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    What do you do to remotivate yourself once you hit rockbottom

    I was a student that people believed wouldn't even manage to complete my bachelors. I was going that bad. I wasted a year! But as Topher pointed out, you might be in the wrong kind of courses. I was too. It wasn't much of my fault. In the last 3 years, I have been at the top of like 80% of all...
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    Sidney Coleman Lectures Free on the Net

    Thanks. I figured that on my own soon after I made that post in march.
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    Sidney Coleman Lectures Free on the Net

    I suppose these videos can't be downloaded since they are streaming. Anyone know how to download them?
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    Schools Applying to grad school without research exp?

    I think I can understand your situation well because I'm in a similar situation. I'm also thinking of doing research and then applying next fall again. I'm applying this time too, but I know I have a dim chance.
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    2-D Waves: Relation of power with radius

    That is very helpful. I never knew one could think of the relationship between power and raidus that way.
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    2-D Waves: Relation of power with radius

    Thank you. Correct me if I am wrong: Power falls off as 1/r^2 in 3-D 1/r in 2-D Constant w.r.t. 'r' in 1-D? You've been very helpful. I've been confused about this question for a while now!
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    Improving at mathematics and physics?

    You know I could do mutliplications like 343*434 in just seconds when I was 10-11 but that doesn't make me a genius. I started calculus first at the age of 17 and to this day I have trouble doing very simple integrals and differentiations. Reason? I never 'attacked' calculus the way I did simple...
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    2-D Waves: Relation of power with radius

    As I understand, power is directly propotional to amplitude squared for all waves. In the 2-D case, how will power depend on 'r'? For plane waves, the wavefunction is exp(ik.r) and multiplying it with its complex conjugate gives a constant amplitude and thus a constant power (I think). But...
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    Schools Applying to Grad School without Research Experience

    There is only one faculty member, in my university, whose research area is theoretical high energy physics. How much he helps students in research can be seen from the statistics - reportedly he hasn't supervised a single PhD student in his 30+ years as a professor. I asked a few professors...
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    Schools Applying to Grad School without Research Experience

    Yes, I have talked to a couple of them. They didn't have any research experience, but they didn't manage to get into very competitive schools! I didn't think about it before. I'll ask my professors to mention in their recommendation letter to clearly mention that the university doesn't have...
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    Schools Applying to Grad School without Research Experience

    I have read some statements of purpose from people who got in some of the most selected gradschools. The way they show they are interested in research is by talking about the research experience they've had. I just wonder how convincing one can be without research experience. Thanks for your...
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    Schools Grad School/GRE

    This time it's available only in October, November and April. No December GRE Subject this time around!
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    Schools Applying to Grad School without Research Experience

    That's what I'm afraid of. I was wondering if there's any way I could show off my eagerness for research. Like, for example, I have given a seminar in my department, nothing original, just a little technical seminar on Quantum Mechanics discussing some common misconceptions, and ending with a...
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    Schools Grad School/GRE

    A very good website that has profiles of a lot of US gradschools with physics and astronomy programs is http://www.gradschoolshopper.com/" [Broken] It has very useful information, average GRE score requirements, faculty, etc. The only drawback is that it's not very up to date. It's based on...
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