I love astrophysics but I'm awful at physics?

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AxSirlotl
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I'm really interested in planets, moons, stars, theoretical physics etc. However nothing of that is on my physics spec and I need to do well in physics to do astrophysics at university. I got a D in my January mock and my mock last week went quite badly, they might kick me off the course. Should I drop it and focus on my interest and talent in history or should I continue trying to get an A in physics to do it at university?
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(Original post by AxSirlotl)
I'm really interested in planets, moons, stars and etc and how they work. However nothing of that is on my physics spec and I need to do well in physics to do astrophysics at university. I got a D in my January mock and my mock last week went quite badly, they might kick me off the course. Should I drop it and focus on my interest and talent in history or should I continue trying to get an A in physics to do it at university?
I have a feeling you're confusing atrophysics with astronomy. Astronomy is the one with telescopes and pretty round things in the sky, and astrophysics is mathematics and chaos theory and relativity and stuff.
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I have a feeling you're confusing atrophysics with astronomy. Astronomy is the one with telescopes and pretty round things in the sky, and astrophysics is mathematics and chaos theory and relativity and stuff.
I might be, I also am interested in relativity and theoretical physics, stuff to do with black holes etc. Looking at pretty things in the sky does interest me too but I also like the maths and the science behind them and how they work. I guess it's not just astrophysics I like.
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