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Physics Universities in Canada: Specifics

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MAT157 is a good course. I recommend anyone going to UofT to take it, regardless if you're in Math&Physics/regular physics.
 
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Hi, Heresy. I been hearing a lot that UofT keep your GPA really low. (https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=313171) Is it possible to go to a top gradschoo US? (How possible? :S)

I heard that MAT257 is about the hardest course in the world. That's a bit scary.

And what is with everyone going to easier university? Is the a new trend? If this keeps up, UofT is going to run of out new students.
First para: Probably just a bad reputation spread by the mass of under-achieving students at UofT (large institution, large number of whiners).

Second: Er... world? I doubt it. Hardest second year math course at UofT.

Third: Nah, wouldn't happen.
 
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First para: Probably just a bad reputation spread by the mass of under-achieving students at UofT (large institution, large number of whiners).

Second: Er... world? I doubt it. Hardest second year math course at UofT.

Third: Nah, wouldn't happen.
:biggrin: YAY! So the highest GPA in physics is not 3.8?

I heard its the hardest in north America, guess not.

Thanks for the replay.
 
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I heard that MAT257 is about the hardest course in the world. That's a bit scary.
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No way. I study at UofT. I dont know who say that; this is funny. I'm sure honours 1st year courses at Harvard, MIT, and Princeton are harder than MAT257. (They typically start with rudin's Principle of Mathematical Analysis, then move onto Spivak, Munkre, or Fleming's "multivariable calculus") Dont be scared by those who dont really know about mathematics. Other universities, such as Stanford, Chicago, or Berkeley must have curricula similar or greater than the level of UotT. Don't ever say UofT keeps gpa low, being hardest, it just makes people want to joke on us.

A bit of fun begins in the 2nd half of MAT257 (baby differential geoemetry), and MAT357 has fun stuffs, I can say that. That said, I believe the education for Maths and Physics at UofT should be the best in Canada and rather respectable in north america.
 
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Hi, do you know which edition of Spivak's Calculus in MAT157? (I don't want to buy one now and one next year)
 
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Hi, do you know which edition of Spivak's Calculus in MAT157? (I don't want to buy one now and one next year)
The latest, 4th edition I believe. Amazon.com may have some better deals from the used market.
 
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Hi, do you know which edition of Spivak's Calculus in MAT157? (I don't want to buy one now and one next year)
The 4th edition is new (used for the first time this year) so you don't have to worry about them switching the textbook on you.
 
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To the OP: I would take anyone's answer with a grain of salt. Students can only speak of their own program, and are often keen on vindicating their own choice of school by defending and promoting it. For geographical reasons, I suggest go somewhere near, UBC or UoA would be good choices.
 
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Can you switch from U of T Scarborough or Mississauga to U of T St. George in second year? Can you take the same courses? Are you challenged as much? The profs are the same from what I hear and the degree is the same. I got in for physics and am also interested in the math courses you are talking about.
 
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Wish I'd found this post back in October of last year, would have saved me the trouble of figuring it all out on my own :P

Have any of you decided on a joint specialist MAT/PHY @ UofT? I'd appreciate the company. :cool:
 
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Wish I'd found this post back in October of last year, would have saved me the trouble of figuring it all out on my own :P

Have any of you decided on a joint specialist MAT/PHY @ UofT? I'd appreciate the company. :cool:
I'm taking the courses for first year. I'll see you there. :)
 
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Sweet deal.

Did you get your hands on a copy of Spivak's calculus? I've worked through the first bit of it and I have to say, it's pretty intense. Definitely worth it.
 
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Sweet deal.

Did you get your hands on a copy of Spivak's calculus? I've worked through the first bit of it and I have to say, it's pretty intense. Definitely worth it.
Lol I haven't got it yet. I went to UofT SG book store but they didn't have it and UofTSar. Bookstore was closed. Where did you get it?
 
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Actually I went to the bookstore and I didn't see it there :S My girlfriend ended up getting it for me as a birthday present <3 (She spoils me). She bought it off amazon I think.
 

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