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1. ### Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering

Alright, thanks for the advice, it helped a lot :) Good luck in your research
2. ### Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering

That sounds great, and I wish you luck in your area of research. I'm aiming for a specific research award offered by the university of Waterloo, for first-year honours chemistry students. If I get that award, I think I might just study general chemistry, honours, because it's what I like and...
3. ### Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering

That's interesting, I was wondering why both the science and engineering are referred to simultaneously in descriptions. Thanks for the imput, it helped a lot. I live in Ontario so I'm choosing between the university of Toronto and university of Waterloo. It's also good to know that there...
4. ### Materials Science vs. Materials Engineering

I'm torn between the two options, and I would appreciate it if someone with experience could help me contrast materials science with materials engineering. From what I've heard, materials science ultimately leads towards research, and development of new material. Materials Engineers, on...
5. ### Find pH of buffer

The Henderson-Hasselbalch equation is pH = pKa + log([A-]/[HA]) However, I don't know the pKa because no constant is given. Gah. I still don't know what to do.
6. ### Find pH of buffer

Homework Statement A buffer is made by dissolving 13.0g of sodium dihydrogen phosphate, NaH2PO4, and 15.0g of disodium hydrogen phosphate, Na2HPO4, in a litre of solution. What is the pH of the buffer? a) 7.84 b)7.47 c)7.20 d)6.85 e)6.63 Homework Equations pH = -log [H+]...
7. ### Schools What's chemistry like in university? Lots of math?

Thank you everyone for the input, but come on, are labs really that bad? I'm in highschool so I get the idea that mixing up chemicals and using different gizmos can't be all that boring. I recognize the fact that some require, up to 4 hours just to confirm the obvious, but there must be a...
8. ### Find molarity, seemingly simple but I can't do it.

Borek - I appreciate your attempt to help, but I however made a mistake in reading the question. Turns out "molality" was not a typo for "molarity" and the two mean different things. My bad.
9. ### Find molarity, seemingly simple but I can't do it.

Homework Statement Lauryl alcohol, C12H25OH, is prepared from coconut oil; it is used to make sodium lauryl sulfate, a synthetic detergent. What is the molarity of lauryl alcohol in a solution of 17.1g lauryl alcohol dissolved in 148g ethanol, C2H5OH? a) 0.310m b) 0.620m c) 0.842m d)...
10. ### Schools What's chemistry like in university? Lots of math?

Physical chemistry sounds great, and since you seem knowledgeable about it, may I ask you what kind of career it can lead to? I find introductory physical chemistry interesting but I can't come up with anything it may lead to professionally other than very scarce opportunities for research...
11. ### Schools What's chemistry like in university? Lots of math?

Hello, I am planning to major in chemistry and I just wanted to know if a lot of the material is, or requires, mathematics. I love math and I would say I am pretty good at it. It would be my second choice for a major. However, I heard that chemistry is not really a mathematical science, moreso...
12. ### Chemistry What can you do with a major in chemistry?

Hello, I'm currently a high school student in grade 12 and I was wondering what one could do after majoring in chemistry. I am very interested in it, as well as math, physics, and bio. I want to know what kind of jobs chemistry majors can get and how common some of the jobs are (for example...
13. ### Physics What are some things that one can do to prepare for a career in Theoretical Physics

Hey Ben, It's good that you have an early interest in academics. What I would recommend for you is to do lots of maths and excel as much as you can. A thorough background in mathematics is what makes physics a lot simpler. Especially at your age, there are a lot of math contests that offer...
14. ### Other Should I Become a Mathematician?

Wow, "What is Mathematics?" by Courant and Robbins it is. Thank you all very much for the suggestion. I have also been recommended "Lessons in Geometry" by Jacques Hadamard (ISBN 0821843672). In the book description, it states "The original audience was pre-college teachers, but it is useful as...
15. ### Other Should I Become a Mathematician?

Many thanks for the input, mathwonk. Also, I noticed the many books listed in the beginning of the thread. I found previews of some of them on the internet, and they seemed a little too complex for my high-school level skills. Can you recommend any mathematics-related books that would be...
16. ### Other Should I Become a Mathematician?

Hello mathwonk, I am currently a high-school student in Canada. You seem to be a very dedicated and talented mathematician (I read quite a few pages in this thread). Anyways, I was wondering really how good at math you have to be to become a mathematician. It seems as though only geniuses can...
17. ### Biology Bioinformatics and Computational Biology? What is it really like?

I guess it is safe to say it is an emerging field. However, the more I think about all the insecurities in the science-related fields, the more I want to major in applied math. Bioinformatics interests me because it is the application of mathematics into biology, something that seems fascinating...
18. ### Biology Bioinformatics and Computational Biology? What is it really like?

Hello, I am a high-school student applying to universities. I like math, and I like bio. I want a career that is the cross-section between these two subjects. I've been told about computational biology and bioinformatics. Can anyone please share any familiar experiences or any insight...
19. ### Need some insight on Engineering Geology/ Geological Engineering?

I am a grade 12 high-school student in Ontario, Canada, and I am considering a career in Geological Engineering. I was hoping to get some insight from people who are specializing in it, and who can inform me on what the day to day life is like. So far, I have examined the "prospective...
20. ### What math should I specialize in? Help!

Thank you so much!
21. ### What math should I specialize in? Help!

Thanks, I never knew you don't have to worry about that until 3rd year. However, I would still like to know the major differences between each of the specialist programs.

23. ### What math should I specialize in? Help!

Hello, I am a grade 12 Highschool student and I plan on, if all goes well, attending the University of Toronto. I love math and enjoy solving the problems. I do well in math contests and in the math courses, such as Calculus, at my school. Anyways, I need to pick a specialist program at UofT...
24. ### Schools Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto; Admission requirements?

LOL. I've tried that and it is of no help. That is why I am asking on this forum.
25. ### Schools Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Toronto; Admission requirements?

I am interested in the Astronomy and Astrophysics program at the University of Toronto. How well does one need to do in high-school to get into the program? What are the required courses and what marks would be advantageous? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
26. ### Chemical Engineering vs Nanotechnology Engineering/ Nanoengineering?

Help me decide, by suggesting differences and weighing pros and cons of each undergraduate program. I'm in frantic need of help here, and all replies would be appreciated :P
27. ### Schools University of Toronto - Engineering or Engineering Science?

I heard a lot about these two programs and I'm quizzical on which one I should apply to. Can someone give me an overview with pros and cons on the two programs? I heard EngSci is much harder with the same potential benefits as normal Eng. All help would be appreciated :)
28. ### What is the MOST INTERESTING area of study?

I'm in the point of my life where I am about to be applying for universities. I'm completely unsure of what I want to do with my life, and I'm in a worrying frenzy. Now, the ever-so-controversial question: What is the most interesting, unique and fascinating major? I know it depends for...
29. ### Are computer classes in high-school worth it?

Now it just sounds cool, and I'm even excited for it. I guess I'll be taking computer science in summer school. Thanks for your help :)
30. ### Are computer classes in high-school worth it?

Wow, thanks to both of you. I guess I underestimated this.