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Conflict between smart and hard working

  1. Dec 10, 2009 #1
    Can some one get smart in physics by hard working? What do you think?
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  3. Dec 10, 2009 #2
    From my point of view, physics explains real life problem through some models. To understand and grab these models, you need alot of hard work. I have rarely seen someone grabbing everything right from the start. Therefore, even the smartest people around have to work hard to get the theories in the head.

  4. Dec 10, 2009 #3
    I think the word you're looking for is experienced.
  5. Dec 10, 2009 #4


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    Define smart then define hard working.

    One can certainly become well educated through intense studying in school. Although their IQ won't necessarily improve.

  6. Dec 10, 2009 #5
    why is there a conflict?
  7. Dec 10, 2009 #6
    Your question is basically, is there such thing as aptitude for physics? I would say yes, there is. You don't alter your aptitude by working harder, you are just getting closer to your possible potential.

    Of course by working hard you will still be seen as a genius by a large majority of the population so in a way you can say that yes, you can get "smart in physics" by working hard.
  8. Dec 10, 2009 #7
    First work very hard, and then you will know.
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