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Aug21-14 03:29 PM LawrenceWirth 
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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...
Aug24-14 01:19 PM
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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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So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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Greg Bernhardt
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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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Jul31-14 11:53 AM
Maylis
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I've bolded the essentials of this topic. My background as an applicant to grad school is not very strong at all....
Oct25-09 12:19 AM
naele
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Does it take longer to be able to transfer from a 2 year college to a 4 year one if you have an engineering major It...
Nov12-09 09:54 AM
Saladsamurai
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Hello all! I'm just out of high school and have got a few months before college begins. I think I'm fairly good in...
Jun9-12 05:20 AM
codelieb
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What university offers the best physics education in the world, can you name the top 5? Is it cambridge, MIT, or are...
Jul25-11 08:52 PM
twofish-quant
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Can anyone tell me the main difference between a person who studies physics and one who decides to study engineering. ...
May30-05 04:03 PM
neurocomp2003
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Is it possible for me to go to grad school for my Mathematics Phd if my undergrad was Applied math and economics...
Jul19-05 10:20 PM
mathwonk
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Hello everyone, I'm currently finishing up a BS in computer science, and will most likely stay an extra year to get...
Aug17-10 03:53 PM
loseyourname
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I am home for the summer and trying to learn a decent amount of software. I already know about AutoCAD, Inventor, etc....
Jun24-11 05:00 PM
Thermalne
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Will taking a course is continuum mechanics give me the same background as in classical mechanics or would I need to...
Oct26-11 01:09 PM
cmos
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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...
Nov16-11 03:39 PM
ZLife
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Hi everyone, Ok so I have a small question on the concept of self-teaching. When I just started university this...
Mar28-08 11:01 AM
BioCore
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I recently read a very interesting article about graduate admissions written by an adcom. He says a few things that ...
Jun29-12 03:25 PM
jtbell
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When comparing the two degrees, what important aspects are missing on the physicist side when doing EE work and vice...
Dec12-05 09:27 PM
JoshHolloway
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Firstly, I preface that I'm 18 and in my final year of high school, pending completion of my GCE A level courses in a...
Jul29-08 12:12 AM
Larphraulen
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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...
Dec14-08 09:37 AM
Proggle
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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...
Sep12-09 04:09 PM
nnnm4
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I'm 43 this year and starting a B Science next year majoring in physics. I will have to study part-time and continue...
Oct29-07 08:32 PM
Poop-Loops
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When books say things like, this book intended for the strong student, or for a sharp class, who exactly are they...
Jul27-08 01:35 PM
Asphodel
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hey guys im currently an applied math major, with a CS minor, about to enter my 4th year. I am thinking i'd like to...
Sep9-08 05:15 AM
Vanadium 50
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So I looked up some numbers on wikipedia, and it turns out that over half of the people going for PhD's in science and...
Jan2-12 09:54 AM
cgk
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Hi, I am thinking of taking Intro to Numerical Analysis and Real Analysis 1 course next semester, but was...
Jun9-12 12:56 PM
bpatrick
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Hi! I wasn't really sure where to put this thread, but my grade right now in my first undergraduate physics course is...
Dec17-10 05:31 PM
Andy Resnick
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How is the job security, and/or salary for a student studying computational science?
Aug29-07 06:55 PM
nabilabdi
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Hey, I am an undergraduate physics major and I will be presenting a short talk at an upcoming Regional Society of...
Oct14-07 09:11 PM
timur
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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...
Sep11-10 07:10 AM
ZapperZ
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Does anyone have any links to other forums like this one? I've used google to find some other forums but this one is...
Jun21-05 06:20 PM
RadiationX
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These are the mathematics courses that are offered at my community college. They also offer an associates in...
Feb1-07 08:56 PM
Stephan Hoyer
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I'm a sophomore in math.I intend to learn mathematical and physics something like differential geometry,topology and...
Mar1-10 05:03 PM
kakarotyjn
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The book we're using for mechanics is "Theoretical Mechanics of Particles and Continua" by Fetter and Walecka. I've...
Nov18-10 11:29 AM
D H
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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...
Dec26-11 03:43 PM
deRham
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I haven't seen it asked on this forum before, so here goes: I am coming up on a third official attempt on the...
Oct1-13 08:35 AM
Lavabug
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some ppl study foundation of engineering after gcse if they want to beome engineer.but some choose to take A Levels...
Aug27-06 02:06 PM
Schrodinger's Dog
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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...
Jul17-07 12:34 AM
mathwonk
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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...
Jul21-09 07:27 AM
DukeofDuke
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Just wondering what the workload is like when you compare the two? As much as I like pure science, sometimes i figure...
Jan19-11 12:29 PM
berkeman
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Hello everybody. I am considering teaching myself physics in spare time, starting from college physics and...
Dec23-12 07:26 AM
redoopi
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Choosing between these two courses, Functional analysis and algebraic topology, which one is going to be the most...
Mar21-05 07:57 PM
octol
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Hey, so I'm new to the forums, I found it on google when searching up questions about Waterloo, only to find that the...
Apr1-10 01:07 PM
Neither
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Is there any special technique for committing maths to long-term memory? I'm able to do well in exams by repeatedly...
May16-10 04:27 PM
fasterthanjoao
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Please tell me the online address where I can read online the book: Superstring Theory(Green,Schwarz,Witten),because...
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Mépris
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