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    Create a graph of the position of a damped oscillator as a function of time.

    This is an assignment for a class titled "Intro to Scientific Programming" and it is a prerequisite for Computational Physics. Homework Statement Create a graph of the position of a damped oscillator as a function of time. Homework Equations The equation is x = A*e^((-b/2m)*t)cos(omega*t...
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    Feeling very discouraged

    I just took my first Physics I(An honors intro mechanics course) test. I know I did very poorly, probably a low C or high D. The professor told us that it would be similar to a practice test that he gave us, but it wasn't, it was much more difficult. It was timed and I literally only finished a...
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    Programs As a brand new physics major, I have a question.

    This is my first semester at uni so, I am also enrolled in my first physics class. It is an honors mechanics class. So far, there have been 2 problem sets of around 20 questions. The questions in the problem sets are orders of magnitude more difficult than anything covered in class. It comes to...
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    A question on math essentials

    After this coming semester I will have Vector Calc, Intro to ODEs, and Intro to Linear Algebra under my belt. What math essentials for undergrad physics will there be left for me to do? The department at my uni doesn't have any requirements after these(LinAlg actually isn't a requirement at...
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    Integration in physics

    I've just started integral calc and I'm just curious as to the application of integration in physics. Being a new physics major(started this summer), this is something I have not yet encountered. What is finding the area under a curve used for?
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    Question on Proofs

    I'm currently in the middle of the Calc I-III string and I was wondering how much time I should dedicate to studying the proofs, if any time at all. I'm a physics major but I do plan on going on in math after I've taken all of the general curricula because I intend to pursue theory.
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    Is this schedule too much?

    First post here. Recently changed my major from philosophy to physics(I recognize that this may be humorous to some of you :tongue:), so I thought I would join this forum. I wanted to ask if you guys think that that schedule would be cramming too much into a single semester. Honors...