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Featured Can modern physics be understood qualitatively?

  1. Jun 29, 2017 #81
    I read this stuff and to me it seems you need both, not just one xor the other. If you just have maths alone, then imo you end up just memorizing formulas and not really knowing what they mean. You can memorize them but it's rather difficult to then use that to solve problems. To solve problems you also need a conceptual / qualitative _scaffolding_ on which to _place_ the formulas so you can understand what formula to use when.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2017 #82
    Learning math isn't "memorizing formulas."
     
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