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    Personally, I find that I'm good at picking up concepts but find it difficult to use them in creative ways and apply them. Does anyone know how I could improve my physics problem solving ability? I'm hoping this would help me for university (i.e. Cambridge/Oxford) interviews, as well as any admission tests (i.e. the PAT if applying to Oxford).
    Right now, I can only think of the following:
    -PAT past papers
    - i-want-to-study-engineering website
    -Physics AS Challenge papers
    -Physics A2 Olympiad papers (?)

    Are there any other resources (e.g. books) I could use?
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Personally, I find that I'm good at picking up concepts but find it difficult to use them in creative ways and apply them. Does anyone know how I could improve my physics problem solving ability? I'm hoping this would help me for university (i.e. Cambridge/Oxford) interviews, as well as any admission tests (i.e. the PAT if applying to Oxford).
    Right now, I can only think of the following:
    -PAT past papers
    - i-want-to-study-engineering website
    -Physics AS Challenge papers
    -Physics A2 Olympiad papers (?)

    Are there any other resources (e.g. books) I could use?
    Have you looked at NRICH?
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Have you looked at NRICH?
    No, haven't heard of it- what's it about?
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    No, haven't heard of it- what's it about?

    Look yourself!
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    No, haven't heard of it- what's it about?
    Specifically the physics and engineering pages on here might be most useful: http://nrich.maths.org/advancedstem

    I've used https://brilliant.org/ a bit, too.

    There are also a fair number of physics/maths specimen Oxbridge interview tests around on the internet which I worked through in preparing for a Cambridge NatSci interview/pre-interview test, though my main preparation was working through the archives of the BPhO. e.g. http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/uploads/Ap...ST_test_08.pdf
    http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/documents/t...Maths_test.pdf
    http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/documents/t...ec_ns_test.pdf
    http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~achc2/sample2011.pdf
    http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/physics/...questions1.pdf

    I've not got any books of physics problem solving, but there seem to be loads available on the internet e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ysics+problems
    Maybe also look at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oxbridge-Int...sics+interview

    You could also have a look at old AEA Physics papers.
 
 
 
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