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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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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Greg Bernhardt
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Currently I am majoring in the field of Chemical Engineering. While I do adore the applications and large spectrum of...
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No one in my AP Bio class has an A. Not a single person. The highest we've gotten yet is an 86%, and that's from the...
Nov13-08 07:22 PM
kodiakghost
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So the topic is kind of vague, but allow me to expand: I'm applying for 10 summer REU programs for next year and I was...
Nov13-08 03:12 PM
cristo
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Hey im from Australia, and im second year doin science gonna major in maths(possible applied or whatever will help me...
Nov12-08 08:01 PM
PhysicalAnomaly
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I've just realiced that my life-goal is to understand biology (general and some specific processes) through physics....
Nov12-08 07:53 PM
Veovis
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So next semester I am studying one section of the Philosophy of Physics at Oxford. This is paid for through my...
Nov12-08 07:01 PM
uncfelt1147
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Obviously there's a lot of questions about what degree to get for specific goals. I know that question has been beaten...
Nov12-08 05:34 PM
berkeman
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Which schools offer a bachelors in mechatronic engineering? Any suggestions? Ive read a source that claimed that there...
Nov12-08 04:40 PM
misralz
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How important is discrete math to go to grad school (in physics)?
Nov12-08 02:29 PM
Maxwhale
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Hi all. I am a 49 year-old attorney who is embarking on a second academic career. I am starting an undergraduate...
Nov12-08 11:34 AM
mal4mac
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Firstly, some background: I was going to clear my A level papers in a few days' time, but I ended up in ICU after a...
Nov12-08 06:48 AM
Moonbear
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i'm taking real analysis honors and its too late to drop the class. i realized after taking this that pure math isnt...
Nov11-08 09:47 PM
mobiusdafrost
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Hello, I was just wondering, is quantum mechanics something that you have to have lots of background in math, or can...
Nov11-08 08:47 PM
borgwal
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I am 36 and enrolled in my last year at a small community college. I am pursuing an undergraduate degree in Physics...
Nov11-08 11:08 AM
physics girl phd
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Hi all, I am planning to apply for some REU during the summer of 2009, but since i am an international student, i...
Nov11-08 10:26 AM
Maxwhale
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Hi I started thinking about Medical Physics the other day as one of the options for me. I have not taken any...
Nov11-08 10:22 AM
Maxwhale
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I am trying to decide where to finish my bachelor's in Physics/Math/Engineering (trying to remain as much of a...
Nov11-08 07:48 AM
cristo
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Nov11-08 01:12 AM
Vanadium 50
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Does anyone know if they have a good physics programme?
Nov11-08 12:58 AM
Euclid
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I am a sophomore that just got accepted into Upper Division for both Mathematics and Physics (I am double majoring,...
Nov11-08 12:46 AM
ice109
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I'm a junior math major in college, and I'd like to apply to some graduate schools when I'm done. If I haven't taken...
Nov11-08 12:39 AM
sutupidmath
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Here is the situation, I am a mathematics major currently, and am just about to start taking more advanced level math...
Nov10-08 10:10 PM
Enjoicube
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I am sort of torn on what I want to go to school (University) for. It is pretty highly torn between Computer Science...
Nov10-08 07:12 PM
Weird Fishes
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I'm still trying to pick the proper field within engineering. I'm an older student (26) with close to 10 years...
Nov10-08 03:51 PM
noumed
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I've been teaching myself physics from Halliday/Resnick for a while now, and was wondering how long on average...
Nov10-08 11:40 AM
i_m_joseph
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What do other mathematicians do if they get "in a rut" and feel like they're losing motivation? I'm a 4th year...
Nov9-08 11:04 AM
mal4mac
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I'm a physics students and I'm in my Final Year now. The title of my final year project is phase-locked laser system....
Nov9-08 09:47 AM
will.c
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Seeing that a Materials Science undergrad degree isn't offered many places, what's the next best major? The...
Nov9-08 09:18 AM
Mapes
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A little over a year ago I graduated from a state school (Western Michigan University) with a double major in Film and...
Nov9-08 06:04 AM
fadeout
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Hey fellas, I'm studin in First year Engineering college in INDIA.. And am applyin as a freshman to...
Nov8-08 08:03 AM
PhysicalAnomaly
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Hello PF readers, I am currently doing Further Mathematics, and I was looking for a suitable revision guide for...
Nov8-08 07:15 AM
Cygni
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I am trying to get some feedback on my possibilities of attending Graduate School for a Ph.D in Pure Mathematics. ...
Nov8-08 01:50 AM
robousy
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I have never taken calculus or physics, but for my major I require both. I am wondering if it is reasonable to take...
Nov7-08 10:40 PM
Freyster98
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What does an MBA graduate do? I've always wondered that coz, if u get an MBA from Indian Institute of Management u...
Nov7-08 09:01 PM
tjtk
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I just got invited to Sigma Pi Sigma and I'm wondering if it's worth paying the fees to join. It does not seem to be...
Nov7-08 09:39 AM
ZapperZ
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How does one go about referencing / citing one’s submitted, yet unpublished pending peer-review, papers? Specifically...
Nov7-08 08:33 AM
Mapes
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Are there any good books or website for conceptual physics? I don't seem to have any problem cranking out problems &...
Nov7-08 05:43 AM
PhysicalAnomaly
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I am a 2nd year physics undergrad and I am thinking about a switch to EE. I like the thought of grad school, maybe to...
Nov7-08 03:02 AM
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My field of interest is computational physics and computational math. I'm planning my courses for next term and I...
Nov7-08 02:17 AM
Coin
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Hi I'm currently a ChemE senior, and I'm applying to grad schools. I have a very good GPA, research, extracurrics,...
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