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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

    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

    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?

    "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

    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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    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

    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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    Is my study habit wrong?

    I was able to solve most of excercise questions in textbook when I was in high school, but as I expected, university level mathematics is really difficult. I have been studying baby Rudin but I cannot solve most of excercise questions unless I see the solution first. But I am really worried...
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    Math Why would IT companies hire someone with BS in mathematics or physics?

    Around fifteen percent of people with a BS degree in mathematics or physics get a job in IT sector, but I was wondering why IT companies would sometimes hire people without a formal computer science degree. Is taking one or two C++ programming courses sufficient to get a job as a C++ developer...
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    Time Series Analysis

    Hi I am an undergrad interested in learning time series analysis by himself. Other than the obvious prerequisite courses - 2nd year Calculus and Statistics - what else should I teach myself in prepreation for learning time series analysis? Thanks
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    Sick of brainwashing myself into liking computer science

    So it seems like the most popular career choice for physics major is software development, perhaps because of its gigantic industry, but I hate computer programming. I am taking the easiest computer science course at my university, and although I am getting good marks, I hate every bit of weekly...
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    Do statisticians actually have a decent job prospects?

    Despite I have been told that there are plenty of jobs for statisticians, it seems like there aren't that many jobs on indeed or other websties as I thought, or at least that of software-related jobs. It also seems like there are way more quantitative analyst jobs than statistics jobs. Although...
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    Engineering Job market for software engineers for the next few decades?

    Hello dear members, I am a college freshman majoring in undeclared major. (:P) I have strong passion for music and mathematics, but I think I will have a hard time finding a decent job if I combine those two. So as of now I am thinking of majoring music and computer science. I hear that the...
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    Mathematics or Physics

    (I know this has been discussed extensively, but please read my situation.) Hello, I will be a college freshman in this fall to begin my studies in the sciences. I have equal passion for both subjects so I am going to choose whichever I am better at. I have seen a number of threads in this...
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    Engineering To acquire a P.Eng. designation, do I need an undergrad degree in engineering?

    Like many other posters here, I am interested in pure mathematics and physics who wants to open postgrad school options in engineering. It would be so nice if I can do a double degree in engineering and mathematics or physics, but my school won't allow it due to the heavy course load of their...
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    Maths Competitions and Real Maths

    Many people believe that one's maths competitions performances are the standard way of judging one's mathematical ability. But how exactly problems like 'determine a prime number p such that 2^p + p^2 is also prime' is related to 'the insolvability of the quintics' or 'Godel's incompleteness...
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    Can a graduate student afford his/her time on gaining industrial skills?

    Hi. I will be starting undergraduate studies in mathematics in this autumn. Given the unemployable nature of the subject only with a bachelor's degree, I will most definitely pursue graduate studies. At this point, I am not wholly determined to go for a Ph.D., and I am not sure about my...
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    Few Questions

    Hello everyone. I am an international student who wishes to pursue a bachelors degree in mathematics or statistics. I am doing quite well in my senior year (90+% or 7 in IB HL Maths), although I do realise that high school grades do not matter much in studying the 'real' mathematics. I have been...
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