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    Schools What courses needed for molecular biology grad school?

    Thanks, I'll try to contact them directly.
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    Schools What courses needed for molecular biology grad school?

    Hi, I'm an applied math major who wants to go to grad school for molecular biology. In my plan, I have included: Intro to cell biology & lab Intro to genetics Intro to microbiology molecular biology & lab advanced cell biology bioinformatics biological sequence analysis intro to...
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    Programs Majoring in CS solely to get a job

    Thanks for your advice everyone. To be entirely honest, I don't even know if I actually hate computer science. I mean, I like it for the first few weeks when the assignments are easy, then started to hate them when they get harder, then reconsider taking another course because I am so worried...
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    Programs Majoring in CS solely to get a job

    Hello, I am a second-year student studying mathematics at university. But give the pure nature of the subject, I have always worried about being unemployed after I graduate. So I thought of majoring in computer science because there are so many jobs in industry. However, I never liked...
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    Programming as an analyst

    I generally don't like interacting with computers in general unless it is very straightforward. But money don't grow on trees and a job is not a job if I love it, right? What really grind my gears is the errors that pop up that I don't have a clue about. Or when make out-of-index errors when...
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    Programming as an analyst

    Hello, I am a rising second year student studying mathematics. Back in high school when I chose to study math, I did not worry much about getting a job because I planned to do a double major with computer science. Then after two weeks of my CS course, I realized that I absolutely hate...
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    Schools Electives in grad school?

    If I go grad school for math, specialize in representation theory, how much of fundamental physics (mechanics, electromagnetics, quantum physics, thermal physics) do I need to know to do research or write a dissertation in applications of representation theory in particle physics? I am curious...
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    Schools Electives in grad school?

    Hello, I have been reading posts about the math required for graduate level partice physics. Group Theory (particulary Lie Groups) is frequently mentioned, of which I have been reading on my own and think I will be okay with it, but is Real Analysis really necessary? Also, what level of math...
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    Schools Electives in grad school?

    Sorry for the confusion. When was writing this post, I kinda meant the former, but I am still giving some seirous though to myself, and I honestly don't know whether I want go grad school for physics or just do some particle physics related research while studying other subject. But thanks...
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    Schools Electives in grad school?

    I am including 2 courses in ODE, 2 courses in PDE, applications of real and complex analysis, and possibly caculus of variations in my plan. I hope that will be enough?
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    Schools Electives in grad school?

    I am not sure if I could remain preserverant, but I am kinda hoping to work on and perhaps write my dissertation of particle physics. Our advisor told me that, if I took two quantum mechanics, two electromagnetism, and one introductory particle physics course and do well in them, I could get...
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    Schools Electives in grad school?

    "Electives" in grad school? Hello PF, I am an undergrad student majoring in one of the STEM field. I have a strong interest in particle physics, but I am not really interested in any other discipline of physics. For this reason, I don't think going to grad school in physics is not a...
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    How many hard science courses can you handle per semester?

    Our math program requires only three math courses per semester so I can elect to take less intesive courses like music or french but our physics program requires four to five physics and math courses per semester. Because of this, I thought of taking three courses per semester and stay a bit...
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    Taking three courses per term in undergrad

    OMG thank you everyone for such a great advice! It is physics that I want to pursue further, if I still want to do in the future. If I were to major in physics, I don't think I would have much trouble carrying 5 courses per term, as one or two of the will be electives. But if I decide to do a...
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    Taking three courses per term in undergrad

    Haha I see your point. Let me explain my situation. I plan on getting a degree in computer science and a minor in some other science. As I am more interested in the subject in which I will be doing a minor, (and yes, I will spend some probationary years if necessary) but getting a job is more...
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    Taking three courses per term in undergrad

    I am a slow learner and I prefer to spend lots of time on few subjects rather than to distribute time over many. In addition, most of my courses will be extremely time consuming. So I probably want to take three courses per term and I will most likely attain a much higher GPA in this way, but I...
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    Passion vs Money

    How about doing a double major in physics and computer science? It seems like the IT industry has the most number of jobs nowadays, but also, some talented people get paid really well (as much as a petroleum engineer)
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    How to calculate my calculate my GPA

    So I have a C, C-, and a F in my first year, with a GPA less than 3.0... Was anyone in this forum in a similar situation and could tell me how to get out of this? :S
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    2nd Bachelors or Masters?

    I think it is better for you to go for a bachelor's degree because, in order to work in some states/provinces, you need to have a bachelor's degree
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    How to calculate my calculate my GPA

    I referred to this conversion chart: 90 - 100 => 4 85 - 89 => 3.9 80 - 84 => 3.7 77 - 79 => 3.3 73 - 76 => 3 70 - 72 => 2.7 67 - 69 => 2.3 63 - 66 => 2.0 60 - 62 => 1.7 57 - 59 => 1.3 53 - 56 => 1.0 50 - 52 => 0.7 0 - 49 => 0 Is university like this? I bombed one class and that dropped my GPA...
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    How to calculate my calculate my GPA

    As of my first term at uni, I got 83, 64, 84, 84, 95, (all equally weighted) with the average of 82. 82 is equivalent to 3.7, but if I were to assign each percentage grade a 4.0-scale-grade then I would get (3.7 + 2 + 3.7 + 3.7 + 4) / 5 = 3.42... Which one is the correct calculation? (Wow that...
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    A simple problem on set theory

    Homework Statement Let S be a set with an operation * which assigns an element a*b of S for any a,b in S. Let us assume that the following two rules hold: 1. If a, b are any objects in S, then a*b = a 2. If a, b are any objects in S, then a*b = b*a (Herstein, Abstract Algebra, 2ed)...
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    Some questions about cryptography

    Hi I am a first year student studying mathematics. I have been experimenting with various subjects to find my thing, and I think I am interested in discrete mathematics, particulary in number theory and cryptography. 1) But it seems like, there aren't many companies that are explicitly...
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    Not sure if I really like those subjects

    Sorry, I meant the difficulty of the problems.
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    Not sure if I really like those subjects

    These courses are designed for first year students, but somehow they constructed the reals in the first week and so on. A lot of people succeeded in these courses though. The problem with me, I guess, is I ask for a lot of advice, get pumped to take a challenge, and then get miserably depressed...
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    Not sure if I really like those subjects

    Hello, I am currently a college freshman finishing up my second term. About an year ago, I was absolutely determined to study mathematics or physics in college and pursue graduate studies. I ended up choosing math, took intro analysis (analysis seems to be more appropriate due the content of...
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    Physics Making Money in Physics

    woah I was expecting that $90,000 (of course, with 10+ years of experience, so when I am about 35) will become $80,000 after tax, but $120,000? Hmm I think I first need to know the real world :S
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    Physics Making Money in Physics

    To the OP: Have you considered about getting a MD? (Edit: or medical physics, since you said you wanted to work in applied physics?) It is interesting to see how this thread is being developed as I have some similar inquiries. I am seriously considering to get a BS in (applied) physics but...
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    Is my study habit wrong?

    Thanks for the suggestions and encouragement everyone!
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    Is my study habit wrong?

    Oh? That is the textbook we use in our class. I assumed, when I said Spivak, I meant Calculus 4ed. (it's the grey one) I know that Spivak wrote many books, when I said Spivak, did you think of one of his books on higher level calculus? Sorry for not being clear enough :S
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