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Meet Professor Phy: Your AI Physics Tutor (60 Second Guide)

Jason Kuma
Jason Kuma

Writer | Coach | USC - Physics B.S & Business B.A. | Fremont, CA

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Professor Phy is AI based Physics assistant that adapts to your learning style. It aims to accelerate your learning journey.

Watch the Phy demo below or keep reading to see how Phy compares to GPT 3.5.

Chat GPT 3.5 vs Phy v5

While Chat GPT 3.5 is excellent for general questions, Phy excels in answering Physics and math questions. Additionally, Phy adapts to your learning style over time, can analyze handwriting in images, and is fully integrated in UBQ to accelerate your learning pace.

FeaturePhy v5GPT 3.5
CapabilityFined Tuned for Physics and Math.Generalized help.
AdaptabilityAdapts to your learning style.None.
Chat HistoryNo need create “new chats.” Phy remembers and adapts to everything you give it. Start a new chat or continue in the same chat.
Image RecognitionYes. Can analyze your written responses, diagrams etc. No image recognition.
Audio Phy voice (coming soon).No voice.
Speed15-30 seconds per completed responses.20-45 seconds per completed response.
Ecosystem LearningKeeps you on track (daily personalized emails sent to your inbox from Phy coming soon) + daily action plans and suggested problems.None.
Comparison of Nerd Notes’ Phy v5 and Chat GPT 3.5

Phy’s Expertise: A Trio of Question Types and More

When it comes to UBQ, Phy specializes in assisting with three types of questions :

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Free Response Questions (FRQ)
  • General Questions (GQ)

You can find over 1000+ of these questions on UBQ.

AND if you need to give Phy your own questions, please use the general Phy interface here. You can upload images or type out your question.

This AI Physics tutor can truly do it all.

Interactive Learning with Phy

Phy understands your questions and responses, even the implicit ones. For instance, if your answer is 2\pi \sqrt{4x^2} , simply input it as “2 pi times root 4x squared” and it will know what your mean. Phy’s intuitive understanding enhances the interaction beyond typical AI tutors.

Phy also tracks your progress so that way it can give you personalized recommendations on how and what to study for your upcoming exam. It’s truly your personal AI Physics Tutor.

In-Depth Free Response Question Support

To work on an FRQ, choose one from our Ultimate Bank of Questions (UBQ), solve it, and input your answer. Don’t feel like typing answers? Simply upload a screenshot or image of your working directly into the chat box! Phy will intelligently read your hand writing and evaluate your responses.

Your FRQ responses are evaluated based on:

  • Standard FRQ guidelines and practices
  • Correctness as verified by Nerd-Notes
  • Overall accuracy

Got a question incorrect? No worries! Phy will provide detailed feedback based on your response to help you understand and improve on your mistakes.

Guidance on MCQs and GQs

Unlike FRQs, MCQs and GQs are more about understanding concepts than grading. Phy is here to clarify, guide, and engage in problem-solving discussions for these types of questions. Feel free to ask Phy anything, like:

  • Clarifications on specific answers
  • Step-by-step problem-solving guidance
  • Detailed explanations of complex concepts
  • Alternate problem-solving methods
  • Simplified explanations of answers

For example you can ask Phy, “Please clarify step 4 of the explanation, and why the answer is (a) rather than (c). And also explain how x affects y.”

Phy’s Response Time

Phy’s response times can vary from 10 to 20 seconds. The complexity and length of your question will affect the time. Pictures usually take a little longer to process. Bear with Phy as it learns and improves!

The Future of Phy: Faster, More Interactive, and Feature-Rich

Phy is currently free for all students, with all costs taken care of by We’re actively working to enhance Phy’s response times and introduce new features, including:

  • Chat history and notes
  • Progress emails from Phy
  • Grade tracking and student analytics
  • Global stats and leaderboards
  • Phy for Educators

Stay tuned for these exciting updates.

You can also learn more about Phy here.

Jason Kuma
Jason Kuma

Writer | Coach | USC - Physics B.S & Business B.A. | Fremont, CA

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