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Question about order of study of topics in a standard physics course

  1. Jul 14, 2010 #1
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    Hi, I was wondering what does a standard introductory, algebra-based Physics course cover first, rotational motion/torque or energy and conservation? This is the time period right after Newton's Laws. What usually comes next? Circular/Rotational Material or Energy? Thanks!

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  3. Jul 14, 2010 #2

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    most likely Energy; all though this would purely be up to your professor.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 #3
    OK thanks. Yeah, my book presents Rotational motion first. Do the Professors ever cover the topics out of order? Thanks
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 #4

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    Lots of professors cover topics according to the lecture notes they have already revised or whatever they think is best. It's really up to them- so yes, s/he may (or may not) go in a different order then the textbook
     
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