04 September 2006

One hour a day

Many people have told me that a good method for learning a subject is to read one hour a day on that subject.

I have decided to start reading one hour of physics a day, with the requirement that the material has nothing to do with my research and that it be fun!

Currently, I am reading Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity by James Hartle. I'm hoping that this text will give me a better intuitive feel for GR and teach me about the landmark experiments in the field.

1 comment:

  1. My problem with that is that, peanut brain that I have, I kind of forget what happened on the previous day by the day I get to the next. That's why I sometimes like the "all consumed by X" method better at times, at least for the first time through something. Once you get your feet wet, I think the 1 hour a day idea is great. (Or 1 min, 30 min, etc.)