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Theoretical Vs. experimental

  1. Apr 14, 2010 #1
    i was wondering what the major differences between a bsc in theoretical Physics and experimental physics.. and if you are in one please indicate why you chose that one over the other?
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  3. Apr 15, 2010 #2
    It depends on the school. Compare the course outlines. I only know of a couple of theoretical physics undergraduate programmes (and really, I don't think they should exist at all, in my mind all it does is give people some sort of mental commitment at a time when it's important to look at as many options as you can) - and they're essentially the 'normal' physics degree but with a bit more maths, and less labs.
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