best ways to study chemistry, pure mathematics and physics (advanced)

Discussion in 'General Science' started by redacejr, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. redacejr

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    Apr 22, 2008
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    basivally i have these subjects at school and i was asking myself how do you guys study / studied


    for physics i have the book by Rodger Muncaster which is quite good
    and i have a book "optics , oscillations ,waves and quantum theory" by A.C xuereb ( a maltese physicist)


    do you recommand anything else?
     
  2. jpanhalt

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    If you can find someone with similar goals and performance as yourself, work on problems sets together. When you differ, try to explain to each other; maybe split the problem sets in half.

    The best way to learn is to teach.

    John
     
  3. recca02

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    You might also want to google a few topic of interest to learn more about them. THis might not get you better grades, but will give you a clearer insight. It has helped me a lot, the amount of information out on the net is tremendous.
     
  4. loosewire

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    Google M.I.t. free on line courses,there alot of titles
    that I have found.No credit,but you can see a lot course
    videos that start with basics. You see a lot black board
    that is narrated .100s of subjects.Read past post on A.C.C.
    there is more Information in past years,do your home work
    on this forrum,there is a lot INTELLIGENTS WITH LIFE
    EXPERIENCE IN THE SUBJECTS,THEY HAVE BLAZED THE
    TRAIL FOR YOU BY TRY AND ERROR AND WORK TO PRODUCE
    THE TOYS YOU WANT TO MAKE.ASK FOUNDATATION QUESTIONS
    ONE AT A TIME SO THEY DON'T SEND YOU TO A LINK,BECAUSE
    THEY ARE TO BUSY FOR LONG ANSWERS,OTHER SITES ONLY
    GIVE OPINIONS.WIKIPEDEA IS INPUT SUBJECT TO CORRECTION
    BY PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET. NOBODY HAS ALLTHE ANSWERS.
     
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  5. Nanophotonics

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    First of all try to stick to your syllabus.
    Work through past exam papers.
    Try to apply your theories in your daily life whenever it's possible.

    I've used Rodger Muncaster before. Though I preferred Advanced Physics by Tom Duncan and also the very famous, Advanced Level Physics by Nelkon & Parker.

    Chemistry was:- Advanced Chemistry P.Matthews Cambridge University Press.

    Pure Mathematics:- Opps too many, but stick to your syllabus.

    And as others mentioned, internet helps a lot.

    Thanks.

     
  6. studiot

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    Formal teaching and textbooks tend to present the subject in a series of chunks structured with explanation/proof followed by a result.

    Many students, including myself, have found that a good way to progress is to skim over the proof at first, take the result on trust and apply it. Do some questions. Then go back and look again at the proof and the conditions where it is valid.

    My old Physics teacher used to come into lessons preaching

    "Questions Questions Questions"

    Do them collectively. Do them individually.

    You can obtain books of worked examples and questions in all your subjects. REA's problem solvers series are good and pretty cheap.
     
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