Even I find it somewhat difficult. What about you?
I have taken two Physics online courses. I fine these courses have helped me to understand our word.
IMHO, it's due to
Physics requires abstract thinking beyond what is tangible. Some students may find grasping the abstract ideas difficult, especially when some teachers cannot explain such abstraction clearly.
I am one of the kind of the students who can hardly imagine those theories.
I can only force myself to memorize those ideas, and it turns out I forgot them easily.
There is also the related problem of over-use of metaphor. Most good teachers constantly try to analogise and use similes/metaphors to relate the subject under discussion to the students own experiential framework. Unfortunately, as one moves into higher level work, this can be a negative. When looking at fundamental physics, such as Quantum Mechanics, any metaphor that the teacher might use is going to be severely limited in scope and applicability and will soon break-down. One reaches the point where one just has to say - look, it ain't like ANYTHING, so comparing, say, quantum superposition to anything within your existing experience is more likely to confuse than it is to clarify....
It helps me subconsciously understand what I am asking for in my prayers. That said, it is fascinating in and of itself. But as a layman with a background in sociology, I recognize there are limits to what I will be able to understand. I just try to understand what I can and not dwell on what I cannot.
it's the mathematics.
no such thing as abstract thinking. physics is not philosophy.
Well I guess its just a matter of interest and willingness to learn.
for every ideas that you learn in physics, there is a connected example from your day to day
life. think about them and that will help you learn those ideas
This one is exactly right. It's a matter of your interest and also the willingness to learn the course.
I am realizing that any subject can be made more interesting with the right amount of context. Abstraction by definition seems to be lacking in context for teaching purposes.
That one part of physics.
The other part is understanding the laws on nature.
In my opinion when you learn Physics, don't learn it as a subject just try to learn it as a problem with the solution. When you take interest in it, you will find it easily to understand.
hah! another indian user digging up old topic.
i am not stereotyping.