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Einstein's decision to enroll in a teachers' training program may seem surprising in light  of his own unhappiness as a schoolboy in Munich; the joy he took in learning came from  his informal education at home, not from his experiences in a school with formally  trained instructors. However, his teaching course may have been an attempt to reach a  compromise with his family, which was in financial trouble at the time. The factory run by  his father and uncle had failed in 1896 and most of the family funds were lost. Thus,  despite Einstein's desire to master the frontiers of physics, he also recognized the  importance of securing a steady income. Einstein did not abandon physics, however, indeed studying it seriously in the laboratory  of the head physics professor at the Polytechnic, Heinrich Friedrich Weber, who was  best known for his contributions to electrical engineering. Yet although Einstein admired 
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