I am a "lay" person. I understand that I lack the mathematics knowledge necesary to fully understand advanced concepts in physics. Nevertheless, I find theoretical physics fascinating, and want to learn more. I have learned much from reading this board, and then using what i have read as a jump-off to look more deeply into topics. It is possible to have a general understanding of something (like relativity for example) without knowing all the specific math. Do the physicists here find it frustrating when people are looking for non-techinal answers? EDIT: There are also ALOT of misconceptions about physics amongst the general public! Even amongst science teachers!