Misguided interest or informed enthusiasm?

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Misguided interest or informed enthusiasm?

Postby imagine » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:56 am

I currently hold a bachelors in mathematics (statistics) and am looking to study for a second degree. I loved mathematics and physics in high school, but university mathematics was not quite what I expected e.g. real analysis, which did not mean much to me. Statistics, while appealing to me when studying probability, began to be loaded with formulae and stuff which aren't quite explained or accounted for, in addition to making me feel it's somewhat fuzzy.

I'm not sure how I could know whether I would like physics in university. I'm also considering mechanical engineering and economics/ geography.

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Postby butsurigakusha » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:16 pm

If you loved physics in high school, then you will probably like it in college. In fact, I often tell people who say that they like math that they will probably enjoy physics in college more than math, because physics actually uses more of the type of math that people begin learning in high school, like calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, you know, applied math. Every level of physics is really the same sort of thing, just as you move up, the problems get more difficult and rigorous, and also more interesting.

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Postby imagine » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:32 am

hi butsurigakusha, thank you for your reply.

what are you doing currently?

in high school, i wasn't very good with the more "chemistry" related stuff like electronics etc, but was good at dynamics.




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