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In the second semester, which usually concentrates on electricity and magnetism, you will use some vector calculus stuff, mainly line and surface integrals for writing down Maxwell's equations in integral form. Here also, they're used mainly conceptually. Examples and exercises are set up so the integrals simplify so much that I call them "Geico integrals": so easy a caveman can do them.

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This is fantastic and I will be sure to shamelessly rip this off every time I can :)Examples and exercises are set up so the integrals simplify so much that I call them "Geico integrals": so easy a caveman can do them.

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Haha this is absolutely brilliant. This made my day mate.Examples and exercises are set up so the integrals simplify so much that I call them "Geico integrals": so easy a caveman can do them.

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a) derive the kinematic equations (extremely simple)

b) using partial derivatives to perform error analysis on labs (fairly simple)

Both which can be learned in less than an hour.

My professor taught us vector multiplication, but it was not necessary for solving the problems given to us.

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:rofl: (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)Here also, they're used mainly conceptually. Examples and exercises are set up so the integrals simplify so much that I call them "Geico integrals": so easy a caveman can do them.

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Download The MIT OpenCourseWare Physics 8.01 lectures by Walter Lewin. He gives a jam-up explanation of the vector calc concepts most pertinent to a student of first-semester classical mechanics. I can pretty much assure you that a community college physics course isn't going to include material not included in those lectures and the accompanying course materials.

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