This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I recommend this course because it gave me a background knowledge that I needed for upper level physics courses, such as physics 2.
Course highlights:
I learned a lot about the motion of objects, such as torque, friction, and collisions.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Physics is full of equations, but the most important part is understanding the relationship between the symbols and the real world physics to the problem. Understand why force is the mass times the acceleration for example. This will allow you to create your own mathematical equations come exam time and you wont be saying to yourself "There is no formula for this problem". I have been there, said that.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The content of this course is extremely interesting. I studying the laws that dictate why objects move a certain way and how this consequences can be predicted through a mathematical approach. Nevertheless, Dr. Batell is a little bit hard to follow since he does not perform many examples in class. Students who chose to take him should have taken physics before since the content of the course will be very difficult to understand for someone who has never taken physics before.
Course highlights:
My favorite chapters in this class where Newton's laws and rotational motion since they explain how objects should move under the influence of any force and why. Likewise, I loved these chapters so much because I could really see how these laws and concepts were true on a daily basis.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Make sure that you do all of the practice problems from the homework and also some from the book so that you are comfortable with applying the concepts learned in class. Knowing how to approach a problem is very important so it is essential for anyone in this class to really understand the theory behind each law and how they are applied in any problem.