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Electrical Engineers vs Applied Physicists Who is really at cutting edge of tech

  1. Dec 8, 2012 #1
    Which major puts you at the cutting edge of technology?

    Doesn't have to be electrical engineering or applied physics.

    Top 5.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2012 #2
    Re: Electrical Engineers vs Applied Physicists Who is really at cutting edge of tech.

    You might as well ask whether batman could beat superman in a fight.

    Even if you get an answer, it doesn't mean much.

    "Cutting Edge of Technology" is a weird thing to ask. Engineering by it's very nature is about taking the latest of scientific discoveries and using these discoveries in practice.

    Asking whether an applied physicist is closer to higher technology (whatever that is) is sort of like asking someone in a spherical room to sit in the corner.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2012 #3
    Re: Electrical Engineers vs Applied Physicists Who is really at cutting edge of tech.

    It also depends a lot on what exact "High Technology" you're interested in.

    If it's something like Integrated Circuits, solar cells, or implanted medical devices, then it's EE all the way. If it's something like pulsed lasers, it could be either.

    EE is a more general degree which gives a lot of flexibility.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2012 #4
    Re: Electrical Engineers vs Applied Physicists Who is really at cutting edge of tech.

    Batman has beaten superman in a fight.
     
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