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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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Hi all It may sound rather silly, but I am a second year graduate student doing experimental condensed matter...
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Okay.Let me introduce myself.I am a first year undergrad CS student who has to study basic electronic course for one...
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I liked my previous courses in statistical mechanics and fluid dynamics, however I don't really like E&M, especially...
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I am a new user on Physics Forums and I just want to know which Colleges or Universities offer Physics or Biology...
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Was interested in Physics ever since 6th grade when my science teacher taught us a few physics concepts. So when I got...
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Hello PhysicsForums! I'm currently a senior undergraduate physics major looking at grad school options. I hope to...
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Before I begin, I would like to make it clear that I am only a Junior in high school, so I have at least a little time...
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The only proof-based math class I've taken so far was on abstract algebra. Concepts were easy for me to understand,...
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There are some classes that are not offered at my university, which I want to self study. How can I self study them...
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I'm going to finish undergrad in a year and I'm almost sure I can make it to a good university, in fact the best in my...
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Hi there! I'm choosing my Grad School Applications now. I'm looking for a balance of reach and safety school- all...
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MIT OCW recently posted their introductory quantum class 8.04 at ...
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I am and EE and CS double major and I am not sure whether to take complex analysis or not. Linear algebra,...
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Background: I completed my undergraduate degree in physics, from a reputed liberal arts college, a couple of years...
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Hello everybody, I need to decide what is the university that is the most successful and popular in research on the...
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Hi, I was hoping to apply to some of the graduate programs in Medical Physics this fall and needed some...
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Hi all! Currently I'm a business major and I realized after a month long car rebuilding project that I should...
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This is my first year physics course in a community college and i am taking " Calculus based Physics" and i am already...
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So first I will lay out my background, I am about to start QFFF (Masters) at Imperial College in the UK, I graduated...
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How would one apply to a physics graduate program when they have a BA in Romance Languages from NYU? Are...
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This is strictly for math (but feel free to throw in other subjects if you like). Does anyone else really dislike...
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So I've been reading that physicists are good candidates for jobs in the financial sector, and there was even huge...
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I have been doing HVAC for 15 years and generators for the last 3. I'm 37 and will be working full time as I go to...
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I am having trouble taking classes to get full time status because my college only offers electrical engineering...
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So my options for upper divisions this semester were pretty limited. I'm a physics major and the only upper divisions...
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Is it advisable to use Serway-Jewett Physics for scientist and engineers for iPHO prep? What about Young Freedman...
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I did an REU this summer at the university I go to and thanks G-d we got a lot more work done then expected. The REU...
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Hello, I'm currently in my senior year finishing a Finance degree but have come to the realization that I should...
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Having completed my undergraduate degree in Physics, I was pressed to take a Ms immediately after. Despite my...
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Hello Physics Forums. I am looking at finishing my Ph.D. here within the next year or so. I am looking to continue...
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Hello. First off, I am sorry if this thread is in the wrong category, I did not really know where to put it. Now...
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I am wanting a degree in aerospace engineering. I do not know which I should choose, aeronautical, or astronautical. I...
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I am currently a physics major with a possible double major in mathematics. I plan on going to graduate school and...
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Hi all. So I've stalked the forum for the past few months or so and read more threads than I can count. Figured it was...
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