Popular in Course
Popular in Physics 2
This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Collin Turner on Monday October 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PHYS002 at Howard University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see /class/222155/phys002-howard-university in Physics 2 at Howard University.
Reviews for GenPhys
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 10/12/15
Handout 1 8 23 2004 Physics 002 Fall 2004 Dr A Rahman 1 How to Solve Physics Problems This document is an outline of an approach to take in solving physics 002 problems Please learn this process and apply it This will make things easier for you in the long run as the problems become more dif cult Whenever you face a physics problem you should always 1 F 9 r c 9 Draw a diagram Draw a diagram based upon what is stated in the problem Make your diagram neat and large enough to t the type of problem you are working on De ne a Reference Frame Always determine the positive and negative direction in the problem This will help in removing the confusion when dealing with signs Unlike physics 0017 negative charge and positve charge are actually different physical things Label the diagram Take the 7givens7 that are provided in the problem and label the picture Provide as much detail as possible State What you are solving for unknown Write explicitly beneath the problem 77we want to solve for Force of mass 1 on mass 277 or something that re ects what the problem is asking for Use symbols7 but understand what the symbols mean Sketch a solution path Based on the problem7 the diagram7 and what you are solving for apply the physics principles that you think 77 t77 a solution path
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'