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    Mar 14, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    AP Physics 1 is a good course to take if going into engineering. It allows you to easily relate to everyday life and teaches skills that can be useful. This is enjoyable, seeing as this is one of the flaws of most classes I've taken: it's relevance. Physic 1 centers mostly on basic kinematics, or the science behind motion.

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    In full honesty, I didn't do that well in the class, no one really did. However, it was still very enjoyable because of the teacher I had. The teacher was one of those rare teachers who really believed in the students and would take extra time to help kids understand the material. Also, it seems that physics teachers that I have know all teach highschooler because they believe that the younger generation as the chance to fix humanitarian mistakes and make improvements. I was able to learn about how gravity is implied and the relevance of Newton's laws of motion. At lot of times, the teacher would have the class find the flaw in famous movie clips and correct them. I was able to understand questions that I have been wondering for years like the feeling you get on roller coasters or how to minimize damage when falling.

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    12+ hours

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    Understanding the basic materials is key at the beginning of the course. You can't fall behind or else, you will get lost. Using study tools like KhanAcadamy and a textbook is a great idea. The class is fun but it takes up a lot of time and effort .

    • Fall 2014
    • Tom Gallo
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