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Preparing for a Physics Degree

  1. Mar 26, 2017 #1
    As a sophomore in high school, I'm starting to reach that point where I need to think about on my future beyond graduation. I'm currently aspiring for a degree in physics, since math and science are the only subjects I've consistently enjoyed and I'm pretty good at both. Next year I'll be taking AP Physics 1, AP Chemistry and PreAP PreCal in preparation for astrophysics, although I am aware there are other branches.

    Anyways, I was simply curious if there was anything I could do to prepare myself for a degree in physics, and what I should expect along the way. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
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  3. Mar 26, 2017 #2


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  4. Mar 26, 2017 #3
    No I had not seen that, thank you for directing me there
  5. Mar 27, 2017 #4
    Make sure you are strong on math. The better you are with math the easier a time you'll have in your classes. You probably haven't (and probably won't) cover calculus in high school, at least not much, but everything taught there will be an important foundation for later. Become especially familiar with trigonometry and vectors. That should leave you in a good spot for your first year.
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