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  1. Oct 8, 2009 #1
    Hello, Im new :)

    Hello, I'm Rohan I am 13 years of age and think it's time to start a physic's career much to my utter disgust since there's not much opportunity for me since I'm from Australia :uhh:.

    I have had a long thought and decided that i think physic's is a good career for me. So I thought i would look for a forum to join to discuss various matter's. But I am in a bit of trouble, I don't really know how i would start learning it, Would any of you have any idea's, Helpful comment, Or anything nice to say?. It would be nice as it doesn't happen to often since all the other kids Probably just hate me or they feel I am a threat because of my intelligence, Not that its hard being smarter than jock's am I right :smile:
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2009 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Re: Hello, Im new :)

    Australia is a world leader in astronomy and is one of the most innovative high tech countries you will find (there is a certain will to win in the oz psyche).

    For example in mining - it's difficult for most countries to get skilled workers to a mine in the middle of nowhere. The US/Canada solution is to pay unskilled people a lot and hope. The aussie solution was to develop the technology to have a completely robotic 20Mton/year open pit mine operated from 1500km away.
     
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  4. Oct 8, 2009 #3
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    Exactly! Its hard to get in unless you have skill's and i don't have that :P.
    Would you have any advice on how to start my career?.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2009 #4

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    Do physics+maths at school,
    Do physics+maths at high school
    Do physics+maths at college
    Do physics+maths in grad school

    Is the normal technique
     
  6. Oct 8, 2009 #5

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    Welcome to the PF, Rohan. Good for you to set your goals high and early. Definitely take all the math and science in school that you can.

    Here is a fun intro/thinking book that you should take a look at in the local bookstore (buy it if it looks fun to you):

    "Thinking Physics" https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Phy...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255021490&sr=8-1

    And you might look into some intro electronics books and kits to build, since electronics and electromagnetics use a lot of physics. See if you local library has a copy of this book:

    The Art of Electronics, by Horowitz and Hill https://www.amazon.com/Art-Electron...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255020827&sr=8-1

    Have fun (and play some sports too -- nothing wrong with being a jock and a really smart person too!).
     
  7. Oct 8, 2009 #6

    drizzle

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    as mgb_phys said, learn and study hard
    btw, welcome to PF :smile:



    ps. how come this thread doesn’t smell fishy yet?!
     
  8. Oct 8, 2009 #7
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    Wow, So many response's i love this place already!
     
  9. Oct 8, 2009 #8

    turbo

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    There is a sub-forum for Math and Science Learning materials, Rohan. It is at the top of PF's home page. Linked materials range from introductory to advanced.

    Welcome, BTW
     
  10. Oct 8, 2009 #9

    Integral

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    Perhaps the best thing you can do at your age is to concentrate on math. To go anywhere in physics or engineering you need good math skills. Make math your friend and take as much as you can. Once you have the math Physics is easier to master. Mainly because you are not having to learn math and physics at the same time.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2009 #10

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    CSIRO, ANSTO, and universities such as ANU, Monash, etc. can provide plenty of opportunity.

    Now's a good time to start your academic pursuit of a physics degree.

    I actually got interested in 5th grade when I was about 10.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2009 #11
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    Welcome Rohan,

    Look into math or physics societies you might get involved with...

    Good places to associate with like-minded others.

    Australian Mathematical Society
    http://www.austms.org.au/
    and;
    http://www.austms.org.au/Student+Support

    University of Queensland
    http://www.smp.uq.edu.au/student/highSchool.html [Broken]
    and:
    http://www.physics.uq.edu.au/pain/aphome.shtml [Broken]

    University of Melbourne, Physics Students' Society
    http://unimelbpss.org/ [Broken]
     
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  13. Oct 8, 2009 #12

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    You're in the home* of Terry Tao and the Australian Mathematical Society. It's a great place for math -- one of the better countries, to be sure. (I can't speak for the physics, but it's probably just as good.)

    * By birth... my country snatched him up as soon as it was able. ;)
     
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