Physics problem solving can be learned justlike you learned to drive a car, play a musical instrument, orride a bike. What can aid you more than anything is to havea general approach to follow with each problem youencounter. You may use different tools or tactics withdiffering areas of physics, but the overall strategy remains thesame. Most likely, you have already acquired someproblem-solving skills and habits from previous courses inphysics, chemistry, or mathematics. Like other areas oflearning and life, some of these habits may be beneficial andsome may actually hinder your progress in learning how to solvephysics problems.
This book teaches how to solve physics problems by baby steps. The book features problems and solutions worked out in detail. The problems are arranged by increasing level of difficulty that allows the student to use this book independently. Indeed, this book is only a first step towards understanding how to solve physics problems. However, the book encourages personal confidence in problem-solving and develops the student's knowledge of physics.
How To Solve Physics Problems [Edwin M
Working in groups isn't the obvious way to learn how to solve physics problems, but you'll find that everyone has their own way of approaching a problem. Actively participating in the group, and asking questions, is a helpful way to learn new problem solving strategies and pick up tricks that you've never seen before.