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Doing physics at uni

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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    Just wanting to know how different physics is at a level as compared to at uni. I have such a love/hate relationship with physics, like I absolutely love mechanics and nuclear/particle physics, but I hate the electricity and materials (fluids/youngs modulus etc) topics. I'm really good at maths, and love the mechanics modules.

    I've looked at the physics first year modules and they are

    The mechanics of particles
    Special relativity
    Electric and magnetic fields
    Differential equations and waves
    Elementary optics
    Mathematical methods (including vectors and calculus)
    Optional: Quantum ideas, additional mathematics, etc

    About 2/3 of these look so great and interesting but about a third doesn't. Just wondering how others found doing physics at uni?

    Just wondering if doing physics at uni is a good idea?

    It really depends. Lots of physicists have areas which they don't like. For example I think that particle physics is absolutely brilliant, whereas I'm not as interested in biophysics or classical mechanics. If you like physics and want to study it further, go for it. It also has the added benefit of being a very employable degree choice.
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    Thx for your advice True, it is a great degree to do, but I'm also contemplating doing geoscience or earth sciences. There's so many great degrees out there it's so hard to choose!
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