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Hardest branch of physics

  1. Jan 26, 2013 #1
    Hey guys just wondering, what you think is the hardest branch of physics, because so far I've done newtonian mechanics and it was killer >.<. So I'm just wondering if the other physics are just as hard or a bit easier ( I hope). Thanks.
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  3. Jan 26, 2013 #2

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    They don't start with the hardest part, I'm afraid.
  4. Jan 26, 2013 #3
    If you have high School background in Physics then Undergraduate and even some Graduate Physics topics like Classical Mechanics, Classical Electrodynamics, Modern Physics, Relativity looks easy. So if you want to stay with Physics then start with Basics.

    Also No-one can Classify the hardest part of Physics.All persons have their own. Even some Person find the Physics rude, and say it's not for me. The Actual problem is that if you have good background in Intro Physics & Maths up to Calculus I & II, and you say physics is not for me it is quite hard then It may be true. but if you have no background and you say this, the real problem is Intro Physics & Mathematics. So Learn it firstly.

  5. Jan 26, 2013 #4
    Awesome feedback snow, thanks. :P
  6. Jan 26, 2013 #5
    Of course it will be personal, but i guess quantum gravity will be among the most difficult for most people, unless you are a genius?
  7. Jan 26, 2013 #6
    Quantum Gravity, Multiple dimensions, Condensed Matter Physics etc are current active topics in Physics Research and many few understands it perfectly and going to take Research in that.
  8. Jan 26, 2013 #7

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    I am very surprised that you say that someone with a high school background would have an easy time with Jackson-level Classical Electrodynamics. Have you taken this?
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    I think he means that these topics might look easy to someone in high school physics but actually are not. Though I disagree. When I was in high school relativity seemed much more confusing than it actually is.
  10. Jan 26, 2013 #9
    Well I have good background in High School, so My Undergraduate Physics is going good.and I am an Undergraduate and I have Jackson and read it also (as part time) but it is a Graduate Text having same stuff as in Undergraduate E&M but quite hard mathematics. Jackson can be handled by Mary Boas Mathematical Methods and Spivak Calculus I & II and some analysis.When I read it firstly I guess that this require more maths, just looking the triple integrals.

    G01 when I was in high school Relativity is the thing that I asks my teacher every time because Einstein SR is very Popular and due to the willing I read it very soon after clearing high school.
  11. Jan 26, 2013 #10
    I don't think there is much meaning to what is the hardest branch of physics, or the hardest field. Maybe this is a cop out answer but in whatever I do I work the best of my ability so it always is equally difficult.
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