How to learn physics from scratch

And how far to go with it.

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Physics is a difficult thing to study. Not just because it requires a lot of mathematics, but also because it requires a lot of patience, dedication and time. Most people only learn physics in high school, and never touch on the subject again, perhaps they don’t need it, or they go into a profession which doesn’t require any knowledge of physics. Whichever the case may be, there…