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So I have finally decided to study physics and mathematics (starting from undergraduate level) on my own at home......
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I'm starting my undergrad in electrical engineering at McGill University this fall, and while I know that it's still...
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What would look better when applying to grad school for something along the lines of Astronomy/Astrophysics.
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