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Advice on Physics Electives

  1. Nov 3, 2013 #1
    Currently, I'm doing a double major, one of which is a B.S. in physics. Of the following four classes, I have to take two of them. What I was wondering was which of these would be better preparation to enter grad school? Here the physics electives:
    -Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
    -Electricity and Magnetism II
    -Introduction to Mathematical Physics
    -Applied Optics

    I was thinking a class in quantum mechanics would probably be the most useful.
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2013 #2
    Both QM as EM will be useful. I recommend taking them both.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2013 #3
    Im confused... You are majoring in physics and intro to quantum mechanics is an elective? E&M II is an elective?
     
  5. Nov 3, 2013 #4
    Even at MIT course 8b allows you to be a physics major and only take 1 semester of intro qm.

    http://web.mit.edu/catalog/degre.scien.ch8.html#
     
  6. Nov 3, 2013 #5
    Yeah, I thought it was odd that QM was not required, but some QM is covered in the modern physics course.
     
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