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What an amatuer physics enthusiast do in daily life?

  1. Sep 18, 2014 #1
    My friend in mathematics department told me that one Hungarian mathematician Paul Halmos had said 'The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics'. Are amatuer physics enthusiast also do physics in their daily life. I want to learn from them. But what 's meant by "doing Physics"?
    Can anyone help?
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2014 #2
    My interpretation of "doing physics" is to solve as many problems as you can to build a mathematical intuition of how the Universe works. This, combined with a conceptual understanding (to build physical intuition) would give an amateur a good foundation in physics. It also depends how much physics one wants "to do" and how far down the rabbit hole one would care to venture.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2014 #3
    Thanks I think I have a bit on my mind now.
     
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