Posted 23 December 2006 - 12:21 PM
Posted 23 December 2006 - 04:16 PM
Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:47 PM
Im just curious,
What could i do in later life if i were to study Physics and Chemistry at uni?
Thats the way it looks like im headed.
I really enjoy the stuff
I guess im only 15 and in year 11 this year.
I hope i dont loose the feeling for these subjects.
Or im pretttty screwed, i cant change my elected classes or itll ruin my chance at a school certificate and my chance of uni (theres tafe ofcourse).
I donno if some of this wont make sense to you guys cause i live in Australia.
We might have different things / names for things
Thanks for your help
Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:16 PM
For chemistry there are also many occupations you could have: again, a teacher, researcher. Again, there are many parts of chemistry.
The main thing is to go into a field you like. I love science, but I love computers a little more.
Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:48 PM
I would have to say my favourite is theoretical physics
i use to be really into computers but now ive lost interest im not sure why
Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:54 PM
Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:04 PM
Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:14 AM
Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:17 AM
They make it look so cool and easy on tv
like they press acouple of buttons and get into a satilite and so on
Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:16 PM
Posted 02 February 2007 - 01:19 PM
EE- obviously I like it, it offers both the coding and hardware aspect of electronics. When you are done you have the base knowledge to understand the operation of most all electronic components. There is a heavy emphasis on math and physics, which are difficult, but you just do what you gotta do. By the time your done you can really take the hardware or software aspect to its limit.
CS- You will code a lot. You will learn languages that code in high levels, down to the lowest level of code. You will look inside components and understand registers, bits, etc to the fullest. You can get into special encryption/security classes, networking, anything really. This seems like a cool degree, but if you become a programmer or software engineer, you will most likely be at a computer 8+ hours a day getting up to take a leak, eat, or go to a meeting. This degree also requires the math and physics.
Physics, applied- Well, you will be doing a lot of math, just applied. We are lucky and can make use of programs like matLab for code related graphing/data organization, but you will still learn how to do it all by hand. This does take electromagnetics, fiber optics, and quantum subjects into a deeper level than most other degrees though.
Physics, theoretical- I think you have to know this is what you want to do. I dont know anyone taking a degree stressing theory, but first of all it is just as tough as applied physics, just with abstract subjects. You have to like to read, do math, and compute.
Now in the real world anyone of these degrees can have you doing the anything. I work with a lot of EE's and they are everything from high up supervisors, to managers, to programmers, to hardware deisgners. For my goals, EE was right because its versatile, you can take it into a lot of directions, mine which is most likely military. I also have to mention that my school is based around a co-op program, we work 3 months, study 3 moths, year long non-stop. For example a CS student can study his CS at school, then in his work term he can work on real projects with a large company writing code or doing design, etc. I cant say enough good things about this program, you work with a variety of people, all with the same interests, its just there already at the professional level; you can learn so much, so fast this way. Well hope that helped, good luck!
Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:54 AM
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