What is Physics?
It is fair to assume that the majority of students would agree to physics being one of the difficult subjects studied in school. Indeed, many students find it hard to define physics, let alone understand the nuances of all the formulas made up of bizarre looking symbols. It is a science that strives to explain how nature works making use of the language of numbers – Mathematics! It is viewed as the most basic science of natural sciences and its theories try to explain the behaviour of atoms, light, the Universe and everything in between. Perhaps, it is the general lack of understanding of what physics is, coupled with the subject’s difficulty and dependence on mathematics, that conduces to discourage a student from studying physics.
Tips To Study Physics
Bear in mind that anyone can learn physics. It is no different from learning a musical instrument, from learning a programming language, from reading a great novel. Whether you turn it into a career or a hobby, the pure joy of knowing the universe around us is one of the most wonderful experiences you can ever have in life. Having said this, in this article, we provide a list of tips to help you study physics in the best ways possible. Following are the tips:
Read Popular Books on Physics
When you are reading through the textbooks, solving problems and getting into the nitty-gritty details of the concepts, it is easy to forget why you became inspired to study physics in the first place. This is where great books on physics come into the picture. They encourage, inspire and help you understand the big picture. While a lot of popular books written on physics present an unrealistic view of what the study of physics is about, great books talk about the real physics we know exists.
Pesky Laws and Equations
Physics is a subject that is rich in formulas, laws, and equations. Work through the derivation rather than just memorizing them. Try studying a few important derivations of formulas such as the electric field of a dipole and Van Der Waals equation and see the difference for yourself.
Read Topics Before Lectures
Make it a habit to read the upcoming topic that will be taught in the class the day before it is covered. Try understanding the fundamentals of the topic from the textbook. Do not fixate on the specific mathematics of the topic. Doing this, helps you build a solid foundation of knowledge upon which you can later apply the mathematical skills that will be taught in class the next day.
The above listed were a few tips to study physics effectively. Above all, keep trying and believe in yourself! Everyone learns at different speeds and in different ways. All the Best!
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