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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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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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OK, I've seen this question, or various incarnation of it, being asked several times on here. People with various...
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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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What university offers the best physics education in the world, can you name the top 5? Is it cambridge, MIT, or are...
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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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I've bolded the essentials of this topic. My background as an applicant to grad school is not very strong at all....
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naele
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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...
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I don't know if this is the right thread to ask my query, but anyways....... I am 17, currently in my 12th grade,...
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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...
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ebay has 41 copy of 'Arken's mathematical methods for physicist 5th edition' for sale at half the amazon price. Is...
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Nusc
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So needless to say I missed a physics test today, and I'm pretty sure that my professor will not let me make it up...
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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....
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Thermalne
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I've also taken Diffeq and Linear Alg, but when I took an introductory proof course and a number theory course I...
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I'm currently a 2nd year undergrad in the UK studying maths and physics, and I'd really like to do a PhD in...
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cristo
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Hi, I am thinking of taking Intro to Numerical Analysis and Real Analysis 1 course next semester, but was...
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bpatrick
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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...
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Saladsamurai
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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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Hi everyone, Ok so I have a small question on the concept of self-teaching. When I just started university this...
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BioCore
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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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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...
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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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I'm a sophomore in math.I intend to learn mathematical and physics something like differential geometry,topology and...
Mar1-10 05:03 PM
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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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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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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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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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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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These are the mathematics courses that are offered at my community college. They also offer an associates in...
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Stephan Hoyer
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Hello eveyone, Im 24 years old. I wasted a lot of time before. Ive just finished the 1st of university. Then I...
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COSMOSGEEK
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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 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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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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Info to consider I will be taking more than enough physics courses to satisfy a physics major at the Univeristy of...
Jan17-11 08:05 PM
Shackleford
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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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I'm currently in an REU program after finishing my freshman year of college majoring in Physics. My mentor is a...
Jul19-10 09:40 PM
johng23
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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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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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I am taking this course this semester and i dont have enough idea about what this is all about...like i wanna have a...
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neurocomp2003
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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...
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timur
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I'm looking for graduate schools now, and noticing that some schools have separate applied physics departments. If I...
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WarPhalange
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If I look at physics threads here, I can find hundreds of people who want to do theoretical physics but not so many...
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