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Advise on how to study (and catch up) in Classical Mechanics

  1. Nov 11, 2009 #1
    Hello all,

    Doing this week's problem set, I realized that I have become totally lost in my classical mechanics class. Part of the problem is that my other classes are also very time demanding that I end up putting classical mechanics off because it is so dry (for me at least). The other reason I can think of is that I took freshman physics at a community college and I pretty much didn't pay any attention and didn't put any work into it (and now I am paying for it).

    So now I am at a phase where I can read the textbook and do some of the easy examples, but when it comes to almost all of the actually problems, it seems like I can't figure out how to apply the concepts.

    Since my time is extremely tight this quarter, I am trying to figure out the best way to be efficient and catch up. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2009 #2

    whs

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    Get another book, find one with really good reviews. Or, go into the book store and look at the problems yourself.

    Take it one step at a time, and take notes, straight from the book. After you get done with a chapter, see if you remember the concepts, and then re-read your notes.

    Or of course, ask your professor for help.
     
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