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    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    I don't see myself becoming a consultant. This has more to do with channeling my drive to design things - and systems. I've started also considering systems engineering because one of the things I actually love doing the most is finding distantly related ideas and connecting them in a...
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    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    Post bachelor's are basically like secondary undergrad degrees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postbaccalaureate_program. Someone in my school was actually getting one of these and graduated and is doing radio astronomy now. Since I've taken many physics classes, I've got the prereqs for...
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    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    Well, I do know someone personally who worked with engineers who maybe wasn't specifically an engineer who worked at Raytheon and was a physics major, now doing his Ph.D. in physics in my lab. Post bacherlor's is also a thing. Calculus and intro physics is most of early engineering anyways...
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    I Inductance of a Solenoid Around a Conducting Sphere?

    Yep, basically this was my objection to the person I was debating with. Skin depth is for AC currents and that stuff is built off of more basic concepts like Faraday's Law. So, he basically made a giant mistake.
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    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    It would be good if I could study and take it. I feel that having a physics education has enabled me to self-educate pretty rapidly. The other thing I've thought of is getting a post-bachelor's. It would be not too difficult to take a full load somewhere, then go get a masters. So, no...
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    I Inductance of a Solenoid Around a Conducting Sphere?

    And EM waves with longer wavelengths have lower energy, correct? So, either you turn it on very slowly and the energy propagated into the core is small and reflects back immediately, or you turn it on quickly and it's reflected quickly. I guess the problem is how would you solve this problem...
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    I Inductance of a Solenoid Around a Conducting Sphere?

    The skin depth is the characteristic length of attenuation (the length at which the wave attenuates by a factor of 1/e) of an EM wave in matter - including conductors. The fact that the frequencies of EM waves are so high and the conductivity (σ) of conductors is so high is why they're so...
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    Engineering Physics Degree - Interested in Engineering

    I'm about to graduate with a degree in physics. I have ADHD, depression and anxiety related issues. I've worked very hard to overcome these issues, and I feel I have very recently actually hit my stride with getting things done consistently. Likewise, my GPA is pretty bad, but I've curtailed...
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    I Inductance of a Solenoid Around a Conducting Sphere?

    I got into a little debate about the nature of a problem where you put a giant solenoid around the equator of Mars to give it a magnetic field (not my idea, I like futuristic things but... there are probably better things to worry about). Anyways, I got into a debate about the effect of the...
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    Engineering Engineering: Jobs with more creativity involved?

    Lol I just want to solve problems. My goals aren't so dreamy/high tech as they are about making a contribution to society in an area that I find interesting. I don't care really about "high tech." I don't think I have since early high school, actually. I do care about being able to approach a...
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    Engineering Engineering: Jobs with more creativity involved?

    I'll never sprint at 27 mph. There's maybe a one in a trillion chance I'll emulate Elon Musk. lol. He's also merely the CEO, has a physics degree, not an engineering degree. He is somewhat of a prodigy, programming since he was 10 years old. But, he is the CEO and I'm not sure how...
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    Mitigating stress in school?

    Well, I've got a bit of an obsession with road biking: just did 42 miles today and studied for a test. I also have been eating fish, beans and vegetables every night (and it tastes great). EDIT: anyone in college right now, cheap fish is Swai. Just put some pepper, salt and lemon, maybe a...
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    Mitigating stress in school?

    The opposite happens for me. I actually start to get pissed off and I try harder. I had a ***** of a vector calc teacher who explained nothing. Me and two other people studied together. When we turned in the homework on triple integrals, we were the ONLY ones in the class who even knew what we...
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    Engineering Engineering: Jobs with more creativity involved?

    Well, SpaceX hasn't put any ~humans~ up yet because they're doing stuff that's so new. They've got a great track record for their cost lowering and innovation, I must say though. Most "innovative" things in the aerospace don't go so well from the reading I've done. But aside from that, I like...
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