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Does anyone else ever go in and out of liking physics?

  1. Jul 6, 2010 #1
    Does anyone else ever go in and out of liking physics???

    I have this weird thing where one month all I want to do is nothing but physics and the next month nothing but play my guitar or something else.

    I don't do this as much as I did when i was younger, i used to try all sorts of crap like yo-yo's, website building, hypnotism (which i swear once work on my friend Sam) and about 100 ther things like that. I'm only 16 right now and im trying to stick with just Physics, i was just wondering (for peace of mind) if anyone of you employed physicists does or youst to have this problem.
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2010 #2
    Re: Does anyone else ever go in and out of liking physics???

    You're 16 and your interest change. It's perfectly normal.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2010 #3
    Re: Does anyone else ever go in and out of liking physics???

    I'm taking Multivariable Calc right now in the summer and I've changed a lot. For example, I got a 6/10 on my first quiz which really bummed me out because I was really bad at normal vectors, planes, cross product, and dot product stuff. I seemed to keep getting different properties mixed up and I began to question if I was good at Calculus anymore (I got perfect scores on several practice AP Calc BC tests).
    When my class finally began to actually incorporate calculus (gradients, limits, partial derivs, etc.), I really began to excel as usual and I loved the course again. As a pre-freshman in college, I constantly question my dedication in physics/math whenever I do badly in a quiz or test.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2010 #4
    Re: Does anyone else ever go in and out of liking physics???

    Is it normal when you're 26? I just finished the third year of working on my PhD in physics, and I haven't liked physics for awhile now. I was really into physics my first year though. All in all my love/hate relationship with physics has mostly just hate these days, so maybe it's a mid-grad school crisis or something.
     
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