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I want to get prepared for master at home..help please

by najat
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najat
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Mar1-12, 01:08 AM
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Hello,
I am a 37 years old with a BS in physics
I decided to go for a Masters degree in Physics since it only takes about two years , i know it looks late but i love physics even though i wasn't so good in BS,
and since i want to finish it good and fast i need someone to answer these tow questions plz :
is it helpful to prepare my self at home by studying specific books or courses in physics and maths, or no need for that?
if i should to do that, what are those courses and books?
thanks a lot and have a great day
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physiker_192
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Mar2-12, 03:02 PM
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You will have to re-study all the fundamental courses you had during your bachelor, e.g. electrodynamics, classical and quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics.
Refreshing on mathematics will be essential too.

Doing all of that at home can get annoying, hence you supplement your learning at some with the video lectures available online e.g. like those by Prof.Susskind (Stanford University) :
http://www.youtube.com/user/Stanford...videos?view=pl
alemsalem
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Mar2-12, 08:21 PM
P: 159
These are other helpful links, (you can find many more):
http://www.perimeterscholars.org/course-curriculum.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcmGYe39XG0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Gw0...feature=relmfu
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/
its hard to answer your question because it depend on how well you remember physics courses, you may start at the masters level or review the BS level

najat
#4
Mar2-12, 11:38 PM
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I want to get prepared for master at home..help please

thank you so much physiker_192 for the link that was so helpful

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Refreshing on mathematics will be essential too.
absolutely, it was my main obstacle i will spend more time on it :)
thanks again
najat
#5
Mar2-12, 11:42 PM
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Quote Quote by alemsalem View Post
These are other helpful links, (you can find many more):
http://www.perimeterscholars.org/course-curriculum.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcmGYe39XG0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Gw0...feature=relmfu
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/
its hard to answer your question because it depend on how well you remember physics courses, you may start at the masters level or review the BS level
thanks a lot for the links of the courses , i hope to take one like them :)
najat
#6
Mar2-12, 11:45 PM
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another question plz:

for a medium intelligent person but ready for hard work: how much time do you think it will take to get prepared?

thanks again and have a nice day
intwo
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Mar3-12, 01:08 AM
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Quote Quote by najat View Post
another question plz:

for a medium intelligent person but ready for hard work: how much time do you think it will take to get prepared?

thanks again and have a nice day
It depends on how much you remember from your undergraduate days.

It might be beneficial to pick up Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Boas to refresh your mathematics.

Then you can try to go through typical upper level textbooks. Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems by Marion & Thornton, Electromagnetic Fields by Wangness, and Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Shankar.
najat
#8
Mar4-12, 12:45 PM
P: 10
thanks a lot intwo and everyone replied :)....have a great life


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