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    Hey, everyone,

    New to the board here. I apologize if this is in the wrong section (mods, obviously feel free to move this), but I've got a question for you brain-boxes regarding jobs in STEM fields these days.

    I've recently started going back to school, and I'd certainly say I have an aptitude for math and physics. I'm very interested in getting into a career to that end, but I have to say that I have this horrible fear of winding up sitting in front of a computer all day, every day. I would much rather be in a laboratory setting, working with my hands as much as possible. Presently, I'm looking into programs in applied physics with an emphasis in electricity and magnetism (my favorite physical topic), as opposed to say, electrical engineering. Is this a good bet? Are there other educational paths I could potentially take that perhaps I'm overlooking? I've thought about it, and I almost hate to say it, but I feel I'm a little too smart to become a run-of-the-mill electrician.

    Any input is appreciated.


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    It's good idea. even i had the idea of teaching electronics from basics to advanced robotics.no investment so dropped it.
    especially for people liking sci-fi and don't know any thing about electronics or even science but really interested in knowing it, teaching them would be nice time.
    eg:- telling them that only light can travel faster than anything ,
    and again explaining them entanglement will be fun !!

    Easy way to explain entanglement to newbies:

    light from distance of sun takes 8 min to carry information.
    If use one elongated stick as button to press far from such distance , then information about action of pressing switch has traveled (????) / happened instantly.surely it takes less than sec....!!!wait .......... instantly.

    In cycle chain , next box moves when first box moves , so both happened at a time .
    cable too involves light to transmit signals , Light carries information , Light has to travel . Light is not instant !!

    light is faster but not instant !!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sciencestudy View Post
    Easy way to explain entanglement to newbies:

    light from distance of sun takes 8 min to carry information.
    If use one elongated stick as button to press far from such distance , then information about action of pressing switch has traveled (????) / happened instantly.surely it takes less than sec....!!!wait .......... instantly.
    a) That doesn't appear to have anything to do with entanglement.

    b) If you push one end of a very long stick, it will take a long time for the other end to move. This is basically dependent on the speed of sound in the material of the stick. It will certainly be slower than light.
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    It would be nice if sciencestudy actually studied some science before posting, the nonsense quotient would be lower...
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    I somehow get the feeling that the three previous replies were intended for a different thread . . .
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    Back to your original question, Ryankmfdm, there are plenty of careers available to a physicist and you'd be in very good standing taking physics at university. If you love it and take your time to put everything you have into your studies, then good marks will open a lot of doors for you. I'm not sure what it's like where you are, but where I am, people with good marks and a good work ethic get noticed.
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