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Specialize in condensed matter physics

  1. Jan 6, 2010 #1
    can one without knowledge of chemistry(high school knowledge) and only having little experimental experience specialize in condensed matter physics?
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  3. Jan 6, 2010 #2

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    I would recommend that you take a chemistry class. It's expected of a physics undergrad (i.e. before one specializes in anything) to have taken at least a college level intro to chemistry class.
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    I wasn't aware of this. I don't have any chemistry course in my whole course-load. Maybe those who specialize in condensed matter have some chemistry. If I don't, I guess I'll never have such a course even though it would be nice to take it.
  5. Jan 6, 2010 #4
    Maybe it shouldn't, but this kind of blows my mind :eek:
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    What do you mean by "specialize in condensed matter physicis"? Such specialization typically occurs in graduate school, which means that you should have had an undergraduate degree in physics, and that implies that you have taken a year of chemistry.

  7. Jan 6, 2010 #6
    Did you see https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=2519319&postcount=3"?
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