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Studying Difficulty of other topics in physics

  1. Nov 26, 2016 #1
    I noticed that rotational/gyroscopic motion in Classical Mechanics is by far more difficult than anything I've seen in E&M. I mean I remember way back in undergrad, I spent more time on it than almost the whole course of E&M combined. Perhaps it's due to the fact that there are an infinite variety of brain teasers that can be asked about rotation. Not so with other things I've seen.

    But I still managed. And I'm getting more of a hang of it now.

    I wasn't a physics major so I wonder how other parts of physics stack up to it. Is there anything really mind boggling in quantum or relativity(at least problem solving wise)? What about thermo or statisitical mechanics?

    I just want to know if its an uphill battle from here.
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2016 #2
    Yes.

    However, you're not only learning about gyroscopic motion, but you're also discovering how to tackle difficult problems that have non-intuitive solutions. Because of that, you'll be more likely to succeed in quantum, relativity, and stat mech.
     
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