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The excitement of discovery can be experienced when we learn the value of physics in solving practical problems and in gaining insight into everyday phenomena, and its significance as an achievement of the human intellect in its quest for understanding the world we all live in.
Physics has always attracted special students, challenged by modern theories that shaped, and are still shaping, our understanding of the universe. These include the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, superconductivity and particle physics, to name a few. A degree in physics leaves one poised to enter many professions that include, but are not limited t,o traditional physics. The discipline of physics teaches skills that are transferable to many other professions, including electronics, computer and oil industries. These transferable skills include: mathematical modeling, problem solving, designing experiments, interpretation of experimental data, reflecting on answers before trusting them, research experience, laboratory techniques and communication skills.