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Poll for the engineers

  1. Oct 24, 2007 #1
    Engineers and engineering majors, what did you find more difficult in your
    undergraduate studies, physics or math?
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  3. Oct 24, 2007 #2


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    Engineering majors don't do much pure physics, just the intro courses, so definitely the math is harder.
  4. Oct 24, 2007 #3


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    I started out in nuclear and astrophysics and migrated to nuclear engineering, which itself involved a fair amount of math and nuclear physics.

    I wouldn't say that either the math or physics is harder than the other. They go hand in hand, and get more complex the further one advances. I find the math and physics complementary.
  5. Oct 24, 2007 #4
    I would say that at first physics is easier, but once you get into complex proofs in math, math is suddenly killer.
  6. Oct 24, 2007 #5
    It seems that well of the majority of my peers at UCSD have found the intro physics courses more difficult.

    I'm straddling the middle.
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