November 22, 2018 | Elizabeth Cook Although the main purpose of education is to train people to think clearly about problems in life, most students do not give enough thought about finding the best way to carry out this chief activity – studying. The purpose of this article is to impart students with best ways to study physics effectively. Physics is described as the science of “why things work.” It deals with concepts such as heat, sound, light. Learning physics isn’t a walk in the park, it takes hard work. The points listed here will tell you how to work through the process of studying effectively but it cannot tell you shortcuts because there are none. Every suggestion listed here has been of use to someone. Remember, no two students study the same way, try out the different schemes listed here and develop a system that is most suited to you. Read the topic before the lecture It is better not to come across a topic for the time in class. Read the upcoming topic the day before it is covered in the class. Read the fundamentals and try not to get fixated on the mathematics of concepts. Doing so will build a strong foundation of the topic upon which you can apply the mathematical skills that will be taught in the class the next day. Pesky Laws and Equations Physics is a subject that is rich in laws, equations, and formulas. Don’t just memorize these laws and formula, rather, work through its derivations. Once you learn the laws and equations at this level, memorization comes easily. Employ this method and try studying a few important laws in physics such as the zeroth law of thermodynamics, Newton’s laws of motion and see the difference for yourself. When you study, really study! While studying, much of your time is lost in slipshod thinking, loafing around, daydreaming and following the blind alleys of thought. Probably, you have experienced times when your process of learning was rapid and easy. Try figuring out how this happened and duplicate the occurrence. While studying, keep your personal worries aside. If you have personal worries, get help and get it sorted. These were a few tips to help you study physics effectively Above all, keep trying. Lastly, remember that everybody studies in different ways at different speeds and you don’t have to beat yourself up if your friend covers the syllabus faster than you. There are lots of interesting and engaging content at BYJU’S that can make you curious. You can subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel to learn about the different concepts in Physics like amplitude modulation, quantum mechanics and many more. You can also have a glimpse of how BYJU’S app is changing the way students learn.