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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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Hi everybody, I'd like to ask: besides your "calculus", "ordinary/partial differential equations", "complex numbers",...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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What kind of careers could you have with a B.S. in Engineering with Computer Specialty?
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I am looking into a graduate program in either physics or astronomy. I plan on studying astrophysics and cosmology,...
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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...
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Hello all, How does an internship compare to research experience for grad school? I ask this because I am trying...
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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...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of going to a Community College right after high school and then...
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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...
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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...
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Hey I really need help because I am very confused. I am doing my Bachelors in technology (from India) in...
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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:...
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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...
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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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I'm just starting my sophomore year as an undergrad and am thinking about my major. I'm planning on getting a...
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I'll keep it short and to the point. I'm 28, I've been in and out of school since HS graduation in 99, never felt...
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So I'm going into my second year of college at the University of Neb @ Omaha. I'm majoring in Physics and Civil...
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I am doing the second half of my first year of university (I'm in the southern hemisphere). I"ve tried to keep my...
Jul27-09 03:44 PM
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I'm currently stuck between a physics major, which I am currently, engineering major, or adding a math minor. My...
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Hi, Let me start off by saying I am new to the forums I just discovered them last night and just made an account....
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I am a B.Sc student having maths as major & preparing for IIT JAM. Plz suggest me some books in maths.....thnx
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edit: I've decided to stick with CE. Though I do love the study of the universe, I don't think I would be able to...
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Hi I am completely new to the area of AI. Can someone direct me where to begin on the subject??? Artificial...
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Hey all, I'm starting my first year of university in a month or so, taking the specialist program (equivalent to...
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I just took my general GRE today. Q: 700 V: 720 How are these scores for getting into a good graduate school...
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Do grad schools weight your major gpa more than your total gpa? Or are they considered about equal? I read through a...
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