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Great Intro to the Subject
Many Small Assignments
Meetings Outside of Class
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is one of the best introduction classes at Carnegie Mellon University. Not only is the professor, David Anderson, a very intriguing and engaging teacher, but he is also very personable. The class covers every concept necessary to master the integral foundation of physics. I liked the class so much that I decided to become a TA for the class next semester.
Some of the highlights of this course included in class demonstrations such as learning how the centripetal force of gravity works by spinning a volunteered student in a rotating stool. I learned about vectors, Newton's laws of motion and how to apply them, work and conservation of energy, and simple harmonic motion and waves.
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Advice for students:
While this class is very interesting, it can be very difficult if you get behind with your work. Make sure that at all times, you keep up with homework problems and readings so that you can succeed on the tests and quizzes. Also, make sure you pay attention in lecture because there is always something interesting to be learned.