How to Study Physics – Study Tips – Simon Clark

How to Study Physics - Study Tips - Simon Clark

Hello Socratica Friends! We’re here to help you be a great student! Are you interested in studying Physics, but you don’t know where to start? Today we have a special guest, Simon Clark, PhD, who will give us some great advice about how to study Physics. We’ll talk about how Simon got inspired by Physics demonstrations and activities as a kid, and how his studies progressed at Oxford and the University of Exeter. You may be surprised to hear how much math is involved when you study Physics! Simon gives some great practical advice about how to learn this most fundamental of the sciences.

Simon made a video that ties in with this one, all about the Physics books he would recommend for you. You can find that video over on Simon’s channel here:

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Simon mentions the following videos that you might find helpful:
The Map of Physics by Dominic Walliman (Domain of Science)

How to Program in Python course from Socratica

What is Calculus

How to Use Cornell Notes

How to Use Flashcards

How to Use the Feynman Technique

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We recommend the following texts mentioned in this video:
Feynman Lectures on Physics

Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman

The Tao of Physics

Schaum’s 3000 Solved Problems in Physics

Schaum’s 3000 Solved Problems in Calculus

REA Physics Problem Solver (out of print – used copies available on Amazon)

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Div grad curl and all that – an informal text on vector calculus

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

Halliday and Resnick – Fundamentals of Physics

Written by Kimberly Hatch Harrison and Simon Clark
Hosted by Liliana De Castro and Simon Clark
Produced by Kimberly Hatch Harrison

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