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  1. V

    Physics Need advice from a professional

    So I need some advice of someone professional and experienced. I’m 16 just about to sit my GCSEs soon and I’ve got a plan of what I want to do in the future. I reckon for my age I know quite a lot about high end things in Physics to do with quantum physics, special relativity, string theory...
  2. AirmanX

    Programs Academic Advice -- Re-entering an undergraad physics program after 4 years off...

    Perhaps this isn’t the place to ask, but I was just looking to hear opinions from some people on here about my situation. I’ve been out of school for 4 years now, having left to enlist with the Air Force. While in school I was majoring in Physics/Mathematics. I was a B student in Physics 1, 2...
  3. L

    Programs Need advice on what to do about my master's degree

    I have a major in mathematical physics and mathematics and I've started on graduate school january of the last year to get a master's degree in theoretical physics. My real interest is fundamental physics, specialy related to general relativity and quantum field theory. I've talked to a...
  4. S

    Programs Academic/Career Crossroads: Teacher to ME to Naval Flight officer....

    Hello. I am a teacher about to wrap up his fifth year in May. I started at the very bottom, teaching at risk and worked my way up with the help of my former teachers. I now teach AP Physics 1 and IB Mathematics SL. The whole experience has left me jaded. I gave it my all: my personality, my...
  5. M

    How to use AOPS books?

    Hi, I just acquired the art of problem solving prealgebra book. So I would like to ask, how does one use the AOPS books, are they meant to be supplementary to a full textbook? Or are they used for introducing new concepts that you would have leant in a textbook etc. I am hoping to use the AOPS...
  6. H

    Classical Seeking advice on Self Study Curriculum

    I'm usually entirely autonomous in planning out my curriculum (and have read much great advice here in aid); but my physics curriculum is proving more difficult to plan out than my math curriculum. I was thinking as a start: Kleppner & Kolenkow Mechanics, Purcell Electricity and Magnetism, and...
  7. M

    Best Algebra TextBook For Self Learner?

    Hi there, I have been searching multiple websites and forums but have not found a cohesive answer to my queries. I am currently going through this textbook to learn pre-algebra: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0618250034/?tag=pfamazon01-20 Also, is this a good book to be studying as an autodidact...
  8. C

    Aerospace engineering career advice

    Hello About me: I am a transfer junior Aerospace engineering major at U of Minnesota and will be getting a degree in physics from U of Wisconsin the same time I graduate from MN (don't ask how that works, it just does). I have had an REU nuclear physics internship (+ a year and half of nuclear...
  9. M

    Job Skills Second Bachelors Degree

    Good Morning, I'm going to be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording Technology at the end of this fall semester. After spending the last 4-5 years working 'in the industry', i'm thinking that working bars on nights and weekends isn't really my speed. At 22, I'm still young...
  10. V

    Other Spatial reasoning ability.

    Hello. I have decided to create this thread to ask you how important is the spatial reasoning ability in studying physics. I am about to finish high school (in Poland to be specific) and in a short amount of time i will be going to have to choose my major. I am interested in particle physics...
  11. TheBlackAdder

    Schools University or cryptocurrency?

    I was planning on going to university the coming academic year, just for the sake of learning and pushing myself to see what my limits are. I realize my chances of succeeding are slim. I'm not a genius, and I do not think I have natural smarts for solving abstract problems. I have to work hard...
  12. O

    Admissions Help evaluating my physics grad application scores & GPA

    I'm doing my best to be realistic, but can't see the forest for the trees right now. Thoughts? Opinions? I'd appreciate it if anyone tried to answer my questions – many thanks in advance! Background Double major Physics & EE (with a couple minors) at nowhere special Physics GPA = 3.3 / EE...
  13. L

    Studying Research topic related to extended bodies on GR

    I'm in a graduate course in Physics to obtain a master's degree. I have a major in mathematical physics and my main interests are General Relativity (GR), Quantum Field Theory on Curved Spacetimes (QFTCS), and usual Quantum Field Theory (QFT) itself. My interest is in the fundamental physics...
  14. Kaura

    Advice for Upcoming Classes

    Sophomore Intended Mechanical Engineering here. I have a pretty nice schedule this time around, all STEM classes. Most are easy but I have Differential Equations, Physics II, and Statics which are the hard ones. I have a lot of free time to study over the next few weeks and wanted to try to...
  15. J

    Courses Gaps in my mathematical foundations

    I'm going to start my first year as a Physics major in University, so I'll be taking first year Physics with one variable Calculus with Linear Algebra. I have taken math up to Calculus but I found that I have some gaps in Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. Not any serious gaps, I know most of...
  16. N

    Schools Should I take a gap year to self study before college?

    I was admitted to a very good undergraduate physics program (Columbia University), but I think I would like to take a gap year (defer my admission) to prepare my self better. I do feel a bit intimidated as I come from Colombia and I would prefer it if I could further my studies before going to...
  17. Zoiona

    Could I be a physicist?

    Hi! I've always had a curiosity about the world around us and how it works and then my dad sort of introduced me to cosmology, astrophysics and just physics in general I guess. Since then I've always had a distant dream of becoming a physicist (or astronaut :P). I'm 15 now and I get mostly Bs in...
  18. Delta31415

    Other Physics and Medicine

    Well I have a few questions, for the past few months and weeks, my parents have been constantly bugging me to be a doctor [I just became a senior, like today; I will be applying to college in a few months, so I need to be thinking about majors and stuff]. My problem is I don’t hate medicine, its...
  19. sailorpluto

    Schools Bio/applied math undergrad wanting to do physics grad school

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this community, and I came here hoping to find some advice on applying to graduate schools. A bit of educational background about me: Biology BS & Applied Mathematics BS Double Major Neuroscience & Chemistry Minor (declared neuroscience officially, but earned the...
  20. A

    Schools Two C grades on transcript, options for grad school?

    Hi all, I'm an undergrad Physics and Mech. Engineering major (possible astrophysics as well). This past semester I've been dealing with some personal issues and I ended up with sub par grades as a result. I now officially have a C and a C+ on my transcript (along with a few B/B+). I'm a rising...
  21. S

    Studying Bombed Thermal Midterm, Advice for Final Exam

    Hello all, I am a third year physics and math major at a quarter system public school. This year I've been getting pretty decent grades and achieved a 4.0 last quarter on 4 upper div math and physics classes. This quarter I am taking Topology II, EM Waves, Thermal Physics and a breadth class...
  22. C

    Need advice -- Physics vs. Engineering vs. Computer Science...

    Ok guys here's the deal, I was accepted to UC Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, waitlisted at UCLA for Physics as a transfer A little background: I know a moderate deal of programming, have taken Assembly Language, OOP, Data and Discrete Structures. What I want to accomplish: Create a successful...
  23. S

    Hello all. Like some here, I'm looking for advice.

    Hi everyone. I'm Sam, I am not a scientist. I build machines for fun and often find myself wishing I had paid more attention at university. So I guess I might be asking a few questions. Hopefully some of you might be able to spare a few minutes to point me in the direction with a couple of...
  24. Illuminatio fit

    Studying Interesting programming project in physics -- ideas requested

    I'm looking for some non-big project related to physics or/and abstract math. It firstly should be a good programming task(since its my programming credit) Bachelor student in theoretical physics. Not bad at C and Python, a bit of C++ and Haskell. Interested in field theory, quantum stuff, diff...
  25. Ron Tucker76

    Recommended whiteboards for classroom/personal use?

    Hello everyone, my name is Ron Tucker and I'm quite new to this forum. I have recently started up a website to help teach about different whiteboards that are currently available, but would like to expand my knowledge as I most definitely don't know everything. Seeing as you all are men and...
  26. DigitalPanda213

    Schools Is university any better?

    So just to as quickly as possible give an overview of my situation, I'm currently a Highschool Senior part way into my second semester at my local community college, and to be honest, I'm starting to hate it. I was homeschooled my whole life and while I don't think that was ideal, I never hated...
  27. K

    A student of science

    Im a student on my way towards learning the fascinating components of what makes everything work. I want to apply physics into the realms of neuroscience and this is why I've chosen Biophysics. I wish I could say more but im barely learning but truly excited to see what I can add to this field...
  28. H

    Solid State Upper division resources in CMT

    Hi everyone. I'll start my master's degree in physics next year. My plan is to continue my studies in theoretical condensed matter physics. So I've decided to increase my knowledge in this area. In my undergrad I took some courses like Intro. to QFT and Many-Body physics. Also I have studied...
  29. ELHPhysics

    Schools Preparation for University

    Hi, this fall I'll be attending university for Theoretical Physics (Canada). I'm hoping to continue education to graduate level, and become a physicist myself. Firstly, I'm wondering what I should have under my belt, to not only be successful in school but also become an expert in physics...
  30. Indiana

    Studying Can I solve research problems with only BS in Mathematics?

    Currently I'm undergrad in Mathematics and confused about getting a Phd. I'm not interested in academia. I'm more interested in startups or jobs in the industry. The only thing that is making me to do PhD is solving research problems. Say I'm reading a machine learning book or QFT book or a...
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