Recent content by physiker_192

  1. P

    Quad core vs Dual core CPU

    Stick to what suits your budget. Any physics department will have some computing facilities available to students, so there should be no need to buy a high end laptop. I would like to highlight that many students simply go for a laptop though it hardly leaves their desk at home, the point...
  2. P

    Germany or USA for engineering, I am really torn now.

    It is advisable to learn the German language first, and then go for a Studienkolleg. Otherwise you might have a rough ride in the German academic system.
  3. P

    Hartle too hard Need another suggestion

    I am strongly against the use or the adoption of those books. They don't serve as proper physics books, even to beginners or hobbyists.
  4. P

    Schools European university masters program admission process

    Chill n relax then. ETH might have a somewhat more picky selection criteria than the rest of the schools that you mentioned. If you can, spending an exchange semester at ETH won't be a bad idea (and if you do well then this will benefit any future academic and professional applications).
  5. P

    Schools Suggestion College or University In Malaysia

    UM, USM and UKM are all reasonable options. Just stay away from the private universities.
  6. P

    Math relevant to Nanotechnology

    You need mathematics in all fields of science and engineering, a vague answer to a vague question. Nano-whatever is typically a buzzword, as you could be talking about chemistry, physics or electrical engineering, and each of those disciplines has a different approach to the Nano-stuff, some...
  7. P

    Schools European university masters program admission process

    The GPA is an important factor, and it is even more important than the time needed to finish the degree, students have different circumstance e.g. personal or financial, hence some do need a longer time to finish their study, the duration of education is no critical factor for the admission...
  8. P

    Quantum Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications by Zettili

    Pros: - Each chapter is supported by an abundance of fully solved problems. - Available in paper back. - Derivations steps are shown (complete) Cons: - Short on explaining important physical phenomena properly (e.g. Ehrenfest Theorem) - The approaches to some topics are...
  9. P

    Microelectronic Circuits by Adel S. Sedra

    Its my favorite book on microelectronics, very comprehensive, time demanding but very rewarding. It covers every aspect relevant to VLSI circuits. A must for every EE major in my opinion.
  10. P

    Programs EE major that loves physics class but hates computer programming

    You don't have to love programming, its just a tool that make many things easy. And programming is everywhere, even Business majors learn it in one form or another. Be open and avoid closed mindedness (i.e. since I hate programming I will not learn it), flexibility is a part of the solution...
  11. P

    Which engineering branch to take?

    Take a look at the invidual courses involved in each programme and see which you like more. As for your future career ambitions, I would suggest putting those aside, reconsider them when you're in your 3'rd year at the university.
  12. P

    Schools Looking for universities in germany

    I think there is a similar physics programme in Oldenburg. Learning German from scratch within your first year of university is not a realistic goal: 1. you'll be pretty busy with your technical courses and its probably your...
  13. P

    Schools Looking for universities in germany

    TUHH is reasonable, as far as I know its pretty small. Typically universities that have good engineering departments also have good physics departments. You can have a look at (randomly sorted): RWTH Aachen TU Munich FU Berlin LMU KIT (Karlsruhe) Uni. Stuttguart TU Darmstadt and...
  14. P

    Looking for a Quantum Mechanics book by a Polish author

    Gasiorowicz ?
  15. P

    Engineering Mathematics or Mathematics ?

    I don't think anyone around can provide you with a precise definition of what Eng. Math. is, the term is used differently from one university to another and you haven't provided any links or any information. To me, it sounds like computational/numerical mathematics as applied to various...