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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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I am interested in starting this discussion in imitation of Zappers fine forum on becoming a physicist, although i...
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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, I am an incoming freshman at U of Illinois and I have a dilemma. My proposed major is physics and I...
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Firstly, I preface that I'm 18 and in my final year of high school, pending completion of my GCE A level courses in a...
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Hi, So I was going over my course selections for my next three years and I after putting aside the courses that are...
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I'll be a freshman in the fall studying physics, math, and astronomy. A guy from my old HS is a master's degree...
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I'm trying to find (with no luck, obviously) some sort of database of people and papers in condensed matter physics,...
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I will be a junior in physics this fall. I am done with all undergraduate level classical mechanics, E&M and quantum...
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When books say things like, this book intended for the strong student, or for a sharp class, who exactly are they...
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I was wondering about which journals, one should read to get an idea of how far humanity is getting in the human...
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Im a first year engineering student; just about to start my second semester infact. Ive been thinking, and i thought...
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In another module, I have just finished a round of tutorial classes. I structured it as follows: 1st hr: provided a...
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Other than four semesters of calc., are there any other math courses to take as an undergrad to be well prepared for a...
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Can I find classical works on Physics online somewhere?
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Hi, I was wondering what was the general consensus on getting a rescore on the analytic writing part for the...
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I've been certain for the last couple years that I wish to pursue a career in research. I'm interested in the...
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I need help on this one immediately!!!!!!!!
Jul25-08 10:36 AM
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Hi, this being my first post and all I guess I should explain who I am. I'm Dave, I study physics at the University...
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Hello all. This fall will be my first semester at a University, and can not figure out how I should take out loans. My...
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For my undergraduate mathematics program the required classes are Calculus 1,2,3, Linear Algebra, Differential...
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this is my first post and im new here so forgive me if this is in the wrong forum but I have a general question to ask...
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Hi I'm a senior in college and have one more year left until I get my structural engineering degree. I am thinking...
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HI, Well, I need some help to make a decision between Nuclear Engineering and Electrical Engineering, which major has...
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So, for essentially every physics program in the U.S. (including the one I'm about to start at =), you get a tuition...
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Hi, I am taking a course in physics, and I have noticed that Newtons Laws, and Newtons Mechanics just bores me to...
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Hi, I'm an EE student thinking about my career after I graduate. I have had one internship in the aviation industry...
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I'm interested in doing research in quantum computing. By that I mainly mean the algorithms and theoretical computer...
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Hello, I come from Belgium where I did my Master in Physics. However, in this country, with this diploma you can...
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What exactly is the criteria for a research paper to get published? It seems that few papers contain major...
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I already know that math skills are required for physics, but what other skills are required for physics? P.S....
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Hi Everyone, I know there have been many posts about people's stats and thoughts on where they might or might not...
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Is it possible (common) to proceed to graduate studies in Astrophysics starting from a Masters degree in Engineering...
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Hi, I'm a last year student in Mechanical Engineering in Belgium (Europe). Next year I will have the degree Master...
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Hello everyone, This is my first post. My problem is that I'm getting terribly frustrated trying to decide which...
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hello everybody I know by googling that there is a preparation online for the Princeton SAT online. I have tried to...
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Does everyone who is an engineering major spent most of there time studying during school. Cause I'm in my 2nd year...
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Hi everyone, I am a student in Electrical Enigneering at Iowa State University. I'm in my senior year I have about 3...
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Do all Phd students in the USA get paid to cover for living expenses? What are the latest dates for applications...
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Hi, I was wondering if studying these CHEM courses all in the same year would be too much for a person that is...
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I've recently gotten interested in statistical physics. Notions derived from this area are frequently applied in...
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I dropped out of an Electrical Engineering major in my old school, and now I'll be studying Computer Science in...
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I am absolutely enraged after looking at this years Intel Science Fair. I would like to start a legitimate discussion...
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