1. S

    I Question regarding degrees of a graph and its biconnected components

    The problem is for us to consider a biconnected decomposition, and that proof for a graph, the degrees of all the vertices in a graph is even iff the degrees of all the vertices in all of its maximal biconnected components is even For solving that if the degrees of all the vertices in the...
  2. P

    How do you draw a pie chart?

    May anyone help me I really don get it. How do you draw a pie chart?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. M

    Programs Physics or mathematics degree?

    Hi, currently I am having a dilemma trying to decide whether I want to do a 4 year Msci in physics or mathematics. I am about to finish a degree in computer science I had started when I was 13 or 14 with the open university. Although, I still want to go to a real university for mathematics or...
  6. Cianturyo

    How to calculate changes in the radius of a surface under compression?

    How do i calculate percentage of changes in radius, when the surface which cause the radius, will be compressed by a certain percentage? To illustrate better, i have drawn the picture of the question. How to calculate radius ?? if radius A Is known. Changes in the surface is also known. Thank...
  7. K

    Other Is it too late to become a physicist?

    I am now 24 and graduating a business major. I want to go for a second bachelors degree in physics. I already took an undergraduate physics course in my current college. I will be 25 or 26 when i start a physics major. Is it too late?
  8. L

    Programs Nanotech degree equivalent to Physics

    Hello everybody just out of couriosity An undergraduate degree in EE or Computer engineering followed by a MS in Nanotechnology engineering (lectures in quantum and stat mech, chemistry, nanostructured materials with many lab activities...) can be considered in some way equivalent to a MS in...
  9. C

    A question about second cycle studies

    Hello fellow science enthusiasts! I have a question about second cycle studies. I'm in my last year of highschool and I wish to study applied physics. However, my choice of university doesn't offer a programme in applied physics. For a first cycle I can pick Physics, Astronomy or Physics Ed. I...
  10. Techno_Knight

    I Optics (Intensity of light): Which in degrees, which in rad?

    This might be a bit of a silly question, but it's been driving me nuts for a couple of hours now. Background first: I'm reading Serway's Physics for Scientists & Engineers, Vol 2 Ed.8, and I'm currently in the Optics Chapters (light and whatnot). In O3.3 (O3 is generally about light going...
  11. P

    Programs What Physics degree would be best for me?

    I like physics because of the formulas, explaining nature in terms of maths (I love math), I love problem solving and it's just so diverse. You learn about subjects from materials to astronomy it's just learning about how stuff works. So topics I like: Kinematics Any mechanics Electricity...
  12. S

    Admissions Is a delay in getting BSc important for admission to MSc?

    I'm currently doing my Bachelor of Physics in Italy, my projects for the future are to apply for a MSc in Physics in some good European universities in Germany or in the UK. (Just to say, I was thinking about München or London). Unfortunately I'm not sure I will be able to end my studies in the...
  13. D

    Programs Advice Request for a Fresh Physics Student

    Hi everyone, So to provide some background, I'm a 20 year old student in a community college who is about to transfer to a 4 year school in the coming winter. My interest in physics is fairly recent, as I was planning on becoming an astronomer when I entered college, but took an algebra based...
  14. D

    Is a Psychology degree really considered useless?

    I am so fed up of majoring in IT. I have a decent GPA but I must say that I am miserable in the process. I was initially a Psychology major and that was something I was passionate about. I enrolled in Physics more than once and still do not have a firm grasp of the concept! Whether I utilize...
  15. D

    Should I major in IT and attempt to find a career in it?

    I am currently one class away from acquiring an AA in IT. I have a 3.6 in the IT academic program (3.38 overall due to failing my first programming course this semester). Weirdly enough, math and science are my weaknesses. I was initially a Psychology major (3.72 degree audit) and chose to not...
  16. C

    Programs Are these good starting points for Physics Major

    I am planning on transferring to a 4 year university to major in physics. I am currently overseas and must take classes online. After an almost endless grueling search I was able to find a school that offered an associates program online that I feel is in the right direction for what I intend to...
  17. circulos meos

    Schools Does Honors status impact admissions for grad school?

    So I am in my first year of my physics degree at a school that isn't really known for its physics program, (I don't believe it is ranked at all, not that that is a huge deal) and at least right now I am very interested in pursuing a ph.d degree. I had originally intended to do an engineering...
  18. J

    I love biology and physics but I'm not sure what to study

    Hi, I love biology and want to go into research but I also love physics and want to become a physicist. In the UK you can only study one at degree level and there are no joint or double majors. So, I need some advice. Thanks
  19. T

    Programs Can an ME Technology degree be upgrade to an ME degree

    can a mechanical engineering technology degree be upgrade to an engineering degree
  20. M

    Questions on Medical Physics Grad programs

    Hi! I have found a few threads discussing medical physics, however I am still have many questions. I am going into my senior year of college with my plan all along being to get my Phd and teach physics at a university. After spending two years researching in an acoustic/optics lab, however, I...
  21. I

    Self study help

    I am applying to University in January 2016 for either maths or computer science. I have taken the Gr. 12 prerequisite courses and did alright in them (calculus 89, physics 96, etc), but I feel I still do not have a solid foundation in maths to really feel comfortable going in to a degree...
  22. O

    Undergrad in Germany or $152,000 in the US?

    Hello and other pleasantries Physics forum fellows, I have an interesting dilemma that hopefully your experience could help me solve. I am a recently graduated International Baccalaureate student and I now have the choice to face either $152,000 of debt at the University of Illinois Urbana...
  23. D

    To be or not to be a mathematician or a physicist?

    Hello! I'm in my final high school year (Bachillerato, as we call it in Spain) and I have to choose between getting a degree in physics or mathematics. Frankly, my uni's approach to physics is far more experimental than theoretical. I do not like that (lol). I love mathematics, and just reading...
  24. F

    Help choosing education path

    First post, but have seen some great information while lurking. Here is the situation. I am 35. I dropped out of high school and entered the IT world at age 17. I went back and got my GED at 25 (got tired of lying on applications!). I have always had gainful employment. I work in telecom...
  25. R

    Horizontal Projectiles. Degree or Radian mode in calculator?

    1. Homework Statement It's a worksheet with questions like : A pelican flying along a horizontal path drops a fish from a height of 5.4 m. The fish travels 8.0 m horizontally before it hits the water below. What is the pelican's initial speed? 2. Homework Equations 3. The Attempt at a...
  26. A

    What is the notation for angular distance travelled?

    What is the notation for the angular distance travelled by an object moving in circular motion? s is for regular distance (m,ft,inches, etc.). What I want is some x to be the distance in either degrees or radians. How should I call that x?
  27. L

    Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Economics

    Dear PhysicsForums members, being currently in my final year of Austrian high school I have to decide what to pursue my Bachelors degree in. (Un)fortunately I have three huge interests. Those are Economics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. All of which are highly fascinating and I...
  28. Ethan Wong

    Programs Astrophysics masters' or PhD after engineering degree?

    Hey all! I'm new to this forum. Anyway i have a burning question which i cannot seem to find among these forum posts (even after toiling through). Is it possible to pursue astrophysics or theoretical physics for that matter in your post grad studies, even though I got an Mechanical...
  29. R

    Engineering Engineering and physics

    Hello, I'm currently in college and getting a bachelors degree in physics and engineering, I also might get a bachelors in math too. I was wondering how much money I would start off getting with those degrees together? I've seen how much engineers get and physicist but what if you have both? Thanks
  30. A

    The sum of angles in 3D is not 90 while in 2D it is?

    Sorry for the confusing tittle but I could not explain it better. Here is what I am trying to ask: When you have 2 axis(x and y) such as the image below, the sum of the two angles, a and b will always be equal to 90 degrees. a + b = 90degrees However when you add a 3rd axis(x, y and z, making...