Physics is a subject that gives most students a headache due to the fact that it involves complex mathematical calculations. However, it is a fascinating natural science that has helped us to understand the universe better and has contributed to technological advancements vastly. For some fortunate individuals, being good at physics comes naturally. However, for the rest of us being good at physics requires plenty of hard work. Luckily, by learning fundamental foundational skills and with constant practice anyone can master physics.
While physics can be frightening, there are a few tips that can make learning physics fun and interesting. The best way to study physics is by approaching it in the right way. Keeping these things in mind, we have listed a few study tips below.
- Constant practice
The first and foremost thing to remember is not to wait until the exam to begin preparing. Like mentioned previously, physics requires constant practice and effort. Note that, the world-class physicists did not master the laws of current electricity, Lenz’s law, etc. overnight. To score good marks in physics, read, write and think physics on a daily basis.
- Pesky equations and law
Physics is a subject rich in laws, formulae, equations and rules. Many students think that these laws and equations have to be memorised. But it is important to realise that memorisation is a low form of learning. The best students in physics don’t merely memorise equations and laws, they understand them. When presented with a formula, make sure you can work through its derivation. Once you understand the formula and laws at this level, memorisation comes easily. In cases, when u forget to remember an equation you will have the required knowledge base to derive it.
- Read topics before lectures
It is better not to come across a physics topic for the very first time in class. Instead, read the upcoming topics in the textbook the day before it will be covered in class. At this stage, try grasping the general concepts discussed in the chapter and don’t fixate on the precise mathematics. This will help you to get a solid foundation of knowledge upon which you can apply the mathematical skills that will be taught in class the next day.
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