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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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So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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A professor duo were very strict and gave me a 20% on a paper that was worth 40%. Let me explain before jumping to...
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Hi people! My long-time goal is to pursue a PhD in astrophysics. Since an undergraduate in astrophysics is not...
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I have a very strong interest in optics with biomedical applications, and I have been noticing this field growing over...
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So I am currently going to be entering my 3rd year of an Applied Math BS at Fresno Pacific University (I know its a...
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Hello I am a 19 year old undergraduate college student that is interested in the field of robotics but Iím not sure in...
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So I was at an astrophysics summer program and one of the professors offered to help, as he has connections at this...
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Hey, I know there's a sticky on top of the page kind of about this but I read through the thread and I have a...
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Hello there, I am a first year community college student and I currently have a schedule that is 19 units (the max...
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Hello i am a 19 year old undergraduate college student that is interested in the field of robotics but I’m not sure in...
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Hey! Does anyone have an idea about going after BS degree toward accelerated PhD track? Is it a good call? Are...
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I was told I lack mathematical rigour. But how do I go on improving on it? Is it only a matter of being very careful?...
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Hi, I am currently finishing my undergrad program and would like to do PhD in theory of condensed matter. Could anyone...
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Hi All, I want to do a graduation in either Applied Mathematics or Engineering Mathematics . Can you guys...
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Hey everyone, I've been researching different specialization options in physics lately. My main interests up to this...
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I'm currently a second year undergrad student, in a three year Bachelors program of Physics. I've been trying to read...
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So i have applied for and been accepted on an MPhys Mathematics and Physics degree. I'm really happy but am also a...
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Hi I will be graduating with an MChem (4 year integrated Masters Chemistry Degree) next year and i'm thinking about...
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I really like maths, and I really like doing mathematical problems.I have learnt pretty much everything I need to know...
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I added the 'extreme' part to generate a cool acronym: P.E.P. I want to review/learn as much as I can from physics...
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Just checking if anyone wanted to get an online study group going over the summer! I'm flexible as to what to study,...
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I am currently pursuing a BS in Physics and a BS in Astronomy (a lot of the classes are the same). The thing is, I...
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Hi all, I am an aspriing Fulbrighter looking into universities in Russia and Europe. My intended field in graduate...
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In an Engineering course I was used to being rewarded for proving a good understanding of theory. For example, if I...
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Hey everyone, I'm wondering if, as a physics major, I should take labs with all of my other science classes as well? ...
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Hi, I am heading into my senior year this fall double majoring in physics and mathematics at NC State University. The...
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I'm taking QM next semester and I'm studying Griffiths to get a leg up. I've noticed so far that a lot of the problems...
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Where has the best physics program in Canada? (as in university, of course!)
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Hello! I am trying to apply to US graduate schools from Canadian undergraduate, and wondering how important is verbal...
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I am going to be entering college as a freshman this fall and planning on majoring in mechanical engineering, but I...
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Hello everybody. As the title suggests, I received my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. I was...
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Hi guys, I'm a recent Mathematics graduate and am very interested in starting a career in the private space...
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Hi. I just came back from the registrar and dropped the complex analysis course I was failing. I don't think I...
Jul31-13 02:38 PM
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Hello, I really want Masters degree in Applied Mathematics (i'm into ODE, PDE, etc). I will have to take loan to...
Jul31-13 01:27 PM
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I currently have a bachelor's in physics and I want to get into mechanical engineering. Should I get a bachelor's or...
Jul31-13 11:02 AM
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Hey guys, looking for some input. I've taken algebra based physics 1 (got an A-) and calc based physics 2. It's my...
Jul31-13 12:51 AM
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I know that, theoretically, I can be a physicist no matter where I go to college (normal state colleges being the...
Jul30-13 06:24 PM
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Hello, I have been interested in physics since I was 9 (i'm 15) and am going to be taking my first physics class...
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My plan is to apply for PhD in the US, and my research interest is in theoretical high energy physics. I'm not...
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