Course Goals

  1. I want to help you improve your quantitative analytical skills, problem solving skills, and mathematical confidence.
  2. I want you to learn several big physics ideas: conservation of energy, momentum, and angular momentum, and Newton's laws, and be able apply these ideas in quantitative and qualitative settings.
  3. I want you to gain experience working effectively and solving problems in groups.
Basically the idea is to learn some physics and also to learn some of the analytical and quantitative skills that physicists use. These include:

  • Developing a systematic, organized, and effective approach to problem solving
  • Becoming comfortable and confident making approximations and estimations
  • Mastering unit conversions and gaining familiarity with dimensional analysis

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