Guides

What Academic Advice Would You Tell Your 18 Year Old Self?

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We asked our PF Advisors to tell us what academic advice would…
advisor_textbooks

What's Your Most Memorable Textbook?

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We asked our PF Advisors to tell us their most memorable or influential…
debatetips

3 New Years Tips For Cooling Off Debates

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  Civil discussion and debate is critical to Physics…
textbook

The Birth of a Physics Textbook

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  It is said that you should accomplish three things…
10mathtips

10 Math Tips to Save Time and Avoid Mistakes

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Exam situations are always situations of stress. It comes with…
solarimaging

Getting Started with Solar System Imaging

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Some of the most visible objects in the sky are objects within…
computerlanguages

Computer Language Primer - Definitions

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In this Insights Guide the focus is entirely on types of languages,…
tripods

Digital Camera Buyer's Guide: Tripods

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  A tripod holds a camera still while the shutter…
dslr

Digital Camera Buyer's Guide: DSLR

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  I'm ready for a DSLR! A: These cameras were…
astro_advanced

Advanced Astrophotography Tips

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  "I’ve tried astrophotography and want to know…
astro_inter

Intermediate Astrophotography Tips

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  Level 2: I know how to use a camera, what do I…
astro_intro

Introduction to Astrophotography

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  For this Insight series (3 total), my assumption…
digitalcamera3

Digital Camera Buyer's Guide: Bridge Cameras

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  I've never owned a camera, but I want to get a…
digitalcamera2

Digital Camera Buyer's Guide: Compact Point and Shoot

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  I've never owned a camera (besides what is in my…
digitalcamera1

Digital Camera Buyer's Guide: Introduction

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  First, congratulations! Camera technology has advanced…
introphysics

So I Am Your Intro Physics Instructor

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I posted this elsewhere (on my personal blog), and someone mentioned…
qualitycontrol

Reflections on Technology Product Quality

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On Hardware Quality It is impossible to test quality into…
selfstudy

How to Self Study Algebra: Abstract Algebra

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There are three big parts of mathematics: geometry, analysis…
selfstudy

5 Problems with Self Studying Mathetmatics

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For several years already I have been trying to help people who…
physicsathome

Resources for High School Physics at Home

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A year long high school Physics course is important preparation…
selfstudyanalysis

How to Self Study Analysis: Intermediate Analysis

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If you wish to follow this guide, then you should know how to…
linearalgebra_selfstudy

How to Self Study Algebra: Linear Algebra

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In this insight I will give a roadmap to learn the basics of…
mathresources

Resources for High School Math at Home

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The popularity of home schooling and failures of the public schools…
mathiq

Am I Cut Out for Mathematics or Sciences?

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We often get threads by new members asking whether they are cut…
highschoolmath

In High School and Want to Do Advanced Mathematics?

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This insight is written for high school students who don't feel…
scienceprojects

Secrets of Successful Science Projects

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Abstract Over the past few years, the author and his wife have…
geometry1

How to Self Study Geometry: Pure Geometry

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Geometry is one of the oldest parts of mathematics. It has been…
mathanalysis1

How to Self Study Analysis: Intro to Analysis

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This is a sequel to my posts on self-studying mathematics. I…
goingbacktoschool

A Guide to Going Back to School For Math or Science

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Motivations for creating the series I came to Physics Forums…
studymath2

A Guide to Self Study Calculus

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  We often get questions here from people self-studying…
physics course

Your Curriculum Vitae As a Physics Graduate

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    I am going to backtrack a little bit…
physics doctoral

How to Get a Postdoctoral Physics Position

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    If you intend to pursue an academic/research…
physics jobs

How to Get a Physics Job!

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    In the previous chapter, we have reached…
thesis defense

Your Physics Thesis Defense Guide

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    At this point, you have completed writing…
doctoral thesis

Writing Your Doctoral Thesis/Desertation As a Physics Major

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    At this stage, you have performed your…
oral presentation2

Oral Presentations - Addendum

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I'll try not to make a habit out of this, but I believe there's…
physics journals2

Publishing in a Physics Journal (Addendum)

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  When I first wrote this part of the series, I…
oral presentation

Oral Presentations As a Physics Major

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    I mentioned earlier that there are two…
masterdegree

Writing a Master Degree Thesis As a Physics Major

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Your First Scientific Paper Ought to be good! Structure and…