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What to expect from my class Theoretical Physics 1 ?

  1. Aug 12, 2009 #1
    What to expect from my class "Theoretical Physics 1"?

    I'm starting my major in physics this fall and I'm taking multivariable calculus, mechanics, E & M, and theoretical physics 1.

    I pretty much know what to expect from the other 3.

    But I'm going into this class "theoretical physics" quite blind.

    What is the emphasis of this course, what topics are touched on, is it mostly mathematically based in forming mathematical models for physical phenomenons.

    Danke.
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2009 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Re: What to expect from my class "Theoretical Physics 1"?

    What does the course catalog say about the class?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 #3
    Re: What to expect from my class "Theoretical Physics 1"?

    We have that in my Uni too. I'm no physics major but I read our catalog. It seems to me it's like a Math Methods course.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 #4

    Vanadium 50

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    Re: What to expect from my class "Theoretical Physics 1"?

    I think one cannot determine what one school means by "Theoretical Physics I" by looking at another school's course catalog.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 #5
    Re: What to expect from my class "Theoretical Physics 1"?

    That's true. So to OP, that's merely an idea on another school's "Theoretical Physics I". It may or may not be the same.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 #6

    jtbell

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    Re: What to expect from my class "Theoretical Physics 1"?

    Especially when they're possibly in different countries!

    I understand that many people want to protect their privacy and therefore don't want to give any clues about where they're located, but they have to understand that this seriously affects the ability of other people to give useful advice in many situations.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2009 #7

    Landau

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    Re: What to expect from my class "Theoretical Physics 1"?

    I don't understand these questions anyway.
    How can anybody but people from your university answer this question? All we get is a course title "Theoretical Physics 1", and you ask us what the emphasis of the course is?

    Of course, there is a description of the course in your study guide/course catalog/whatever it is called. How else are students expected to know which courses to choose?
     
  9. Aug 29, 2009 #8
    Re: What to expect from my class "Theoretical Physics 1"?

    You should probably consult your physics professor... of course youve probably gotten it all figured out by now though..
     
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