i think i agree with kirk - the equation tells you what you need to know, if you understand the symbols.Originally posted by Kirk
I don't really agree with everyone here. It is a good idea to learn the general concept (especially standard Newtonian physics), but you will cover many different topics, and it's almost impossible to keep all those ideas in your head. I think you should learn the equations. Know what each symbol stands for... for example: F=QVB You should know that F=force, Q=charge of moving particle, etc.
If you know what each part is, then you look for what the problem gives you and substitute in. Unfortunately, that is what Physics is all about... they give you as little information as they can in order for you to be able to solve an equation. Get to know those equations... and if you don't have a cumulative final you can brain dump after each class!
But that's the problem. Not just understanding every symbol, but knowing the difference between re-used symbols -- like "E" or "p". And even if you know what every symbol means in every equation, many a physics student has bombed a test (so I've heard) because they used a formula when it did not apply to the question at hand.Originally posted by Bikini Princess
i think i agree with kirk - the equation tells you what you need to know, if you understand the symbols.
Okay, I'm the sick puppy who actually liked orgo, so I'll offer what little help I can give.Originally posted by exigente chica
Ok, ok. How to ace Orgo then?