do you think it would be worth it for me to try to become an astrophysicist even though im not above average in math? ive always had decent grades in my math classes but my parents repeatedly suggest that I should major law instead and im starting to feel kinda shaky about my decision to study astrophysics :/
astrophysics is 99% math and 1% looking at cool stuff through telescopes. Most of the math isn’t crazily hard, but there’s just so god damn much of it so it’s more of an endurance thing.
So I mean it’s very crucial to develop your math skills as early as possible, because math is a subject that just builds onto itself. If you don’t start off with a strong base then it’s going to be almost impossible for you to catch up to your classmates. Not only that but physics is the same way.
Basically you have to be extremely dedicated to your education. If that’s something you’re going to have trouble with, I wouldn’t recommend it.