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For studying physics first you should read your teachers notes given in classroom, If possible go to your college library and read a reference book. For formulas get a piece of paper and write down all the formulas, For rotational practice free body diagrams. Practice makes man perfect so practice of problems is must,For theory read Resnick-Halliday - Krane it’s a great book and if you like working in labs you will like the book also. Don't think it negative physics is easy and scoring ,Practice.>>
The Feynman Lectures covers a great deal of classical and quantum physics, both technically and intuitively, besides being a quite interesting book (since it's written by Feynman), for this reason I would suggest you to start from it.
Do your own lab work and teach yourself, I was reading College Physics book when I was 13, having at 12 already built a magnetic launcher that could embed ball bearings in my bedroom wall. Grab whatever knowledge you can get by whatever means. Go back to basics. . Start by reasoning how a dropped ball bounces and make it simple enough to explain to an eight-year-old child. Then you will have arrived at the basis of understanding.
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Halliday and Read it, in my high school days. It's a beautiful book with
everything explained in such a way that it will make you think what happened next
You won't regret buying this book. Trust me! ,The Khan Academy is
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Physics is indeed a very interesting subject if studied with dedication.. Love physics.. Here are some tips which help me..
1. Once you’ve sat down to study, avoid any distractions concentrate on topic in hand.
2. Many topics in a unit are interrelated so do each topic systematically, key is to make short notes of the topic after understanding of the topic.
3. Then frame your own questions and make sure that you've memorized it and it should sink on your blood.
4. Rewriting formulas helps a lot, once you're done with the unit, revise it again religiously.
5. After that finally move on to practicing of questions. This way you can never fall out in physics
This is somewhat interesting. The answer can be generic on one end and tend to being ethereal or surreal at the other end or a combination of both.
This is going to be a bit long but hope you will patiently persist.
I take it that you really want to study the subject, Study in the sense that you wish to understand, ponder and discover and not just a regular reading, Physics deals with the laws of nature and you want to understand the laws of nature at the deepest level. Now asking how to would not yield any result. Alas, we have not yet understood it completely, People are doing that even now.
To get a DEEPER UNDERSTANDING, it is essential that we read and read again, ponder, question and do our own experiments, test the theories, and read or listen to the other’s views and question and analyze them. Insights into the subject start to matter when one gets midway in his studies. It starts happening at an earlier time or at the grad level studies at the latest. Research is but a logical perspective of an individual who has spent time trying to analyze and understand the problem or the subject at hand.
Studying is just an activity wherein an individual puts in his utmost efforts with undivided attention and passion towards the understanding of what he/ she is studying, Your desire to gain a deep understanding, a firm foothold and mastery over something requires just this- a sincere , passionate study of the subject with perseverance as your vanguard.
I take it that you want to learn the things that have been discovered until now and have mastery over it. Firstly you need to be really good at the language in which it is described. A person cannot expect to understand someone speaking a different language unless he knows it, of course. Let there be a person, a tourist in a foreign country which has a different language, Let’s call him A. Now there are the following possibilities which I’d like to consider ;
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1. A wants to travel and look at the flaura , fauna, and man made structures- for this he only needs to know a few words to navigate or for help, so a crude understanding of the language is more than sufficient to get things done
2. A is traveling and he wants to know a little bit of history and culture- a moderate level of mastery over the foreign language will suffice
3. A wants to study the past civilizations in the land, the older texts, and the like- for this, his mastery over the language needs be really good- there is a difference between texts in terms of notations or sometimes one word could have several meanings and contexts
Similarly, mathematics is the language used to describe things, well laws, thoughts and the like. The deep well which you are hoping to peep at would require rudimentary math or none at all, but if you wish to get inside the well, then a good math foundation is required, else you might just lose your grip.
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1. Study basic things like geometry (very very important, Newton’s laws were in fact explained using geometry by Newton himself, though he did come up with calculus(he called it flux ions), he used geometry and not calculus. He was a geometer). Trigonometry, basic algebra (manipulations) need to be mastered. Study Euclid’s elements, Archimedes works(he has interesting things to say and renew Descartes-the geometry of renew Descartes
2. That being said, start with a text like Sear’s and Zemansky’s - Mechanics part of it is relatively easy and it helps build the concepts, at least introduces am to the reader.
3. Meanwhile study the real number system properly , it will help in understanding calculus- take up GH Hardy’s a course on pure mathematics and tom m apostil’s calculus vol 1- study em simultaneously and compare and make notes and practice- the things you study in point one will help here- these books give the reader a solid foundation and good technique
4. read the rest of the text(sears and zemansky’s or any elementary text you picked)- A book like this , is sort of a survey on existing physics, will let you have a rough idea about the subject
5. Now take up Berkely’s five volumes and go through the first one. The first volume lays down the groundwork- interesting points and view is mathematically pleasing and consistent -
6. Next up , you need differential equations, vector analysis, linear algebra, multivariate calculus, partial diff equations , complex analysis and the like which is covered in tom m apostil’s volume two.
7. you will get to understand the whole math(the pre-requisite)— a pure mathematician is concerned with the language( math) and he is only concerned with its structure and goes on making things whereas physicists and engineers use this language to express their ideas or to be able to analyze better—-they aren’t concerned with working on the language unless they feel the need to describe something which cannot be done with the existing language, that is, math) so knowing what to to how to do and when to do is extremely important
8. Please pick up Feynman’s lectures ( you should be equipped to read the first volume)- Feynman is a respected Physicist and he explains several things and shares his wisdom— I recommend this book solely for his views on the subject
9. Once you finish with math in vol 2 , you will be equipped to study electromagnetic field theory- this employs ‘hard’ math.
10. Now ,go through Berkeley’s vol two and then, study Feynman’s vol 2
11. Then, yes you will be able to study quantum mechanics, statistical physics.
12. advanced calculus is required for further study- Abstract algebra is a must for studying really advanced stuff and differential geometry is a must to understand things like general relativity and the like it’s a really long route but it’s worth it.
13. It's imperative to learn the process of breaking the concept into component concepts. You need to develop a lot of rigor and mastery in this process and best thing is to practice.
14. You can start with Basic mechanics/ Newton's laws of motion and try to understand the concepts of a free body diagram as a start.
15. Mechanics problems are easy to imagine and it’s much more easy to develop an intuition through practice.
16. Having a thorough grasp of mechanics will help you comprehend how forces interact in nature and other basics like velocity, acceleration, distance covered momentum, angular momentum, potential energy, kinetic energy, torque etc which are used extensively in other areas of physics like electrodynamics, rotational dynamics, nuclear physics, optics etc.
17. The best way to study physics in my view is to apply it to solving problems. Find some good problem you want to work on and then dig for information which move you toward resolution.
18. Ideally it should be a practical problem, such as designing a working mechanical or electrical device, but you might also like to handle purely theoretical ones, such as some complex problems from IPhO.
19. The reason is that it gives you a chance to apply the "deliberate practice" by purposefully looking for information and trying different approaches, seeing what works and what doesn't, which is a proven way to become better at anything.
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It would be also
useful, if you find a good advisor, who could help you out if you start to feel
blocked and discouraged, but unless you are working on something which is truly
cutting-edge, your school/college teacher or the internet should be enough.
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