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What is your reason for studying physics?

  1. Feb 25, 2015 #1
    What is your reason for studying physics and what do you want to do with it. I actually got thrown into my schools physics program by accident. I began at a community college studying nanotechnology and when i transferred schools it was supposed to be a two-plus two program meaning I would get out in four/five years. However its more like a two plus six program seeing as how physics courses at my school have so many prerequisites and I added a minor in chemistry(also I have spent most of my time trying to be an entrepreneur. I am sticking with physics because it is the study of everything and the math is also cool, however I would like the professors to apply it more to the real world rather than just taking integrals all the time, tell me what the meaning is behind it!. I really want to make a big impact in world with Bio-medical Engineering and in the Space industry. I have many ideas that could be added to the ISS that would help with its expansion.
    What is your reason for studying physics and what would you like to do with the world?

    Thank you!
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2015 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. Feb 26, 2015 #3
    So you joined physics to learn more of Einsteins theory, may I ask what you do now if you have already graduated undergrad did you get into graduate school? Work at an engineering firm or anything?
     
  5. Feb 26, 2015 #4

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    That was a long time ago before the advent of string theory when physicists were just starting to look for the GUT seriously. Now, I'm a software developer at an academic institution doing Java based scientific applications.
     
  6. Feb 26, 2015 #5
    I started wanting to learn about physics years ago when I really started wanting to know how the universe works. I am in college now and while I am not majoring in physics I plan to take quite a few classes. My only problem now is getting better at math so that I can truly understand the theories that I am familiar with.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2015 #6
    Good question. I grew up in a very 'mechanical' family. i.e. my father raced local dirt track and there were always parts to motors laying around. So I was sort of predisposed to wondering about forces and mechanics. I can remember sitting at the table with him as a kid and watching him work the numbers on how long the connecting rod needed to be in order to give an X compression ratio so that he could use X octane fuel to comply with the new regulations etc: I was also fascinated with structures as a kid. I was always building ramps to jump on my bike, constantly wondering "well if I made the ramp longer .." I think if you have a curious mind you'll eventually happen across math and physics and have a few questions =)
     
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