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Which is easier: Physics 1 or Chemistry 1?

by Isaak DeMaio
Tags: chemistry, courses, physics
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Feb27-11, 12:21 AM
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I think physics I is very intuitive. It should all make perfect sense. Chem I (while it should still make sense), you have to go a little more on faith.
Feb27-11, 01:30 PM
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I personally found chemistry to be easier than physics, but also considerably less interesting, thus I got a lower grade in it.
Feb27-11, 05:11 PM
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I'll second the less interesting part :)
Mar3-11, 03:19 PM
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Look at the 2009 AP exam distribution

Only 55% people got higher than a 3, and the mean score is 2.76, with only 18% people getting a 5 and 17% people getting a 4, they combine to be roughly 35% ish

Now look at

That's 73% of people who got more than a 3 with a mean score of 3.39. The combined % of 4 and 5s are equal to the number of Chemistry students who scored a 3 or higher
Mar7-11, 02:09 AM
P: 10
Both subjects are some complicated factors. It depends on your interests in some facts like maths.

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