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  1. May 24, 2015 #1

    I've been in the aerospace engineering field for about 9 years. Through this time I haven't really had to use much of the theory I learned in college thus I've forgotten most of it. Recently I decided that I wanted to do more fundamental research and found that a PhD in Physics would be necessary. (I've researched the profiles of many people in the field I'm interested in and they all have PhD's in Physics) I looked into what would be necessary for grad school admission and saw that I would need to take the GRE Physics Subject test. I also contacted the Physics department at my old school and did some inquiry about what type of material one should have covered as an undergrad in Physics and got a pretty extensive list of text books that I should review.....this is a pretty daunting task and I do not have access to anyone who I can go to with questions about concepts I do not understand. This is why I decide to join.

    - ANA1
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    Hello A1, welcome to PF :smile: !

    If something is simple, we tend to say "It's not rocket science", suggesting that rocket science is complicated. In fact it's not. Is ordinary physics. In fact there's a lot of physics around in adjacent and descendant fields. Once you dive deep enough to get into the fundammental workings, it's physics. Physics is fun and it's profitable to know more about it. Good decision! Welcome to the club !
  4. May 24, 2015 #3
    Thanks BvU!
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