Physics is crucial to understand the world around us and the world beyond us. It challenges our imagination with concepts like string theory and relativity and leads to great discoveries such as computers and lasers. Physicists are often interested in describing how a system behaves mathematically. For instance, a formula is used to track the motions of the planets and their moons in their orbit around the sun. Researchers come up with these equations by measuring the objects at various points in time and then develop a formula that links all of the points together.
This is one of the reasons physics is intimidating to most. The fact that it involves many complex mathematical calculations is not to serve as an intellectual roadblock stopping you from understanding, rather it serves to state physics concepts in a clear and concise way. The more foreign math seems to you, the likelier it is for physics to seem like math witchcraft. Here, we have provided tips that will help you study physics in the most effective way, making your learning process more fun.
- Learn math skills that are required to solve Physics Problems
Mathematics is considered as the “language of Physics.” To master solving physics problem one has to be an expert in the fundamentals of Math. Some physics concepts require the application of advanced mathematical skills like taking integrals and derivatives, whereas few others require the application of trigonometry, geometry, and algebra.
- Acronyms and Mnemonics
Mnemonic devices are a memory technique that helps your brain encode and recall information. It is very useful in helping you remember physics concepts. Physics problems frequently ask for the conversion of units. To better remember the order of the metric prefixes, we can make use of the following mnemonic device which says “Kings Hate Dragons Because Dragons Can’t Make Money.” Here the first letter of each term correlates with the order of the metric prefixes as follows: Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli, Micro.
- Think Conceptually
Success in physics depends on possessing a flexible mind that is capable of assessing the basic physics rules and their application in problems. Whether one is studying vectors or basic dynamics of motion, taking a conceptual approach helps you break down problems into a series of basic steps that helps in finding solutions to problems easily.
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