We often hear many students saying “Physics is difficult!.” But what makes physics so difficult for many? Students find physics difficult because they have to not just compete against the conceptual explanations but also against different representations of concepts such as formulas, experiments, calculations, and graphs at the same time. Many think,
- Physics is abstract
- Physics requires good mathematics and cannot be learned without a good mathematics background
- Physics has plenty of theory and formulas to be learned
- If you miss one concept in physics, it is hard to grasp the next one
Physics requires students to make use of a variety of methods of understanding like tables of numbers, graphs, equations, diagrams, maps. Also, Physics requires the ability to use algebra and geometry and to go from the specific to the general and back. This is what makes learning physics difficult for students. Having said this, physics doesn’t always have to be intimidating if tackled with the right study strategy. To help you understand physics in the best way possible, we have provided a few tips that can make studying physics joyous.
- Pesky Laws and Equations
Physics is a subject rich in formula, laws, units and equations. Work through their derivations, rather than just memorising. For example, the unit of magnetic flux is Weber because magnetic flux has a dimension of mass length squared per time squared electric current. The SI derived unit of magnetic flux is the Weber, which is defined as a volt-second. Once you learn laws and equations at this level, memorization comes easily.
- Use Flashcards
Every time you come across a new word, formula, units of measurement in Physics, not them down. This will help you follow the thread of theory and strengthen the new information which you have gathered. For example, the units of various parameters in physics like the unit of resistance can be easily learned using this method.
Develop a timetable and follow them sincerely. Motivate yourself and listen to lectures in class carefully and practise the lab exercises stringently.
These were a few tips to study Physics effectively. For interesting content on Physics and other subjects, students can subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel and learn about the different concepts in physics and also have a glimpse of how BYJU’S app is changing the way students learn.