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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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Hi PF, As I'm reading more about graduate school, its becoming clear to me that ranking graduate schools as "good"...
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I am very interested in quantum mechanics, specifically learning the math behind it. I am currently in calculus 3, or...
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University has finished for me this year until late February of next year, so i currently have plenty of spare time...
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Hi all, I'm currently entering my jr. year in college, as a BSEE. I'm currently doing an internship right now, but I'm...
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Hey, I was just wondering how you guys remind yourself to keep motivated when you feel like your bogged down with...
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tuna_wasabi
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Hi, I'm wondering if mechanical engineering requires a fairly extensive knowledge of the basics of electrical...
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Realizing that there are several other threads with similar inquiries, I need help choosing an appropriate topic for...
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For some reason, this academic has really made me realize that I love what I'm studying and I'm learning what I want...
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twofish-quant
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Hello everyone, I'm currently a senior in high school. Due to financial circumstances and other reasons, there is a...
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Angry Citizen
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Hello. I am a third year physics major (technically, although I am still taking 200 level classes) and understand that...
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Ashuron
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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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Nano-Passion
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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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I'm just wondering...........are there any Universities or Colleges made specifivally for those with ADHD? Not just a...
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I was recently hired by a consulting firm for an intern position. There's been alot of mutual excitement about...
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I work primarily with electrical engineers, physicists, and mathematicians. I have a degree in psychology and I have...
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Dr. Courtney
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Please don't shove that US News list in my face, I've seen it enough times. I want people who have witnessed it first...
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Proggle
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I recently read a very interesting article about graduate admissions written by an adcom. He says a few things that ...
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jtbell
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Hi. Im from India. I have just completed my BE in Automobile Engineering. But i have no interest in standing on...
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Hi, I'm a freshman undergrad and I want to declare major in physics. Even though the department counselor wants me to...
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Hi, this is my first post on this forum, but I'm definately a longtime lurker. I am looking for advice regarding...
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Hi! I know everyone pretty much comes on here asking the same things, but I'm getting pretty confused and upset and...
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Hi All, I know this gets posted allot, I just feel I need some external feedback on my chances. I'm primarily...
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Out of the following list of schools, I was wondering which ones have a "weeding-out" qualifying exam, and which ones...
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nnnm4
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Some institutions regard the two as the same and some do not. I'm curious to know what exactly the difference are...
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Eratosthenes
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what do you think will happen to their salaries in the future? I don't think the average American has the will nor the...
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ice109
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Some, such as the University of Aberdeen ar pretty selective and hard to get into, Which, actual universities are...
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mgb_phys
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Hello all, In the Fall I am planning on taking Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra and doing an independent study in...
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let's say, hypothetically, that i was doing my phd dissertation on only one of the next topics: 1.Metamathmeatics...
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2 questions, I'm looking about going into grad physics in France. In Europe/France do you get paid for research or...
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Yrrepy
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In my intro to physics course, I have to do both algebra and calculus. I'm doing great at the former, but I have a lot...
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I'm currently attending a community college and I'll be transferring to one of the UC schools after this spring...
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tha3rdman
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I'm thinking of CSU as a place to get my engineering or physics degree. Has anyone heard of it? Does anyone know if it...
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Pengwuino
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My friend goes to a more ghetto school than me and his teachers in AP classes practically hand out A's. Right now he...
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twofish-quant
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Hey I'm currently a freshman math major and just registered for my spring classes. When I went to my adviser, she...
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ZLife
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When I was a high schooler, there were two advantages that have apparently been removed from todays students: 1) ...
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Eratosthenes
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Hey guys, I tried to look around a bit, on the forum and also on the net, but was really not finding the answer I was...
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lax1113
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Yeah I know I've asked about the Physics AP tests, but how about Calclulus BC (obviously, if I got a 5)? I don't...
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I used to be a Computer engineering student and was a bit behind in math, so I went through the majority of my CS...
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Hi, I am a theoretical physics PhD in Europe and want to find a summer course for 2012 or 2013 (no matter where in...
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