# How do you build intuition in things that you don't have access to? [closed]

I'm learning physics from Halliday Resnik Krane (I'm in high school senior year but my school has neither good lab or teacher). Currently I'm learning about electromagnetism (from volume 2).

When I was reading classical mechanics (from volume 1), then I had no problem building intuition regarding them because they're regarding the things which I interact in everyday life. But now there's the things like capacitors and resistors and I'm having heavy difficulty building intuition regarding them because I never have seen a capacitor or a resistor! (and there's no good high school/college with lab around my area). For example, while there's the Drude model and explanation regarding why wires heat up when current passes through them, I am finding it counterintuitive. Or I don't understand why if you join capacitor to a battery with potential difference $\Delta V$, why would the potential between the two plates of the capacitor will also be $\Delta V$ etc...

What should I do to build intuition regarding them ?

• If you don't have access to capacitors and resistors to play around with, that's unfortunate, but you can at least find demonstrations of experiments on YouTube. When I read Feynman's books it seemed that the time he spent playing around with electronics as a kid was an important part of his development. In the old days they used to make electric sets and chemistry sets for kids to play with and light up light bulbs and make radios; maybe these still exist and you could order one. – littleO Jun 30 '18 at 11:38
• Here's an example of an educational electric kit sold on Amazon. Maybe something like that would be useful. I also saw this. – littleO Jun 30 '18 at 11:46
• This appears to be a "how do I study" type question which is essentially asking for opinions, which is considered off-topic. This may be appropriate to ask in Physics Chat. – Kyle Kanos Jul 2 '18 at 10:17