Overcoming your Physics complexity |
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What makes physics difficult? Many students think and say, “Physics is difficult.” A major student-related factor, such as not studying more have the most influence on student’s success in physics. Students find physics difficult because they have to compete against different representations such as experiments, formulas and calculations, graphs, and conceptual explanations at the same time. Physics is cumulative. If you miss one concept, it is hard to grasp the next one Physics is very abstract Physics requires good mathematics Physics has theory & formulas to be learned Physics cannot be learned without mathematics background |
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Physics as a discipline requires students to make use of a variety of methods of understanding and to translate from one to the other-words, tables of numbers, graphs, equations, diagrams, maps. 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. One of the many reasons that could lead to student’s downfall in Physics are:
Lack of enthusiasm and interest and not studying more |
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Faculty’s Role
Student’s views about physics and their difficulties of understanding need to be realized by faculty. |