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  1. Mar 12, 2014 #1
    hello!
    I'm new here, looking forward to make new friends
    This is my first post!!
    I just finished my high school and now I'm going to join an undergrad physics program
    I have interest in research and I've even read the article written by a PF member about being a scientist it answered most of my questions and looking by the amount of geniuses present I joined PF

    Please introduce yourselves to me too!!!
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2014 #2
    Welcome to PF, Giant!

    I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.

    It's a nice compliment of course, but you shouldn't confuse genius with hard work. You don't need to be a genius to be a succesful physicist. You mostly need to work very hard and have some luck. So I wouldn't say most scientists really are geniuses. But then again, there's this guy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhh32JYkQPk

    By the way, do you have a favorite fish?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2014 #3
    Welcome to PF Giant!
     
  5. Mar 12, 2014 #4

    adjacent

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    Helloooo Giant, :wink:
    Yes,what's your favourite fish?
     
  6. Mar 12, 2014 #5
    Fish???
    For eating or looks or abilities???

    And yess
    That guy is a genius I have his 3 lectures I'll start reading next month
    I also possess 2 more books
    "Surely you're joking Mr.Feynman" and
    "QED"
    I cant think a good time to start them yet but I'll start soon
     
  7. Mar 12, 2014 #6

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    We don't care much about why it's your favorite fish. :tongue2:
     
  8. Mar 12, 2014 #7

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    Welcome mate! Try not to piss off admins and/or mentors :P
     
  9. Mar 12, 2014 #8
    Welcome aboard the cruise. Name your favourite fish, let's go!
     
  10. Mar 13, 2014 #9

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    "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman" is non technical. You should read it, no need to wait..

    QED is, even though not a textbook, a bit technical.. It's self contained tho, AFAIK.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2014 #10
    Blue whale isn't a fish,, that's pretty sad
    so I'm gonna go with Megalodon
    It's pretty sad that it died
    BTW why does everyone ask my favourite fish???

    Thanks,, I'll keep that in mind.

    It's just that I have too much to read and all is non technical
    My older cousin gave me some relativity book,, all the tensor analysis is above my head, It's more of a reference i guess, I wonder why he gave me. FYI its by an author called Wald. Its a big fat book.

    I have holidays going on, so one of my physics professor gave me vector calculus book. That grad, div, curl, laplacian was mind blowing. My college course will cover all but I have no patience to wait for 2 years just to know what partial differentiation is
    Then again my stuck between set theory or differential equation. But I think I'll find a thread. Almost all my questions are already answered in here.I would've asked for tips but even those can be found in here.
     
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  12. Mar 13, 2014 #11

    adjacent

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    It's a PF tradition :wink:. I don't know who made it though
     
  13. Mar 13, 2014 #12

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    Megalodon. Ouch.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2014 #13
    Asking about the favourite fish?

    What?
    Somebody exlain better please!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Mar 13, 2014 #14

    DataGG

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    Search for similar threads and you'll find out what they're talking about.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2014 #15

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    WHAM!!!!
    *Slaps Giant with a Megalodon in his face*

    You are now properly initiated here at PF! :approve:

    You may also have a look at:
     
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  19. Mar 13, 2014 #18
    The Megalodon seems to be getting popular
     
  20. Mar 13, 2014 #19

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  21. Mar 13, 2014 #20

    arildno

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    Megalodon as default fish, perhaps?
     
  22. Mar 13, 2014 #21

    DataGG

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    I see you didn't change your nickname.. Interesting.
     
  23. Mar 13, 2014 #22
    There's a lot to do before I get familiarized in here
    I'll take a good look before i decide to do any posting again!
     
  24. Mar 13, 2014 #23
    Don't worry, if you need to type out something stupid/idiotic/random/extremely dumb/utterly nonsensical - the Random thoughts thread serves your needs.

    so Megalodon, is it? I'll g catch one and feed you to it :D
     
  25. Mar 13, 2014 #24

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    We usually don't do anything this nasty again once you are properly initiated. But, exceptions are occasionally made..:devil:
     
  26. Mar 15, 2014 #25
    Yes I noticed, rules are very fair and enough amount of formality is maintained while answering, conversely good and informal topics in GD are worth taking a look.:tongue2:
     
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