I want to be an inventor that focuses on physics, I have the chance to study university but I don’t know what is the best career. I know inventing is much more than a degree, but I wanted to know which degree or degrees would help me more?
Dmenam21 said:I want to be an inventor that focuses on physics, I have the chance to study university but I don’t know what is the best career. I know inventing is much more than a degree, but I wanted to know which degree or degrees would help me more?
ZapperZ said:What do you mean by "inventing", and what exactly do you mean by "inventor that focuses on physics"?
Since it appears that you don't have a degree yet in physics, or in inventing (engineering), how do you know what invention focuses on physics, and whether there is a need for such a thing?
Dmenam21 said:I mean solving problems in the real world by building devices or mechanisms which involve physics. For example let’s say the problem is that to much energy from the vehicle is being consumed by friction. I invent a super conductor levitating car, that cools down temperature to be super conductive (until we discover a super conductive material at room temperature)
ZapperZ said:That is more of an engineering problem than a physics problem.
You need to keep in mind that just because something is possible does not mean that it will be adopted. There are many external factors that dictate whether some "invention" is successful or not. For example, we can build very strong buildings that can withstand the strongest earthquakes, but if it costs way more than anyone can afford, then no one is going to pursue that. The invention of anything requires not just a device that can do something, but also other factors such as costs, the feasibility of mass production, etc... etc. If your levitating car costs way more money to operate than the typical vehicle, how many people do you think will adopt it?
These are all not physics issues. And invention that do not consider any of those other factors are often doomed to disappear into obscurity.
Nothing you've said so far implies physics, so I'd say engineering.Dmenam21 said:After listening I think I’m between 2 careers:
- mechanical engineering or physics
Mechanical engineering because I like the designing process and also like mechanics.
Physics because I think it teaches me more physics concepts to invent.
Which one would you advice me?
russ_watters said:Nothing you've said so far implies physics, so I'd say engineering.