Hello, I am new to physicsforums and I am still a high school student so I would like to have advice on what books should be relevant on preparation for calculus and more math beyond. I have basic algebra and geometry foundation and I would like to learn more high school math and up. So my plan...
Hello! First of all, thank you taking the time to read this. I'm a high school student currently about to begin my last year (I'm from Argentina so here we start in March) and would like to study physics in 2020. Because of that, I contacted a university here and they told me that if I wanted...
So I’m a high school freshman this school year. We have these little presentations by our counselors about planning out our high school years and beyond. In our high school, you only need 3 credits for math (3 years) to graduate. I am currently in Algebra 1. I heard that my school offers these...
I am in a high school physics class and have been recently assigned a mouse trap. We were given a mouse trap, that is all, and sent out on our own to create one. The requirements for this specific mousetrap car are to go forward 3 meters, then backwards 2 meters, and finally forward three meters...
High school student here...
Over the past year or so, I've developed an intense interest in mathematics. I work problems every day and I am constantly working to grow my knowledge.
As a junior, I am currently in AP calculus and will most likely be eligible for Calc 3 my senior year. I'm...
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I have been accepted for a physics teacher position in a high school. This would be my first job ever. I taught "tutored" students before in my home university for two semesters, and I think I am a good teacher. But, I feel that teaching high school students is totally different.
I am...
1. Homework Statement
Find x. L1 and L2 are parallel
Choices:
a)100
b)120
c)140
d)150
e)135
2. Homework Equations
From the image, the angles of the polygon in blue should satisfy:
6θ + 90 + 4θ + 2θ + 90 + x = 540
12θ + x = 360
x = 360 - 12θ
3. The Attempt at a Solution
I couldn't figure...
For the final project I do at a high school level, we are required to construct an experiment regarding any topic of physics. The experiment should yield quantitative data which can then be analysed through equations or trends. Essentially, I need to be able to discuss and critique the work...
1. Homework Statement
Hello ! I've to do a presentation about hydrodistillation. I've already done an experiment in class to extract essential oil of lavender with hydrodistillation. So, for this presentation I would like to do something original. By original I mean things that you're not used...
1. Homework Statement
A 5.0kg block of wood sits on a table with a string running over a pulley suspending a mass. The largest mass that can be suspended without moving the block of wood is 0.75kg.
a) Calculate the coefficient of friction in this case.
b) What type of coefficient of friction...
1. Homework Statement
Nikhil is probably eating his daily snack at this time. Old Man Miller comes back from the store and takes the 0.150kg sandwich from Nikhil as he begins to run away. Nikhil is running at 7.5m/s away from me when I hit him in the head with the sandwich that was moving at...
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So I will be doing the classic egg drop competition at school and was wondering if I could get some help. The materials I have is :
3 sheets of newspaper
5 popsicle sticks
10 wooden skewers
1m of masking tape
hot glue
I have to drop an egg multiple times (not sure the heights yet...
Hello. I plan on being a doctor when I finish high school, but I’ve had some trouble with science. My grades aren’t bad or anything but right now, I find biology dull and boring. We’re learning about cells, mitosis, and similar stuff and I just can’t get into it. Does this mean life sciences...
i'm not really sure what academic topic to put this in, sorry.
i'm a sophomore in high school right now, and my school only offers physics in junior year. where should i start? i'm taking pre-calc and trig for math right now, and taking chemistry as a science. i took biology last year, and am...
I may be doing Algebra I tutoring for high school students soon. What are some good resources for exercises and intuitive/novel explanations for topics some students find sticky, etc.?
One resource I'm sure I'll be using is the Schaum's Outline of Elementary Algebra, 3ed.
What I'd also like is...
Apologies, but this is going to be a long rant to start a discussion.
TL;DR: STEM (STEAM), like many forms of government and economics, are great in principle, but terrible when people get involved.
At my high school we are required to participate in Professional Learning Communities...
I was wondering if I read Kiselev's geometry books, would it count as a whole high school geometry curriculum? Currently, I am reading his first book, Planimetry, which is coming out as promising. I am planning to self-study geometry.
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I am in high school in the United States. I am SUPER interested in mathematics and physics, and I have been researching physics and mathematics since middle school. I love it! I love theoretical particle physics and algebraic topology. If I had the choice, I would spend my entire life...
I just finished my junior year in high school. In college, I hope to major in physics and was interested in the honors versions of freshman introductory physics. These all have the prerequisite of a calculus-based mechanics course and use Kleppner as their mechanics textbook.
I have so far only...
As the title says...I am hoping for recommendations for the 2017 summer. Specifically, Southeast US, one week residential, hopefully under or around 500 dollar physics or astronomy camp for rising 9-12 graders. Thank you very much.
I'm currently a junior in high school, and I'm really interested in physics, especially particle physics and quantum mechanics. At my school, everybody needs to do a big senior project to graduate, involving multiple papers and about 30 hours of work, usually to build something or organize a...
As someone who taught math and physics for about 20 years, I've given this some thought, and I'm convinced that the whole idea of what and how we teach these in high school is upwhacked.
One of the common complaints from kids, "what is this good for". And you, know, they are right. I've had...
I have been learning how to read scientific Russian, and my reading material is the Soviet high school math textbook Algebra and Beginning Analysis, (1976), edited by Kolmogorov. (I've seen the title also translated as Algebra and Elements of Analysis). The Russian title is Алгебра и Начала...
When I press these buttons on my calculator to find the third side or an angle in a triangle, what calculation is happening? What is the logic behind it all?
I know it's a very basic question, but I am only in grade 10 and have not started Math yet this year.
Does anyone here have any experience in mathematical research since high school? Or even if you only started as an undergrad, do you have any advice?
1. How did you secure the research position? Who did you talk to?
2. What area of math did you do research in? Was it necessary to know alot of...
Ok I can't tell if this should go in academic guidance or homework questions so I'll just put it here. I decided to do my high school senior project writing a paper on a recent discovery in physics. I narrowed my topic choices down to either photonic particles, exotic hadrons, or the Higgs. I...
Hi I was wondering if taking calculus 2,3, and differential equations by the end of my senior year at the local community college would be a wise choice. Would taking these math classes before i use them in physics hinder my learning? (I want to be a physicist). Would I gain an advantage in...
There is a tragic story coming out today about a school shooter in Alpine, Texas.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/08/us/texas-high-school-shooting/
Her name is not revealed, nor are her motives. The article just says she wounded a female student and that she shot herself. The wounded student...
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I would like to have a good understanding of physics at my level (level of Halliday-resnick) and to be able to solve problems. It so happens that I read a chapter and solve the all the problems and exercises and I feel I am done, I know the stuff. But then up comes a problem and I get...