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Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by Oluwaxhango(m): 12:01am On Jun 02, 2016
Thread for Physics students here on Nairaland...

For aspirants, undergraduates, graduates and others

I'm a physics student from FUPRE...

Let's talk...
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by Oluwaxhango(m): 2:24am On Jun 11, 2016
There is arguably a lot of smart people in Nigeria.

With that amount of smartness around, one would think that Nigeria would have a lot of physicists around. Cranking the good old equations of the universe and figuring out stuff.


but no.

All you have are engineers. Engineers everywhere! Physicists are few and far in between, I think, there are not enough physicists in Nigeria. And I think that if you can, you should become a Physicist. Jamb just finished and the change of course forms are out. if you're a jambite, this can be the time to change your mind about your current course. if you are already a graduate, you can go back and change history. here are my reasons why you should be a physicist.

It is suited to the Nigerian ecosystem

engineers are trained to use the existing solutions to scientific problems, to solve problems that occur in production of machines other commercial things. I can argue that engineers are trained for commercial purposes. i.e, they are taught stuff with respect to the assumption that they are going to work in a company, with other engineers. essentially.

Physicists kind of work in the opposite way. They are taught stuff with respect to the assumption that they will be working alone . . . in a dark lab . . .

And that is exactly the kind of Atmosphere Nigeria has. Scientists have a notoriously bad Habit of running away from each other. Physicists are trained to perform top notch when they are Isolated, with other scientists, or through distant communication. Their use of equations help a lot, as with these, you can convey Ideas to the rest of the scientific community by cute things called "Research Papers."

As a Physicist, you will be able to do your work in any kind of situation. You will be able to share your results with anything you want. you can express the solution to the universe in an email. or a forum post. or on a black board. thanks to equations. You wouldn't need to have "meetings" and "conferences" before you innovate.

You can work without physical tools

Physicists are notorious for coming up with genius Ideal s in the most ridiculous of places. Galileo discovered the nature of pendulums in a church, Newton realized his laws of gravity in a farm, Einstein was probably at a desk somewhere being a clerk, Heck, Archimedes discovered his principle of flotation in a bathtub!

the only tools you need as a Physicist is
1. An input
2. your brain
3. An output

Don't believe me? Then You'll believe Leonhard Euler then? who got blind as he got older and still did badass physics, or maybe you'll believe Burkhard Heim. A man who went on to do serious physics work after losing his [b]arms, eyes, and ears!. A more modern Example is Steven hawking. All you need for physics is a deep curiosity about your universe. All you need for engineering is a good idiot's guide to cramming techniques.(I don't hate engineers, honest!)

You can work anywhere.

From the University to the hospital . . . to game companies, to space agencies, to government agencies, to manufacturing companies. to banks(but then, you have to ask yourself what you are doing in a bank.) to even entertainment and art!! and best of all, you can be an entrepreneur. look up Elon musk to see coolness redefined for physicists. and Henry Reich for how art and physics are like bread and butter.

Physics is so versatile because of it's very nature. it is the understanding of the laws of nature. as a physicist, you are like a safari guide through the entire world! you are one of the most educated persons on the planet. you have a deep knowledge of how your universe works.
All these jobs are in the world. they require some guide. they require you. physicists are no longer relegated. they are now everywhere. from Neil degrasse Tyson on radio, Henry Reich and Derek Muller on YouTube, Edwin witten in academia, Michio kaku writing books, and several other physicists out there, as a physicists, you aren't limited to which kinds of Jobs you can do. It's entirely up to you to decide how you are going to use the knowledge you have been granted.

You become open-minded

It's very difficult to come across a physicist that is dogmatic and close minded. that is because physics discourages this. you can't survive as a physicist by holding on to dogma and intuition. within the few first classes you have as a physics undergraduate, your views on the universe will probably be shattered. you will be forced to see the world in a new way. and just as you are doing that, you will be taught an even more annoyingly accurate theory that will shake up your mind. as a physicist, you are always learning, a perpetual student. eventually, you will become addicted to learning that you will naturally become a good listener. Listen up, parents, if your child is the kind of person that won't shut up and keeps interrupting people, ship them off to a physics major. within a few years, they will have had their ego thoroughly beaten down that they will listen to whatever you want to say.

There was a time when you could get stoned or carried off to a mental asylum by your fellow scientists for suggesting revolutions. someone even told max Planck, one of the geniuses behind your phone or laptop, that "Physics is a dead course, All that has been discovered is what can be discovered." he was dead wrong. and as a physicist of today, it kind of sticks into your head that having preconceived notions about things is bad. approach everything with a fresh and open mind. and this makes you a better person.

You stand on the shoulder of Giants

If you ask the random person to name a scientist they knew, the would probably say . . . Einstein. well, guess what? he's a physicist, who else? newton? same thing. Archimedes? same thing. Tesla? physics for LIFE, who again, Darwin? . . . okay fine. 4:1. who else? Galileo? physicist. Hookes, Neumann, Maxwell, Ptolemy, Aristotle, Kepler, Tycho, Gauss, Bernoulli, Pascal, the greatest and most popular scientists we know today are physicists. the only other career that can boast of such power is mathematics. and that's because those popular mathematicians were physicists anyway.

A career in physics gives you bragging rights among your fellow scientists that you studied the same thing they did. The respect is certain. In fact, Haters from other fields call us STEM shitLORDS. even when they are insulting, they acknowledge how we are lords over them.

More Importantly though, a Physics major brings you closer to the greatest minds in history. It allows you to learn from the works of people who devoted their lives to unraveling the world, and you do it in detail.

Prizes, money, Fame!

The J.Robert Oppenheimer Prize is worth 1000 dollars, the Isaac Newton prize and the Maxwell prize are both worth 1000 euros, The Dirac Prize is worth 5000 dollars, the Einstein Prize is worth 10 000 dollars, The Nobel Prize is Wroth a whooping 1.4 million dollars. but it's not really the money that matters to most physicists. it's more of the prestige and satisfaction. The question is, which will you win?

There are thousand out there, some which have never been won by a black before. they are waiting for your grubby hands, guys. waiting.

or you could just have a unit named after you. There are plenty of unnamed units. maybe they will put your name in one. or maybe they'll name you after a quark. in other fields, it's somewhat difficult to name things after people, but in physics, opposite is the case bro, find something, and they'll put your name on it. Hawking radiation and Higgs boson say I'm right.



In short, physics gives you a lot of opportunities, much of which I haven't mentioned here, it's a relatively smooth course(except when it's not smooth), it gives you an aura of brilliance, It takes you to places, it helps you to think independently and inventively and it allows interaction with other scientists, whether they're dead, not yet born, or a million miles away.

*motivated already ...
*winks

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Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by Oluwaxhango(m): 2:28am On Jun 11, 2016
Please help physics students out derr unite here...
We are special pple n need special attention ...


Cc: Lalasticlala
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by darkhorizon: 5:54am On Jun 11, 2016
Hey,take a chill pill, why the shade on Engineers.
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by ERCROSS(m): 6:03am On Jul 05, 2016
This is the one problem I have with internet reviews Sugarcoating
They sugarcoat everything to the extent that one would think being a physicist equals being a millionaire..
Baba, forget equations...
Owo ni koko..
I'd choose money over knowledge
I'd choose Engineering over physics
If u think getting a B.sc in physics will get u a good job, then you are sleeping on the bicycle,
Applied physics is the way to go...


BTW, m a proud physicist..
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by rafel0(m): 9:33am On Jul 05, 2016
op is right
am a physics aspirant
i belive if nigeria economy will restabilize if they takr this one aspect damn serious.
physics bores all other STEM career.

op drp ur email or reach me through lemrex16@gmail.com or 08164328885
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by darkhorizon: 9:01pm On Jul 05, 2016
ERCROSS:

This is the one problem I have with internet reviews Sugarcoating
They sugarcoat everything to the extent that one would think being a physicist equals being a millionaire..
Baba, forget equations...
Owo ni koko..
I'd choose money over knowledge
I'd choose Engineering over physics
If u think getting a B.sc in physics will get u a good job, then you are sleeping on the bicycle,
Applied physics is the way to go...


BTW, m a proud physicist..
As for me,i'd choose physics over any form of engineering... I just dont buy the idea of the OP taking shots at engineers,there's a purpose for their existence... BTW what school?And level?
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by darkhorizon: 9:03pm On Jul 05, 2016
rafel0:
op is right
am a physics aspirant
i belive if nigeria economy will restabilize if they takr this one aspect damn serious.
physics bores all other STEM career.

op drp ur email or reach me through lemrex16@gmail.com or 08164328885
nice,what school are you aspiring for.
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by ERCROSS(m): 11:08pm On Jul 05, 2016
darkhorizon:
As for me,i'd choose physics over any form of engineering... I just dont buy the idea of the OP taking shots at engineers,there's a purpose for their existence... BTW what school?And level?

200lvl..
One of the yeye Federal Universities we have in Nigeria.. cheesy
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by juicydiceyjoe(m): 11:14pm On Jul 05, 2016
Oluwaxhango:
There is arguably a lot of smart people in Nigeria.

With that amount of smartness around, one would think that Nigeria would have a lot of physicists around. Cranking the good old equations of the universe and figuring out stuff.


but no.

All you have are engineers. Engineers everywhere! Physicists are few and far in between, I think, there are not enough physicists in Nigeria. And I think that if you can, you should become a Physicist. Jamb just finished and the change of course forms are out. if you're a jambite, this can be the time to change your mind about your current course. if you are already a graduate, you can go back and change history. here are my reasons why you should be a physicist.

It is suited to the Nigerian ecosystem

engineers are trained to use the existing solutions to scientific problems, to solve problems that occur in production of machines other commercial things. I can argue that engineers are trained for commercial purposes. i.e, they are taught stuff with respect to the assumption that they are going to work in a company, with other engineers. essentially.

Physicists kind of work in the opposite way. They are taught stuff with respect to the assumption that they will be working alone . . . in a dark lab . . .

And that is exactly the kind of Atmosphere Nigeria has. Scientists have a notoriously bad Habit of running away from each other. Physicists are trained to perform top notch when they are Isolated, with other scientists, or through distant communication. Their use of equations help a lot, as with these, you can convey Ideas to the rest of the scientific community by cute things called "Research Papers."

As a Physicist, you will be able to do your work in any kind of situation. You will be able to share your results with anything you want. you can express the solution to the universe in an email. or a forum post. or on a black board. thanks to equations. You wouldn't need to have "meetings" and "conferences" before you innovate.

You can work without physical tools

Physicists are notorious for coming up with genius Ideal s in the most ridiculous of places. Galileo discovered the nature of pendulums in a church, Newton realized his laws of gravity in a farm, Einstein was probably at a desk somewhere being a clerk, Heck, Archimedes discovered his principle of flotation in a bathtub!

the only tools you need as a Physicist is
1. An input
2. your brain
3. An output

Don't believe me? Then You'll believe Leonhard Euler then? who got blind as he got older and still did badass physics, or maybe you'll believe Burkhard Heim. A man who went on to do serious physics work after losing his [b]arms, eyes, and ears!. A more modern Example is Steven hawking. All you need for physics is a deep curiosity about your universe. All you need for engineering is a good idiot's guide to cramming techniques.(I don't hate engineers, honest!)

You can work anywhere.

From the University to the hospital . . . to game companies, to space agencies, to government agencies, to manufacturing companies. to banks(but then, you have to ask yourself what you are doing in a bank.) to even entertainment and art!! and best of all, you can be an entrepreneur. look up Elon musk to see coolness redefined for physicists. and Henry Reich for how art and physics are like bread and butter.

Physics is so versatile because of it's very nature. it is the understanding of the laws of nature. as a physicist, you are like a safari guide through the entire world! you are one of the most educated persons on the planet. you have a deep knowledge of how your universe works.
All these jobs are in the world. they require some guide. they require you. physicists are no longer relegated. they are now everywhere. from Neil degrasse Tyson on radio, Henry Reich and Derek Muller on YouTube, Edwin witten in academia, Michio kaku writing books, and several other physicists out there, as a physicists, you aren't limited to which kinds of Jobs you can do. It's entirely up to you to decide how you are going to use the knowledge you have been granted.

You become open-minded

It's very difficult to come across a physicist that is dogmatic and close minded. that is because physics discourages this. you can't survive as a physicist by holding on to dogma and intuition. within the few first classes you have as a physics undergraduate, your views on the universe will probably be shattered. you will be forced to see the world in a new way. and just as you are doing that, you will be taught an even more annoyingly accurate theory that will shake up your mind. as a physicist, you are always learning, a perpetual student. eventually, you will become addicted to learning that you will naturally become a good listener. Listen up, parents, if your child is the kind of person that won't shut up and keeps interrupting people, ship them off to a physics major. within a few years, they will have had their ego thoroughly beaten down that they will listen to whatever you want to say.

There was a time when you could get stoned or carried off to a mental asylum by your fellow scientists for suggesting revolutions. someone even told max Planck, one of the geniuses behind your phone or laptop, that "Physics is a dead course, All that has been discovered is what can be discovered." he was dead wrong. and as a physicist of today, it kind of sticks into your head that having preconceived notions about things is bad. approach everything with a fresh and open mind. and this makes you a better person.

You stand on the shoulder of Giants

If you ask the random person to name a scientist they knew, the would probably say . . . Einstein. well, guess what? he's a physicist, who else? newton? same thing. Archimedes? same thing. Tesla? physics for LIFE, who again, Darwin? . . . okay fine. 4:1. who else? Galileo? physicist. Hookes, Neumann, Maxwell, Ptolemy, Aristotle, Kepler, Tycho, Gauss, Bernoulli, Pascal, the greatest and most popular scientists we know today are physicists. the only other career that can boast of such power is mathematics. and that's because those popular mathematicians were physicists anyway.

A career in physics gives you bragging rights among your fellow scientists that you studied the same thing they did. The respect is certain. In fact, Haters from other fields call us STEM shitLORDS. even when they are insulting, they acknowledge how we are lords over them.

More Importantly though, a Physics major brings you closer to the greatest minds in history. It allows you to learn from the works of people who devoted their lives to unraveling the world, and you do it in detail.

Prizes, money, Fame!

The J.Robert Oppenheimer Prize is worth 1000 dollars, the Isaac Newton prize and the Maxwell prize are both worth 1000 euros, The Dirac Prize is worth 5000 dollars, the Einstein Prize is worth 10 000 dollars, The Nobel Prize is Wroth a whooping 1.4 million dollars. but it's not really the money that matters to most physicists. it's more of the prestige and satisfaction. The question is, which will you win?

There are thousand out there, some which have never been won by a black before. they are waiting for your grubby hands, guys. waiting.

or you could just have a unit named after you. There are plenty of unnamed units. maybe they will put your name in one. or maybe they'll name you after a quark. in other fields, it's somewhat difficult to name things after people, but in physics, opposite is the case bro, find something, and they'll put your name on it. Hawking radiation and Higgs boson say I'm right.



In short, physics gives you a lot of opportunities, much of which I haven't mentioned here, it's a relatively smooth course(except when it's not smooth), it gives you an aura of brilliance, It takes you to places, it helps you to think independently and inventively and it allows interaction with other scientists, whether they're dead, not yet born, or a million miles away.

*motivated already ...
*winks
did youwrite this yourself?
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by darkhorizon: 1:03am On Jul 06, 2016
ERCROSS:


200lvl..
One of the yeye Federal Universities we have in Nigeria.. cheesy
cool cool...
I am also a 300level physics student of Unilorin...
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by Nobody: 7:50am On Jul 06, 2016
Lol. In nigeria physics is for the engineering rejects. Hahahaha mathematics>engineering >>>> physics
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by darkhorizon: 7:36pm On Jul 09, 2016
timonski:
Lol. In nigeria physics is for the engineering rejects. Hahahaha
mathematics>engineering >>>> physics

Typical of a misinformed person.
At my school,200 level physics with a population of 114,the so called engineering rejects are less than 10,so what's your point??
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by calculator123(m): 1:13pm On Jul 12, 2016
i am a mathematics student but interested in PHYSICS.am i invited?
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by darkhorizon: 9:09am On Jul 28, 2016
calculator123:
i am a mathematics student but interested in PHYSICS.am i invited?
sure
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by desource13(m): 12:03pm On Jul 28, 2016
Please which textbook is best 4 physics undergraduate?
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by darkhorizon: 2:52pm On Jul 28, 2016
desource13:
Please which textbook is best 4 physics undergraduate?
no specific textbook,but i'd recommend engineering math,university physics,engineering physics,if you are in 100 level or first semester 200 level...from your 2nd semester 200,most of these textbooks become irrelevant,save engineering physics...300 and 400 level is highly practical,and technical,so it depends on the pattern your school approaches teaching you at these levels...and at these levels,you start buying textbooks for each course. For example,for electronics,you get a textbook on electronics,for quantum physics,you get a textbook on quantum physics,and so on. A universal textbook cant help you at these level. By the way,what school?And level?
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by desource13(m): 10:04pm On Jul 31, 2016
darkhorizon:
no specific textbook,but i'd recommend engineering math,university physics,engineering physics,if you are in 100 level or first semester 200 level...from your 2nd semester 200,most of these textbooks become irrelevant,save engineering physics...300 and 400 level is highly practical,and technical,so it depends on the pattern your school approaches teaching you at these levels...and at these levels,you start buying textbooks for each course. For example,for electronics,you get a textbook on electronics,for quantum physics,you get a textbook on quantum physics,and so on. A universal textbook cant help you at these level. By the way,what school?And level?
. Funaab 100 level, thanks
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by FarukuWadata12(m): 8:52am On Aug 01, 2016
I have chose physics as my course of study this year, but I don't have mathematics background, can I do good in the subject pls?
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by kbanty22(m): 9:51am On Aug 01, 2016
[quote author=FarukuWadata12 post=48077665]I have chose physics as my course of study this year, but I don't have mathematics background, can I do good in the subject pls? U must be really good in maths and furthermaths cos as u go higher physics becomes more harder to comprehend without basic mathematics
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by darkhorizon: 10:42am On Aug 01, 2016
FarukuWadata12:
I have chose physics as my course of study this year, but I don't have mathematics background, can I do good in the subject pls?
sincerely speaking,you need to know math. But at your 100 level,just pay extra attention to your math courses,and also your physics & chemistry courses. Because,they are review of your secondary school. You can still catch up in your 100 level,by practicing a lot. The more you practice calculations,the better you get at it. But dont be over-expectant,start small,ask questions a lot,from lecturers,your peers and co. . Cheers. cool
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by FarukuWadata12(m): 7:10pm On Aug 01, 2016
darkhorizon:
sincerely speaking,you need to know math. But at your 100 level,just pay extra attention to your math courses,and also your physics & chemistry courses. Because,they are review of your secondary school. You can still catch up in your 100 level,by practicing a lot. The more you practice calculations,the better you get at it. But dont be over-expectant,start small,ask questions a lot,from lecturers,your peers and co. . Cheers. cool


Thank you for your informative explanation... Please can you suggest to me, which part in mathematics I have to give my full concentration, in order to have a good grasp of physics equations.
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by rafel0(m): 9:22am On Sep 01, 2016
ui
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by rafel0(m): 11:05am On Jan 31, 2017
unibadan......physics
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by dasamek8: 11:32pm On Mar 07, 2017
FarukuWadata12:



Thank you for your informative explanation... Please can you suggest to me, which part in mathematics I have to give my full concentration, in order to have a good grasp of physics equations.
integration,fractions,literal equations,surd,trignometry,proportion,factorization,differentiation, algebra and geometry
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by Martinez39: 12:56pm On May 16
ERCROSS:

This is the one problem I have with internet reviews Sugarcoating
They sugarcoat everything to the extent that one would think being a physicist equals being a millionaire..
Baba, forget equations...
Owo ni koko..
I'd choose money over knowledge
I'd choose Engineering over physics
If u think getting a B.sc in physics will get u a good job, then you are sleeping on the bicycle,
Applied physics is the way to go...


BTW, m a proud physicist..
One of my friends studying marine science quarreled with me when I tried to imply that job opportunities and platforms are scares for marine scientists in Nigeria. He talked about all the companies and organisations he can work in and even blocked me on WhatsApp. grin Oga is now into full time photography. grin cheesy
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by Martinez39: 12:59pm On May 16
FarukuWadata12:



Thank you for your informative explanation... Please can you suggest to me, which part in mathematics I have to give my full concentration, in order to have a good grasp of physics equations.
Algebra, trigonometry, geometry and calculus. At least at A'level level if you want to enjoy and understand Physics.
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by Adasun(m): 3:53pm On May 16
New physics student in the hwz.



please any old student dat would help with his/her old textbooks would really make me happy.i rep unijos.





Lastly, what advice do u have for us upcoming physicst.
Re: Official Nairaland Thread For Physics Students by Darivie04(m): 4:33pm On May 16
Oluwaxhango:
There is arguably a lot of smart people in Nigeria.

With that amount of smartness around, one would think that Nigeria would have a lot of physicists around. Cranking the good old equations of the universe and figuring out stuff.


but no.

All you have are engineers. Engineers everywhere! Physicists are few and far in between, I think, there are not enough physicists in Nigeria. And I think that if you can, you should become a Physicist. Jamb just finished and the change of course forms are out. if you're a jambite, this can be the time to change your mind about your current course. if you are already a graduate, you can go back and change history. here are my reasons why you should be a physicist.

It is suited to the Nigerian ecosystem

engineers are trained to use the existing solutions to scientific problems, to solve problems that occur in production of machines other commercial things. I can argue that engineers are trained for commercial purposes. i.e, they are taught stuff with respect to the assumption that they are going to work in a company, with other engineers. essentially.

Physicists kind of work in the opposite way. They are taught stuff with respect to the assumption that they will be working alone . . . in a dark lab . . .

And that is exactly the kind of Atmosphere Nigeria has. Scientists have a notoriously bad Habit of running away from each other. Physicists are trained to perform top notch when they are Isolated, with other scientists, or through distant communication. Their use of equations help a lot, as with these, you can convey Ideas to the rest of the scientific community by cute things called "Research Papers."

As a Physicist, you will be able to do your work in any kind of situation. You will be able to share your results with anything you want. you can express the solution to the universe in an email. or a forum post. or on a black board. thanks to equations. You wouldn't need to have "meetings" and "conferences" before you innovate.

You can work without physical tools

Physicists are notorious for coming up with genius Ideal s in the most ridiculous of places. Galileo discovered the nature of pendulums in a church, Newton realized his laws of gravity in a farm, Einstein was probably at a desk somewhere being a clerk, Heck, Archimedes discovered his principle of flotation in a bathtub!

the only tools you need as a Physicist is
1. An input
2. your brain
3. An output

Don't believe me? Then You'll believe Leonhard Euler then? who got blind as he got older and still did badass physics, or maybe you'll believe Burkhard Heim. A man who went on to do serious physics work after losing his [b]arms, eyes, and ears!. A more modern Example is Steven hawking. All you need for physics is a deep curiosity about your universe. All you need for engineering is a good idiot's guide to cramming techniques.(I don't hate engineers, honest!)

You can work anywhere.

From the University to the hospital . . . to game companies, to space agencies, to government agencies, to manufacturing companies. to banks(but then, you have to ask yourself what you are doing in a bank.) to even entertainment and art!! and best of all, you can be an entrepreneur. look up Elon musk to see coolness redefined for physicists. and Henry Reich for how art and physics are like bread and butter.

Physics is so versatile because of it's very nature. it is the understanding of the laws of nature. as a physicist, you are like a safari guide through the entire world! you are one of the most educated persons on the planet. you have a deep knowledge of how your universe works.
All these jobs are in the world. they require some guide. they require you. physicists are no longer relegated. they are now everywhere. from Neil degrasse Tyson on radio, Henry Reich and Derek Muller on YouTube, Edwin witten in academia, Michio kaku writing books, and several other physicists out there, as a physicists, you aren't limited to which kinds of Jobs you can do. It's entirely up to you to decide how you are going to use the knowledge you have been granted.

You become open-minded

It's very difficult to come across a physicist that is dogmatic and close minded. that is because physics discourages this. you can't survive as a physicist by holding on to dogma and intuition. within the few first classes you have as a physics undergraduate, your views on the universe will probably be shattered. you will be forced to see the world in a new way. and just as you are doing that, you will be taught an even more annoyingly accurate theory that will shake up your mind. as a physicist, you are always learning, a perpetual student. eventually, you will become addicted to learning that you will naturally become a good listener. Listen up, parents, if your child is the kind of person that won't shut up and keeps interrupting people, ship them off to a physics major. within a few years, they will have had their ego thoroughly beaten down that they will listen to whatever you want to say.

There was a time when you could get stoned or carried off to a mental asylum by your fellow scientists for suggesting revolutions. someone even told max Planck, one of the geniuses behind your phone or laptop, that "Physics is a dead course, All that has been discovered is what can be discovered." he was dead wrong. and as a physicist of today, it kind of sticks into your head that having preconceived notions about things is bad. approach everything with a fresh and open mind. and this makes you a better person.

You stand on the shoulder of Giants

If you ask the random person to name a scientist they knew, the would probably say . . . Einstein. well, guess what? he's a physicist, who else? newton? same thing. Archimedes? same thing. Tesla? physics for LIFE, who again, Darwin? . . . okay fine. 4:1. who else? Galileo? physicist. Hookes, Neumann, Maxwell, Ptolemy, Aristotle, Kepler, Tycho, Gauss, Bernoulli, Pascal, the greatest and most popular scientists we know today are physicists. the only other career that can boast of such power is mathematics. and that's because those popular mathematicians were physicists anyway.

A career in physics gives you bragging rights among your fellow scientists that you studied the same thing they did. The respect is certain. In fact, Haters from other fields call us STEM shitLORDS. even when they are insulting, they acknowledge how we are lords over them.

More Importantly though, a Physics major brings you closer to the greatest minds in history. It allows you to learn from the works of people who devoted their lives to unraveling the world, and you do it in detail.

Prizes, money, Fame!

The J.Robert Oppenheimer Prize is worth 1000 dollars, the Isaac Newton prize and the Maxwell prize are both worth 1000 euros, The Dirac Prize is worth 5000 dollars, the Einstein Prize is worth 10 000 dollars, The Nobel Prize is Wroth a whooping 1.4 million dollars. but it's not really the money that matters to most physicists. it's more of the prestige and satisfaction. The question is, which will you win?

There are thousand out there, some which have never been won by a black before. they are waiting for your grubby hands, guys. waiting.

or you could just have a unit named after you. There are plenty of unnamed units. maybe they will put your name in one. or maybe they'll name you after a quark. in other fields, it's somewhat difficult to name things after people, but in physics, opposite is the case bro, find something, and they'll put your name on it. Hawking radiation and Higgs boson say I'm right.



In short, physics gives you a lot of opportunities, much of which I haven't mentioned here, it's a relatively smooth course(except when it's not smooth), it gives you an aura of brilliance, It takes you to places, it helps you to think independently and inventively and it allows interaction with other scientists, whether they're dead, not yet born, or a million miles away.

*motivated already ...
*winks
And about only needing your brain, input and and output as a physicist I know that cutting edge physics uses a lot of complex machinery in carrying out crucial experiments.

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