to finish a bachelors in math at the same time. I...
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Hello, I was curious what it would take to get into Biomedical Engineering graduate school, I would like to get my...
Aug2-09 02:10 AM
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Well, I'm new to the forums and (must say, great forum you guys have here) I am in a bit of a dilemma here. I have...
Aug1-09 11:53 PM
LadyKnuckles
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My university has a partnership with Arizona State university, whereby i can study there for one semester in my third...
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I am going to be a high school senior, on my way to receiving an IB diploma, as well as having taken AP European...
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Just looking for some general advice or ideas for an undergrad physics student to get further into the field. I'm not...
Aug1-09 10:54 AM
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Hi, i'm going to have to have a fairly hectic 2nd year for my undergrad course. I'm accellarating and doing third year...
Aug1-09 08:19 AM
mrausum
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Hi everybody, I'd like to ask: besides your "calculus", "ordinary/partial differential equations", "complex numbers",...
Aug1-09 07:04 AM
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Hi, I have completed my University's Calc 1-3 courses and I also have done some Linear Algebra and ODE's. I thought...
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Prof. Robert Ghrist's story on why he became a mathematician. I think this is a good example of how events affect our...
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Hey guys I signed up for a "set theory and topology" class for the fall and was planning on taking real analysis in...
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Hi. I have done some algebra (mostly group theory and linear algebra), and single-variable real analysis at the...
Jul31-09 01:34 PM
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Hello all! I just got a B.S. in physics from a large public university this past spring, and I am planning on applying...
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My name is Austin and I am getting ready to start my Senior year in High school, which means that i have stared...
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A useful article on the Yahoo homepage today: ...
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I was thinking about postponing my graduation one year to get a BS in Applied Mathematics in addition to my Physics...
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I'm graduating with a B.S. in physics and I will soon be starting a Ph.D. program in nanoscale science, which is...
Jul30-09 06:10 AM
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Hey all, I'm beginning university in Physics in a month. How it works in Quebec is that you have 2 year's worth of...
Jul30-09 05:58 AM
mal4mac
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Is there any way to tell how many times a prof's work has been cited? I don't want to be forced research some nut's...
Jul30-09 02:43 AM
trinitron
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What kind of careers could you have with a B.S. in Engineering with Computer Specialty?
Jul30-09 02:41 AM
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I am looking into a graduate program in either physics or astronomy. I plan on studying astrophysics and cosmology,...
Jul29-09 03:25 PM
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I'm signing up for classes right now, and I'm going to start my foreign language. I'm pretty sure I want to take...
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What is the opinion of this school in the UK and world wide, is it a descent school? I am a US student looking to...
Jul29-09 09:24 AM
mgb_phys
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Hello all, How does an internship compare to research experience for grad school? I ask this because I am trying...
Jul28-09 07:32 PM
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Let me know if this is the wrong forum. I'm a neurobiology student and I've recently come across more information...
Jul28-09 06:40 PM
Andy Resnick
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of going to a Community College right after high school and then...
Jul28-09 05:46 PM
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VERY low gpa (around 2.8) GRE V590/Q740 MATH major no research experience one semester left I am a student at...
Jul28-09 12:44 PM
Choppy
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This can get a bit personal, hopefully you can help me out. I have my own dilemma. I'm currently a high school...
Jul28-09 12:42 PM
arunma
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Hey I really need help because I am very confused. I am doing my Bachelors in technology (from India) in...
Jul28-09 12:14 PM
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In terms of anything, however you want to define it. Personally, I'd definite "quality of life" as a job that has:...
Jul28-09 11:17 AM
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What do engineering physicists do? What do "plain" physicists do? I have to select a major for college. One of them...
Jul28-09 02:16 AM
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I'm really bored, does any have a good physics documentary. I've watched a lot of the good ones but maybe I haven't...
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What is the best approach? I am considering taking the caltech transfer exam. What would be the most effective way...
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This fall I will begin working towards a PhD in Statistics at a very highly "ranked" school. During my undergraduate...
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My work is now almost complete and though I have yet to decide if I shall be writing it all up as a book or submit it...
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