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Studying Missing thing while solving physics problems

  1. Feb 8, 2017 #1
    I am trying to solve some physics problems but sometimes I miss some stuff.Like in the logical part sometimes I forget to include some force or things like that.I am a freshman student.
    Is it improve over time (to see the missing part that I couldnt see ) or ıt depends the question number that I solve ?

    It may sound stupid question but its important for me

    Thank you
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  3. Feb 8, 2017 #2
    Hello Arman777,
    It is normal to forget but in physics, try to develop passion for the subject. Also, once you start handling a problem, if you can derive formulas from first principles. If not, just keep your focus there so that you do not forget
  4. Feb 8, 2017 #3


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    From "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences" 2nd Ed. by Mary Boas:

    It means that you have to practice, practice, and practice till (i) you learn from your mistakes and (ii) you get a feel for that type of problems.

    There are no short cuts.

  5. Feb 9, 2017 #4
    Thanks , I see now...Then lets work
  6. Feb 9, 2017 #5
    I like solving problems and studying physics.Just sometimes, as I said, I forget to add stuff and its annoying for me.
  7. Feb 9, 2017 #6
    Sometimes clicking the like button is not enough to emphasize an idea of essential importance. Gotta quote it and bold it.
  8. Feb 9, 2017 #7
    I understand the idea.Thanks
  9. Feb 9, 2017 #8


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    First thing to do with a new problem is always to analyse it conceptually . Sums come later .

    If you really understand how a system works then the maths needed to get an actual solution is generally much easier to formulate .

    Try to develop a capability to visualise problems either in your mind or by doing sketches .
  10. Feb 9, 2017 #9
    Yeah..In that first part.Sometimes I forget friction or some logical values ext..I have to do solve and analyse step by step I guess.Which thats the way how should it be done.In that case mostly I can solve the problems
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  11. Feb 9, 2017 #10


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    Take heart anyway - a problem which is difficult to solve the first time becomes easy to solve the second time and positively boring the third time .
  12. Feb 9, 2017 #11

    It was nice
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