
Study Tips
a) Read text
before lectures.
b) Come to lectures, discussions, consulations with questions.
c) Work through by
yourself as many
problems as possible.
d) The point of physics is derivation from first principles (linking
apparently disconnected ideas).
e) Correct reason is more important than correct final number.
f) Math is a language, not the goal.
g) If you work on homework with other students, redo the problems later
by yourself to see if you can
do them yourself.
Learning Goals of Physics 207
a. to understand
first
principles (e.g. Newton's Laws) and their consequences (e.g.
conservation of momentum, etc.).
b. to solve problems using both quantitative and qualitative
applications of these physical principles.
c. to acquire a precise intuition of the physical world.
d. to develop an artistry for approximations relevant to each student's
particular field of study.
e. to prepare students for the application of physics to topics not
explicitly covered by the course.
f. to characterize physical observations quantitatively and understand
their statistical significance.


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