Speaking as another astro/physics major, it's extremely unlikely that many high schools (at least in the US) are going to offer linear algebra, or if they do that it will be taught in a way that is relevant to the ways physicists use it. You won't be behind if you don't learn linear before college.
Physics major tips: 1). When you're applying to schools, make an effort to poke around each physics department. Talk to professors and students if possible. Sit in on a class or two. Get a feel for the place. 2) Make physics major friends! It really does help when things get tough. Try not to make enemies and try not to date anyone (that can end badly if your school is small) 3) If you start to struggle or fall behind, reach out to someone for help. If you're passionate, you'll get through it
And hey. I'm in high school but we're learning real math I think. I'm in a true calc II course. We just learned integration by parts yesterday and trigonometric integration today. It's cool stuff. I love it.
Yeah I don’t know how it works but it seems that some people here on tumblr learn things like Green’s theorem at school. Lucky guys…. Anyway, it’s good to know you are enjoying it! Always good to see people enjoying science. By the way I like integration by parts too! :D
hum about the math thingy ; all the math thingy learned in high school are basic logic... but they're still logic and they're still math... and even in deeper mathematics you apply the same concepts but it just seem fancier... Idk how you guys dont see it.
I don’t think high school math is basic logic. It’s just basic math, essential math. That’s all.
Yeah, you need to know basic math to do advanced math but I don’t think “deeper mathematics” is fancy high school math. That actually sounds terrible.
Fellow physics student, chipping in about that Anon asking about physics student, if you don't mind: Please, remember that, in prior education, you were NOT TAUGHT MATH. There is hardly any real mathematics in high school. There's basically fancy counting. Real math is absolutely beautiful, intricate, complex and abstract all at once - kind of like our universe, really. Quite appropriate, since it IS the language of the universe. You CAN learn to love it - by discovering it! -Cosmic Spark
OI! Eu vi que você tem nyah e resolvi vir aqui pra divulgar a minha, haha. Se quiser ler, procura por "O outro lado de Catarina" ou então pelo meu usuário, que é polisipo. Aqui no tumblr é polisip-o, mas to mandando em anônimo porque deu limite de ask. Se gostar, comenta ou favorita, sei la. Enfim, obrigada desde já, beijos.
Como você descobriu isso? :O Haha, de qualquer forma já adicionei a história aos meus favoritos pra poder ler assim que tiver tempo. Com certeza vou comentar sim. :D
I've been thinking about studying physics in college but hate math. I like theoretical physics or chemistry. Thoughts? Love you're page doe~
If you hate math things are gonna be complicated for you ‘cause you will learn tons of math and will use it every single day. In physics everything is math and without it you can’t understand lots of things. So yeah, I would say it is important to like math if you want to major in physics.
When I was like 12 I used to hate math but when I discovered that physics is basically applied math I learned to love math. Now Euler is my bff. So yeah, you can always change your mind! Maybe all you need is to truly understand math and it’s power to reveal us the truth about the Universe.
It’s great! I learn really really cool stuff everyday. Of course, sometimes it drives me insane ‘cause lots of homework, exams, stupid bad teachers, lots of morning classes (oh, I hate morning classes), and hard stuff I can’t truly understand ‘cause I’m no genius. But yeah, I love it and I regret nothing.