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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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OK, I've seen this question, or various incarnation of it, being asked several times on here. People with various...
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Okay so I'm taking AP Physics B at my high school this year (i'm a senior) and I really enjoy it and I do well on all...
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Hello, I am currently a student in AP Physics. I enjoy the subject but I can not seem to grasp concepts and work on...
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Im in high school and im applying to several schools, most of which feature a relatively strong biology/premed and...
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I know of several people in my department who did physics/math dual majors as undergrads, then math masters' degrees,...
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I'm in a Spivak-based first year calculus course, and I'm fresh off getting a C or below on a midterm for making an...
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with a strong foundation in algebra (1&2), would i be able to get a calculus book, read through it and begin to...
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I dont know if I'm the "engineering type." I enjoyed building Legos from childhood, but I've never really shown any...
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Hey, im currently studying for an undergraduate degree in accountancy but i have an interest in engineering,...
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Background: I'm currently taking classes at a local community college with the intention of transfering to a 4-year...
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Okay so I really, really liked Physics pre-ap last year. We had a great teacher, and I understood everything. Fast...
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Hello everyone I'm a Danish medical doctor. I've always had a deep interest in physics and studied it in my...
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Hello All i want to study theoretical physics and get a degree and then follow my post graduate studies, but i have...
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How competative is this scholarship? What is the level of knowledge needed for undergrad research for math. For...
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Hello, I am new to Physics forum, and i have found that this site offers great advice to those who need it, I am...
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Hi all, Back when I was in high school, I was in this group where we competed with other school on a Jeopardy-style...
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From a job and degree standpoint. I know you're applying one and not the other. So is an Applied Physicist just an...
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Hi, I have just finished first year in general math and am going to choose the pure math major at my university...
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I managed to get through a physics for bio majors type class with very little understanding of mechanics. I didn't...
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Hey guys, I am having a hard time choosing between college for engineering or for physics. At one end of the...
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Hi Guys, I am looking for some advice on my final Uni Choice in the UK. I did submit my application with Durham as my...
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Hi guys.... Just wanted to clarify a few doubts as to what i should do with myself in the future. I am a double...
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Hi, are there any colleges that offer rigorous programs for both MIS and Artificial Intelligence degrees? Also,...
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hi, i'd like to know what all courses are there after B-tech Chemical engineering?Also i like Physics.So can i do an...
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Hi. I have a final exam and I need a good Analysis book. I've read Leithold's Calculus but the problems given in the...
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What do you do when you come to know that you have comitted a terrible mistake, & everything you hoped you ll get when...
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Would it be more beneficial to take graduate courses in your B.S. major in place of electives than taking physics...
Oct26-08 10:02 AM
Dr Transport
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Hey Guys, A bit a about me BS in physics from a Top 75 small state school GPA: 3.07 GRE: 640 Quant ...
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So there are two GRE exams that are very similar - biochemistry+cell biology and biology. Do a lot of biology students...
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Does anyone know how I should go about self teaching myself chemistry, physics and math for the goals of the...
Oct25-08 08:59 PM
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Hi, I'm studying at CU-Boulder now and gonna transfer to another university. Actually, I'm hesiteting between...
Oct25-08 08:50 AM
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Hello-I'm new here, but I've been lurking for awhile. First, my apologies if what I'm going to ask has been beaten to...
Oct24-08 06:05 PM
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I finish my physics courses this semester. Then I will begin applying for graduate schools, and probably switch to a...
Oct24-08 03:50 PM
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I love the experimenting side of Physics. I know you can't actually major in Experimental Physics so out of a couple...
Oct24-08 02:11 PM
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I would ultimately like to be involved in the experiment side of Physics. Creating, checking, repairing, and analyzing...
Oct24-08 01:54 PM
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I've been on the fence between a physics major and an engineering major (of some sort) but I have a few problems...
Oct24-08 08:58 AM
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I'm not doing too well this semmester. I should pass all my physics and math courses, but I might just fail a computer...
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So Im terrified to write my MCAT and keep putting it off. I have been looking at schools in England and Scotland and...
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Hi, I am currently attending a community college, but I will transferring next fall. One of the universities I...
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Hello Physics Forum I will be taking a quantum field theory course next semester. I bought Mandl's book and Zee's ...
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