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PES 1010 Physics Life Science I: Algebra Based

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    Dec 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is an awesome class for those interested in applies science and the real world! Upon taking this class i have been provided with the answer to many phenomena which previously had me confused. A majority of the content is practical and can be applied in real-life situations. Taking this course has made me more logical, and less intuitive, which in turn has increased the times i have been correct. Lastly, the class has also provided me with admiration to everyday object and products such as tires, and bicycles, there is much more to them than meets the eye!

    Course highlights:

    The whole course was very interesting, here are some of the things we learned. -Collisions: elastic and inelastic, and how their momentum is conserved - Kinematics -torque -momentum -inertia -Kinetic and potential energy -Pressure/ density (PV=nRT) -Force -coefficient of friction (static and kinetic) and their applications -orbital paths of planets and other rocks

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    This course is basically a math course. Most days a we learned a new equation, or derived one from one previous learned. i would advise being up to date or knowing the math used in this course (complicated algebra). Also, i would recommend having a genuine interest and curiosity in how the world in which we live works. Last, i would advise showing up to class most of the time because if not you will get lost (it moves quick!).

    • Fall 2016
    • Sam Milazzo
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Nov 27, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    The professor rambles a lot, so lectures can be hit or miss. The examples done during class are not helpful for tests or homework because they do not include numbers or clear examples. The examples are usually just the professor showing the class how to derive a formula for a situation.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to use algebra to move around unknowns in physics formulas. I also learned how physics applies to the human arm.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Find previous exams from other students and study off of those. The homework problems are hit or miss on whether they help on the exams. Write all formulas on your cheat card.

    • Fall 2016
    • Sam Milazzo
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments

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