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    Jul 14, 2016
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I do not recommend this class for people who are not good at math. Math is essential in physics and for a student to flourish in this class.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this class were the labs. The labs made the class more interactive and made it easier to learn difficult topics.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Make a course hero account. It helped me a lot throughout the course. Also sign up for this class with a friend so they can help you if you are struggling.

    • Summer 2016
    • Schelbe
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments
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    May 31, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who is interested in why the physical world acts the way it does. AP Physics 1 is an especially great course for those who are comfortable with math and concept-based material, meaning there is much more to it than formulas. You have to actually understand the material as well!

    Course highlights:

    AP Physics 1 really helped me understand how and why objects react certain situations. I am constantly thinking of physics throughout the day now as I try to work out why something falls the way that it does or how my lights turn on. Obviously, you won't learn everything from just this one course, but it is a really good basis for understanding how the world around you functions.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely try to learn more about what you're learning in class. You can ask the teacher about anything, read the textbook, or find online sources like YouTube videos or lab simulations. I say this because the math isn't the hardest part of this course. It's the conceptual learning that really throws you off at times. Make sure you really understand what you're doing!

    • Spring 2016
    • Schelbe
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading
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    Mar 24, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It's a great class for anyone who is interested in science, math, and how the world around you works and interacts with itself. However, it is not for everyone. It is a difficult subject to wrap your head around at times and the tests are definitely not easy, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the class.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot of basic physics concepts such as forces and momentum and, while we didn't have the time to learn these topics with a lot of detail, it is easily applicable to the world around you. This class definitely gave me a better understanding of how objects interact with each other.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the textbook and do the homework! I know it is not required but it helps so much. The textbook helps explain where many of the equations came from and is great at giving real-life examples. The homework questions are a huge help and give you a chance to practice and really see what you are and aren't understanding.

    • Fall 2015
    • Schelbe
    • Math-heavy Always Do the Reading Competitive Classmates

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