Can someone tell me what Physics (and probably Engineering )is?
Before, I was sure that I want to do Physics in university, but somehow I realised that (probably) REAL Physics should have little connection with what I enjoy. I love tinkering with stuff, reading books and learning things from them (I learned all the STR I know by myself), making something funny (Tesla coils, ellipse compasses... You know the sort), learning how it all works, understanding things by finding and solving problems (my current topic is wet hydrodynamics), thinking about paradoxes, and solving puzzles.
It all seems like a game I love to play alone and with my friends, and which we occasionally teach to some younger kids. My friends, who have just finished undergraduate year 1 can't tell me anything constructive, so can someone tell me what science is?
I know the topic is a bit daft, but it's quite important for me. I will certainly ask the same thing everywhere and not once, but still...