Physics Major Articles


Aiming High and Managing Distractions as Keys to Success for Science Majors

Over the years, I've noticed some distinct trends among the physics and chemistry majors I've mentored and worked with.Those with GPAs in the 3.8-4.0…

Revamping Undergraduate Introductory Physics Laboratory

This is a compilation of my blog entry on this singular "project" to change the way we conduct the introductory physics laboratory in most US universities.…

So I Am Your Intro Physics Instructor

I posted this elsewhere (on my personal blog), and someone mentioned that maybe it might also be useful here on PF. So I'm reproducing the entire entry…

False Physics Major Dichotomy: Theorist or Experimentalist?

Many physics majors believe that pursuing a Ph.D. in physics requires they make a choice between theory and experiment. Due to my weaknesses in math,…
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First years of Graduate School from Being a TA to the Graduate Exams

 You are now entering your first year of graduate school. In terms of the academic aspect, you will have a set of required courses that you…
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Explaining the Life of a Physics Major

 So far, I have covered what I believe a student needs all the way to the end of the 2nd year of studies. In most schools in the US, an…