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    Learning electical engineering combined with physics

    EE is close enough to physics anyway that you can shift in the future (it offers sufficient mathematical background). I would advise you to just go for the EE degree if you are on the fence between an industry job and a research career.
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    What to do after my B.E?

    If you are interested in aerospace engineering you can, in fact, continue working/studying on this field after your B.E. in Electronics.
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    Programs Need guidance about interdisciplinary degrees/programs

    To conclude this thread, I would like to state that I have gotten admission into a Materials Science Ph.D. program. I thank you all for your guidance and support. :)
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    Physics after bachelors in Computer/Information science

    Thank you all. I asked because I actually had electronic engineering as my undergrad and currently doing my master's in energy science and engineering with specific focus on photovoltaics and electrochemical energy conversion and storage. I have studied E&M and what I studied slightly but not...
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    Physics after bachelors in Computer/Information science

    For my curiosity, I'd like to know: Is EE a close enough equivalent? Especially w.r.t solid-state electronics and electromagnetics?
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    Physics after bachelors in Computer/Information science

    sagarbhathwar, my sincere advise to you is this: In India, go for EE/ECE. Then do a master's in modelling and simulation or computational science/techniques (they allow engineers to join in). After that you will have the necessary background to go for a PhD in computational physics...
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    MS in Quantum mech after Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

    ^Computer Science from India is NOT a good background for computational physics. Computational physics is NOT quantum mechanics. Please be clear about these things. Computational physics assumes and requires basic training in physics or applied mathematics - a minor in CS would help. In the end...
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    MS in Quantum mech after Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

    I can understand your frustration but I want to tell you to take things easy. I started off with electronic engineering because that was what I was interested in as a kid. An interest in electronic devices tapered me off slowly into semiconductor physics, which later developed into a more...
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    MS in Quantum mech after Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

    Likely, but perhaps job prospects are (much) better for engineering in India, so that is where students go. While your statement may be true, I would advise against using such language. People have reasons for their preferences. You seem to have just entered engineering, so why are you already...
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    MS in Quantum mech after Electrical and Electronics Engineering?

    All of these are applicable also to engineering institutes in India AFAIK. The only difference is workshops and events etc. Actually, science colleges are about as well equipped as most engineering colleges - but it is a stretch aspiring to do good research as an undergraduate when you are...
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    Is there a negative stigma with applied physics

    ^I know several engineering grads who want to get into geophysics and astrophysics, but the thing is that when someone thinks of "cool" physics they are probably referring to the hard core BCS superconductivity or string theory or quantum gravity or astrophysics. Applied Physics in my country is...
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    QM - complement for Griffiths

    I actually used Molecular Quantum Mechanics by Atkins as the backup. I liked it so much that soon Griffiths became the backup. :D I'd recommend you to go through McQuarrie's or Atkins' books even though they aren't for proper physics grads.
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    Programs Need guidance about interdisciplinary degrees/programs

    I am sorry to bump this thread, but I would like some further advice. I have so far worked on a small project on thermochemical water splitting. It was mostly thermodynamic calculations and I didn't really have an issue doing it. Now, the lab wants me to also work on a lithium ion battery...
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    Should I be a Mechanical Engineer or a Chemical Engineer?

    Generally speaking, a MechE and ChemE can do each other's jobs if they are willing to adapt and continue to study "on the job". The major tradeoff between these two disciplines is the emphasis on chemistry for ChemE instead of machine design and IC engines for MechE (in general). However...
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    Should I be a Mechanical Engineer or a Chemical Engineer?

    I used to think that as an electronic engineer. Then I saw the engineering physics major. My pride was broken forever. :P
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    Controls VS. Communications (EE)

    There is always some overlap but in this case communications is restricted to electrical/electronic circuitry whereas control is a much more generalized field as control systems cut across branches.
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    Is there a negative stigma with applied physics

    No, I do not think this is a problem.
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    Programs Need guidance about interdisciplinary degrees/programs

    Thank you for the advice. I will try for Chemical Physics and Applied Physics departments, and put MSE third in that list.
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    Condensed Matter/Solid State Physics/Materials Science?

    Basically, Materials Science = Solid State Physics + Solid State Chemistry, but without the theoretical background and focus of either of those. That is, it focuses more on processing, manufacture and characterization of novel materials for real world use than trying to figure out the...
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    Electrical Engineering Subdisciplines

    I think electronics is more specifically based on physics than things like control and power, though I'd say Electromagnetism has the most physics of them all. When you consider things like radio physics and RF circuitry there is a fair bit of physics coming inside electronics. Of course...
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    Programs Need guidance about interdisciplinary degrees/programs

    ^Thank you for the response. I don't have qualms about working either in industry or in academia - the main motivation for me is to gain knowledge, money is secondary though I need to have enough to live a somewhat simplistic yet decent life :) . In that sense, I would rather prefer academia as...
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    Is this a good applied physics curriculum?

    It looks just like an electronics degree with the fluff about communication systems and transmission lines stripped out. I studied something very similar (under a different name) but less physics and more control and mathematics to it. I can tell you it was in fact useful for all kinds of...
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    ME or EE?

    I don't feel that way about electronics but I do feel that way about electrical circuits. Electronics is logical and structured, and basically not very different from physics when you think about it. :) To the OP, it depends. You should decide your interest and move. Both branches have good...
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    A sub-field of relatively employable applied/experimental physics

    I am "somewhat" colour blind and I finished the electronic engineering course without too much difficulty. It's doable, colour blindness is much less of an issue than it is made out to be :)
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    Programs Need guidance about interdisciplinary degrees/programs

    Hello all, This is my first post here but I read these forums a lot as a lurker. I have a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering and am currently pursuing master's in energy science and engineering from an interdisciplinary department. Based on the electives I have taken, I will be...
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