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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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EDIT: oops, should this go in the guidance section? OK, so right now I'm signed up as a major in...
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Hi. I plan to major in aerospace engineering after high school. My question in, does it matter where I go for my...
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Hey guys. My name is Joe. I love love love mathematics. I finished calc 1, 2, 3 and diff. eq before I graduated high...
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I just took the General GRE and got 600V and 770Q. The writing was not graded yet. What kind of programs can I get...
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So I have some free time this summer and was wondering if it would help to review topics from Several Variable...
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Hey all, Anyone know off the top of their head where one could find data on total numbers of physics post docs and...
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Wow... I felt like I did horribly on my SAT Physics test, but I got an 800! This doesn't really make me happy though,...
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Hi guys, I've been getting a few offers from professors at University of Calgary and Manitoba (both in Canada), and...
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Hey guys, I'll be applying for Physics and Comp. Neuroscience PhD programs in the Fall. Any good schools worth...
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How is the job market for research mathematicians in industry? My ultimate goal is to get a PhD in Mathematics, and...
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From the people I've spoken to, the general consensus is to take the class in separate semesters if possible. What do...
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In short: Is a class based on the Jackson text necessary to truly understand electromagnetism? In length: I have...
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Hey folks, I've lurked on this Forum for some time, and you all sound like smart people so I figured I'd ask some...
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I have several questions, so hope no one minds me putting them in one thread. I am an undergrad, going into my...
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Hi all, I was just wondering where I could find a list of physics programs the university of Toronto has, and I was...
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Can anyone recommend the best introductory resources for physics. resources for someone who has just started to learn...
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Hi people I am a student from India and have just finished my 12th grade. Could anyone give me some feedback on...
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Hi all. What do you do when you are reading a math book and there are multiple problems you can't solve in a chapter?...
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