Concepts of Physics by H C Verma is a detailed book for 11^{th} as well as 12^{th} class students who are preparing physics for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in order to get admission to a prestigious engineering college of India. HC Verma is probably recommended by every physics teacher to any student who is preparing to give JEE. The book has been around for about two decades and still remains the best of all physics reference books and the most favoured by students and subject specialists.

Physics is a subject in which most students often struggle while preparing for JEE. Class 11^{th} and 12^{th} physics is widely different as compared to the physics that students have learned up until 10^{th} class. It contains many chapters that might be a bit too complex for students to understand when reading it for the first time. That’s where the book by HC Verma comes in, as it explains all these topics in an easy-to-understand manner with real-life examples, sample questions, and figures to explain the topic better.

Here are some features of the book by HC Verma –

· **Excellent theory for difficult chapters –**

One of the best features of Concepts of Physics by HC Verma is the theory of chapters that explains the given topic in a way that enables the students to understand the concepts seamlessly. The book explains each concept lucidly beginning with its core and then gradually moving up to formulae and equations with the help of instances from the real world. The consistency and simplicity in language leave no scope for confusion at all. The topics are explained gradually going from the basic level to a further higher level.

· **Figures and graphs to explain better –**

Along with the basic theory, there are also many figures and graphs to support the text which helps the student to understand the topic easily. Figures are related to the text that explained the topic which helps the students to easily imagine and visualize, thus further developing their knowledge of the given topic.

· **Complex concepts explained in easy-to-understand language –**

In class 11^{th} and 12^{th} physics, there are many concepts that are quite complex in nature and students might feel like there is a big gap in terms of easiness of topics in class 10^{th} and classes 11^{th} and 12^{th}. In the book by HC Verma, these topics are explained in simple language with examples from real life, which makes the topics seem more interesting to a student who has always been afraid of Physics. The easy-to-understand language plays a big role in simplifying topics that are otherwise perceived as difficult and help the student develop their basics of physics from the ground up which gets really important while solving numerical and MCQs.

· **Solved Examples to help you understand better –**

The theory in each chapter is supplemented with solved examples based on the topic that has been explained, which further strengthens the basic concepts of the topic. There are some extraordinary examples in the text that explains the concepts quite precisely. Solved examples are really helpful in understanding a given concept and the same can be further used to solve similar numerical problems. JEE aspirants are recommended the book, especially for its numerical part.

· **Extensive question bank for practice –**

After the theory of the chapter ends, there are MCQs was given which are based on the fundamentals of the chapter, and check whether or not you have understood these basics properly or not before attempting numerical questions. MCQs on Rotational Dynamics and Friction is enough to tell you the worth of this book. The questions given are very well arranged strategically. The level of difficulty of questions is slowly increased which makes solving the problems very interesting as your confidence starts building when you answer the first few questions correctly.

The numericals are arranged in an increasing order of difficulty that keeps up the interest level while solving them. The creative numerical engages applications of the concepts so that you get a real-world experience of dealing with such a situation. The short answer questions are equally important. The objective questions and exercises address each and every concept. The questions are made in such an interesting way they actually trigger your thinking process and make you think out of the box. If you are unable to solve any given question you can refer to HC Verma Solutions for Class 11 and 12 for help.

Here are some ways you can use Concepts of Physics by HC Verma to prepare for JEE –

· **Read from the first chapter –**

It is essential that you start reading the book by HC Verma from the first chapter and read it fully, not skipping any part because the book has been designed in such a way that each and every line plays a key role in bringing out the true meaning of the topic being explained. It, therefore, becomes important that you do not skip chapters or read them in random order because each chapter simultaneously lays down the foundation using which the next chapter can be understood easily.

· **Do not skip the solved examples –**

Solved examples pave the way in developing the understanding required to solve questions based on the topic later on after finishing with the theory. You can adopt the following approach in solving the solved examples – solve them by yourself without looking at the solution that is given in the book and then check it from the solution provided. If incorrect, see if it is a computational error or conceptual error and then work on it in order to improve the related weakened area and if your answer is correct, check all the steps to see that you have followed the correct approach to solve the problem.

· **Answer questions section-wise –**

It is essential that you solve the problems in the order in which they are given, as the questions have been designed and arranged in an order of increasing difficulty with the initial questions clearing your concepts and fundamentals that you have learned in the chapter while the latter questions are of a higher level which tests your analytical and problem-solving skills.

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