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Physics Two, I don't know if I will make it through the course!

  1. Feb 15, 2014 #1
    I recently decided to start taking Physics two, it has been about 2 years since I took physics one and I am realizing as I am going through the material that I have seemed to have forgotten a lot of material I learned. I was successful in Physics 1 but I am concerned about this course. So far I have been trying to back track and learn the material with the new material. I don't know what to do, has anyone every encountered this before even if it with another class? What are some recommendation that you have, should I drop the class? Any words of advice or encouragement would be appreciated!
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  3. Feb 15, 2014 #2
    Is it correct that Physics I is (experimental) Classical Mechanics for beginners, while Physics II is a similar course about electromagnetism? I took such a Physics II-course before Physics I and think it is definitely doable. There are some things which will come up unavoidably (like a force being a vector which leads to an acceleration of a mass and the undamped and damped harmonic oscillator). What exactly are you having problems with? Maybe you could ask some questions in the appropriate subcategory here.
  4. Feb 15, 2014 #3
    Like DarthMatter, my curriculum has Physics II being an introduction to E&M. It's a very challenging course, especially since things are generally less intuitive and the calculus involved may be the first time you see it outside of a pure math context. Have you tried talking to your professor? Maybe he/she can help you and give you other resources outside of the textbook. Do you meet the math pre-requisites?
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