can somebody help me with my quest for knowledge of physics?

i want too know everything there is too know, i know about plenty already like thermodynamics ,string theory,quarks,leptons,photons, all that stuff,relativity,black holes,big bang,big rip,big crunch, ya know? i just want to know more,stephen hawkings my idol (im 16 by the way lol) and i read all of his books.i just dont understand some of the math involved and stuff like any thing that you consider need to know i would like, and just so you know, this question will probably go to vote so u can vote for yourself lol.ok thanks lots people.oh and if you want me too explain more things i know or ask me something just email me, thanks lol.

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    It's definitely a good thing that you have such an interest in physics. There's a lot of descriptive physics that can be learned without delving into mathematics, but maths is definitely as the heart of physics.

    Calculus is practically a given in terms of the classical Newtonian mechanics involving laws of force and work. You've probably encountered a taste of that in thermodynamics, but I'm guessing on the averaging scale. Calculus is also important in understanding quantum mechanics, combined with linear algebra.

    Definitely get familiar with the exponential function as that is seen all over, from kinetics of chemical reactions to radioactive decay to quantum probabilities.

    In terms of astrophysics, which seems to be your field of interest, you'll probably want to become familiar with at least Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and have a basic knowledge of his General Theory. The maths behind that isn't as complex, but the understanding of frames of reference may prove to be a challenge.

    As you are 16, should you attend university, you'll be getting this first-hand in just a few years. It's a good idea to be ahead in terms of the basic principles, but it's OK to be patient with the maths involved.

    Hope that helps.

    Source(s): Physics semi-guru at your service.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    While it appears that your interest in physics has led to the exploration of the theoretical aspect of this science, unfortunately one cannot truly understand the basis behind physics without also comprehending the mathematics behind such theoretical dissertation. After all physics and mathematics are so closely linked that one may go as far as to say that they are the same subject. Thus if you are truly inclined as to learn more about physics, it would be extremely important to grasp basic concepts of mathematics, especially calculus if you intend to understand Stephen Hawking's work. And since calculus is usually not taught until one has reached the age of 17 or 18, I would focus on understanding and mastering the basics of mathematics including algebra or pre-calculus, as well as the basics of physics including quantum mechanics, electrostatics, and perhaps even basic newtonian forces if you are not yet familiar with those.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pardner, your quest is one of frustration - you'll never reach it. What do you expect to find at the end of your quest? Why take the time to learn everything? I would recommend that you find a particular area of learning by which you are able to help others, and concentrate on that. If your goal is teaching, I expect you would make a fine one, but you must keep your goal as being that which will make a difference in others lives and not just your own. You'll turn into a "bitter prune" if you do.

  • hojeij
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    God is the only that created this universe and notice what Quran says approximately it ,Surat Al-Baqarah 2:163,164,one hundred sixty five And your god is one God. there isn't any deity [worth of worship] different than Him, the fullyyt Merciful, the particularly Merciful. certainly, interior the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the nighttime and the day, and the [large] ships which sail for the period of the sea with that which reward human beings, and what Allah has despatched down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein each and every [style of] shifting creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs and indicators for a people who use reason.And [yet], between the definitely everyone seems to be people who take different than Allah as equals [to Him]. They love them as they [would desire to] love Allah .

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  • Bart S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago


    Don't have as much knowledge as you but I do actually enjoy reading science articles in good quality newspapers.

    I suppose it's really just pop-science but, still, I learn from it and it forces me to think.

    This article by Peter Rodgers (and the optional discussion 'duel' that follows!) might be good bedtime reading.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you have studied relativity and cosmology,I suggest you to study this book:


    by Misner, Thorne and Wheeler ("MTW")

    It is the refrence of gravitation and really, really hard to study.

    -good luck-

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you are very eager to physics.

    good......... i havent taken physics at graduation level......... but just read books reference books on physics.............

    give u more knowledge........... but do practicals on that.........

    that more beneficial to u...........



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