Interested to learn Physics, But I don't know what to learn!

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I like to learn Physics related to my career. I'm a software Engineer with good development experience in Java.
Looking to find ways how can I use Java with Physics
 
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Welcome to the PF.

Maybe start with Hyperphysics, and ask specific question you have after that reading here. :smile:
 
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Welcome to the PF.

Maybe start with Hyperphysics, and ask specific question you have after that reading here. :smile:
This Hyperphysics?
 
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I think HyperPhysics is combination of all subject of Physics... But Let me go narrowly.

Which part of Physics concepts we can use in software development to develop a practical real application products.???
 
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Which part of Physics concepts we can use in software development to develop a practical real application products.???
All of them, more-or-less. :wink: [Edit: Pretty much any gadget or piece of instrumentation these days that interacts with the real world has some sort of embedded, software-based algorithms.] I suppose it's all up to your creativity and imagination.

Is there anything in particular you had in mind to create?
 
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I think HyperPhysics is combination of all subject of Physics... But Let me go narrowly.

Which part of Physics concepts we can use in software development to develop a practical real application products.???
If you can be more specific, as collinsmark mentioned, we can give you some focused examples.

However, off the top of my head I can think of one area of software that could use some love: RF design. Specifically, programs that implement E&M concepts. I've been using SEMCAD a lot for my senior project and find it incredibly frustrating to use at times. Something akin to Sonnet as far as ease-of-use/intuitiveness goes, but still lets me design things like co-planar waveguides1, would be great.

1 Can't do this in Sonnet because you're unable to edit/manipulate the GND plane. =(
 
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********BackGround Context to answer the below questions***********

I'm interested in making

1. Robots than can cook foods.
2. Robots can help humans cultivate various crops.

For software related stuff, I started studying Machine learning and algorithms.

I studied Physics in high school in 2001, after that I have interest now to learn physics.

********BackGround Context to answer the below questions*****

What Part of Physics need to be studied to construct such a robot to perform mechanics related stuff?. I looked into physics, it has such a broad area of subjects.

My Thoughts arose after thinking about robots, raised questions in physics

Question 1:
To perform any actions in robots we need a motor or any device which giving output forces or movements.
I like to invent some simple techniques to generate force or work(To make robot move like a human it requires 100's of motors).
What Kind of Physics Subjects I need to study here(like magnets, current ?)


Question 2:
Vision related stuff, How make to robot to perceive vision like human.
What Kind of Physics Subjects I need to study here ?(Like optics)

Please answer the two questions!
 

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