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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Physics

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Just over a month ago, when I walked into physics class for the first time, I thought it'd be a drag like all the other science classes I had to take. I was that girl who's heart was filled with trombone, head filled with music and the only reason for taking physics was because my counselor made me; I had absolutely no interest in the course and that was the attitude I assumed would carry throughout the entire year. Why did I care what physics had to do with my life? What did it matter?

Then, probably a week ago, I found myself thinking more and more about physics. When I looked around me, I started wondering what type of physics is involved at what I was seeing. What physics is involved in a trombone slide? What physics is involved with the sound I hear when music is played? While walking home, I began thinking about the physics of airplanes, of cars, of myself--and tonight it finally hit me that physics is all around, that it's everything. I'm seeing things in a new perspective; I'm questioning more, I want to learn more. I don't view things the way they appear anymore--I look at something and wonder how physics is involved. Even though in class we're still working on free-fall, I can't begin to describe how much I've learned so far--and it's only October.

Last month, I was just another girl forced to take another class she didn't care about. Today, I'm a person who's seeing everything differently; who constantly questions things and constantly wants to learn more, all because of physics.

And it's awesome.

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images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRDGjCJkDaZA0T1f9Tc7UQ5h3dcFXN7eMmxBdsGIyojSizjus6KRqDByUzuZwThis is the reason we teach... students who care and want to learn. I'm thrilled you're seeing things differently, and can't wait to hear about what you uncover this year (and of course, let's make sure to talk about physics of the trombone when we get to sound and waves!!!)

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