Why learn Physics?
This is the time of the year when millions of students moving from class 10 to class 11 would have to make choices for the subjects that they will be studying for the next 2 years. The NEP 2020 encourages the learners to not restrict themselves to traditional courses and combinations, but explore choices based on their interests and aspirations. But who informs the prospective learner about the features and attributes of different subjects, that make it worthwhile to learn them. I am creating a series of weekend WhatsApp courses labelled “ Y learn X ?” and Why learn Physics is the first in the series.
One of the oldest academic disciplines, Physics is a natural science whose goal is to understand how everything works at its most fundamental level. Physics studies nature on scales as small as an atomic nucleus to as large as the observable universe. Physics is the cornerstone of the other natural sciences (chemistry,computing, geology, biology, astronomy) and is essential to understanding our modern technological society. At the heart of physics is a combination of experiment, observation and the analysis of phenomena using mathematical and computational tools.
Learning Physics trains you to become an expert problem solver. You learn to break down a problem into its component parts and apply advanced mathematics, computing, data analysis and experimental techniques to arrive at a solution.
In due course we will have “ Why learn Maths?”, “ Why learn Biology?”, “ Why learn Economics?”, “ Why learn Psychology?” and others.
The flow of topics for this weekend course is :
Each of the posts comprise short interesting videos, short pieces of texts, visuals and animations, and not long lectures. There maybe links for further information for those who want to explore further.
Why learn Physics?
Day 1: About Physics
1.1: What is Physics?
1.2: Elon Musk on thinking like a Physicist
1.3: The map of Physics
1.4: Humanity progresses with advances in Physics
1.5: Resources for learning Physics
Day 2: The benefits of learning Physics
2.1: Physics develops measurement and estimation skills
2.2: Physics develops thinking and problem solving skills
2.3: Learning Physics equips you for a number of opportunities
2.4: Knowing Physics helps appreciate the limits of human Knowledge
2.5: The life of an ‘ordinary’ Physicist can be ‘extra-ordinary’
The first edition of this course will run on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2023, and thereafter it will be on offer on the third weekend of every month.
The fee for this weekend course is Rs 1000/- and can be easily remitted through PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).
* For those who would rather pay into a Bank account, the relevant information is :
* Madan Mohan Pant
* HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon
* (The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)
To know more, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724