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Old 2021-06-11, 18:08   #2897
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In my view is that it takes skill to explain anything. I'm pretty sure that Richard Feynman could have made an excellent attempt.

At a different level, I have successfully taught basic {QM,GR,topology,group theory,number theory} to friends and relatives, some of whom have been significantly pre-pubescent.

You may, or may not, be surprised at what 6 year old kids can understand if they are taught properly. An important pre-cursor is to explain that everything, absolutely everything, is a simplification. That very much includes what I and their school teachers have to say. If they grasp that concept they are fully prepared for everything they hear afterwards.
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