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Old 03-31-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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You're welcome. If I were younger I would go back to school and major perhaps in Geology and pursue a career in that field. But at my age I guess I'll just have to get my learning from YouTube.
It's funny you should mention the above......

I graduated from a small college (Juniata) as a Biology major. Upon graduation I could not find a job in the drug industry (I wanted to do drug research). My NJ State Police uncle hooked me up with the NJ Office of Forensic Science and I spent 38 years as a Forensic Scientist. Not great pay. Decent retirement (although Chris Christie is trying to F it up).

My youngest brother graduated from the same small college 8 years later as a geology major. Immediately got a job with a large oil company and has been making the big bucks ever since.

I think I would do-over as a geology major!
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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It's funny you should mention the above......

I graduated from a small college (Juniata) as a Biology major. Upon graduation I could not find a job in the drug industry (I wanted to do drug research). My NJ State Police uncle hooked me up with the NJ Office of Forensic Science and I spent 38 years as a Forensic Scientist. Not great pay. Decent retirement (although Chris Christie is trying to F it up).

My youngest brother graduated from the same small college 8 years later as a geology major. Immediately got a job with a large oil company and has been making the big bucks ever since.

I think I would do-over as a geology major!
Your brother made a good choice. I hope he enjoys what he's doing. For us I guess it's a case of could've, would've, should've.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:16 PM
 
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I took physics in college my senior year (45 years ago) and did not take the subject seriously (I was a Biology major). In fact I would not have passed the course if my roommate/physics major-lab assistant had not given me an A in the laboratory part of the course (which I did not earn).

Since that time I have often regretted not taking the subject seriously and have a developed a growing interest in all things physics (the very large and the very small). I have discovered that YouTube is an excellent source of lectures, demonstrations and programming concerning the physical world. The more I watch the closer I come to understanding some of the wild theories out there.

If you have an interest or even questions, check out YouTube.......
Youtube is a great source for lectures of all types. It's great that you have developed an interest in physics. Susskind and Lewin both have great lectures! If you are interested in textbooks I highly recommend Griffiths', his books are quite good and very accessible.
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