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i chose physics as a year 11 + 12 subject, was this a bad choice? everyone says its hella hard dont do it blah blah blah. could someone tell me a breif outline of the course or something?

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  • Oct 16, 2005

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are you in nsw australia??

if so...

it's BAD!

EDIT: sorry I was typing with one hand. Now I've got two again.

Um, you learn about waves, motors, generators, currents, charges, motor effect, an elective and uhhh... just lots of random stuff that um... it's interesting (there's also space and rockets and stuff) but um... just embrace yourself :D

It's better than the chem course, I believe ^_^

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yeah NSW, ill be sitting the HSC

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  • Oct 16, 2005

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I couldn't answer your question that much ...but on my sense, as a junior[taking up a physics subject], well.....I can't catch up with the topic unless there's well-explained demonstration...it's confusing me..but anyways..I think if you could understand the lessons well it's not a very bad choice after all.

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my friends all say its easy...i wouldnt choose it coz i suck at maths and science :P

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Quote by schimkei chose physics as a year 11 + 12 subject, was this a bad choice?
everyone says its hella hard dont do it blah blah blah. could someone
tell me a breif outline of the course or something?


If you like the subject and can do well at it, why should anyone's opinion matter?

  • Oct 16, 2005
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Quote by schimkei chose physics as a year 11 + 12 subject, was this a bad choice?
everyone says its hella hard dont do it blah blah blah. could someone
tell me a breif outline of the course or something?


If you like the subject and can do well at it, why should anyone's opinion matter?


the main thing i just wanted to know, was what the course involved

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  • Oct 16, 2005
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I just finished my year 11 Phyisics course (im year 11.5). I would personally take up the subject, and any other subject that your thinking of, cause if you really dont like it, then you can always drop.
Physics is not like maths. Maths is just use the one equation and your given everything you need to find the answer. Physics is more given a few numbers and you have to find the right euation and knowlegde learnt thoughout the course, to find a value to substitute into another equation.
I'm doing projectile motion, and most questions you have to use all 3 equations to find the value you want.
I personally find that you have to have some passion for wanting to find out how things work. If you dont undestand something, dont fret, just remeber to revise it.
DOnt know if that helped at all.
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  • Oct 16, 2005
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Well I'd say if you like maths and those kind of technical stuff, then physics should be fine for you. But if you're not like that, then it probably was. But who am I to judge? ^_^'

  • Oct 16, 2005

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Physics? It's an OK subject, for Math and Science lovers. I hate it. >.<

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  • Oct 16, 2005
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does it help with engineering studies?

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  • Oct 16, 2005
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you mean in Uni? then, yes... They will pretty much teach you everything you need to knwo to start an engineering discipline in about a week or so. So i reckon that at least a background in Physics would be very helpful. As for high school subject engineering studies, dunno, my school doesnt offer it.
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  • Oct 16, 2005
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Quote by schimkedoes it help with engineering studies?


Yes. Engineering is a lot of maths and physics (definitely in the first year). As you progress through the years though, the skills of bullshitting in your papers/report/etc becomes just as important. :D

  • Oct 16, 2005
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I'm doing physics (South Australia admittedly) and Physics isn't really very hard, Chemistry, English Studies and Specialist Maths are the real killers.

And you probably won't get into many types of engineering without doing Physics, so if that's your plan then I'd highly recommend it.

  • Oct 20, 2005

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I say it depends what you want to do in the future, if your not sure right now I think you shoud still take it, just in case because you never know if you need it in the future, it is a pretty important academic coarse. In Gr.11 physics I think you deal mostly with practical questions than theory and in Gr.12 a little more theory knowledge than practical....dont be intimidated by it ^_^' just try it out and see how you like it.

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  • Oct 20, 2005

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Quote by Misato-KunIn Gr.11 physics I think you deal mostly with
practical questions than theory and in Gr.12 a little more theory
knowledge than practical.


Yeah hit you hit on the head.
To be honest it was boring in year 11, expect when we made lego pullys :p. but it is a piece of piss in year 12, as long as you do a bit of study you should be fine. If you do physics at uni you have to do maths aswell, so keep that into account (well at my uni anyway).
I think yr11 was newtons laws, momentum and the like.
in year 12 we did gravitation, magenetism, electricity, light, nuclear decay...
however I don't live in nsw so it might be different.
here is a quote for you though ^^ (in response to this question)

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just remember yr 11 = boring
yr 12 = wicked
ps. >< if you dont like it you can always drop it in second semester? lock it in XD

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  • Oct 21, 2005
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hmm depends on what you like and what not... for me it was hella easy ... damn didnt do shit and got around 96 both sems

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i'm so sorry but i hate physics :sweat: i really regret taking it, now i'm stuck with it with no way out...

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It's not as hard as people think. As long as you study you should find it easy but it can get annoying sometimes. As for me Physics is my favorite subject so maybe I find it easy

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  • Oct 22, 2005

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Just drop out already.

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  • Oct 22, 2005

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thanks for the tips everyone, i was planning to take physics next year with adv. chem as a junior. now i'm rethinking it. XD

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  • Oct 22, 2005

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Physics isn't that hard, especially in H.S. I don't know how involved it is in australia, but it was ridiculuosly easy in america. But I must agree with eveyone else, you must be decent in math and have a good visualization ability to be good in physics. Otherwise, don't take it unless you have to. And yeah, physics is very important for engineering. Engineering is nothing more than applied physics. So if your good a t math, can visualize things, physics should be a breeze.

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  • Oct 22, 2005

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well...i love science ^_^ so that i love physics too
for yu, if yu like the subject then yu have to do your best even though yu don't understand or confused yu'll understand as time pass by n remember to do exercise a lot...it really helpful, consult with your friends too if yu have question yu can't answer
math, physics, chemistry n biology for science class, hard though, but just do your best n everythin will be ok ~_^

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Physics is an ok subject, depends on the level you are taking it on. I took it at a lower level, mostly electronics, laws of motion and stuff. Its basically a learn formula and apply subject with a few defintions in between. Its a good science subject as long as one does not have to deal with too complicated equations all day long.

  • Nov 20, 2005

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