good way to learn... physics

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    uhh yeah. I'm in the last class of a high school and in April and May I'm going to take my final exams (something like A-levels I suppose, but I'm not sure :p). Then I'd like to study at the Technical University. I chose Electronics and Telecomunication as my faculty. BUT...

    To get there I have to pass my exams with the fying colours. I have to take Polish (as my native language), English (as a foreighn language) on an advanced level, Maths and... Physics

    Actually I've no idea how to learn it properly. I'm doing many exercises and deal with problem-solving tasks. What else I can do? Read a theory? If so - what for? What to pay attention on? What to keep in mind during learning? Any ideas?

    Or maybe I should give it up, but I hat giving up. So I'm sure I'll try it.
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    the same here.

    I hate damn mathematics, I just hate it and ain't got any idea how to learn better.
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    Physics, I can't really help with. Math, on the other hand, I have a really good website to help.

    http://sosmath.com
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Some people learn well from books, some people need it explained to them, some people need to see it.

    Trying to take it right out of a book would drive me crazy.

    I would suggest finding someone to tutor you, if you can.
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It depends on the kind of education system you are in. British style where all you do is to tackle exams or American style where it's more about the concept?

    If you just want to pass exams, I am sure there are practise books that are catered to provide you with questions to work on. Well, ultimately, it is the concept that is the most important. If you understand the concept VERY WELL, you won't have any problem with any question. So be sure to ask your teachers questions until you fully understand it. You paid for their time. It's their duty.
     
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    Tammy TPF Noob!

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    Just for starters... how about a 'Physics for Dummies' book... (no implications intended!)
     
  7. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    thanks,
    What makes me mad is time dilatation and MAxwell's equation because I have problems with that. So we will see... I have still about half a year :D
     
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    aggiezach Yup...

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    You could get the concept of gravity by jumping off a building.... Just kidding yo.... I mean it would help but you would probably get hurt.... :D


    The best way to learn physics for myself was to read a book with great illustrations. Sometimes just a simple picture will help you learn the whole concept... Just my two cents anyway.

    Word :D
     
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  10. Scott WRG Editor

    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    Lesson 1:

    Get in a car and drive really fast... slam on the brakes.... Peel your face off windshield.

    Say hello to Mr. Inertia

    :p
     
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    aggiezach Yup...

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    I thought that was Newtons 1st law of motion...

     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    My phisics techer told me once that that would be the best idea :)
     

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