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Physics undergrad here :D

  1. Jan 3, 2015 #1
    Hey all :D I'm just a young-person from the US who has a propensity for trying too hard and making puns. Also I'm a physics undergrad. That's a thing. I don't know how exactly to make my entrance to the really intense forums so I'm just going to start answering questions in the homework section, or asking, cuz you know, I'm not a genius. Also since I've been lurking here for a while and I see that Greg responds to every intro thread I'm going to preemptively say: Hi Greg :D I love your froggie :D
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  3. Jan 3, 2015 #2


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    Welcome to PF!

    Please be aware that we have guidelines for how to answer homework questions. Specifically we can't do someone’s homework for them. We can only provide hints when we they have gone astray. In addition, we can only provide the hint if we see that they've shown their work and are making an effort to answer their own question.
  4. Jan 3, 2015 #3
    Yessir! I help a lot of people at my university out so I know the schtick pretty well. I don't spoon feed anyone on anything as a personal policy.
  5. Jan 3, 2015 #4


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    What topic of physics most interests you?
  6. Jan 3, 2015 #5
    Too early to say what I love most, but what peaks my interest more than anything is Special and General Relativity. I'm still entirely too new to even begin to dive into GR at more than a layman's decent, but SR problems just make me giddy.
  7. Jan 3, 2015 #6


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    Have you seen the book by Kip Thorne called the Science of Interstellar? It covers a lot of cool GR objects like wormholes, and black holes and how they were imaged for the movie.

    Also on youtube there's a DIscovery documentary about the same stuff:

  8. Jan 3, 2015 #7


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    Welcome Cake and happy new year!
    Good to have you here.
    Nice, SR and GR are beautiful parts of physics. I guess you won't have much trouble learning SR if you find a good book and devote enough time to it. But as you know, you need some advanced Math to start learning GR.
    But there is no rush. Just try to do good in your courses and learn them well. Then, you can learn some extra Physics and Math sometimes. If you persist, there will come a day that you feel you can start learning GR.(The time for SR comes much sooner.)
  9. Jan 3, 2015 #8
    I'm kind of ambivalent towards Interstellar but if the book is hard science I'm down. Thanks

    Yeah it's going to be hard at my school to work in the GR sequence as an undergrad like a couple on here have. I'm trying to work in as much mathematical preparation early on as I can to make the harder classes not so hard. I plan on building on those classes further later on to prepare for grad school.
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