- DaSaGwaLv 79 年前最佳解答
physicist or engineer are all scientists. Their knowledge are interconnected. Therefore the point is not being physicist or engineer, but is what you study. In EE, there is a branch called "optical engineer". It is the same as in physics.
2011-12-09 14:17:36 補充：
Therefore, if you get into the theoretical area of optics, you will be physicist, if you are in the practical application, then you will be engineer. Therefore, the point is not the term: physicist or engineer, but what are you doing ?
2011-12-11 03:08:09 補充：
Ok, since you like me to answer this question in more detail, let me give a little more about these subject.
I am Mechanical Engineer (Solid Mechanics), so let use my own expertise to explain how they are related.
From junior high, you study Physics, in it, the major part of Physics is Mechanics. It studies both kinematics (how object moves) and kinetics (how the movement of object related to the external force, Newton Law of Motion). You studies the same thing in Senior High School. When you enter the college, if you are Engineering major, you will need to study Physics again, but it will introduce "Calculus" into Physics. Then as a Mechanical Engineer, you need to study:
Strength of Material
In the Graduate school (as in Solid Mechanics), you will study
.... and so on
The reason I give you a list like this is I will explain how these subjects are related:
You study Newton Law of Motion (which assume the object is rigid, non-deformable) in Physics, it will later expand it into Elasticity (which deals with small deformation of a deformable object), then when you introduce the heat to the object, it will lead to Thermal Elasticity (but you need to study heat conduction first). Since, Elasticity only deal with small deformation, therefore, there is another Elasticity that deal with large deformation. As the term "elastic", it mean the deformation can recover, When the deformation is permanent, then it leads to Plasticity. OK, I think I already give you some idea how these courses are related.
2011-12-11 03:08:53 補充：
You are in Civil Engineering, you will study structure analysis, it is similar to strength of material in Mechanical Engineering, but it is in MORE detail. Therefore, my point is, all the knowledge are interrelated with each other, you can certainly go from civil into electrical, or even Physics.
2011-12-11 03:09:36 補充：
I think the point is not where you are now, but whether you have the mind (heart) to go to where you want to be.
2011-12-11 03:11:42 補充：
continue in "opinion".
2011-12-11 03:14:32 補充：
If you have the ability to study Civil engineering, you will have the same ability to study other different field. After all, knowledge is only a matter of logical reasoning, digging the truth and discovering.
2011-12-11 03:17:05 補充：
A good scholar is because they put their mind to think what people can not think, discover what people cannot find. It is not because they are born with those knowledge. So, I wish you luck in your dream !參考資料： self
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- novusLv 69 年前
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