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Physics vs. Chemistry vs. Materials Science

  1. May 9, 2010 #1
    I apologize if these questions have already been answered, but I couldn't find quite what I was looking for by searching.

    I am a junior in high school trying to get an idea of what I want to major in. I like (and am good at) math, physics, and chemistry, having taking the AP classes for these subjects. I am fairly certain that I want to major in science or applied science/engineering. I think I've narrowed it down to physics, chemistry, or materials science, although I'm still considering EE, ChemE, or something else.

    Main questions:
    How much interesting (higher than algebra & trig) math does Materials Science have?

    How much chemistry about reactions and catalysis does materials science have? (Yes, reactions is vague, but as opposed to crystal chemistry and chemistry describing states.)

    Is it feasible to double major in two of these areas? I will have some AP class credits.

    Any other thoughts on these areas are welcome.

    Thank you.
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