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PHYS_2014_Lecture_1 - Lecture 1: Learning Physics The goal...

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Fall 2010 Oklahoma State University PHYS2014: Benton Lecture 1 1 of 7 Lecture 1: Learning Physics • The goal of Physics is to understand the physical world around us and how it works. • Physics is about how stuff interacts with other stuff in time and space. • In this sense, we often consider physics to be the fundamental science .
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Fall 2010 Oklahoma State University PHYS2014: Benton Lecture 1 2 of 7 Some Assumptions To do Physics, we are obliged to make a number of assumptions. A few of the most important are: 1. Physics operates in the same way on everything (all objects in the universe). 2. Physics operates in the same way everywhere (at every location in the universe). 3. The physical world can be understood in terms of mathematics.
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Fall 2010 Oklahoma State University PHYS2014: Benton Lecture 1 3 of 7 Learning Physics We learn Physics by solving problems. You have two types of things to learn in this course: 1. fundamental concepts of the physics of motion, and 2. problem solving
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