F, m, a, L, etc are just symbols we use to represent concepts. If m=2 then m0.123=20.123.
If you are asking why the equations that describe the universe are not strictly linear then it's an interesting question but not one I'm certain can be answered.
Anything specific? I haven't used the book in 10 years but I remember enjoying it and it was recommended by the most respected professor in my math department.
I strongly suggest you spend the next year supplementing your math courses with a self-study of trigonometry. Buy this book and work through it until it is coldly understood. After that start tackling calculus.
It takes a very, very, very special person to self study a subject like physics and have what could be considered a successful career. Whether you are one of these rare people I do not know, but the odds are against it. Study it because you enjoy it and see if it bears fruit.
My calculus class was very rigorous, and very difficult. I am a math major that aced calc 1&2 with flying colors in my sleep. I really enjoyed my teacher and I learned a lot, but he is a known gpa killer. Most difficult exams I've ever taken, period.
Other than that, I'm rather bad at managing...
I took 19 hours last semester, and it wasn't fun but I passed all my classes with decent grades (but not as good as I hoped). I was pretty burned out by about the 8 week mark and finals week nearly gave me a nervous breakdown.
Calculus 3
Physics 1 + lab
Chemistry 1 + lab
Western Civ 1
English...
I really don't know. My teacher is rather "disorganized" to put it lightly and frequently makes mistakes on our exams. For example our last exam had 12 problems, and 5 of them had pretty critical errors and were not corrected until around an hour into the exam. He also assigns us problems that...
Homework Statement
Apologies for the attachment.
Homework Equations
Limit definition of the divergence as seen in attachment
Volume of a sphere: \frac{4}{3}\pi r^{3}
The Attempt at a Solution
The first thing I did was parameterize the vector function F(x,y,z) = <xy,x,y+z>
My...
My lab instructor invited me to sit in on his QM class next semester but I'm not sure my schedule will allow it. I bet it's awesome (and probably a little intense)! :)
Thanks. I've heard the same sentiment about E&M from a couple other people. I'm definitely looking forward to it and I suppose I will continue taking physics courses and see how it goes.
Depending on how comfortable you are with the math that will be covered in your algebra class I'd say your schedule is do-able. I'm currently taking 19 hours and it is pretty rough to be honest. I have calc3, physics 1 + lab, gen chem 1 + lab, english 101 and western civilization 1. I never took...
I'm a math major currently in calc 3, and I'm also taking my first ever physics class. I've always had a very strong interest in physics from pop-sci books and Feynman's lectures, and I fantasized about doing some work in physics, possibly even changing majors. The problem I find myself having...