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How do you approach learning a new concept?

  1. Jul 9, 2010 #1
    I think I'm more of a visual learner than the average person because I find books never provide enough pictures so I have to come up with my own mental image to represent the majority of the concepts I come across. An example is right now I'm trying to comprehend the concept of a joule second and why Plancks constant uses that unit but I don't really know what to picture for this. How else would I approach this? Mathematically?
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
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  3. Jul 9, 2010 #2
    Plancks constant gives the connection between frequency and energy, the picture you get from that is all up to you. How would you visualize the gravitational constant for example??
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