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Unformatted text preview: Advice for Physics 111 Students Prof. John Beacom, Wi09 No warranty about the correctness, specifc utility, or overall worthiness oF this advice is given. At the time oF writing, it could not be directly verifed that this advice is actually endorsed by President Obama, Merle Haggard, or SpongeBob; those names are trademarks oF their respective owners. Not to be used For any unlawFul or immoral purposes, including, but not limited to, transactions or activities crossing state lines. Cash value 1/20th oF a cent. Physics is defnitely hard. The competition For grades with your peers makes it harder. Nevertheless, my message is this: You can do it, and you must do it. Everything I say below may seem disappointingly obvious. There is no magic Formula. The key is to actually do these things, instead oF just agreeing with them in principle. That's what separates the more-successFul students From the less-successFul students. irst, let's talk about a sports analogy. Suppose you wanted to do the high jump well. That's the one where you run and then jump over the highest bar you can. You probably (correctly) believe that good training would allow you to do this better. Would going to the gym be enough? No. Would watching other people jump be enough? Would watching other people jump be enough?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course PHY 112 taught by Professor Beacom during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.
- Spring '11