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Old 06-04-12, 03:07 PM
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

i double majored in biology and nursing.

im the opposite of the one poster.....biology, chemistry, organic chem, etc made way more sense to me than physics. physics has WAY too much math in it.

i am horrible at math. for some reason i do better with geometry and calculus than i do algebra and trig. Trig is like a horrible nightmare.
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

I love Physics and Math. Not a fan of the other sciences. Too boring with memorization and repetition. I like figuring things out not recalling definitions from memory. The problem I have is that I am too stubborn to look up the answer when I don`t know it and I try to think it through logically. I wasted 10 hours recently trying to work out the Quadratic equations from memory because I was too stubborn to admit I couldn't remember the formulas. 10 seconds of google and I had the answer. Being tenacious is good sometimes but not always.
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

I'm a lawyer, PookDo. No planetariums for me. LOL!

But I did once operate a very large refractor telescope looking for binary star systems.

Abi, your comment about the Winona avatar had me laughing out loud!
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

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i double majored in biology and nursing.

im the opposite of the one poster.....biology, chemistry, organic chem, etc made way more sense to me than physics. physics has WAY too much math in it.

i am horrible at math. for some reason i do better with geometry and calculus than i do algebra and trig. Trig is like a horrible nightmare.
That surprises me, I see chemistry and physics as having much in common... it's almost all problem solving/math.

Ochem and geometry are both very spatial.
Trig is more like geometry, but with some memorization (I I suspect you had a bad teacher who couldn't properly explain the material).
Algebra is evil sequential evilness.

Calc is... well, calc.

Biology is all terminology and memorization. I did ok with problem solving (genetics) but I did terrible on the tests. I blame the ADHD on this one, as my inability to commit new words to memory and later recall them for a test is why I struggled... yet you did well with it? Go figure.
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

for all of my difficulties i have always been really good at science, i was a triple science student at secondary school (until my untimely expulsion) but i've always loved science, my first degree attempt was Psychiatric Nursing and we had biology,pharmocology and pharmacodynamics modules...i loved it !!...im now in law but..i crave sciences..
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

I spent 2.5 years studying Computer Engineering in undergrad (complete with taking all the hardcore math/science classes needed for electrical engineering & computer science).

When I was in HS, I got a paper published in a journal through Pace University for a math problem I solved with a friend and proved the answer was the best possible answer.

I was really good at the hard sciences, but I didn't enjoy it and knew that I would hate my life if I had to get up every day and go to a job that required my math skills. So instead I switched to Government & Politics knowing I wanted to go to Law School.
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I am trained and employed as a research scientist.
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I had a double major in astrophysics and philosophy, PookDo.

Or as the hubster would call it: "Rastro."
Double major in physics and philosophy here. Of the two, the philosophy degree has been far more useful in my general life, although the physics degree (and follow-on phd) has certainly defined my career...as underachieving and underwhelming as it's been to date, in my opinion, although finally treating my ADD starting 18 months ago has certainly been helping to turn that around.
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

When I was growing up, mathematics and science were my favorite school subjects. There was a time in early college when I was discouraged with the subjects because of the enormous amount of effort required to master them.

I soon realized that my great passion in life is gaining a deep and holistic understanding of reality, and my existence wouldn't be complete without the enlightening wisdom that results from the mastery of mathematics and science.

The ability to truly understand systems, quantify them with numbers, and reach conclusions by manipulating those numbers is something that will never outlive its usefulness.
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

Never like math but loved biology. Went into medicine and surgery. Surgery was one of the few places I could focus intensely. The whole world would stop while I was in the OR. I stopped doing surgery after 25 years when it started to become a bit routine and boring. With ADHD it was doubly dangerous. It became hard to focus and the potential to do harm was too great so I stopped that part of my practice.
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physics is cool, I just suck at math.
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Re: science, math, or physics background ?

This is my story:
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Was there something med-school specific that you struggled with, or did you just need proper medication?
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This question is inspired by a previous thread but I'm curious as to how many folks on here are educated and/or employed in any of these fields. Once I can pull off going back to school I plan on studying physics as it is one of my favorite topics. For those who aren't aware Rick Green from ADD and Loving It has a degree in physics. My inspiration comes from Neil Degrasse Tyson, Richard Feynman, Professor Brian Cox, and Lisa Randall
I have computervscience and math.

I sucked at physics but un retrospect maybe i should not have.

Like thede for same reasons.
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