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why is physics so fucking hard /sci/
im in first year engineering, and while chem and math are coming along easily (quantum mechanics, derivatives and so forth), physics is raping me in the literal asshole
I did well in phys 12 in HS, (90%), we went over all of classical mechanics including EM and Circuits. I thought it wouldnt be this hard but holy fuck this shit gets retard complicated.
Any tips for excelling in physics? I tihnk some people have the same problem with math. People in my calc class are running into magnitudes of difficulty, but for me it's very straightforward because it's juts one thing. But with physics, it's either my teacher or my curriculum, but everything is one jumbled fucking mess. For instance, my first midterm is on ALL classical mechanics.
Taking first year physics w/ calculus usage.
IQ is stupid
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OK, I have a great Stanford-Bennet score, I love how that has allowed me to skate through some things without any actual work but I gotta admit that the whole idea of rating something as complex as a human mind one a one dimensional linear scale is simple minded at best.
The test was developed to identify the mentally handicapped for use in primary education and it does that well enough but to describe the difference between Einstein and Shakespeare?
A few things I want to say before asking for response:
Me, personally, I took a battery of tests recently and they verified things I already knew. My long term memory is peak; like top 0.001%. My short term memory is well below average. The IQ score I get on every test reflects none of that.
In biology the intelligence of a very simple animal is judged by testing “responsiveness to the environment”. If you present food or poke them with a stick some mesofauna respond quickly, others slowly. By this standard the guy trying to study his math while the music and laughter from people partying in the next dorm room distracts him is not responding to his environment. But of course it is simple minded to call him the stupid one.
I knew a maintenance man who had vastly superior spatial functions and pattern recognition. He could barely speak English, his native language. Once he and I were walking down the hall and found a small black plastic thingamabob.
“Dis dat fing offa da floor scrubber macheen.” He said.
“Does it come off a lot?”
“I dunno. Never seent it afore.”
“Then how do you know what it is?”
“Cause it like dis.” He moves his finger in the air to describe part of the shape of it.
When we got to the janitors closet he reached down and popped it back in place.
“I get some ‘poxy so da axle don get wallered out.”
What was his IQ? Probably 80.
My point is there are a lot of things that make up a mind and a composite number simply does not tell the whole story.