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Physics has little relevance to the real world and taking it would be a waste of time.
Physics answers questions about the world that no other field can answer, and is fundamental to other fields & major advancements.
Physics is behind nearly every major technological innovation of the past century, including iPhone touch screens, high-speed internet, GPS, MRIs, solar power, and so much more. Physics also teaches a wide range of skills that are applicable no matter what you end up doing. Physics majors working in computer science or engineering reported that they made frequent use of problem-solving, teamwork, programming, and technical writing skills they learned while studying physics. Physics also teaches you fun applications of everyday life - like basketball, lasers, and microwaves! Check out PhysicsCentral to learn more about the physics of everyday life.
Over 80% of surveyed employers agreed that physics majors:
ABET Survey of applied and engineering physics graduates, Kettering University
APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) have created a shareable “5 Myths” brochure for teachers, counselors, and students to download. Check it out!