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Please help I want to study physics

  1. Jan 4, 2005 #1
    I am registering at San Antonio College with a major in Physics. I took intro to physics and received an A at NMSU. I feel a little lost because my math is not so good as of yet. I am going to attend an six hour minimum a week math lab and plan to spend at least 12 hours a week in the lab. There seems to be quite a few areas of study under the physics classification. I am going to fill the rest of my schedule with general studies. I want to work on exciting technowledge of the future like Gravitational Population Systems would be preferred. I need to know if Physics my first choice can be a reality for me. I am 44 years old and am just starting my education. I feel a strong desire to work in a scientific field. I have been an inventor and have reached a mid life crisis. I almost feel like I would like to achieve degrees in Chemistry, Physics and electronics so I could use all three to create and solve problems. I guess I feel that this may not be possible to achieve because there is so much to learn an I have so little time remaining in my life. Is it common place that people who work in the science related fields only specialize in a narrow field of endeavor or is it more common that Scientists are educated in multiple fields.
    Can any Physicists on this site give me any ideas for obtaining an rewarding life working in a scientific field without spending the next ten years in college. Thank You
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2005
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  3. Jan 5, 2005 #2
    You don't need 3 bachelor's degrees to either enjoy or solve scientific problems. Specialize in one or two areas, and understand what's going on in the others. "Technoledge" and "Gravitational Population Systems" are terms I am not familiar with, although the second seems like a specific astrophysics area. Having fun and learning is the most important part.
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