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    Prof. Shankar's (Phy I) Constant Motion Exercise 3 Question

    Hello everyone, this is my first post, so go easy on me! Thank you to those who are able to help. 1. Homework Statement The problem is taken from Professor Shankar's Fundamentals of Physics exercises (Problem 3). Romeo is at x = 0 m at t = 0 s when he sees Juliet at x = 6 m Romeo begins...
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    Which of these Quantum mechanics video lectures(ocw) is good?

    Yale University: Lectures by Ramamurthy Shankar http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-201/lecture-19 IIT Madras: Lectures by Prof. V. Balakrishnan MIT ocw: Prof. Alan Adams http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-04-quantum-physics-i-spring-2013/other/lecture-1/ Oxford University: Prof...
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    " I advise my students not to stay in the United States"

    Yale professor James Rothman, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine, to prospective biomedical researchers at a panel discussion about declining federal funds for science research in Washington, D.C. last year...
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    Graduate Programs for Radio Astronomy

    Hello all, I'm trying to compile a list of schools (mainly in the US) that offer Ph.D. programs with research in radio astronomy. Here's what I've come up with so far: Caltech Cornell Harvard New Mexico Tech Ohio State University UC Berkley UC Los Angeles UC Santa Cruz University of Arizona...
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    Schools Are the top universities just names?

    Are Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Cornell, Yale universities just names ?? Certainly the most successful people graduate from these universities, is this because they somehow attract only the bright students, or is it because the quality of education and teaching...
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    Physics Newbie - Newtons 1st Law - Frames of References & Observers

    Hi All Let me start by saying that I am new to this forum and I am new to physics. I've always had an interest in getting an entry level understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion. I also apologize if these questions are a bit stupid or overly covered in other posts. I watched a Yale video...
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    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...
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    Research sabotage at Yale

    Unfortunately the main story appears to be under a "Science" pay wall. Here is a commentary and short summary on the disturbing event. http://observationdeck.io9.com/holy-****-this-sabotage-story-is-the-stuff-of-researc-1538150751
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    Monkey and hunter - forces, vectors

    Monkey and hunter -- forces, vectors 1. Homework Statement I'm currently supplementing my institutional education with some me-time study. I'm studying maths and physics A-levels (or, rather, A-level equivalent). Yale University has an awesome "online courseware" which makes available to...
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    Testing regression model with F-test

    Hey guys. I have some trouble understanding how the F-test is used for testing the viability of a regression model. Before I delve into the background/question, just wanted to post a link that discusses the topic briefly: http://www.stat.yale.edu/Courses/1997-98/101/anovareg.htm So, coming...
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    Schools Submit grad school applications earlier or wait for higher PGRE score?

    I have a GRE score of 6.0 writing, 170 reading, and 168 quantitative, and a 4.0 GPA. I also have 4 semesters of soft matter theory research and 1 summer of particle physics theory research. I'm applying to do theory to many schools, including MIT, SUNY Stony Brook, Stanford, Harvard, UMass...
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    Studying High school books

    I am a high school student and I want to get the most rigorous math education available in algebra and geometry. I was thinking the SMSG books from yale univ, but that may be outdated (they use stuff like "truth sets"). How about this plan: Starting of with basic math by lang Algebra by...
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    Engineering RFP / specs.: Restricting country of origin.

    I was reading a Utility Guidelines document (Yale, for internal systems, but publically available) and came across an interesting clause: No piping, fittings, or specialties manufactured, fabricated, and/or assembled in China, Taiwan, or India are permitted on any project including those...
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    The Philosophy of Cosmology: a new field of study

    The Philosophy of Cosmology is a new field of study at Oxford and Cambridge in Europe, and Rutgers, Columbia, NYU, Yale and UC Santa Cruz in the United States. Apparently they got a million dollar grant from Templeton foundation to create this new field of study. I am asking if this...
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    How to prove that |A∪B|+|A∩B| = |A|+|B|.

    Hi, I am teaching myself the discrete math using the "Discrete Mathematics Lecture Notes, Yale University, Spring 1999". And I don't how to prove the practice question below: Prove that |A∪B|+|A∩B| = |A|+|B|. The text book provide answer like below: The common elements of A and B are...
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    Do physics professors still misunderstand Einstein?

    do physics professors still misunderstand Einstein?? i registered at this site just to ask this question: why do physics professors still talk about gravity in terms of "pulling"?? i download podcasts of physics courses at Yale, Berkeley, etc... yet i always hear these guys say things like...
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    If parents don't want you to study because they think it's useless?

    I'm not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to post in, but I am in need of some advice on what to do. I am 24 years old and I live with my mom and my half-sister. I started my undergraduate career recently after a long feud with my mother. My mom says that a physics degree is useless, and...
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    Programs How difficult is it to get into a top PhD program?

    I realize that there are many more than adequate schools where I can go to obtain a PhD, but my current goal is to get into one of the top 30. I truly have no idea of the competition, hence the question. I am going to the university of connecticut and came in with 38 AP credits and will graduate...
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    Freshman year GPA (not horrible, but not brilliant)

    My freshman year GPA wasn't horrible - I got between a 3.6 and a 3.7, but I had a very difficult time adjusting to college for a variety of reasons. I've just finished my second semester of my sophomore year, and things have settled down a lot, and my semester GPA was in the mid 3.9s (and I was...
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    Interpretation of deformation electron density maps (for Al alloys)

    I am posting this from a friend's account since I've been unable to register for a while. Brace yourselves for this is going to be a long post. ----------------------- TLDR: I am trying to figure out the reason for AlSi's lower than expected from atomic misfit solid solution hardening...
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    Admissions Chances of admission into MIT, Harvard and Penn

    Hi, here are my credentials. 2008-2010: First two years of BSc physics at Imperial College London - 89% in my first year and 69% in the second year. 2010-2012: took gap years due to financial difficulty 2012-2013: Final year of BSc Physics at Imperial College London - expected to obtain...
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    Special Theory of Relativity question

    1. Homework Statement I took this form Yale Open Course 2. Homework Equations Special Relativity equations 3. The Attempt at a Solution I will try to divided this problem into two parts: First one is - what is its location in my frame when it ticks 1 second in its frame? and...
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    Photons coming from atoms, when electron changes levels

    Today I did the usual thinking, watched some courses online etc. and found out(or rather reminded myself) that the EM waves can be produced only when a charge oscillates.(or thats what the professor at Yale said) But then I remembered LED diodes, and their ability to emit light. Electron goes...
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    Photons coming from atoms, when electron changes levels

    Today I did the usual thinking, watched some courses online etc. and found out(or rather reminded myself) that the EM waves can be produced only when a charge oscillates.(or thats what the professor at Yale said) But then I remembered LED diodes, and their ability to emit light. Electron goes...
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    A ranking of college majors by IQ score

    I saw a similar study by Yale psychologists, the results were roughly the same (they were mostly 1 or 2 points higher in most categories). http://www.statisticbrain.com/iq-estimates-by-intended-college-major/ Legally "mentally handicapped" person's IQ < 70 Average IQ = 100 by definition...
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    Is it worth watching Yale Fundamentals of Physics vids?

    http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-200 http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-201 I'm starting college in September and have never taken Physics before, so I am preparing by reading different books and watching some videos, and was wondering if this course is worth watching because the curriculum...
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    Schools Prestige vs Grades Which university should I pick?

    Hi, i plan on one day going to university, either University of Toronto or University of Waterloo. Waterloo is not internationally known while U of T is but it's programs are apparently extremely hard and the bell curves are ridiculous (knowledge from months of forum discussions, couldn't be...
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    Schools Why X college? essays

    "Why X college?" essays Hi, I will be applying to college for entry in the fall of 2013. For many of the colleges I'm considering, there is a required "Why X college?" essay. I have no clue how to even begin answering this question. I can think of a few things, such as the kind of student...
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    Job dangers associated with chemical engineering

    Hello Pals, My fiance is going to school for chemical engineering. I have read the statistics pertaining to on-the-job fatalities and general risks associated with this career. I warn him daily that he will face substantial risk to his health resulting in, but not limited to; face splash...
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    Schools Needing help choosing a university for eng! Big decision

    Needing help choosing a university for eng! Big decision!! Hey guys, long story short I am a 17 year old in southern Ontario kid who has been admitted to every university I applied to mechanical engineering. To make things simple, I have narrowed the my choices to two universities: Queens and...
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