The Role of Problems in Physics | BenRogers

Recently, I have written about the imortance of frequent problem solving for physicsstudents. Thomas Kuhn, the philosopher of science, wrote that:
Students of physics regularly report that they have read through a chapter of their text, understood it perfectly, but nonetheless had difficulty solving the problems at the end of the chapter. Almost invariably their difficulty is in setting up the appropriate equations, in relating the words and examples given in the text to the particular problems they are asked to solve. Ordinarily, also, those difficulties dissolve in the same way. The…

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