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Courses Question about order of topics covered in a physics course

  1. Jul 14, 2010 #1
    Hi, I was wondering what does a standard introductory, algebra-based course cover first, rotational motion/torque or energy and conservation?

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  3. Jul 14, 2010 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    All (or very nearly so) the introductory 'standard' Physics texts have the same order of topics- if your instructor follows the book, you will likely cover energy before rotation.

    Instructors don't *have* to follow the order- I cover rotation before energy in my class.
     
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