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i'd say physics is probably my favourite subject - im doing A2 level at the moment, and enjoy it on the whole. one thing i can't stand though, is electricity. i just can't visualize what's going on, with all the resistance stuff in series, parallel, potential dividers etc. and i still can't understand the different between current, voltage, charge and so on.
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Yeah, electricity's my least favourite too. Mostly because it's the least interesting. I like particle physics though.
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same, it sucks and isn't interesting
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Yeah electronics and electrcity are really dull There are so many more interesting topics in physics!
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Electricity, Medical can be annoying to start with, Didnt like waves too.
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Never had that much of a problem with Electricity. Mechanics can be annoying if it's stuff I've already covered. Not bothered by Medical in the slightest.
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im scared to ask this, and tbh i think i already know the answer - if you do university physics, is there a lot more electricity and does it get a lot harder? i know there'll be more on electric fields etc., but actual circuity sort of things?
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Electric circuits (I did it at AS Level) is soooooooooo TERRIBLE, not hard, just boring.

Electric and magnetic fields however is VERY interesting, more challenging, but enjoyable.
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Electromagnetism was my least favorite. Enjoyed the majority of the other topics .
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Only just started A2 so not covered much yet, but I don't like circular motion. I found electricity at AS pretty simple and not that boring.
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(Original post by cole45)
im scared to ask this, and tbh i think i already know the answer - if you do university physics, is there a lot more electricity and does it get a lot harder? i know there'll be more on electric fields etc., but actual circuity sort of things?
Yes its a pretty important part of physics, Electromagnetism. Almost everything gets significantly harder, but its gets more interesting too, as it gives you a better understanding.

I found electricity hard at A-Level but easier at uni, its more in-depth and therefore more intuitive.
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Eeeeh I personally hate the contents page the most : \
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I like Maxwell's equations and all that but I hate questions that ask "Calculate the potential drop across ____."

It makes me want to calculate the potential drop across my heart when I kill myself from dropping a toaster in the bath...
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Yeah, electricity's my least favourite too. Mostly because it's the least interesting. I like particle physics though.
Does it give you a hadron? :awesome:

I'm not that keen on mechanics. Which sucks, as it appears in maths too.

I'm more into quantum/particle physics.
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The first module we did was electricity and I dropped it, just incredibly boring.

I'll probably regret it later but meh. It seems like a really dumb idea to start off with the least interesting topic.

Well maybe not doing so is disingenuous but yeah.

EMZ=]
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(Original post by Contrad!ction.)
Does it give you a hadron? :awesome:

I'm not that keen on mechanics. Which sucks, as it appears in maths too.

I'm more into quantum/particle physics.
Hahhh. I laughed. +

Quantum... mechanics?! I like mechanics. It's easy to visualise, too.
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(Original post by Contrad!ction.)
I'm not that keen on mechanics. Which sucks, as it appears in maths too.
Classical Mechanics is so piss easy in terms of content and difficulty its practically free marks! Can be quite cool, and arguable one of the most relevant modules to real life.

People who like Quantum and Particle physics either are hardcore physicists or haven't studied it enough, all enthusiasm rapidly disappears once the maths arrives.
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I find electricity, particle physics and quantum mechanics interesting. I wouldn't say I know them in much depth though, as the poster above has said.

I hate your classic mechanics, it's so dull.
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(Original post by doggyfizzel)
Classical Mechanics is so piss easy in terms of content and difficulty its practically free marks! Can be quite cool, and arguable one of the most relevant modules to real life.

People who like Quantum and Particle physics either are hardcore physicists or haven't studied it enough, all enthusiasm rapidly disappears once the maths arrives.
suvat/laws/energy etc just bores me. And I love maths
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I hated electricity/electromagnetism at A-level, bizarrely it was one of my favourite areas of physics at uni though.
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