Ten Tips and Tricks for Acing Physics Problems

Tips and tricks accumulated over the years to make solving physics problems far easier
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Ten Tips and Tricks for Acing Physics Problems
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (21 ratings)
1,874 students
Be able to more easily solve physics problems, no matter the content.


  • Desire to improve at solving physics problems
  • Know some basic physics


"The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics" - Paul Halmos

While this course focuses on physics, the core concept is the same - in order to learn how to solve physics problems, you must do physics problems. However, like with most things in life, the hardest part is to start.

This course isn't designed to be a comprehensive course on physics. It won't turn you into a genius problem whiz overnight.

What it will do, however, is give you the tools to be able to approach any physics problem without fear - whether that's trying to find the net force on a block in your first year, or calculating the various components of the Ricci tensor for the FRW metric in General Relativity.

Examples are given at various levels of physics, so both newcomers and old hands will be faced with engaging examples.

Using the approaches outlined in this lecture series, you will, with enough practice, be able to come to an answer quickly, effectively, and accurately.

Also, not being stuck is a heck of a lot more fun.

Who this course is for:

  • First Time Physics Students
  • Struggling Physics Students
  • Anyone looking to improve their physics problem solving skills!

Course content

3 sections • 12 lectures • 1h 35m total length
  • Introduction: What You'll Get from This Course


Mathematics and Physics Tutor
Raphael Hoult
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Raphael Hoult is the owner and founder of Hoult Tutoring, a Victoria-based mathematics and physics tutoring company that has been teaching those subjects since April 2014. He has a B.Sc. from the University of Winnipeg, and is currently studying for a Masters degree from the University of Victoria. He's a big fan of getting lost in foreign cities and colourful socks.