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Greetings, asking for sources.

  1. May 30, 2007 #1
    Greetings everyone,
    I am new to these forums but just by looking around a little I see that it is a community I would love to be a part of. I am a 20 year old students of Informatics technology from Greece. I do realize that what I do is not connected directly with physics or engineering.
    I kind of plan to go for a mechano-informatics degree later that is why I would like to start studying on my own. Since you people seem to really be knowledgeable which books of physics and/or engineering would you suggest to me? I would like that extra something to study because of what I plan to do after I graduate from my IT course.

    Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give to me.
    If you don't understand something in my post just ask and I will give clarifications.
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  3. May 30, 2007 #2


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    Welcome to PF, Fu. (There is no disrespect involved in me shortening your name... I just can't remember how to spell it long enough to post, and it saves a lot of time.)
    I'm definitely no scholar, but I've been kicking around for a fairly long time. I must admit that I've never heard of the term 'Informatics'. From the word alone, I would surmise that it in some way deals with the automation of information transfer. Am I even close?
  4. May 30, 2007 #3
    Thanks for the welcome. There is no problem in name shortening ofcourse. It may be because I am not a native english speaker but I thought that is how it is called in English. Informatics , aka computer science , the science of information(IT).That is what I meant, but I thought it is an english word anyway.

    As per the first post I made, any books(or any other sources for that matter) you people could suggest would be greatly appreciated.
  5. May 30, 2007 #4


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    Welcome. Here are a couple of suggestions to get you going:

    1) Use the search function. You can find a lot of previous threads covering a lot of topics.

    2) Visit the FAQ/Tutorial forum here:

    There are tons of links and information that should keep you busy for a while. When you need help, don't be afraid to ask.
  6. May 30, 2007 #5
    I will do so. I realise now that I might have been a little hasty coming here asking without searching the forums first. For that I apologise. Well then on to searching then.

    Still if anyone who has ever had similar background with me and would like to "break in" physics/engineering say so in this topic.

    Also thanks FredGarvin for the help :)
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