The references to tuition costs and textbook prices are a reminder of how much inflation has occured since then. To return from a footnote to where you left off in the text, click on the chevron symbol: § The editor has added a few explanatory and supplementary footnotes, in italics, identified with the initials DES. It is obvious that musicians, athletes, or even good bridge players develop techniques appropriate to their activities; and, just as obviously, a proper procedure is necessary for effective study.
Chapter 10, and part of chapter 9 are omitted from this HTML version. The purpose of this book is to call to the attention of beginning physics students methods for effectively studying physics. This guide points out how you may work effectively but it cannot tell you of short cuts because there are none.
Certainly it is up to you to decide what part of your time you should devote to physics.
It is a fact that you can learn to use that time efficiently.
Despite the age of this document, its recommendations for effective study of physics remain appropriate even today, especially for those students who really want to learn the subject.
The problem examples, using English units, have been left unchanged. Although the main objective of education is to train people to think clearly about problems in life, apparently most college students do not give adequate thought to the question of finding the best methods for carrying on their chief activitystudying.At most schools the science requirement for all students was a year of laboratory science' chosen from one of the natural sciences: chemistry, physics, biology, geology, or astronomy.These non-science students took the same introductory course the science majors took, there being no special' courses for non-scientists.This document was scanned and corrected from a 1955 printing of a pamphlet published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. Physicists and physics students are referred to as he' not out of sexist motivation, but is a reflection of the plain fact that at that period of history almost all physicists and physics majors were male. The text has not been altered or edited to bring it up to date.' It is a product of its times, written just after World War II.Answer: B (for short distance fall, air resistance (drag) doesn’t lower the mango’s acceleration, g, much – so, the seemingly horizontal straight line in B represents its seemingly constant acceleration.)2012 P1 Q5 at pg 332: Shown 4 events / phenomena: A, an archer shooting an arrow; B a boy floating on a float; C, a ping pong ball floating under a tap with water flowing downwards around the ball; and D, shaking tomato sauce out of a tomato sauce bottle. Answer: D (because inertia will cause the sauce to move out at the speed just before the bottle’s movement is abruptly stopped) collides with a stationary trolley of mass 1.0 kg. Q: What is the velocity of both trolleys after the collsion?The collision is inelastic (trolleys stick together after collision) BUT the nature of the collision – whether elastic or inelastic- is immaterial because Law of Conservation of Momentum applies in either cases.The two-term freshman physics sequence at universities was a non-calculus course taken by pre-med, pre-dent and pre-pharmacy students.Physics and engineering majors usually (but not always) took a parallel calculus-oriented freshman course.There are several full-size books on how to study, but most of them tend to be rather general. In this guide an attempt has been made to give numerous specific examples, and a summary of the main ideas has also been included...