• Tuesday , 11 August 2020

How to Study Physics?

Related image

One of the most dreaded subjects aside from math is science. More specifically, Physics. It is likely to make most students cringe from time to time. Maintaining an A+ in physics is a challenge for many students. However, with proper guidance and enough practice, its easy to succeed in physics. Here, we list a few tips to study physics.

Understand basic concepts

Certain forces like the accelerating force of gravity are assigned mathematical constants. This means that these forces are the same regardless of where and how they are used. Hence, It is a smart idea to memorise common constants that we encounter in physics.

Learn the math skill required to do physics problems

Maths is often considered the language of physics. Get a stronghold of basic maths that is required to solve physics problems. Listed below are a few math topics that we often encounter in physics:

  1. Geometry
  2. Trigonometry
  3. Prealgebra
  4. Precalculus
  5. Calculus

Read topics before the lecture

Read the upcoming topics in class lectures the day before it is covered in class lecture. Grasp the fundamentals of the topics and try not to fixate on the precise mathematics. Doing this will build a solid foundation upon which the mathematical skills that will be taught in the class. For example, if electric potential is to be covered in the class the next day, read the definition and understand the derivation the previous day. In the class the next day, you can practise the mathematics required to solve numericals related to electric potential.

Pesky Equations and Laws

Physics is a subject rich in equations, laws and formulae. To blindly memorise these laws and equation is a low form of learning. The best students in physics do not merely memorize the laws and equations, rather, they understand them. When presented with law or formula,  make sure you can work through its derivation. Once you understand the laws and formulas at this level, memorization comes easily.

Review your notes daily

Take a few minutes daily to review your notes once you get back home from school. Doing this helps you retain the concepts taught in the day’s class. Hence, cement your knowledge by reading the notes daily.

Above all, Keep trying! Everyone learns at different speeds and in different ways. There are lots of engaging and interesting content on Physics at BYJU’S that can make you curious. You can subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel to learn about the different concepts in Physics like the electric field intensity and kinetic energy. You can also have a glimpse of how BYJU’S app is changing the way students learn.