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I want to take physics as a sophmore in highschool

  1. Aug 14, 2010 #1
    I would like to take physics as a sophmore in highschool, but I can't do math in my head at all. I can work through problems though. Also I dont take any accelerated math or science classes, yes it is still possible to do physics.
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  3. Aug 15, 2010 #2


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    Then don't do math in your head. There's a reason paper and pencils exist.

    Just make sure you're fine with algebra, and learn some trig, and you'll be good with most introductory physics problems.
  4. Aug 15, 2010 #3


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    That's right. It's one thing to think through the logic of a problem in your head, to plan out your approach. But actually doing calculations in your head? There's no need for that.
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