How to Study Physics?

Physics can be intimidating due to the fact that it involves many complex mathematical calculations. The more foreign math seems to you, the likelier it is for physics to look like a math witchcraft. But remember the purpose of math in physics 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. More than the existing math knowledge, it is your mindset that is important. There is always a roadblock that you will encounter no matter how hard you prepare. But the will to overcome these obstacles is the key to success. While physics can be frightening there are a few tips that can make learning physics fun and interesting. A few of those tips are listed below:

  • Think Conceptually

Physics goes beyond simple memorisation and study. Physics requires big-picture conceptual thinking. Success in physics depends on understanding the basics clearly and a flexible mind that is capable of assessing the basic physics rules and their application in problems. Whether you are studying reflection of light or basic dynamics of motion taking a conceptual approach helps you to break down problems into a series of basic steps. This approach makes finding solutions to problems easier.

  • Get in the Zone

Physics requires uninterrupted study. Make sure to work out a routine to stay in the zone. Consider turning off your phone and laptops. For a few, finding a quiet room studying in absolute silence is the way to go. While for others music helps them study. Choose whatever works the best for you and get in the zone!

  • Pesky Equations and Law

Physics is a subject rich in laws and equations. Many students blindly memorise these laws without giving it any thought. When presented with laws and equations, make sure to work through its derivation. Once you understand formulas and laws at this level, memorisation comes easily.

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