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Hey fellas!

My physic's teacher just asked my SL group which option to take. He told us he has experience in Option B, D, and E. We discussed about it but no conclusions were made.

The options are: (Taken from Physics IBO Guide)

Option A — Sight and wave phenomena
Option B — Quantum physics and nuclear physics
Option C — Digital technology
Option D — Relativity and particle physics
Option E — Astrophysics
Option F — Communications
Option G — Electromagnetic waves 

Since I'm coursing the 1st year of DP, I'm not as experienced as some of you guys are... So, for you, which of those is harder? Which is easiest? 

I have to decide it soon because we are going to emphasize in it the whole year...

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I'd suggest you pick Astrophysics, or Communnications since the math involved in it is pretty simple, and the rest is theory that can easily be understood. I strongly reccommend that you do not pick Relativity or Quantum physics. Hope this helps

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6 hours ago, sebastiang0918 said:

Option C — Digital technology
Option A — Sight and wave phenomena
Option B — Quantum physics and nuclear physics
Option D — Relativity and particle physics
Option E — Astrophysics
Option F — Communications
Option G — Electromagnetic waves

@sebastiang0918You gotta tell your teacher that this is the old syllabus, not the new syllabus! The IB has changed the options in physics from 2016. You can download the new syllabus here. Anyway, you will now have 4 following options (and each student can only do one):

A. Relativity
B. Engineering physics
C. Imaging
D. Astrophysics

There have been many discussions on IBS before about this matter. I suggests you take a look at this thread for example: http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/36602-physics-sl-options-2016-advice/

 

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@Vioh Oh I didn't knew about that! Anyway, thanks!! 
But for example, which one you chose? Like I said, I see me really into Relativity, Engineering Physics, and Astrophysics.

As I want to become a civil engineer, I'd like to choose that option but astrophysics sounds great too!

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I would say to choose relativity, it is fairly simple at SL level as it is just little calculations and all the formulae are in the data booklet

idk if you have already picked the option but hope this helped :)

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Sorry if I'm late to the party, but choose Astrophysics. It made me develop a crazy obsession with stars and constellations (hint: look at my name) and some of the concepts have stuck with me until today even though I'm right now studying something completely unrelated to Physics.

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