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  1. aiswariya

    Quantum Video lecture suggestion for Sakurai quantum mechanics Textbook

    hello! I've been trying to read through Sakurai's Modern quantum mechanics textbook ( My goal is to finish the first 3 chapters and understand the Dirac formulation of QM specifically) but I find myself stumbling at many places. Are there any video lectures on the internet that follows this text...
  2. Curieuse

    Prerequisites to Mathematical methods Mary Boas

    Hello! I'm looking to study Mary Boas' Book on mathematical methods and i'd like to know if the prerequisites can be covered in ocw mit courses or any other open courses. Please do suggest if any. Also are there any parallels that can be drawn with the ocw mit courses for the various topics...
  3. S

    Which AI MOOC to choose?

    I am a high school student and an avid learner through MOOCs. This spring, there are two MOOCs coming up which caught my interest- one on AI from UC Berkeley(Dan Klein) and the other on Machine Learning from Stanford(Andrew Ng). Though I am inclined towards the Berkeley course, I wanted to get...
  4. S

    Programs Transitioning military-Degree questions

    Hey all, I am in need of some guidance regarding an engineering degree. I'm currently a Navy Nuke and am set to leave the service in around 2 years. My schedule doesn't allow me to attend a brick and mortar school for the foreseeable future but I'd like to start working towards an engineering...
  5. K

    Programs Math, Physics & Computer Science Online Majors

    Hi everybody, I am a math, physics, and English A-level and will be writing my final exams in October/November. My primary goal is to garner a BSc in math, physics, and computer science, before entering post-graduate study at a good research university in either math or physics, and hopefully...
  6. 9

    Calculus Confusion: limit of sin(x)/x

    Today was our first lesson in our high school's accelerated calculus class. The class is our school's most second most difficult math (behind multivariable calc), and prepares you for the AP BC calc exam, but material not present on the BC test is covered in class. It is really a college level...
  7. robphy

    TabletPCs for Science and Science Teaching [blog entry from 2006]

    This old blog entry is being reposted here for archival purposes because the blog system is being removed. TabletPCs for Science and Science Teaching (Message originally posted by robphy on May20-06 at 06:45 PM.) Although the TabletPC (see also wikipedia entry on the TabletPC) was...
  8. G

    Another DeVry post!

    Hey folks! I'm new here, and am currently attending DeVry University. (Bear with me here!) I have read through tons of posts around here which looks to be a DeVry rep posing as an interested user making claims about how great the school is, and quickly following are people exposing them for...
  9. M

    Schools Need Help with Advanced (Past AP) High School Courses

    I'm going into Senior year. I live I have taken 9 (3 I paid for so they don't count as dual enrollment) dual enrollment courses and next year I'm taking 4 more. I've reached my limit on college dual enrollment courses yet I have 2 spots in my schedule. I would like to use these to take...
  10. Cosmophile

    MIT OCW Help?

    Hey, everyone! I'm wanting to start doing the online MIT physics course, but I'm having a difficult time deciding which section to go for. I'm wanting a very thorough understanding of Physics, as I would eventually like to have a PhD in the topic. My community college isn't thorough at all, so...
  11. S

    Bad situation, need advice.

    Hi physics forums, I'm in a bit of a situation and I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice. I'll start out describing the problem. I am currently a senior in high school but there is this program where I can take two classes at the local university. My original plan was to take calc...
  12. R

    Secondary Physics Certification in Illinois?

    I was recently kicked out of my teacher licensing program at an online university because my host teacher and I were not compatible. I was demonstration teaching at a high school and I knew it was a lost cause when the HT said "It's obvious you're going to have a different teaching style that me...
  13. V

    Engineering Is a MS in mathematics in anyway useful in the engineering industry?

    I am a junior doing a major in electrical engineering, with a minor in mathematics (maybe a double major). The university I am going to doesn't have a masters program for electrical engineering though. I am also a non-traditional student (in that I am in my late twenties, and didn't start...
  14. T

    What to expect in 8-week calculus course 1 summer

    Hello everyone; Starting in a week I will be attending a 8 week-4 days a week calculus I semester course. Here is a course description; MATH 265A - Calculus I Presents a study of analytic geometry, limits, continuity, the calculus of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic...
  15. E

    The career path becomes foggy on which direction to go

    Hey everyone, Last summer I had realized that my interest in science had spiked dramatically, and more specifically, the cosmos and physics, so I decided to research the available colleges around me and decided to start off at a community college to take the entry level courses to see if my...
  16. T

    Which type of class really is harder?

    My college offers both online and offline math classes. I'm to the point now, where the math classes offered online are fewer, I need I believe up to calculus. I like the setup of online because I work like most people, and it gives me a week to complete homework and tests, rather than 2 days...
  17. W

    Differential equation for concentration of gas in the atmosphere

    Homework Statement Hi everyone, I'm currently studying an online course on climate science and am a bit overwhelmed by the calculus. I have studied calculus to second year of college but that was a while ago and I'm very rusty. A few weeks ago I was a question to find the how long it would...
  18. A

    ME Looking to transition to EE, Go for BS or MS?

    I've been working as an ME for approximately 3 years and I'm not enjoying what I'm doing as much as I'd have hoped. I'm currently completing an MS in ME Control Systems, which I absolutely love (2 courses from completion). During my MS coursework I've taken a lot of EE courses on electric...
  19. D

    Help! Ap physics c

    Warning: I am aware of my careless actions but please help me out Ok, i'm a Jr in highschol, I have a 3.7 GPA I've taken honors math and i'm taking ap calculus next year so i'm good with math. I haven't dealt with physics since about 7th grade and my experience with it wasn't that bad. I was...
  20. C

    General and/or Specific Advice For a Fall 2014 Freshman

    I'm 19, aspiring to go into professional physics, most probably in the astrophysics branch. I'm mostly attracted to gravity (please do not mind the pun), quantum mechanics, string theory, the remote possibility of FTL travel using Alcubierre Drives (or better technology, someday), fusion, et al...
  21. Y

    Master in applied mathematics, MA in math, and Ms in math?

    Hello guys! I really need some help here. I will get my BA in mathematics in two months. I want to get a master degree in math online. However, I'm not sure what should I get. Here are three programs I saw. Master in applied mathematics, MA in math, and Ms in math. I'm not quite sure what...
  22. Ascendant78

    Useful ipad apps for physics majors?

    At this point, I have about $45 credit in my iTunes account from gift cards given to me for Christmas. I was wondering if there are any useful apps out there that I can get for physics? Whether they are good now for while I am in college, good for work in the field post-college, or both. For...
  23. Ritzycat

    Schools Disputing college paths

    Hello everyone. I am a junior in high school right now, and I have been fascinated by physics & astronomy for a few years now. I love math and science in general. I haven't taken a course in physics quite yet (I am taking AP Physics next year). I am considering getting my BS in physics and then...
  24. Rasalhague

    Coursera signature track: worth $50?

    I've taken online courses in the past at Coursera and the Saylor Foundation and had a mostly good experience with them. I've taken them firstly to learn and secondly on the off-chance that they may provide some (albeit tenuous) evidence of achievement, or at least of intent. They also provide...
  25. C

    Engineering Cannot decide between Network Engineering and Telecom Engineering

    Hello guys. This is my first time posting in PF. So, let me tell my problem first. I have just finished high school and I will be entering college soon. The problem is, I cannot decide which course suits me the best. Whether it is Network Engineering or Telecommunication Engineering. To tell...
  26. S

    Looking to round out my [math] classes.

    First off I want to apologize if there is a topic about this type of thing already that I missed. I went back through the last 5 pages and didn't see anything that seemed to fit it and am unsure of what I would need to search for to look through that function. Past that, I am a Mathematics...
  27. T

    Schools Community College student,I need some help,feeling depressed.C+in math

    Hello, so I just finished my first semester of community college and I did not expect what was thrown at me. I am 18 and had a 1.8 in high school so I figured now that I am in community college, this was my time to shine. I decided to take hard professors because I wanted to learn a lot, but...
  28. B

    Are there any quality online programs for astrophysics?

    Good morning, I have been researching into a possible astronomy or astrophysics educational plan but my research is not looking too promising. I am enlisted the in the military currently so due to the premise of moving anywhere in the world at any time plus deployments online courses are...
  29. F

    (Elastic collision / shadow problem) I suspect my professor is wrong.

    Homework Statement Suppose that two elastic balls moving through three dimensional space collide and rebound, conserving both kinetic energy and momentum. The balls cast shadows, and these shadows moving over a flat two-dimensional surface come together, collide and rebound. Now pretend the...
  30. cryora

    Would like some advice on class schedule next semester (Chem vs CS)

    I am a community college student with one semester worth of classes away from transferring to a 4-year university as a Physics major. Currently, I'm enrolled in all the classes I need for transfer: Differential Equations - 5 units General Physics (Modern Physics) last of a 4 class series -...
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