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#1 dchiemezie



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:39 AM

Best tips to solve physics problem

Don't panic,students always panic towards a given problem on physics, because physics seems to carry with it this aura that it is difficult to solve.
I will give you few tips to solve any given physics problem.

1.Be calm:Take a deep breathe, don't rush the situation, try to understand the situation.
Take advantage of it, and you can have an amazing impact solving that problem.

2.Critical Reading:Learn to go through a given question before ever attempting to solve. Understanding the question, will give you the mental picture of what you are about to face.

3.Don't be skeptical:Lack of self belief and confidence, is a hindrance to anything in life. Being skeptical will attract negative results to you.
learn to be optimistic of every situation, belive that the question is possible to solve.

5.Outline the Data: Outlining the data of variables given in a question will give you the best formula to use. e.g John walks a distance of 20m to the nearby store in 5 arcs, what is Johns Speed.
Given data:
Looking at this problem, will tell you that you are required to find speed, and formula for Speed is distance/time(S=d/t).

I hope my tips will help you, you can add more tips to solve physics problem.
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#2 swansont


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:02 AM


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#3 Raider5678



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:59 AM

6. Think logically and place the variables one by one.

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#4 OldChemE



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:01 AM

A good approach.


In my physics classes I required my students to use a 5 step process in order to gain full credit for a solution.  They had to read the problem and then:


1.  Identify the 'Givens' by symbol, numerical value and units

2.  Identify the Unknown (the thing to be found), by symbol and units

3.  Select an appropriate formula linking the unknown to appropriate givens

4.  Perform all unit conversions as necessary

5.  Solve, showing the math and presenting the results by symbol, value, and unit

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