Why did you decided to learn physics? What was your motivation?
I'm guessing I get/got hooked on interesting things.Why did you decided to learn physics? What was your motivation?
It is astounding that me sitting in my living room writing weird symbols on a piece of paper can allow me to understand the universe. The reason I study physics is that I want to know what I don't know.To put it simply I'm a curious cat.
We can only have a meaningful discussion about this if you define 'science'. If you mean it's not empirical, I agree.Well, to me math is not a science, it more of a useful approach (kind of like a formalized language) that came be used to investigate lots of different things (not just physics).
Good point.We can only have a meaningful discussion about this if you define 'science'. If you mean it's not empirical, I agree.
Same with me, except as a kid I was always watching those PBS documentaries on astronomy and I had Neil deGrasse Tyson as a role model.Like many others, science fiction. But I didn't just want fiction, I wanted to know what was possible, what might be possible with another 100 years or 1000 years of technological development, and what simply isn't possible in our universe.
And what might be possible in other universes if such a thing exists. And whether it's possible to tell for sure if such a thing exists, or wether we might be able to answer that question with 1000 more years of exploration...
And to answer any of those questions you start with learning what the human race currently knows about physics. When I read Carl Sagan on the search for alien life, or Michio Kaku on how we might build a light-saber in the next few decades, a beautiful connection between fact and fantasy arises.
Even the simple, mundane details of studying physics combine into functional models of incredibly complicated systems. The fruit of that labor is in my hands as I type these words, and all around us in modern life. Through studying physics I stare in awe at the mysteries of the universe.
Plus, what else am I going to do with my time? Be an English major? Yeah right.
Also I can relate, as I'm in high school to and I plan to take physics senior year. I did want to take it earlier, but I'm not enthusiastic in math, so the fact I got bad grades in math held me back even more. I was truly bad luck brian, as physics was my dream ever since I was seven. It's one of the few things that make me enjoy life to be honest. Physics is truly an art to me.It's hard to say that I "started" learning physics, due to the fact that I'm simply a high school student who has yet to take a physics class (our school cut 9th grade physics, so it is now a senior year elective) however I can say that I got interested in it because of my passion for mathematics. I always was good at science, and as a stereotypical antisocial nerd, I swallowed all the texts on atoms and motion and spacetime that I could find (albeit they were very simplified, I was an elementary schooler after all) it wasn't until my sophomore year that I realized music wasn't a viable career, and since i was taking calc that fall, I fall back into my early childhood memories of why did my bouncy ball bounce, and why does everything happen. Physics is alluring because it sports "unanswerable questions" like what happens at a quantum level, and how the universe began. I want to study those, and understand the big question of why.
plus, I never saw the bio kids launching rockets : )