Taking a physics final tomorrow, its math intentsive, nothing beyond algebra though (no calculus).
I'm allowed to use a 3x5 note card, which is good because there are alot of equations... but the hard part is knowing when to use them.
What would be the best method to study for this?
I'm thinking to get all the equations on the note card, then go over all of the example problems so I know when to use them.
Its over: vectors and 2D analysis, laws of motion, energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion and the law of gravity, and rotational equilibrium and rotational dynamics.
(there is only 5 people left out of the origional 24 in this class)
08-10-2007, 05:45 PM #1
Best way to study for this physics test (serious)
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Pick a random assortment of problems from each chapter.
With ONLY that notecard, work all problems start to finish.
The problems that you got wrong, review. The problems that you got right, leave.
It's a system that takes a lot of self discipline, but it works very well. I used to spend hours wasted trying to review everything. By evaluating what I DIDN'T know, studying becomes much more productive.I remember being relevant.
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Also, if you're allowed to, it may be worth writing simple step by step to solving problems (not copying a specific problem!), but a generalized approach to how to solve a TYPE of a problem.I remember being relevant.
08-10-2007, 05:54 PM #8
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08-10-2007, 06:00 PM #10
i dont really ever study for physics tests. i found the best way to solve problems is to write all of the given info on the paper and write down what it wants you to find and then find which equation will allow you to find that. a lot of times you have to rearrange equations or plug equations into other equations which makes it harder but its all basically algebra when it comes down to it.BFBC2 MISC Squad: Will Smith
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