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Some of the Hardest Concepts to Understand in Physics

Some of the Hardest Concepts to Understand in Physics

Physics forms the foundation of how the world works. A great foundation could give you the right path to careers like engineering, technology and even the not so common ones like space research.

Physics, however, is abstract and many students find it difficult to understand certain concepts. You may have passed O-level Physics without tuition, but at A-levels, many concepts are more complex and needs deeper understanding so tuition may be necessary to bridge that gap.

Not all concepts are made equally as some are tougher than others. Below are some of the concepts that many find difficult to understand.

Quantum Physics

Physics as easy as it seems, involves studying the smallest particles of the physical world. Quantum physics explains how the physical world at a scale smaller than that of microscopic.

Quantum physics was found when Christian Huygens experimented on how to unravel the nature of light. However, the reality of this concept only happened in the 20th century when Albert Einstein uncovered many mysteries of it. He also introduced the equations that requires understanding of Math and Physics. All these equations are even a challenge for modern scientists to comprehend.

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is the explanation of rule and consequences of heat transfer, and temperature as an outcome of movement of particles. Most teachers would teach Thermodynamics from a wrong point of view and make it complicated.

A good teacher would give you a very inheret approach and help you associate it to the explanation of the physical world. Once you can understand where and how the concept is applied, the precise equations will come to you automatically.

Quantum physics was found when Christian Huygens experimented on how to unravel the nature of light. However, the reality of this concept only happened in the 20th century when Albert Einstein uncovered many mysteries of it. He also introduced the equations that requires understanding of Math and Physics. All these equations are even a challenge for modern scientists to comprehend.

Electromagnetism

Electromagnetism is not really heard of until you study H2 Physics, especially if you want to advance your knowledge of electronics.

Electromagnetism is the study of interactions and forces started between electrically charged particles, creating magnetic fields. If you want to understand a magnetic field, you would need to get a good foundation of magnetism in your H1 and H2 Physics so that you can grasp the concept, and go in-depth by picturing things in 3D and understand various Maxwell’s equations.

Although the concepts mentioned above may only be a few of the concepts you find it difficult to understand, you will get the hang of it with enough dedication.

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