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How to get A in physics?

Nischal Singh Dangol Asked:

How to get A in physics?

Answer:

Whatever the syllabus or course, an A grade means “Excellent work indicating a clear mastery of the subject material”

This requires evidently a basic understanding of the subject, thorough with the fundamentals and the ability to apply the principles to solve problems creatively. One should be able to make suitable connections between concepts logically to solve the problem in hand. (Remember, Physics is often referred to as a Problem Solving Discipline)

A grade in Physics comes naturally if you start loving the subject and take active interest in applying the concepts of Physics to solve problems (in subject as well as in day to day life situations)

Also important :

  • Maintaining good rapport is also important in getting an A grade.
  • Attend all lectures/classes and never bunk
  • Do your assignments sincerely and submit in time

Wish you all the best.

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Physical Quantity

Prabesh wants to know more on Physical quantities:

Physical Quantity is a quantity which can be measured. eg; length, mass, force, time etc

(The quantities which cannot be measured are abstract. Eg; Love, anger intelligence)

Physics Problem Link

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Kinematics Problem

Wave travelling from one medium to another

Iqbal Lucky asked

“when a wave enters from air to water, its wavelength changes but

frequency remains unchanged. why”

Answer

Velocity of a wave = frequency x time period

V = ν λ

When a wave travels from one medium to another, its velocity changes and so also is its wavelength, but frequency; which is the number of vibrations produced per second is independent of the medium, remains constant.

However, their is a phenomenon called Doppler Effect where the apparent frequency (observed frequency) is different from actual frequency and is caused by the relative movement between the source and observer (listener)

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Limitations of Dimensional Analysis

Ashmeeta Bhattarai asked:

“What are limitations of principle of homogeneity of dimensional analysis?”

The dimensional analysis has the following limitations

  1. It fails while using it to derive a relation among physical quantities, if there are more than 3 unknown variables on which a given physical quantity depends
  2. It does not tell whether a given Physical quantity is a scalar or a vector.
  3. It does not tell us the value of constants involved
  4. It does not always tell us the exact FORM of a relation
  5. It cannot be used for deriving logarithmic, trigonometric or exponential relations
  6. A dimensionally correct equation may not always be the correct relation. (Because there are more than one physical quantity having the same dimensions)

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Rain and Man problems – How to solve?

Shashank Asked:

“How to solve rain and man problems from motion in one dimension?”

Answer:

The problem is solved using principles of vector addition.

There is a simple logic to remember

A/C = A/B x B/C

If we represent diagrammatically (in the form of vectors) the velocity of rain wrt ground, velocity of man wrt ground and velocity of rain wrt man, then we can write

Vr/m = V r/g + Vg/m = V r/g – Vm/g = V r/g + (- Vm/g)

Where (- Vm/g) is the negative vector of Vg/m

I will be adding illustrations soon.

Principle of Homogenity of Dimensions

Binay Sharma asked:

“Explain the applications of the Principle of homogenity of Dimensions and its importance”

Principle of homogenity of dimensions states that “For an equation to be dimansionally correct, the dimensions of each term on LHS must be equal to the dimensions of each term on RHS.”

Applications

1. To determine the dimensions of an unknown quantity in an equation

2. To check the accuracy of an equation

3. To derive a formula connecting the given (or assumed) physical quantities

4. To convert a physical quantity from one system of unit to other

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