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    Hey guys - at the moment I'm in a bit of a dilemma with physics, understanding the content is something I am finding hard right now and it's kind of demotivating, so I wondered if anyone had any tips to understanding the content so that it sticks?

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    Watch these videos and make notes if required:
    https://youtube.com/user/DrPhysicsA

    Hopefully they'll help you to understand the content as well as remember it.
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    Have you tried flash cards, I find for physics they're really helpful for learning definitions or short bits of information?
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    (Original post by iMacJack)
    Hey guys - at the moment I'm in a bit of a dilemma with physics, understanding the content is something I am finding hard right now and it's kind of demotivating, so I wondered if anyone had any tips to understanding the content so that it sticks?

    Thanks!
    Understand stuff not remember it. If you properly understand the content then it is much easier to remember and apply
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Understand stuff not remember it. If you properly understand the content then it is much easier to remember and apply
    The entire point of the thread was to get help on understanding content, which I find hard to do.
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    (Original post by iMacJack)
    The entire point of the thread was to get help on understanding content, which I find hard to do.
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    Do the videos not help you understand mate?
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    Do the videos not help you understand mate?
    I haven't watched them as of yet - but when I do I'll let you know
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    (Original post by iMacJack)
    The entire point of the thread was to get help on understanding content, which I find hard to do.
    There is a difference which is what I'm trying to get at. A lot of the 'understanding' that you get at A level physics is really just recalling the information. There is a lot of AS in particular where you are given something as fact, and you often need to learn a few small things that are NOT on the spec in order to properly understand something. For example, deriving a formula is a great way of properly understanding the formula - through deriving it you now have an idea of under what conditions that formula is true, the assumptions involved in deriving it etc etc.
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    (Original post by iMacJack)
    Hey guys - at the moment I'm in a bit of a dilemma with physics, understanding the content is something I am finding hard right now and it's kind of demotivating, so I wondered if anyone had any tips to understanding the content so that it sticks?

    Thanks!
    For me, drawings and symbols are great, really forces you to be creative and finding a way to draw it will help you understand it. One thing with Physics that I also learned is that you need to go very deep in each topic for you to really understand it and feel good about it.
 
 
 
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