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Old Apr 11th 2019, 05:27 AM   #1
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Hello, you can call me dummy.

I am here for physics help, like most of you.

I struggle lots with physics. I mean, lots. It burns me. You may be asking, "why are you taking physics if you're so bad with it?" well, my friends, it's what happens when you want to go into any kind of career really. You need to deal with what you're bad at to do what you want. There's always give and take.

You can basically guarantee I've put an amount of approx. 459L of tears into physics thus far into my life. Every time I see a physic note, glance at a physics centred equation, see the capital letter 'N', my heart palpitates and the cortisol floods into my bloodstream like heroin into an addict who just stole from his father's wallet as he desperately pretended not to see what his son has become. You will be able to owe my impaired cognitive ability to the chronic stress of trying to be good at something I have ultimately failed badly at every time for the last 3 years, the depression of seeing my physics tutor hesitantly telling me I did good today, and of course the simple fact that I am just not good at this subject.

Anyways, I need an A+ in a paper that's going to fail me out of med, so you'll see me here lots. If you ever see me IRL, you will be able to identify me by the towel and bottle of water I keep by my side for when I'm trying to study physics in order to avoid each and every one of my cells and slow working neurons becoming hypotonic via fluid loss out my tear ducts and nostrils.

Everyone goes through bumps in learning, feels like they're stuck, so every time you're feeling down in the dumps I welcome you to gaze your eyes upon the absolutely disgusting display of cognitive failure that will be sitting within in my posts. You'll feel better.

I look forward to being here with you all, and worry not, when you see me here it will be after a pathetically large amount of effort has gone into getting a question correct and pictures of neat handwriting not showcasing the true atrocity of scribbling and crossing out will most certainly be present. I do pretty diagrams too : )

Good qualities about me:
*Outstandingly positive outlooks
*Beaming with self confidence
*Determined
*Nice hair
*Good at drawing
*Tries really hard

Bad qualities about me:
*Is bad at physics
*Steps on cats' foot by accident (stop running in front of me)
*Doesn't have chloroplasts

Things I really enjoy doing:
*Sleeping
*Oversleeping
*Drinking water
*Drinking

Things I don't like doing:
*Undersleeping
*Physics

My favourite animals are any kind of cat (but especially the kinds I can pet) and squid. Octopus are alright, jellyfish go with the flow and I admire that. All the other kinda of animals kinda weird me out.

My favourite foods include rice and any processed sugar based product, including american brown sausages and excluding Twinkies and candy corn. I also like those mini corns.

Feel free to pop into my messages or email me or anything if you need any help with anything not physics related, I am a good listener. I also welcome pictures of your pets if they fit into the above categories (the other animals really bug me out guys). Animals dressed as the above will also suffice, I am easily tricked.

Best wishes to everyone here, especially those of you who attempt to nudge me in the right direction. I look forward to my time on here.

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Old Apr 12th 2019, 08:17 AM   #2
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Don't put yourself down, that's our job...

But seriously don't give up before you've started.
There are several individuals on this site who are pretty good at explaining Physics at any level you require.

I think that Physics requires a certain mind-set,
hopefully after a while you will get the hang of it,
and (who knows) maybe even start to enjoy it!

How is your Maths?
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Old Apr 12th 2019, 05:44 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Woody View Post
Don't put yourself down, that's our job...

But seriously don't give up before you've started.
There are several individuals on this site who are pretty good at explaining Physics at any level you require.

I think that Physics requires a certain mind-set,
hopefully after a while you will get the hang of it,
and (who knows) maybe even start to enjoy it!

How is your Maths?
My Maths is lacking, to say the least. My algebra skill is at a null level and I've only just started to get the hang of rearranging equations beyond what can be sussed with the triangle method, lol.

Thank you for your comment, I hope I achieve that mind-set sometime soon!
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Old Apr 13th 2019, 08:04 AM   #4
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Maybe this will help feel a little less at the mercy of physics: whenever reading through a problem don't start by worrying about equations and mathematics, but rather start by trying to picture the situation in your mind. Think to yourself what the object that's moving looks like, and how it might behave. Also think to yourself what might happen if the factors you are given changed a little - for example if the problem is about the force acting on an object causing it to move think to yourself what would happen if the object was a little more (or less) massive, or what would happen if the force was a little more (or less) large. Most introductory physics is really quote intuitive, because we all deal with objects that move every day. The problem for many is that by trying to guess what equation to use without first thinking about what's actually happening in the problem causes confusion rather than enlightenment. So first thing to do when solving a homework problem is close your eyes, try to envision the situation being described, and think about how the parameters you've been given can influence the situation. Good luck!
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Old Apr 13th 2019, 08:33 AM   #5
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Maybe this will help feel a little less at the mercy of physics: whenever reading through a problem don't start by worrying about equations and mathematics, but rather start by trying to picture the situation in your mind. Think to yourself what the object that's moving looks like, and how it might behave. Also think to yourself what might happen if the factors you are given changed a little - for example if the problem is about the force acting on an object causing it to move think to yourself what would happen if the object was a little more (or less) massive, or what would happen if the force was a little more (or less) large. Most introductory physics is really quote intuitive, because we all deal with objects that move every day. The problem for many is that by trying to guess what equation to use without first thinking about what's actually happening in the problem causes confusion rather than enlightenment. So first thing to do when solving a homework problem is close your eyes, try to envision the situation being described, and think about how the parameters you've been given can influence the situation. Good luck!
Amen!

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Old Apr 14th 2019, 04:26 AM   #6
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As a Med student, maths will be hugely important apart from the Physics side.
Florence Nightingale was a very talented mathematician, particularly in the field of statistics.
She is attributed as the inventor of the pi chart.
It was her statistical analysis of the effects of improved treatment of the wounded in the Crimea,
which impressed the military top brass enough so that they funded and rolled out her ideas generally,
that saved so many lives, rather than her actual nursing skills.
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