college

  1. angela6884

    Courses Can I go to grad school to be an astrophysicist with a minor in astronomy?

    Hello! I'm a senior in highschool and I plan on getting a bachelors in computer engineering. I want to minor is astronomy (or double major although I heard engineering is very demanding so I would prefer to minor astronomy). When I complete the four years, and if I realize that I want to be an...
  2. J

    Studying Correlation between contest math training and grasping abilities?

    I have a notion that students involved in contest math/physics since high school 'develop' a better ability to pick up concepts (not in the context of contest math/physics) quicker and solve relatively more 'complex' problems. In high school I heard about contest math but never really immersed...
  3. Miles123K

    Normal mode of an infinite spring pendulum system

    First I worked out the dispersion relations, which is pretty easy: ##M \ddot x_j = K x_{j-1} + K x_{j+1} - 2K x_j -mg \frac {x_j} {l} ## (All t-derivatives) We know ##x_j## will be in the form ##Ae^{ijka}e^{-i\omega t}## so the above becomes: ## -\omega^2M = K (e^{-ika}+e^{ika}-2)-\frac {g}...
  4. Miles123K

    Force and power applied to create a traveling wave

    Again I am really confused, but I just put the travelling wave as: ##\psi(x,t) = Dcos(kx- \omega t)## for positive x ##\psi(x,t) = Dcos(kx+ \omega t)## for positive x Then I simply differentiated and plugged in ##x=0## ##F(t) = - T D k sin(\omega t)## and from this ## \langle P \rangle = T D^2...
  5. Smog

    Programs Any advice on a double major

    So I decided to go for two degrees instead of one so the goal is two associate degrees.One in Physics and the other in Mathematics any one have any advice on the this math heavy course of action I’ have set for myself.
  6. CaptainAmerica17

    Programs Don't like my calculus class, but want to be a math major...

    I am currently a junior in high school and recently, my guidance counselor has been asking me a lot of questions about what I want to major in. Within the last 6-8 months, I have been leaning heavily towards a math major. That was until I started my calc class this year... I'm in AP Calc BC...
  7. doglover9754

    Engineering I’m trying to decide between 2 engineering careers. Any help?

    So I am a high school freshman student this school year. We have this career guidance presentation every once in a while by our counselors. I wanted to be an engineer but I realized something. I don’t know which engineer I’d want to persue. I’ve limited it down to two. Mechatronics or...
  8. devilish_wit

    Introducing myself..

    Hey guys, I decided to join this page since it helped me out a lot with my physics-related homework. Tbh I suck at physics and I try to work hard to learn but I just don't get it at all. Anyways, looking forward to helping each other out here :)
  9. G

    Schools Is this too many classes for one college semester

    Fashion Art Techniques I The Science of Light and Color Introduction to the Fashion Industry History of the United States I Introductory Algebra GLBTQ Literature children's literature Foundations of Education Child Psychology and Development
  10. komarxian

    Differential Equations: Solve the following

    1. Homework Statement Solve the following differential equations/initial value problems: (cosx) y' + (sinx) y = sin2x 2. Homework Equations I've been attempting to use the trig ID sin2x = 2sinxcosx. I am also trying to solve this problem by using p(x)/P(x) and Q(x) 3. The Attempt at a...
  11. komarxian

    Differential Equations, solve the following: y^(4) - y'' - 2y' +2y = 0

    1. Homework Statement Solve the following differential equations/initial value problem: y^(4) - y'' - 2y' +2y = 0 Hint: e^-x sinx is a solution 2. Homework Equations I was attempting to solve this problem by using a characteristic equation. 3. The Attempt at a Solution y'''' -y'' -2y' +...
  12. Nabin kalauni

    Schools Which college should I ED (apply) to?

    I am a Nepalese 12th grade student and I will be applying to a few US colleges for the Class of 2023. I am seeking to pursue a PhD in some field of physics that will pique my interest by the end of grads. I won the national physics olympiad and would be participating in IPhO now had it not been...
  13. spacewrinkle

    Programs Double Degree in Physics and Electical Engineering?

    Hi! I'm about to take my senior year in high school, and I was originally planning on taking electrical engineering plus some extra classes in physics. I like to work with my hands and to create things, so engineering is sort of a no-brainer for me, but it's also very important for me to...
  14. José Ricardo

    Medical A shot in the head turn into a man...

    Translation: A man with a mental illness tried to kill himself with a shot in the head. Instead of dying, the bullet struck the part of the brain that caused the mental disorder; he healed and became a great student in college. I know that the page is not there these things. But I have a...
  15. E

    Programs Two bachelor of science degrees, or a master’s degree?

    As I’m doing more research and talking to my college advisor I learned that I don’t need a master’s degree to get into grad school and earn a doctorate, and that my field of study (Biomedical Physics) has various common classes with the Advanced Physics major. Would it be worth more to take an...
  16. Willow Wanda

    Schools Hey everybody! - I need to pick a major for college applications

    Hello y'all! I'm a high school student and I'm looking for some advice:) I am very interested in physics, quantum mechanics in particular. I'm a bit of an overachiever, and I usually overthink everything. I come from a family of doctors, and although they don't pressure me into following in...
  17. X

    Schools What school/program to look for -- high school junior looking at going into a career in physics

    Hello, I am a high school junior looking at going into a career in physics. Over the past few years, I have found that I enjoy physics, specifically in "understanding" the atom, and the mind boggling ideas of what happens at that level. I think I want to study particle physics or quantum...
  18. V

    How to get into Harvard, MIT or Princeton from India?

    Hi everyone, I am a 10th grader studying in India. I want to know what it will take to get into universities like Harvard, MIT, etc. I have been getting 10 CGPA from class 6th to 9th,and i hope to score well in my boards. I am also a 5th grade pianist(Trinity) and I hope to complete upto 7...
  19. D

    Credits and Graduation

    I am about to register for my final year of school and I have 21 more credits to go. Time wise, they all work together, but I was wondering if everyone thinks that 21 credits is a lot? I have never taken so many credit before in one semester. I could push graduation back one more semester but...
  20. Krunchyman

    Other Restoring curiosity

    I began to study mathematics in college because I was fascinated by the subject and have a naturally high degree of curiosity for it along with the rest of the sciences--but stress, depression and other factors take away that curiosity as I progress through each semester, leaving me bored...
  21. 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...
  22. G

    Programs Should I pursue a Physics Major?

    I am currently in 9th grade and have been into astronomy and basic physics for a few years now. I'm thinking about (once enrolled obviously) majoring in physics. Only problems are: 1: Pretty good at math but struggle a bit and end up forgetting a lot of information (at least in algebra) and I...
  23. 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...
  24. Question_

    How do you learn?

    I'm a rather slow learner relative to other students. I take the understanding of the material to be of greater importance than rote memorization of it. If anyone looks at the forgetting curve of memorized material, you can appreciate how inefficient rote memorization is. I'm also quite lazy in...
  25. A

    Recent Music Grad Looking at Physics

    Last month, I graduated from college with a music degree...a musical theatre degree, to be specific. (Yeah yeah, I know.) I am already itching to learn more, and wanted to focus on physics, which I've been very interested in since high school. I thought about switching majors in college, but...
  26. 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...
  27. D

    Courses Can 18 units be manageable and if so what are some tips

    I'm going to be taking 18 units in the fall. Classes are linear algebra, advanced calculus, statistics, and computer programming (c++). I usually work a lot but this time I've been thinking of talking to work and only working short hours on weekends, maybe 4 hours each for friday, saturday, and...
  28. C

    Engineering Should I study Computer Science or Physics in college?

    Hello, I am a high school senior in both IB physics and IB computer science. I have been accepted to college at UNC Chapel Hill next year, and I am trying to decide what to major in. I enjoy learning about physics a lot, but I also love computer science, and it seems like it has more job...
  29. 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...
  30. T

    Schools How seriously will colleges take non-AP classes?

    Hi everyone, just a quick question about college applications. I'm in a STEM program at a public school, and some of the classes that I take are weighted as AP even though they are not official AP classes. Some people that I've talked to have seemed to disregard these as just the school being...
Top