And always make sure you are proficient at a given level before moving on.
I know it's been said already but the answer is
Mathematics.. lot's of mathematics.
I guess the Internet Archive is legal:If you are suggesting violating copyright law to save a few bucks, I will have to give you a hefty infraction. That's not what you were suggesting, right?
Looks like that will depend on the outcome of a pending lawsuit:I guess the Internet Archive is legal:
At first glance, this advice seems misplaced to me in a technical Academic Advising thread. But Actually it is probably appropriate as general advice. I know that the Pandemic Shutdown that caused so many of us to need to work from home caused a large number of ergonomics problems with our work desks / workstations at home.In my opinion, you should start with a good chair. Nothing like sitting at the computer or reading a book for an hour only to get a sore neck and back pains for the rest of the day.
Yes but also even in normal circumstances I'm estimating most people spend at least an hour to 4 hours a day sitting, on the computer, eating or reading books. I have tried reading while in bed but it causes neck strain no matter what position, I highly recommend reading in an ergonomic chair if possible. If they are in high school unfortunately there is nothing much they can do with those chairs but if they are going to some kind of university they may want to upgrade their personal dormitory chair as well. Laying in bed using a laptop can cause neck and back issues.At first glance, this advice seems misplaced to me in a technical Academic Advising thread. But Actually it is probably appropriate as general advice. I know that the Pandemic Shutdown that caused so many of us to need to work from home caused a large number of ergonomics problems with our work desks / workstations at home.
I lie down on my bed with my computer, maybe a book, and a pad to do my calculations. And yes, an hour a day is a good amount per subject. But, as a person just doing it out of interest, like me these days, all I do, is one subject at a time for just an hour a day. Remember, unless you are enrolled in an academic course, it is not a race. Take your time and understand stuff. If you are led off at a tangent, follow that - I have learned a lot that way. Even though my background is in math, I do not go through all the math, i.e. prove everything in a textbook. I did once, but now understand it is about concepts, not the actual manipulations. That way, you will figure it out yourself and understand it better.In my opinion, you should start with a good chair. Nothing like sitting at the computer or reading a book for an hour only to get a sore neck and back pains for the rest of the day.
Perhaps, but I can see using both words. My usage was more common speaking and not what an English teacher might say.Yeah, but I think @berkeman is right, you did NOT actually mean "scan" (read in detail w/ great care), you meant "skim" (look over briefly to get a sense of).
But the point is that the word choice goes beyond just a simple benign choice sometimes. Sometimes it has ramifications/problems in one form that the other form does not have.Perhaps, but I can see using both words. My usage was more common speaking and not what an English teacher might say.
But the point is that the word choice goes beyond just a simple benign choice sometimes. Sometimes it has ramifications/problems in one form that the other form does not have.
In this case, the term "skim" a book is pretty benign, whereas "scan" a book has the alternative meaning that can involve copyright violations (bad).
Similarly, if you go to buy gas at the gas station, and go inside and the attendant says "Can I skim your credit card" instead of "Can I scan your credit card", that has negative connotations as well, no?
(to the OP -- sorry for the hijack of your great thread. We'll stop soon...)
Coursera has a great course on quantum mechanics. I'm 17 and i did it recently.I am a 16 years old boy who have adream to become quantum physicist but IAM also aboy who doesn't know the beginningof the road so I thought maybe some comments will be helpful so tell me where shall I start?
I believe this is the best advice. In addition, we probably need a lot of quantum computer (QC) programmers in 5-10 years. I'd think a high school student who has learned some Python should be able to start learning QC programming.Physicists generally fall into many categories these days, like condensed matter (formerly called solid state) physics, nuclear physics, high energy (formerly called particle physics), astrophysics, plasma physics, geophysics, acousticians, and perhaps a few other branches. Most of these branches use quantum mechanics as a tool. Almost no physicist (perhaps none) is called a "quantum" physicist.
Physicists mostly lead a life full of challenges, whether they end up in a field where quantum mechanics is used often, or not. You can be motivated by many life stories of people who engaged this exciting career. In addition, many mathematicians, engineers, and scientists also learn quantum mechanics, and end up in satisfying careers, as well.
As others have stated in this forum, you will need good grades in all scientific subjects in school, including the life sciences like biology, and all mathematics courses. It is not a good idea to focus too early on "quantum physics" because it may blind you to opportunities where your strengths and interests may lie. Instead, try to regard all sciences with fascination. Seek out motivating teachers, and learn from them.