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May1714, 05:30 PM

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I've just finished my first calculusbased physics course along with calculus II. Having taken a noncalcbased physics class in high school, I've noticed that the equations behind kinematics, work, energy, etc. become a lot more intuitive with a knowledge of calculus. I was wondering if there were any other (early undergraduatelevel) physics concepts that become a lot more intuitive after having been exposed to more advanced math.



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May1714, 08:02 PM

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Pretty much all of them get easier with better maths  that is what a lot of the advanced maths was invented to do.
OTOH: this means that more tricky concepts can be described... so the maths goes back to being hard. 


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May1714, 08:15 PM

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Yes, absolutely. The more math you know the easier physics gets. The easier physics gets the harder the problems you can try to solve. The harder the problems become the more advanced the math required to solve them. And so on...



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May1814, 02:46 AM

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Concepts simplified through math
a good level physics is incomplete without calculus,kinematics good (lengthy) problems i feel are worthless without calculus.
in fact whole physics one'll study will have some calculus in it. you may need to take differential elements to calculate COM, in RBD , can't miss electrostatics etc.... 


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