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So I'm very interested in studying abroad at some point in the next three years and also doing some research over said...
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Didn't realize this was such a huge post...so I provide you with...a table of contents! (and the option of skipping...
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Hello, I am a physics major and just transferred to UC Davis from a community college. My multivariable calculus...
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Well, I've never been too good with thermodynamics. AP Chemistry, General Chemistry and now in Calculus based Physics...
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I have the chance to choose between on of the above two universities for a exchange semester next year, i was...
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Here's what my situation is, I hope this will help to better answer below questions. Citizen(Non-International)...
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Currently I'm a second year Engineer(mech)/Science(phys + maths). An opportunity has arisen for me to be a TA at a...
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Senior (Project) Electrical Engineer at Brunel Energy Europe B.V. Brunel Energy Europe have been requested by a...
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Well my engineering degree only required Physics 211 and 212 (Basically, most of the Halliday/Resnick Textbook) and...
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I am trying to decide which college to go to. The University of Rochester or the University of Texas Austin I've...
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ETS is going to replace the GRE with a revised version this September. Their claim is that the new test will better...
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I plan to go the path of mathematics in college. I've always been an adept at solving problems and writing proofs. ...
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I have applied for physics phd at 1)Penn State 2)Louisiana State 3)U of Wisconsin _ Milwaukee 4)Syracuse Well...
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Now that we have established that physicists do not need to study math proofs or do rigorous math problems, but rather...
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Hello, I am starting to think more seriously about where I would like to get my phd. I am not really interested in...
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How do you feel about this? Good idea? Bad? I pursued this option in the mechanical engineering depart for which I...
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Does anybody know somebody who has a Ph.d in Pure Mathematics and a separate Ph.d in Theoretical Physics? If so, can...
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I started an REU a Wayne State Univ at their Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems lab in the middle of January. ...
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My research advisor is telling me to go to CERN this summer, however I applied and was accepted to the Georgia Tech...
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Can you prepare for AP exams by study guides alone? For example can you prepare for AP biology from a...
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I recently heard a statistic that in the UK 5% of people hold higher academic qualifications than their doctor (a...
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I currently have a bachelors in nuclear engineering and work for a utility company. For my career I would like to...
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What kind of Physics book is The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose? What is your opinion about it?
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What kind of things can you that would look better than working at Mcdonalds all summer. Are there any jobs you can...
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Hello everyone! Just letting you know I got the co-op for the summer and fall with IBM! They are moving me down...
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Nowadays, I have a lot of problems concentrating on studies. I mean, I just can't concentrate... One reason is...
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I have a problem with studying, i keep studying a lot but i just can't get very good marks. I get stuff like 76+. But...
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Hi Physics Forum. I've a question and hope you guys could give me some advice. I've been offered the chance to...
Mar16-07 03:33 PM
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What book would you recommend on Applied Mechanics? I wish to not only obtain the physics view; I also wish to obtain...
Mar16-07 05:03 PM
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If Cambridge don't accept me, which universities would be second or third best for mathematics at undergraduate level?...
Mar17-07 12:31 AM
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I have been in Michigan my entire life and I am sick of this state. I want to go to grad school to study physics (I...
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Given that I already know where my interests and talents lie, how do I track where the money is going for physics...
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Does anyone know of any websites that have a list of professional organizations within the engineering and science...
Mar18-07 04:33 PM
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Hey, so I know there are a few seniors here (I think AKG and quasar at least). Who's going to grad school next year? ...
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If you fail prelims in Grad School are you screwed forever? Should you even attempt to re-apply for admission at the...
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Is it possible to get a Maths degree in, say, 2 years? Or less? Or a joint Maths degree with another subject (eg...
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Hey guys, I'm planning on studying physics next year, here in Belgium, now I don't know if you guys would even...
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