So far, I have been through Korea and Hong Kong. At the moment, I’m sitting in a hostel in Bangkok, Thailand with train tickets to Koh Tao. The notes from my travels will be laboriously posted once they’ve had time to settle from my fiery penmanship. For now, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the essence of project Iko.
My goal is to prove you can achieve an undergraduate’s understanding of physics through readily available resources while traveling around the world.
This is quite a feat, to say the least – and frankly I’m a little scared to make such a giant assumption. However, I think all challenges are worth an attempt. I’ve split up my education into 3 semesters and based my syllabus off of MIT’s undergraduate requirements for graduation. The only missing element is laboratory work. I’m open to suggestions on that one!
Physics I – Classical Mechanics
Math – Single Variable Calculus
Review – Everything from Khan Academy
Physics – Neutronics
Physics – Nuclear and Radiochemistry
Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism
Quantum Physics/Mathematics – Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation
Chemistry – Intro to Solid State Chemistry
Elective – The Ancient Greek Hero
Elective – The Challenge of Global Poverty
Over the course of the first ‘semester’ I will be scuba diving in Koh Tao, Thailand while doing volunteer work with POD.
Then I will spend the month of March in India, completing a teacher training course with the goal of spurring daily practice. (Also on the subject of yoga, I am currently part of a club on Reddit that does Yoga with teachers from all over the world via skype, weekly – though I haven’t had the chance to attend many classes yet)
Yeah, I know it’s a big load to handle, but as sick as it may sound – I love all of these subjects as much as I love art and filmmaking.
So… Let’s do this!