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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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i am currently a highschool student in egypt , and due to the stupid difference between education systems , the high...
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I am going to be a freshman in college this year, and I am not sure if I want my major to be physics or engineering. I...
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Just curious about how people usually self study these subjects. Is it the most efficient to read through the...
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In this case,its a graduate degree that I hated once but have come to the realisation that I need to finish-it to...
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Hello, my name is Tobias. I will be starting my freshman year of college this fall. I am extremely interested in Math...
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Hello, I am currently beginning my Junior year of college, and the time is coming far too soon for me to choose...
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robphy
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One thing that I hear that physics students should be good at is math an computers. Would a major or minor in computer...
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Choppy
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Hi All, I am looking into engineering and physics grad schools. I have a good deal of information available, and...
Aug18-13 01:50 PM
teroenza
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I am a bit curious about how pedagogical terminology, say what you found at the glossary of your science (or...
Aug18-13 02:02 AM
carlgrace
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I have seen the Society of Physics Students mentioned more than the other societies, but I am wondering if you really...
Aug18-13 12:48 AM
Ascendant78
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Hi! I've always been interested in math and physics, since I was a kid, but like many of us, life takes us to...
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marcioapm
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I am interested in a subject that is only tested on exercises, however it has also a lengthy theory. I have gone...
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Hello all. I'm a third year physics/math major and I'm trying to figure out what area of physics to go into for my...
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Hello, first off, I want to say hello, I am new here! I am also a senior in high school looking for colleges, as well...
Aug17-13 10:03 AM
jtbell
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I am in my last year of high school. I do not know if I will become a mathematician or physicist. Right now, I enjoy...
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Theorem.
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Hi all, I have a bit unusual story but I am serious about it and I would much appreciate any piece of advice. I am a...
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Hi guys, I'm just wondering if you guys have something that can be described as your entry-point in learning...
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Tsunoyukami
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Hey guys and gals, I am at a bit of a stand still right now. I am a third year P.h.D. student and I have an advisor,...
Aug16-13 03:58 PM
Einshteinlover
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I'm a junior doing a physics major. I've almost finished the physics major and I've taken more than the required...
Aug16-13 03:09 PM
kinkmode
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I'm currently a junior in high-school and am looking to narrow down my options for colleges by major. I want to work...
Aug16-13 07:50 AM
kinkmode
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How do you prepare for exams that have curve-balls and/or problems that are not from the lecture or on the homework?
Aug16-13 07:42 AM
Vanadium 50
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I know that when I get out of college I want to work with all types of technology from computers to warp drives to...
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Greg Bernhardt
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I'm interested in studying a subject for exams, completing the basic studies a few weeks before the actual exam day....
Aug15-13 09:42 PM
Seydlitz
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First, An update from the post I made last year(Just skip down to the bottom part if you don't want to read) Hey...
Aug15-13 08:22 PM
Punkyc7
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Hi, I am entering Rice University this fall as a Physics major, with the intention of double-majoring in Mathematics....
Aug15-13 01:39 PM
XiaoZheng
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Since I will be finishing my AA by this coming summer, I was hoping to try to do an R.E.U. during next summer. I just...
Aug15-13 01:34 PM
Ascendant78
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International Physics Olympiad (Preparation)? Hey I'm a Danish student, who will start 11th grade after summer. ...
Aug15-13 11:25 AM
verty
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Hey everybody, I am trying to decide whether I should go to either SDSU or Cal Poly (SLO) for my masters in...
Aug15-13 04:39 AM
Danton
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i am a second year masters student in physics, also have a strong mathematical background. i want to pursue a ph.d. in...
Aug15-13 01:49 AM
psi1729
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Where do I begin. The past two years at my uni have been disappointingly bleak and uneventful. Since my freshman year...
Aug14-13 10:56 PM
Ascendant78
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I went to Harvard as an undergrad, but I was exceedingly poorly prepared in more or less every respect. I ended up...
Aug14-13 10:43 PM
Quantumpencil
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I'm attending a college in the top 10 in math/physics. I did really well in HS, scored in the 99th percentile, etc....
Aug14-13 09:40 PM
marcusl
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Good evening to the PF members! I am -once again for those who remember my thread a couple months ago- confused...
Aug14-13 08:38 PM
GregoryGr
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I'm currently self teaching myself physics and I have never seen physics before this. The book that I'm using is The...
Aug14-13 04:24 PM
ahsanxr
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I'm going to try and keep this short as possible, I have a tendency to rant and ramble I'm 19, graduated high...
Aug14-13 08:00 AM
B4ssHunter
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I'm from India and my age is 25. I passed 10+2 in 2006. I want to do regular Bachelor degree in Physics in India. I...
Aug14-13 04:07 AM
sudipta_kapri
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I am an high school student and I want to pursue my career in computational finance and AI. I am taking rigor course...
Aug13-13 03:53 PM
Dr. Physics
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Hello, I'm considering taking Commutative Algebra, and perhaps even Algebraic Geometry (for which the previous is a...
Aug13-13 03:51 PM
ZombieFeynman
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I'm currently a freshman and I'm really interested in learning Physics. I've never had any experience doing Physics,...
Aug13-13 01:13 PM
verty
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Hello all, I am new to the Physics forum (hence if this post is in the wrong place, you know why). My current...
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