This class was tough.
I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in physics or knowing the basics of how things work. Most people in most majors would find the material interesting, and be able to apply their knowledge somewhere in their career. Labs can be hard, and long - but if you work together in your group and not waste time you will do fine. Dont let others intimidate you out of taking the course, if you work at it you can succeed.
I learned the basics of physics, useful for everyday application. Throwing objects, submerged objects, rules for forces, speed, gravity, springs, etc... But also important I learned how to do well in a challenging course and study for intimidating test - with success!
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Advice for students:
Needless to say, this is a course you will have to apply yourself in and put in hours of studying and work. Start getting help early on to develop good problem solving skills. I went to the resource room one or twice a week for the first few weeks. There I learned the basics to setting up physics problems, which at the time were new to me. Later on I didn't feel the need to return so often because I figured out how to study on my own. As far as studying for the tests, the necessary steps are to: rework all online homework problems, study lab quizzes, watch Adam's uploaded videos if applicable, and work the explained problems within the chapters in the book. Do not get hung up on re-reading notes or chapters, work problems!