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    Jun 15, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Z. Lewis has a fantastic sense of humor and a decent inclusion of visual examples for understanding. Don't get behind in this course, it moves quickly but if you pay attention to what is said and study and try to understand the material then everything is great. He does a great job of making physics interesting and being personable enough to let students joke with him which is fun to watch and takes away any stress of the course that would have been there otherwise.

    Course highlights:

    We started with kinematics, gravitation, pretty basic movement of objects in two dimensional space. We got into more three dimensional motion models, and continued all the way to things like torque, moments of inertia, momentum (basically kinematics in circular motion and some addition of distribution of mass). Statics was my favorite unit, if you like geometry at all statics is very fun. sound was the hardest unit for me because I had not seen anything like it before so it was a bit of struggle to understand but with studying and some research and a little help from friends I managed to grasp it for the test.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely don't put understanding of topics off. Make sure you understand what's going on before you continue in the class. It builds on itself as you go. If you understand the first material, you'll be able to relate them and add the new information onto your past knowledge and connect everything for complete understanding. This will be necessary if you want the A. Put as much time in as you need to understand something. Statics I understood instantly, but sound and torque was a lot more mind boggling. I put the time in I needed to understand it though and was able to keep building things onto it. Don't put things off in this class, if you get behind you will stay behind until you make up the extra work. If you have to miss a class make sure you understand what was going on when you weren't there.

    • Spring 2016
    • Z. Lewis
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    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Meetings Outside of Class

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