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Should i major in physics (struggling visual learner)?

  1. Jun 13, 2015 #1
    Hi I'm new here!
    I've always loved math and have been really good at figuring out how to solve word problems logically and figuring out math in general. When my teachers explain how to do problems i get confused/can't follow what they're saying but its usually fine because i can just figure it out myself. However in physics, a lot of the concepts are explained using algebra and my inability to follow what's going on is becoming a problem. I've stalked a bunch of the physics professors at the college I'm going to on ratemyprof and none of them seem like they teach in a way that i can completely understand (like a more visual approach).
    I'm not sure if I'll just have to work harder and ask a lot of questions or if i should just give up and just major in something like bio instead? I feel like I'd be a better physicist or mathematician than a biologist but bio would be a much easier major for me. What should i do?
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  3. Jun 13, 2015 #2
    There are a lot of people who are unable to follow lectures comfortably, but who still do alright. If you are able to grasp the concepts by studying yourself and asking questions, then you'll be fine.
  4. Jun 13, 2015 #3
    I have a very similar problem. In fact, I can't recall the last time I've ever answered a question correctly in class. The teacher explains something, I don't follow it at all, but then I go home and do homework or read through notes and it clicks. It's okay to not understand something while it's being taught.
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