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What am I supposed to do to be better than what I am now?

  1. Sep 10, 2014 #1
    I want to be a physicist. It has always been my dream, but I am having doubts about my ability.

    I am preparing for a few competitive exams to get into good colleges offering Int-PhD. I found that I am unable to even solve some of the problems. It becomes obvious when I see the solution. Is there any way to improve in solving problems?
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  3. Sep 10, 2014 #2
    Solve problems.
  4. Sep 10, 2014 #3


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    Or, to paraphrase Adm. Halsey, " Solve problems, solve problems, solve more problems!"
  5. Sep 10, 2014 #4
    There are books about problem-solving, like How to Solve It or the one by Paul Zeitz, although they are for math, rather than just physics.
  6. Sep 10, 2014 #5


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    I'll second (or third) the advice above. I used to be terrible as solving those difficult problems (still am) but did improve greatly by trying to work on a lot more of them.
  7. Sep 11, 2014 #6
    Thanks a lot. I will try solving difficult problems.
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