Be more clear next time then, this was not what you said!By saying my prof gives me a giant equation sheet full of all the equations we'll need to either do the problems or derive the equations to do the problems.
Read this again:
To me that sounds like your professor gave you a sheet of formulas you should study for the exam, not like you got a sheet to use on the exam. You don't just say "got before each exam" for things you get to use on the exam. If I for example say "We got a set of problems together with solutions before each exam" you wouldn't read that as if I got to take solved problems with me at each exam.my physics prof actually gives us the necessary equations before each exam.
Or you are rushing through your posts without writing them carefully, most of your points are really unclear. Like this:At this point, you're either purposefully misconstruing my argument simply to continue the argument, or you're rushing through my post without reading it carefully.
I never said that I had any 'proof' and neither is this a proof. Also when you say "real calculus-based intro physics class (read: not AP)" for example do you mean that it is easier or harder than AP physics and what would be the difference then? Can you tell more clearly what this course includes, at what level it is instead of what it isn't etc.So if I'm the best one in my real calculus-based intro physics class (read: not AP) without having had a shred of algebra physics, does this cancel out your 'proof'?
Why would you think that just because I took physics classes much earlier than you I didn't understand the physics but instead just looked up/memorized my equations? I have taught calculus classes at my university and I already got a degree in physics. I think that I know the subjects in question well enough to have an educated opinion and I think that I got a good understanding of the general physical concepts back in that class. At least I understood it to such a degree that when I later studied calculus I quickly realized how it could be applied to the physics I already knew.One wonders whether you would've just gone equation hunting.