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Aug21-14 03:29 PM LawrenceWirth 
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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...
Sep13-13 11:23 AM
Greg Bernhardt
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currently i'll be entering my 4th yr of undergrad, but plan on staying 4.5 - 5 years in undergrad. i've been thinking...
Oct23-08 08:29 AM
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will i stand any chance of getting into a top 10 grad school if my only research experience consists of 2 REUs (no...
Oct23-08 03:31 AM
Vanadium 50
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I go to a smaller, teaching university, and do not have much opportunity for research at my own school. I do have one...
Oct22-08 06:19 PM
Vanadium 50
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I'm now in my fourth year of physics and taking QFT right now. I always was quite OK gradewise at my german...
Oct22-08 05:11 PM
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Can both of these classes be taken concurrently? I'm not sure but I think, at my community college, Calculus III is a...
Oct22-08 02:36 PM
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Hi, I'm sorry if this has been discussed at great length before here (I did do a search before hand for Statement...
Oct22-08 10:58 AM
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Hi, I'm looking to go into astronomy and do a little physics as well. My question is which are the top astronomy...
Oct21-08 09:24 PM
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If i were to transfer to a good school after my sophomore year, would i be at the same lever as those who attended the...
Oct21-08 09:01 PM
Delta One
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I'm interested in both, getting ready to apply to graduate school - particle and nuclear physics is incredibly...
Oct21-08 08:41 PM
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regarding the huge quantitiy of mathematics to learn? There are so many concepts and so little time it seems. The...
Oct21-08 04:24 PM
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I'm a freshmen at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. It's a good liberal arts school with a decent reputation, but my...
Oct21-08 12:38 AM
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Do they round down? They say your raw score is C - I/4 where C is number of correct answers and I is number of...
Oct20-08 09:35 PM
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Hello guys, Well, the deal is this: i have a scholarship at the university where i currently go to, so besides the...
Oct20-08 06:30 PM
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Hey guys well im heading into year 10 now and im stressing VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education).. I wanted to get...
Oct20-08 01:15 AM
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So I think I'm going to fail linear algebra. Has anyone else ever failed a course? My worry is, is that I also...
Oct19-08 05:45 PM
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Hello, My name is Tanuj Trivedi. I am a final year B.Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering student from Nirma...
Oct18-08 12:50 PM
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Im wondering what made everyone eventually come to the decision that they wanted a degree in physics. I'm sure the...
Oct18-08 04:41 AM
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I have found IGCSE past papers and resources at or Go in and check it out!...
Oct17-08 06:26 PM
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What are the main differences between personal statements ( / statements of purpose) written to support a graduate...
Oct17-08 06:18 PM
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I'm a sophomore at William & Mary studying physics and I have realized over the last year or so that what I really...
Oct17-08 04:23 PM
Nick M
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I seem to have a destructive cycle of wanting to do one thing one day (like physics) and something different the next...
Oct17-08 10:55 AM
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I'm torn between aerospace engineering and physics at the moment but I'm beginning to lean towards aerospace...
Oct17-08 05:51 AM
Vanadium 50
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Hi there! Im new to the forum. My names Rana, I live in Seattle, and Im currently enrolled at a community...
Oct16-08 10:43 PM
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ill be honest. i messed up in high school, took two years off now, im in a community college fixing the mistakes i had...
Oct16-08 07:13 PM
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Would being a part time student adversely affect grad school admissions?
Oct16-08 07:12 PM
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hi all, I have a test tomorrow on average velocity&speed, inst.velocity&speed, and all that stuff. I was wondering...
Oct15-08 11:15 PM
Delta One
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Anyone have any idea what Carleton University in Ottawa is like? I am really considering going there for University...
Oct15-08 10:23 PM
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What is the mix of men and women in your physics classes at uni? I am right to expect a sausage-fest?
Oct15-08 06:51 PM
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i really want to study physics at durham University but they want A's, i really want to do it and i'll work till i...
Oct15-08 03:55 PM
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I'll start out by describing my situation at the present. I'm in my fourth year of undergraduate studies, pursuing a...
Oct15-08 12:20 PM
physics girl phd
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Anyone ever been or know someone who dropped out of a Phd? If so what was the reason.
Oct15-08 09:46 AM
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I am currently in University Physics I. I get the ideas but I'm not where I want to be overall in the class. It...
Oct15-08 07:57 AM
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Disclaimer: Although my question is targeted toward the UK, I do not wish to exclude comparison with other countries...
Oct15-08 06:39 AM
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I am currently attending DeVry University in Columbus Ohio in the computer engineering technology (CET) degree, and i...
Oct14-08 10:43 PM
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Hi everyone. I am currently a junior in college majoring in biochemistry. I want to be able to do some sort of...
Oct14-08 10:40 PM
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I've been looking into some summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs here in the US, but is there...
Oct14-08 07:38 PM
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My problem is that i m totally lost, because i m good at math and physics, and i also love doing math and physics, and...
Oct14-08 07:31 PM
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Do you think having an MSEE will be useful in getting into a very good Physics PhD program?
Oct14-08 01:23 PM
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i cant understand about my own interest! i dont know which one to choose as my subject as both of them fascinate me...
Oct14-08 09:36 AM
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Hi all. Over here (New Zealand!), a BE is 4 years long (although it's hons). The first year is not specialized, it is...
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