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Updated on Monday, February 10

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QUESTION: Are physics students the smartest on campus? I can grasp many faculties on their research but when it comes to physics, I literally don't have an effing clue.

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  1. different way of thinking, not necessarily harder, just different

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  2. Pure math is probably harder, but physics is definitely up there :)

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    1. +1, maybe physics edges it because of labs though

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  3. Intelligence is relative

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  4. I wouldn't generalize. I'm sure there are outstandingly intelligent students in every faculty and also idiots in every faculty. It also depends on your definition of "smart"...

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  5. For me, pure math comes easy yet some of the upper year Physics courses are probably the only topics I have had a tough time conceptualizing.

    But yes, Intelligence is definitely relative.

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  6. I do agree that intelligence is relative. I also agree there are multiple intelligences. On the other other hand, physics is the most abstract science compared to chemistry and biology. For instance, I have interacted with a physics student who mentioned that one of the questions on a final was finding a particle in the box. Therefore, I still think it takes a highly intelligent person to fully grasp physics.
    I truly admire physics students.

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  7. In physics, and while it does get tough, mastery of any subject is equally as impressive to me.

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  8. Wow, all this love for us feels good. Agree with 7. Also agree with the people who say intelligence is relative. I can understand General Relativity without a problem. Ask me a question about Economics though, and I won't have a clue.

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