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    Schools Is NCSU within my reach? And other "safety schools"

    Hey guys, i am an industrial engineering student from India studying in one of the top 5 colleges down here (NIT only next to IIT's). I am applying for 2015. and i have selected few schools as of now. I just wanted to make sure is the list i have is "okay" My profile as of now - 1...
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    Engineering Double major in Physics and engineering for career safety

    Thanks a lot for your replies ! I am sure in need of guidance and you people really help a lot ! My primary preference would be to enter research and takeing couple of years extra wouldn't be a problem for me. i am okay with working hard. Accelerator physics seems quite a good option for me...
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    Engineering Double major in Physics and engineering for career safety

    Hey guys, I am an indian undergrad student completing my BTech in Industrial engineering in one of top 3 universities in india. I am planing to move on to physics for Grad school and i have a proper profile for it with research projects and Interns in physics. so am kind of sure i would get a...
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    Schools Physics schools outside US

    I am an indian student finishing my undergrad this year and planing to apply for masters or Phd. Are there any notable and well known physics schools other than the ones US that i can consider applying to ? Like what are the options available other than US schools for masters program...
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    Schools Grad Schools in Europe

    and would be really helpful if you could recommend any other US universities i have good shot at. thanks a ton in advance ! :D
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    Schools Grad Schools in Europe

    I am quite good in problem solving and PGRE as i sampled few questions, is almost same level as my undergrad entrance exam which i fared well so most probably some where around 850-900 ?
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    Schools Grad Schools in Europe

    There are huge resources to rank and rate the different universities for physics in US but i am blind as to what universities i can apply outside US preferably Europe. with the profile i have i don't think i have any shot in top schools and can aim only for 2nd tier schools My profile as of...
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    Which are the best institutes offering MSc Physics in India?

    hard to get prestigious schools include CMI IIST IISc TIFR IUCAA
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    Would this be a problem ?

    @alephzero as yellow flash said, yes i am going to take the course(by june or July) before my masters as i need to finish all courses to get my undergrad certificate, but just not before applying for grad school (around december maybe?) and it is not like am postponing it due to pressure, it is...
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    Would this be a problem ?

    thanks for the reply .yea i know i should, but would that be a red mark on the application ?
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    Would this be a problem ?

    Engineering to Physics and GPA so here's the thing i am an industrial engineering student from India studying in one of the top 5 colleges down here (NIT only next to IIT's). I had an accident and was hospitalized during one of my semester and wasnt able to finish a particular subject credits...
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    QM operator and double slit experiment doubt basics

    yea i ment psi, and the position operator X... well what the position operator does to a vector funstion is that take the function and multiplies by its variable rite? like X|f(x)> -> x*f(x) ... that's how he explains position operator in previous lectures. well my question is , i operate X on...
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    QM operator and double slit experiment doubt basics

    well i am a starter in QM, i have 2 big doubts ! let me first tell what i understood , there is phsi which defines a state of a system, phsi times x is a position operator and phsi 's derivative of x multiplied by i h is its momentum operator ... well then i operator these in phsi and what do...
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    GR research paper topic

    thanks a lot everyone for the view, well out of curiosity , my current CGPA is 7.2 on 10 as i am doing engineering and not a physics course , when applying to universities , will my GPA affect the selection procedure ? because i find it hard to concentrate both on learning physics as well as...
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    GR research paper topic

    Hi people , i am an engineering sophomore. but after my undergrad i want to move into physics lane especially theoretical physics. for which i am doing ground works and building my profile ( as a non physics student , to get into good physics grad school i would need a good profile ofcourse !)...
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    Metric Tensor and frames (wrt prof.susskind's lectures)

    my exploration of relativity followed by first reading various books which failed to explain to me how relativity worked but built a strong feel of how one can think about it. after which i decided to take the mathematical way of understanding it for which i am going on with the prof susskind's...
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    Physics internship/gudiance for engineering Sophomore

    hi people ! well am one of those lame indian student who took engineering undergrad course with immense interest in theoretical physics. but that was due to parental pressure. okay leaving these behind, i want to peruse my career either in teaching physics or as a researcher. doing my undergrad...
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    Really confused help physics after computer science engineering

    Hi , I passed out of high school this year,as a Science student and so I had to make a decision between taking up an engineering course and a general degree. I was always interested in Physics and so I left myself only two options- Physics Honours and Engineering. i was quite good in...
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    A State of confusion between Physics Honours and Engineering.

    i am in the same state of the above questioner...pls help me out...which engeniring course is best to switch over to physics...?...outa all the enge courses i am planin to take computer as i think i have slight inclination towards it (nt as much as phy) it safe to take it to switch over...
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    When a man get a shock(current) why he is cought then thrown away?

    its not true that the get caught nd thrown...when u touch a high voltage with ur palm facing the wire you tend to close your hand and contract your muscle(dont ask me y ! i seldom read bio!)...but have you ever seen electricians? they usually test the wires by touching them with fingers with...
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    Electric field of an accelerated charge

    then you mean to say that all acclerating charges are capable of proudcing EM waves? i mean like if i just apply a force to a positive charge and give you no information on what type of force or direction or magnitude i am giving to that charge ypu can still say that EM wave would be produced by...
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    Electric field of an accelerated charge

    great...but i don't think all acclerating charges are capable of producing EM waves..coz if that was the case then all the electrons in plane current carrying wire shud produce EM waves...i think those charges which are ossilating in SHM can produce EM waves...which would thus cause harmonic...
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    Why is any wave defined by the wavelength, but not by the amplitude?

    well your question has the answer ! amplitude dosent require 2 wave trains ! the simple fact that often people are interested in motion of wave makes us "use" more often the terms frequency... lemme xplain this. for describing amplitude you would just be done with a photograph of the wave ...
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    In the following figure, the space b/w the glass lenses is filled with

    if i understood your question rite, it is 100 % correct to use refractive index of glass wrt water in this sum...
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    Magnetic monopoles?

    your question is more philosophical in science there is a caution in handling a question of "why" can't ask "why" questions always... well y arent they any monopoles.? - god noes !... its like asking y do Newton's laws wroks? or ts like y is force equals m times acceleration...
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    Unraveling the Mystery of Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia

    well, a good question. but it is a question not to be asked...first moment of inertia is a definition and definitions can't be put to questions...second you can't just consider one case to change a definition (just like you said it simplifies force eq)...for ex if you are done with the...
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    Gravitational Questions

    i don think this is a valid question as it makes no sense to talk about gravity of a can talk about gravitational field of a particle as function of distance or you can talk about gravitational force of system of my knowldge i don't think there is anything called...
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    Mechanics basics a big doubt

    yes i ment the same...if i am not rong when i read about the atom modal, people said that as any moving charged particle would lose energy and thus the negative charge would consequently fall down in the nucleus if not for the bhor's energy i rite?
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    Mechanics basics a big doubt

    great ! i wanted this ans to pop out.. so now both A and B would see the other having centripetal forces in their respective reference frames rite?? for A B's Fcent = Mass of b * velocity(b)^2 / radius for B A's Fcent = Mass of a * velocity(a)^2 / radius since they are relative both the...
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    Mechanics basics a big doubt

    well, let us consider they are particles ( for simplicity ) thus there is no sense to talk about revolving...
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    Mechanics basics a big doubt

    well if i understand relative motion quite well but while thinking about it i had this doubt- if A is in center of circle and if B is rotating in that circle, A would see B rotating rite? now , how would B see A?... there are more questions to follow up based on the answer...