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Should i pursue Physics and Mathematics?

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  1. Nov 20, 2015 #1
    hello everyone

    I have always been curious about science and math but have been terrible at both as a result of my failure to study and pay attention, I failed math twice in high school from skipping, not studying and ignoring my teacher, I also failed physics twice for the same reason. However i have since gotten quite hopeful about science and math having understood its philosophical desires and roots, and have undergone a serious independent study of math and physics, i am however not at calculus yet. I have set up the summer and winter semesters as the semesters in which I get my high school physics and math credits for the programs, and consider these to be where i make it or break it, still it seems that even if i perform well in these classes and enter the physics program, i might still be in a bad way.

    Im 20 years old and i realize how badly i failed in the past, i want to study physics and hopefully afterwards engineering but my past makes it seem as if that's impossible, so my final question would be, do i have to be a naturally talented individual, or even one who's built their skill from a young age to do this? Or can i do what im doing now ( with decent progress) and independently with hard work catch up.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2015 #2
    I started with arithmetic at a community college when I 3 months away from my 21st birthday. I am now 25, taking both calculus 3, differential equations, and electricity and magnetism. Take it for what it is worth.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2015 #3
    Yah i think, even if ita difficult its doable if im willing to humble myself to the level it takes.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2015 #4
    Other than a few conceptual ideas, calculus is no more or less difficult than the steps below it. It just requires hard work.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2015 #5
    I personally found geometry more difficult than calculus.
     
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