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Calc Based Physics Online

  1. Jul 22, 2006 #1

    I'm a Computer Science major, and need to take two semesters of calculus based physics to satisfy my degree requirements. I need to take General Physics I & II which are both calc based. I can take General Physics II in the Fall, but I need to complete General Physics I over the summer. I actually took the course last Fall at my college, and would have passed the course with a B or B+, but blew the Final Exam, which was worth a major part of our grade. I attended all the classes, labs, did all the homework, exams, etc... and understood the material pretty well, but some things came up at the end of the semester unrelated to the course, and I ended up trying to cram a semesters worth of material at the last minute, and ended up failing the exam. I told the professor If I got anything less than a "C" for the course, to simply give me a "W" and he did.

    But anyways, does anyone know of any Online Calc Based Physics Course I can begin and complete at my own pace. I'm looking for a course I can complete in 5 or 6 weeks. I've found a few online physics courses, but they require you to stay in the course for a minimum of 8 weeks or two months, and I'm looking for a course I can finish as quickly as I like. Like I said, I've seen all the material before, and want to quickly knock out this degree requirement.

    I've included the course description below, and the eleven topics we actually covered when I took the course. Also, at my college they only require you to be in Calc I concurrently to take the course, and even if you haven't taken calculus, they don't check to give you an idea of the math requirements. But still, its a calculus based course, as I took it, and it requires many topics from calc.

    General Physics I (Calc Based) - Deals with composition of vectors, equilibrium, moments, Newton's Laws, work, and energy.

    1) Units, Physical Quantities, Experimental Uncertainty
    2) Vectors
    3) Motion in a Straight Line
    4) Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
    5) Newton's Laws of Motion
    6) Applying Newton's Laws
    7) Work and Kinetic Energy
    8) Potential Energy, Conservation of Energy
    9) Momentum, Impulse, Collisions
    10) Rigid Body Rotation
    11) Dynamics of Rotational Motion

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