WHAT is physics? Do you enjoy physics? Do you intend to have a career in physics? When I put these questions to my students on the first day of class, most commonly I hear excited, motivated voices professing their love for physics as it informs them how things around us work such as light, mirrors, magnets, the refrigerators and electrical wiring in the house, among other things. But I also hear voices loaded with fear, anxiety and frustration expressing their hate for physics as it deals with complicated equations which they do not understand .