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  1. drawded

    Programs How should I prepare for Berkeley's Math 1A & Physics 8A?

    I just finished my sophomore year of high school and i'm taking Math 1A and physics 8A this summer. I got A's for both my physics II (school doesn't offer AP phys) and advanced algebra 2 + trig (I think it's equivalent to precalc, highest level offered in my grade) classes, but I feel like the...
  2. randomguy2335

    Schools UCB vs UCSD?

    Im debating between Berkeley and UCSD and I am not sure what to do, I plan to go to grad school, and I am worried that it might be difficult to get a lot of research done at UCB whereas I've heard its easier to get into research at UCSD. Furthermore I'd start a semester late at UCB because I...
  3. Mr Davis 97

    Programs Difference between BA and BS

    I know that this question has been answered before, but what is the difference between a BA and a BS in physics? Specifically in reference to UC Berkeley. Berkeley only has a BA in physics, but it is not like this is a second rate degree, considering that Berkeley is known for its physics...
  4. J

    Schools What schools would accept...

    Hello everyone, This is my first post on PhysicsForums. I am 23 years old and have graduated a CC with a 3.9 GPA. I am a Math Major and yes I have researched how the job prospects are for math majors. I am Hispanic and I am from Salinas Valley. I have been around gangs all my life, my dad...
  5. H

    Gravitational field

    HEy what is uniform and non-uniform gravitational field...............
  6. S

    E & M, Infinite sheet of charge

    The problem I have is about a simple remark made in the book 'Berkeley Physics Course Volume 2, Electricity and Magnetism', chap. 3 figure 3.4 b. It says that if we have an infinite sheet of charge but with 'other charges' present elsewhere in the system, the only thing we can predict is that...
  7. N

    "Publications and Presentations": what do they mean by presentations?

    I'm filling out a grad application to Berkeley, and one of the forms has the title "Publications and Presentations" and asks I have no publications and I haven't given presentations in the context of a conference or the like, so it seems reasonable to leave this blank. However...
  8. Matterwave

    Fortran [FORTRAN] Help figuring out zheev

    Hello guys, I am in need of a subroutine that diagonalizes a nxn Hermitian matrix (really I'm just looking for the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of course). Looking online I found that LAPACK has a zheev subroutine that presumably does just this. I am a little confused on how to use this...
  9. Curieuse

    The right amount of Resources for a self-study attempt

    I am self-studying Physics in the second year of my undergrad(too late i know) as I never really understood many basic concepts in my high school as clearly as i now do. In my enthusiasm to teach myself Physics I bought a number of books but none seem on par with stuff described on many forums...
  10. marcus

    Deformation quantization (survey, introduction, sources)

    In case anyone is interested in DQ I came across this, which is moderately accessible in parts. http://math.berkeley.edu/~alanw/242papers99/karaali.pdf Evidently Alan Weinstein (Berkeley faculty) was teaching a graduate course Math 242 back in 1999 and put this online for his students. If...
  11. J

    Transferring to US to do PHD from UK Bsc Physics

    Hi,everyone. I'm from asia, doing a BSC degree Theoretical physics in Imperial college London, currently finished my second year and got approximately 75% .. As an international student, I understand that very high academic achievement is needed to get any source of funding e.g. scholarship from...
  12. QuantumCurt

    Schools How important are different schools for undergrad and graduate degree?

    Hey everyone, I'm currently attending a community college, and heading into my last year here. I'm starting to fill out my transfer applications, and I was wondering how important it really is to attend different universities for your undergraduate and graduate degrees. I've always heard that...
  13. S

    Need Academic Guidance

    Good evening! So I am in need of some guidance. I'll go ahead and explain my background, my goals, and my dilemma's. And then I'd appreciate some thoughtful input. :) Thank you in advance. My background: Currently, I'm at a community college. I got out of the military a year ago and...
  14. C

    Book recommendation for classical mechanics

    Hello everyone, I have to choose a book for classical mechanics. After reading a lot through the forum, I find that the book by A.P French and the one by Kleppner is a good buy for my undergraduate course in classical mechanics. Also, is the book by Mary Boas for Mathematical methods a good...
  15. P

    Preparation for Upper Division Physics (general advice in doing well)

    and grad school as well. Hi, I'm a physics major at UCSD (3rd best UC school; behind UCLA and UC Berkeley) , and I'm looking for general advice in doing well in my upper division courses, since I'm fairly nervous. I know I will be in smaller classes filled with the next Einsteins and Feynmans...
  16. S

    Physics Book on EM Waves, Radiation

    Hey, I'm new here but I was hoping you guys could help me out. I am currently studying Waves mainly using MIT's course 8.03 - Vibrations & Waves. I am now at a point where I have almost finished reading AP French and entering EM Waves. Unfortunately French decided (for whatever reason) to not...
  17. C

    Five Cepheids Detected on the Other Side of the Galaxy

    A Stellar Discovery on the Milky Way's Far Side Five remarkable stars on the other side of our galaxy promise new insight into the outer reaches of our home turf By Dr. Ken Croswell A single Hubble Space Telescope image can capture scores of distant galaxies, but the one galaxy we'll...
  18. H

    Schools Is a Degree in Engineering Physics Viable for Graduate School?

    I am a rising Senior in high school, and planning to major in Physics, with the intent of pursuing a Doctorate in Physics. Recently I received a "golden application" to the Colorado School of Mines (http://www.mines.edu/)... a school that I was not previously familiar with. Apparently this...
  19. S

    What are some universities that have affiliation to national labs/Indu

    What are some universities that have affiliation to national labs and or Industry? For examples I'm thinking of how: Lockheed-Martin and USC have come together to create the Experimental and Theoretical Adiabatic Quantum Computation Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University...
  20. Z

    Schools Deciding between 2 top schools

    Hi guys, First of all I know that many threads has been posted in regards to a physics major deciding between UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley. I've been reading all the threads yet still can't make a strong decision or preference over one school. I am a recent undergrad physics transfer...
  21. E

    Calculus based Physics book for undergraduate needed

    Hi all, So I'm a first year undergrad and I really don't like the book I'm currently using at uni; Matter and Interactions by Chabay. I have been searching PF a lot and found out that the best book is Halliday/Resnick/Walker or Krane but I'm not sure which one to get? There are the books...
  22. J

    Top Physics Grad Program Rankings- according to students

    I came across these rankings for Top Physics Schools according to student reviews. Interesting! (link deleted) 1 University of California-Santa Barbara 9.467 2 Brandeis University 9.133 3 University of Pennsylvania 9.100 4 Syracuse University 9.056 5 University of California-Los Angeles...
  23. L

    UCSB CCS vs Berkeley for Undergrad Research

    I'm going to enter college this fall, and I will have a choice between UCSB CCS Physics and Berkeley Physics. The way I see it: CCS offers me more research opportunities, smaller classes, more happy and social student body, probably a higher class rank (Cal is supposed to be more competitive...
  24. B

    How do GWs generate B-modes in the CMB polarization pattern?

    I have been searching through some of the literature, as well as this forum - but I have not found a clear explanation on how exactly the B-modes in the CMB polarization pattern are caused by gravitational waves. I have seen Wayne Hu's pages ( see for instance...
  25. S

    Schools Grad School Decision Europe

    Greetings, I am going to get my bachelor's degree in physics from Middle East Technical University(Ankara/TURKEY) this year. I would like to continue my graduate studies in applied physics areas and especially photonics. Up to this date I have applied to the physics department of the...
  26. C

    Places to study Physics Beyond The Standard Model.

    I am a MSc student and I am looking for a place to do my PhD in Physics Beyond the Standard Model (Theoretical side). Any suggestions for a place to apply?. I know that there are the traditional elite places like MIT, Standford, Berkeley and so on but I am looking for other suggestions given...
  27. Hercuflea

    Schools How much free time do you have in graduate school (engineering phd)?

    Hello PF. I recently was accepted to a PhD program in nuclear engineering. I am planning on attending for the duration of my phd. I just wanted to ask from those of you who have successfully completed graduate school...how much time does it take? I did a research program last summer so I...
  28. O

    Electromechanical vs. Mechanical Engineering

    What do you guys about these two professions? I am leaning toward teaching Math, however, I am unsure if I will enjoy teaching students who do not wish to learn. I found physics to be interesting, but I must admit that I am not really good at it. I know what I am doing(to a point)...
  29. K

    UCSD vs UCSB

    Hi all, I'm currently a physics major in the UK and have been accepted to study abroad for a whole year at a UCal campus, as part of the UCEAP program. At the moment I have to decide on 3 campuses I would like to go to and rank them accordingly, at the moment this is what I have put: - UC...
  30. B

    Schools Engineering Physics Schools

    Hi there, my fine-feathered physics friends, Caleb here. I'm researching undergraduate Engineering Physics programs in the States and wonder if y'all would lend me your opinions. I've done a good bit of invaluable searching here already but would like to add a small bit of specificity to the...
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