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Bobman

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My uni splits one semester into two periods, meaning the spring semester is based on two periods.

The would be schedule for period 1:

- AC Circuits analysis course (fourier analysis, complex power, three phase power, kirchhoffs laws and norton-thevenin in circuits with inductors, capacitors etc)
- A probability and statistics course (which is important for the thermodynamics and stat phys course)

- First part of a "Modern physics" course (special relativity and quantum mechanics) No exam this period.

- A course where we learn to write scientific papers (It doesn't take much time at all)

- A discrete time signal course (a lot of differential equations, transforms and so on)
- "Thermodynamics and statistical physics" (1rst and 2nd thermo laws, entropy, Carnots theorem, partition function, state density, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac and Maxwell-Boltzmann's distributions etc)
- Last part of the "Modern physics" course (pretty much vibrations and rotations in molecules, atomic nucleus and radioactivity). This is also where the exam is.

- The scientific papers course (again not very demanding at all)

So what do i think about all this? The uni usually only schedule two math based courses at the same time, probably for a reason. Historically I've judged my study ability quite accurately, and i feel like this is doable, specially since i view the two physics courses as part of the "highlight" in my undergrad curriculum, thus being more motivated to study them. I generally regret not trying to do something more than trying and failing.

The one thing that "worries" me is taking three exams within a week. I usually follow the courses well, but i am not very proficient at studying for exams.

The alternative is to choose the modern physics course later, thus bringing it down to only two math based courses at the same time and this would obviously be very manageable. But it will cause a bit of a problem in my schedule during my last year of undergrad.

Writing all of this i realize i have pretty much decided where i stand in this question, i want to give it a shot. But i still appreciate any advice.