PHY 2048

Physics with Calculus 1

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Prof: John Yelton / Fall 2019

Apr 18, 2022

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goes fast but isnt hard. study the practice exams !!

Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: No
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Prof: John Yelton / Fall 2020

Feb 17, 2022

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Physics is, inherently, a complicated topic. An entire branch of math called calculus was designed to explain physics. Too much of lecture time is dedicated to the derivation of equations. For those who have genuine and great interest in physics or in majors where physics is ever-present, I'm sure this is helpful. For those who won't deal with physics on a day-to-day or for those who learn better with practice, the information truly seems irrelevant and the lecture thus seems like a waste of time. If you fall into the latter, you will not find this class enjoyable and you will be "teaching" yourself most of the material.

Course Content

Physics can be interesting, but past a certain point, say kinematics or rotational motion, the concepts truly become too abstract and it's hard to relate/analogize the material to become useful for memorization/practice.

Comments on the professor

Yelton, like many other professors, is here for academic research in his field. He is, by all means, very qualified in his field. However, not all researchers are excellent teachers for a broad audience. If you attend his office hours, he's excellent help, but for those who can't afford to attend office hours or feel like his type of instruction doesn't suit you, you will inevitably end up with StudyEdge (which sometimes offers too simple of an explanation or doesn't thoroughly cover every case in terms of material).

Advice

Practice practice practice. You will find a lot of similarity between the exams and practice exams as well as similarity in the homework questions and the quiz questions. Doing one problem of homework is not enough to understand what that problem is asking. Make your own classification of different types of problems and make sure you can classify what type of problem you're doing and what equations and relationships you will use before you tackle it.

Delivery: OnlineGrade: BWorkload: Very HeavyTextbook Use: Optional
Quiz HeavyExam Heavy
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Prof: John Yelton / Fall 2021

Jan 7, 2022

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Very confusing, study edge did not help much either.

Delivery: HybridGrade: C+Workload: Very HeavyTextbook Use: Optional
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3OK Class
2Hard
2Boring
3Kinda Useful

Prof: John Yelton / Fall 2021

Nov 8, 2021

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As someone with no physics background, it goes quite quickly, but that’s not necessarily the problem. They don’t really explain the examples they do in class well, so it’s hard to follow the concepts after you just immediately learned it. Yelton did make some prerecorded videos towards the end of the semester, which were very helpful. But it was just not a great class

Delivery: HybridGrade: Not sure yetWorkload: HeavyTextbook Use: Optional
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