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What is the difference between General Physics and Physics?

  1. Apr 14, 2013 #1
    I was going to register for a science class but found out that there's General Physics and just Physics. What's the difference between the two? Which class is more challenging?Ω
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  3. Apr 14, 2013 #2


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    If it's for college/university, look on their web site. It should have course descriptions.

    I'm really not just being snarky here. There are different types of introductory physics courses, and different names, and you can't count on the types and names to match up the same way between different colleges.

    Ditto for high schools, although I don't know if high schools typically put course descriptions on their web sites. (It's been a long time since I was in high school!)
  4. Apr 14, 2013 #3


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    This is school-specific. So ask your school.

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