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So I only have one year of undergrad left to finish my Physics degree. For the last few years I had been completely...
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So, what if a student is above 18 years old and wants to do Stanford EPGY? It says that it's only for HS students,...
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I had a horrible overall experience in math. Growing up, I was expected to learn the material on my own and didn't...
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I was just walking home from class and was thinking about the imbalance of what is taught in schools and colleges. ...
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Ok. I have an offer to study Physics at Nottinham university (UK) next year. However after thinking about it im not...
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Hi pf, first time poster, long time lurker. The question that I have is: how much of analog electronic circuits...
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The book we're using for mechanics is "Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua" by Fetter and Walecka. I've...
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Hi All, Could anyone tell me where can I get a job in the field of Spintronic? Is there any web posting any job...
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Is it really that bad to withdraw from a class? I am taking 18 credits and I am taking the following classes: ...
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Hi there, I'm new to these forums, and to start things off I would like to ask a few questions. I'm currently...
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^ Those are some of the major companies I am applying to. I have gotten a call from Intel, though for the wrong time...
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I just graduated with my BS degrees in physics and applied math in Dec 09. I chose not to apply to grad schools in...
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I'm a freshman engineering major. I just got the scores back for my calc I and physics I tests today, and I got an 89...
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Does this ever happen to any of you, it seems to affect me often. I am restarting school again and am about two years...
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I'm not yet an undergrad, but I'm curious as to the difference between grad vs undergrad admissions (specifically for...
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I currently attend a community college and holding a 3.9 GPA...I realize I don't have many options in my state to...
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I know this forum is for grad school, but which are the top few colleges for undergrad physics? Im also looking...
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I've been looking at various majors recently and noticed that my school offers a BA and a BS in physics, and a BS in...
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I am trying to get a jump on picking classes for next semester, I do not want a repeat of what happened to me last...
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Option 1: BSc(with Honours) (4 years) ---> PhD(overseas) Option 2: BSc(with Honours) (4 years) ---> MSc (1 year) --->...
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I'm currently in an REU program after finishing my freshman year of college majoring in Physics. My mentor is a...
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When comparing the two degrees, what important aspects are missing on the physicist side when doing EE work and vice...
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I'm currently looking at research opportunities for next summer. I was wondering if people here could give some...
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