Easy Steps to Improve your Physics Grades
Always do practice:
The tried-and-true method is just to do as many practice problems as you can from an introductory textbook.
Read ➽ Understand ➽ Attempt Questions
It really takes work. Read the chapter, understand the examples, attempt the problems, struggle, struggle some more, and persevere. It is a grueling process for most, so do not get discouraged.
Approach Your Teacher:
Also, if you get a chance try and solidify your conceptual knowledge during schooling hours.
If anything feels hazy you should approach your teacher or another suitable person–and first, explain what you think the concept is, then have the instructor make any corrections or additions.
Your conceptual understanding will be your strongest advantage for physics it will systematically deconstruct your spirit 'haha', but we all survive in the end albeit in pieces of our former selves.
Predict possible outcomes in any application:
Lastly, before starting a problem try and predict what the solution should say. In other words, look for limiting cases.
If you have a block sliding down a ramp with no applied forces, your solution to show the block does not move if the ramp is parallel with the ground.
This is a powerful methodology for learning physics. It simultaneously applies your mathematical and conceptual knowledge.
Fred McGalliard, works at Boeing adds ...
First appeared at Quora by Nick Valverde, works at National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (2017-present).