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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2008, 10:27:40 am »
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I always asked why in physics, and more often than not I did not receive or think up an adequate answer.

It's important that you ask why when learning something, and in many circumstances VCE physics doesn't make this possible because often important details are left out to simplify things - but I love the details! The thing is - if you don't ask why early, you'll familiarise yourself enough with the topic you don't fully understand until you think "it's common sense" why such and such is true, whereas really you've just skipped over what could've been a deeper understanding of the topic. Then again, you don't really need to know why at a deep level to get 50 for physics, or spesh.

This occurs with maths at the VCE level too, however it's easier to justify steps yourself, or if you can't do that consulting a more advanced text or some resource online will often do the trick.

So yeah, sometimes I felt physics was ambiguous.
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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2008, 12:19:08 pm »
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w00t someone agrees! and yes..i hate electronics as well.
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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2008, 02:34:20 pm »
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Isn't motion pretty straightforward though?

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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2008, 06:01:15 pm »
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It's important that you ask why when learning something, and in many circumstances VCE physics doesn't make this possible because often important details are left out to simplify things

Asking 'why' is definitely a good thing, as a greater understanding of the physics concepts helps you to know when it is appropriate to apply a certain rule. I agree that 50 in Physics and Maths are achievable without a thorough understanding; at the VCE level, a person who is accurate and good with memory can ace these subs. HOWEVER understanding certainly will help you in your quest of obtaining high study scores in science and maths subjects.

Regarding physics being ambiguous - perhaps it is due to the textbooks available? It seems like the majority - if not all of them! - of VCE physics texts are not well written; concepts are not justified well through explanation, etc. If you don't fully comprehend any of the material in physics, I would advise using the internet (and Wikipedia!) as a tool for further reading - this certainly helped me with getting a 50 :

As for motion - VCE-wise, it is quite straightforward! The exams are mostly formulae-application without much explanations required. Of course, motion as an actual subject is obviously so much more complex.

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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2008, 08:26:21 pm »
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I agree that 50 in Physics and Maths are achievable without a thorough understanding; at the VCE level, a person who is accurate and good with memory can ace these subs.

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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2008, 08:56:37 pm »
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I agree that 50 in Physics and Maths are achievable without a thorough understanding; at the VCE level, a person who is accurate and good with memory can ace these subs.

I was/am neither  ;D

lol. Then how did you get 50?
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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2008, 09:02:29 pm »
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Luck
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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2008, 09:09:11 pm »
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Luck

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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2008, 09:16:23 pm »
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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2008, 09:51:37 pm »
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Luck

I hope i am as lucky is you!  ;D
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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2008, 10:14:17 pm »
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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2008, 11:47:16 pm »
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sif luck. Seems to me that Ahmad did it through solid UNDERSTANDING of his subjects. I predict great uni results for him ;P

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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2008, 11:14:59 am »
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I always asked questions. Drove my teacher insane.

I found physics helped me with spec and not the other way around, but my spec textbook covered kinematics/dynamics/etc at the end of the year, so it was really just a whole bunch of physics revision for me.
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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2008, 04:21:58 pm »
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Whats wrong with Electronics? :/

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Re: Does anyone find physics to be very ambiguous?
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2008, 06:41:20 pm »
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Whats wrong with Electronics? :/

Its ambiguous! lol
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