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    Schools How do I decide on a college major?

    I'm a college student who's interested in the following sciences: physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and computer science. (In high school I did ok in all of them, but had no particular interest in any.) So, how could I decide which one to pursue? Also, I want to get a PhD and...
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    Tutoring math and physics.

    If you want to move beyond technician-level jobs in science, you need to embark on a PhD program. Otherwise, I think that you'll find plenty of jobs in IT where your technical skills could prove useful, provided you teach yourself what those jobs require. For example, some who have bachelor's...
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    Breadth of jobs in biolgy as opposed to other natural sciences

    According to most science jobs websites, like jobs.sciencecareers.org, the number of jobs in biology far exceeds the number of jobs in every other natural science, like physics or chemistry. What gives?
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    Physics vs. Chemistry undergrad

    To wrap up, I now understand that physics tends to be more theoretical and math-heavy, whereas chemistry is more hands-on and doesn't use as much math as physics does. I guess I should go with chemistry because I enjoy working with tangible stuff; yet I also like how physics can get conceptual...
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    Physics vs. Chemistry undergrad

    Deciding by throwing dice would be the antithesis of what I'm trying to achieve -- to decide rationally what is it that I want to study! To recap: both chemistry and physics are physical sciences; they study matter from different perspectives. One could argue that chemistry is more 'micro'...
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    Physics vs. Chemistry undergrad

    Unfortunately, my experiences in chemistry and physics labs at school were horrendous and boring. I guess my math skills are ok and I could deal with chemicals though. I studied basic group theory in the last 2 years of high school, by the way. For instance, this website lists a number of...
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    Physics vs. Chemistry undergrad

    I skimmed through some group theory books for the said scientists, and I still am confused as to how to decide.
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    Physics vs. Chemistry undergrad

    I can't say that I've got a particular likening for any of them. They both have applications that I believe I'd enjoy working on.
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    Physics vs. Chemistry undergrad

    I'd like to pursue an undergraduate degree in either physics or chemistry, starting this fall in Europe (where students must choose what to study before commencing studies). Both are physical sciences that study matter, albeit from different perspectives. How could I decide which one to...
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    Other The Should I Become an Engineer? Thread

    Re: The Should-I-Become-An-Engineer? Thread I'm a recent high school graduate who wants to study Engineering at undergraduate level in a European country. Here in Europe you don't get to choose your major or switch majors after you enroll. That's why I find it very difficult to figure out...
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    Studying Studying Biology or Medicine in different countries

    I just graduated from high school and I want to continue my formal education by studying for a bachelor's degree in science. Biology is the science I am most keenly interested in, but here's where my dilemma kicks in: should I study Biology or Medicine? (I assume you're from the U.S., so let me...
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    Maths textbooks for a high school graduate

    According to a review on amazon, "the presentation of the material is marred by numerous errors, most, but not all, of which are typographical.". Can anyone who's read Basic Mathematics by Lang confirm this?
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    Maths textbooks for a high school graduate

    By the way, it seems that Basic Mathematics by Lang has been recommended a few times here on the forum. Can anyone who owns it confirm that it covers: pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry?
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    Maths textbooks for a high school graduate

    Thanks, chiro. Scouring the Internet for some textbook that should meet my needs, I came across 'Basic Mathematics' by Lang. Is it comprehensible for someone whose knowledge of Maths is superficial and unsystematic? I also came across Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers by Gullberg and What...
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    Maths textbooks for a high school graduate

    I recently graduated from high school, but I didn't study any Mathematics at all. I, however, want to teach myself Mathematics from scratch, even though I know basic operations, such as division, addition etc. So, I'm looking for one or more Maths textbooks that must cover these areas...
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