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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?

    I am feeling pretty confident about switching to engineering (from physics) now. I recently reread an interview between Elon Musk and Chris Anderson. Musk stated the following: I want a job that allows me to be inventive and creative. Doing the same thing over and over again seems pretty...
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    Mitigating stress in school?

    I've noticed the only times I truly feel stressed are when I don't manage my time well and I end up somewhat backed up on coursework and have to learn and apply a lot of tough concepts in a short amount of time. Did anyone here go through school with lower amounts of stress (no stress would...
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    Engineering Part time engineering jobs?

    While I often get replies from people here asking why I don't want to work as much as they do, I'd still like to know if part-time engineering jobs exist. I just have a different lifestyle in mind, and it isn't the typical American style of "work forever and don't enjoy anything else in life...
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    Engineering If you spent years working as a full time engineer, what could you make part time?

    I am trying to work my life out and I don't want my mathematical skills to go to waste, but I also don't want to be working my *** off for the rest of my life. So, I was wondering, if you worked full time as an engineer for several years getting lots of experience, would it be possible to...
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    Engineering I'm torn: Engineering vs. Physics

    Yes, I have yet another thread asking for advice, and yes, I am also adding to the list of threads on this topic. I suppose having an audience to talk to will help me clear out my head before I even get responses, however, I would definitely like some advice. I'm currently torn between...
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    I would like to avoid working ridiculously long hours.

    I would like to avoid working ridiculously long hours throughout the time up to when I hit retirement age. I don't mind working hard, and this article paints a picture that I accept, but one that I would like to avoid. I would also like to remain a physics major and use that degree for...
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    Orbit program - three objects (C programming, but other programmers could help)

    Homework Statement I'm trying to write a program with three bodies, two in orbit around a large central object. The main object orbits fine, that was dealt with earlier. I'm having trouble making a smaller object that is the only object whose position is dependent on the position of both of...
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    Rearranging a triple integral - vector calc

    Rearranging a triple integral -- vector calc Homework Statement Change the order of integration in the following integral to dy dz dx. \int^{1}_{0}\int^{2x}_{0}\int ^{x+y}_{0}F(x,y,z) dz dy dx Homework Equations [/B] N/A 3. Attempt at solution Well, the overall thing that I...
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    Engineering Aerospace Engineering or Planetary Science?

    This is a decision that I realized that it's coming to now. Deciding which is proving to be difficult. They both occupy two sides of the same coin. Factors I am considering: I prefer application to direct observation, but I like both quite a lot. I just love various bodies in space...
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    Physics Making money as a physicist?

    I've been seeing a lot about people not making much as physicists, but it seems to mainly be centered around academia. Don't get me wrong, I love physics in enough ways to be perfectly happy entering a wide variety of fields. I'm a first year undergrad studying physics, which leaves me open to a...
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    Stargazing Zhumell Z8 Dobsonian. 8 inch reflector

    Well, I have a Zhumell Z8 Dobsonian. 8 inch reflector. It's kind of heavy, but is easy enough to transport. It didn't cost me much, under 400 I think. I am a big fan of it. I personally wouldn't ever choose portability over viewing quality, as long as I can move the thing. I'd always feel like...
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    What should I do?

    In my physics class I'm always exceptional when it comes to the conceptual aspects of a problem. I was very quick at solving problems in my physics class and was always helping everyone. However, in my calculus class I'm somewhere in the above average range, generally, generally making some...
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    The First Spaceship

    The First "Spaceship" This should maybe be NASA's first goal, money saver and way to get to Mars. It is less than the title makes it look like. It would be similar in scale to the International Space Station, it would have ion or plasma thrusters, it would be modular and would be versatile...
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    Obama's Mars Proposal, and beyond? Lets brainstorm details.

    To Mars Obama just proposed having astronauts orbiting Mars in the mid-2030s. I already know that in 2035 we'll have a fairly close approach to Mars. However, this time frame is interesting for another reason. Sending a vehicle in orbit around Mars is all we really need to do to set the stage...
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    I got a Zhumell Z8 Dobsonian. The stock lens is decent

    I got a Zhumell Z8 Dobsonian. The stock lens is decent, I think. One is a 68 degree Plossl and the other is a zoomed in Plossl that I don't know as much about. I want a new lens so I can get better views. I am mostly interested in deep sky objects, seeing as there are only a handful of...
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    A predictive technology picture of the decade

    The purpose of this thread is to collect information from various users on projects that will be applied by the end of the decade. Information/Computation Internet via Satellite may be more cheaply available and more reliable making internet access anywhere possible. Contact lenses with...
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    Could there be a way to more easily release energy from atoms?

    This thread is intended to ask the question about potential future sources of energy to experts, explain a few things and generate discussion about the future of energy and it's possible uses. Nuclear power is great. But it requires a bulky apparatus and very specific materials. Perhaps...
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    Schools From undergrad to professor at a top tier university: how should I do it?

    My dream is to be successful as a researcher in some area of physics that I haven't decided on yet (I am going to start my Freshman year at the University of Arizona in September, so I don't have the experience to know which area I will find most enjoyable or find the most meaning in). I am...
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