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    Feeling very discouraged

    I just took my first Physics I(An honors intro mechanics course) test. I know I did very poorly, probably a low C or high D. The professor told us that it would be similar to a practice test that he gave us, but it wasn't, it was much more difficult. It was timed and I literally only finished a...
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    Programs As a brand new physics major, I have a question.

    Thank you everyone for all your replies! I have just found out that the physics department at my uni has a consultation room that is staffed by a grad student during most of the day. I will definitely be utilizing this resource, as my professors office hours are pretty sparse and don't work very...
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    Programs As a brand new physics major, I have a question.

    This is my first semester at uni so, I am also enrolled in my first physics class. It is an honors mechanics class. So far, there have been 2 problem sets of around 20 questions. The questions in the problem sets are orders of magnitude more difficult than anything covered in class. It comes to...
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    A question on math essentials

    How about Shakespeare on Chinese history? Thanks for that link. I'll definitely work through some of that.
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    A question on math essentials

    Thanks Ill check that book out. Is it at all similar to this one? https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486600564/?tag=pfamazon01-20 I came across that one at a used bookstore for like 5$ and picked it up. At my uni all physics majors have to take a scientific computing and computational physics...
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    A question on math essentials

    After this coming semester I will have Vector Calc, Intro to ODEs, and Intro to Linear Algebra under my belt. What math essentials for undergrad physics will there be left for me to do? The department at my uni doesn't have any requirements after these(LinAlg actually isn't a requirement at...
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    How much was/is YOUR student loan

    My loan for the fall is about $2k subsidized. Hopefully after the end of this coming fall semester I'll be on a full ride financial aid/scholarship package :D.
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    Is this schedule too much?

    Hmmm, at my uni, Calc II is a prerequisite for Introductory Linear algebra. If I were interested in going on in theoretical physics, what math would I pursue after the ODE/PDE courses? Also, my uni offers 2 semesters of a class called Mathematical Techniques in Physics(the second semester being...
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    Is this schedule too much?

    I have another quick question. My uni offers 200 level "Intro" Linear Algebra and Diff Eq courses and 400 level courses which are just titled Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations. Do physics majors usually take all 4 of these?
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    Is this schedule too much?

    The linear algebra course description, Vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices. There is some emphasis on the writing of proofs. Yes I have taken calc I and II. It's not summer. Since I'm lacking in prerequisites, I really have no courses to add. The only possible course to add...
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    Is this schedule too much?

    Roughly how many hours per day do you spend studying, doing problem sets, etc..? Unfortunately I lack the prerequisites to take any classes other than the 4 I already have.
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    Is this schedule too much?

    First post here. Recently changed my major from philosophy to physics(I recognize that this may be humorous to some of you :tongue:), so I thought I would join this forum. I wanted to ask if you guys think that that schedule would be cramming too much into a single semester. Honors...
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