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  • View Poll Results: Which Physics course(s) are you going to apply for?
    Physics BSc
    26.73%
    Physics MSci
    49.31%
    Theoretical Physics/ Phys & Maths BSc
    7.83%
    Theoretical Physics/ Phys & Maths MSci
    15.67%
    Physics with Astrophysics BSc
    7.83%
    Physics with Astrophysics MSci
    12.44%
    Physics and Philosophy BSc
    1.38%
    Physics and Philosophy MSci
    4.15%

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    (Original post by frankthebunny)
    has anyone got work experience or nah
    I had a barely related one at an engineering company that I made sound amazing, when all I did was listen to music and make word documents 👍

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    (Original post by Tibbz2)
    I wish there were some good technical physics books that are good for a-level understanding, there seems to be a chasm between popsci and uni textbooks
    Try The Theoretical Minimum by Susskind and Hrabovsky. IMO it's a pretty decent step up from A Levels but not quite as bad as jumping into an undergrad textbook. Their QM one is pretty good too. A decent mechanics book is also rather useful (and if you get interviews you'll be glad you had one).

    Or just man the **** up and read The Feynman Lectures
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    Physics or engineering?
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    (Original post by frankthebunny)
    has anyone got work experience or nah
    I've got some at an aeronautical research company and a week at Lockheed Martin! You?


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    (Original post by alow)
    Try The Theoretical Minimum by Susskind and Hrabovsky. IMO it's a pretty decent step up from A Levels but not quite as bad as jumping into an undergrad textbook. Their QM one is pretty good too. A decent mechanics book is also rather useful (and if you get interviews you'll be glad you had one).

    Or just man the **** up and read The Feynman Lectures
    Hi,
    If you don't mind me asking, did you do anything to prepare for your physical natural sciences interviews, if so what?

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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Hi,
    If you don't mind me asking, did you do anything to prepare for your physical natural sciences interviews, if so what?

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    I would say to first make sure you really understand your A Level (or equivalent) content, you will have to tell Cambridge which topics you have done in the SAQ. Then do some more graph sketching and lots of mechanics. It's more about being able to apply what you already know to unfamiliar situations than anything else.
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    Hey, thought I'd join this thread since I just noticed it!
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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Hey, thought I'd join this thread since I just noticed it!
    Welcome!
    Check out the first post
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    (Original post by Fred Cantoni)
    I've got some at an aeronautical research company and a week at Lockheed Martin! You?


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    no and I couldn't really find anything within my area, only uni stuff but I missed out on it
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    Hey everyone,

    I just updated the OP with a link to Accounting and physics connect/stalking page - if you haven't already go connect to see other applicants' grades & offers. Also, if you enter your details it will be really really useful for everyone else making their applications this year.

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    (Original post by alow)
    I would say to first make sure you really understand your A Level (or equivalent) content, you will have to tell Cambridge which topics you have done in the SAQ. Then do some more graph sketching and lots of mechanics. It's more about being able to apply what you already know to unfamiliar situations than anything else.
    I've only done C1-C4 so far and M1. Do you think it'd be best to devote time self teaching M2-M3 or is it better to do the Olympiad physics papers?

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    Hi!
    I'm from Bulgaria.
    I'm interested in almost anything physics has to offer, but I've done some research on condensed matter physics, so you might say I love it the most. But still, when I hear about a breakthrough in any area of Physics, I become really excited
    I'm going to apply for the Physics MSci course.The universities I'm thinking about are:
    Exeter, Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh(hopefully I get accepted there, but that's kind of a long shot) and I can't decide on the last one. Can anyone give me an insight about the Physics course in Aberdeen-is it worth it?
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    I've only done C1-C4 so far and M1. Do you think it'd be best to devote time self teaching M2-M3 or is it better to do the Olympiad physics papers?

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    Do both.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Do both.
    Is that what you did (also, any specific areas of m2/m3)?

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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Is that what you did (also, any specific areas of m2/m3)?

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    The SHM stuff in M3 I found really helpful with the SHM in physics obviously it's board dependent, but I think it's a pretty core concept!


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    Hey I'm Zui. I submitted my UCAS form already and hopefully I can get an offer!!
    My AS
    Maths A* already achieved
    Physics A (failed my ISA...
    Geography A
    Economics B (due to some language problems coz I'm international...
    And my A2 predictions are A*(Maths) A*(F maths) A*(Phy) A(Geo) and no idea about my EPQ.
    I'm applying to Oxford, ICL, UCL, Warwick and Durham.
    I really want to get an offer now and I am struggling with may PAT. If anyone is woking on PAT or applying for the same unis as I am, maybe we can be friends...?? Coz I am the only one who applies for physics this year...
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    I agree, if any of you know of any good quantum mechanics/astrophysics books that assume A level understanding, then please let us know! There doesnt seem to be much maths in pop sci books -_-

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    Not quantum or astrophysics, but Chaos by James Gleick (might've spelled that wrong), is about chaos theory and absolutely fascinating
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    Have any of you got an interview at imperial?

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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Have any of you got an interview at imperial?

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    Last year they started sending them out about now IIRC so I would think a couple of people will soon.
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    Post your offers on here guys if you'd like!
    Would be interesting to compare and maybe even see differences in the same unis offers

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