I just got admitted to a Physics Honors course (sort of). Need advice please

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I'm a first year CS student. I don't pursue a double major in physics or anything but I recently got the opportunity to join a special physics course. I was already taking a physics course but this one is harder, more detailed and with some extra content. Normally it was a usual classical mechanics course. This "special" one also has quantum mechanics and special relativity as extras. It's like a physics honors course even though it's not named like that. My instructor is naming it "Augmented Physics". So, I'm actually interested in physics a bit and I want to do good in this course. But my past with physics is not very good. It wasn't my strong side in high school. What can I do to be good in this course and physics in general? I know it's a broad question but I don't really know where to start. I'll start studying calculus since it's calculus based physics. So that's one thing. But what else? Like is there any material that will enlighten me against physics if that makes any sense like a book or something? It doesn't have to be a textbook. Just anything that will make me better in physics . I really need your advices. Sorry If I made any grammatical mistakes or anything since English is not my mother language. Thanks in advance.
 

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Welcome to the Forums!
I’m also a first-year, so take my advice with that in mind, but I am doing a physics and astronomy double major.
The person who can give you the best advice on how to prepare for the class is the professor. They know what knowledge will be expected and will be able to make recommendations on literature you can familiarize yourself with, based on your prior education in physics and math. In addition to just getting preparation recommendations, expressing an interest in succeeding in their class cannot be a bad thing in terms of their opinion of you, and can help set up a good relationship with that professor. This could be important in getting a good grade depending on how they grade the class, since every professor does so differently.
Hope this helps, and best of luck!
 
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Are you currently taking a physics course? If so what is its content?
How are you doing in this course?
Are you currently taking a calculus course?
What is the actual content of this Augmented Physics course? Do you know the prerequisites?
 

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