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  • The course final exam will be given at 7:45 AM on Sat., May. 16
  • If you have an exam conflict or require accomodation please contact your instructor on or before Thurs., May 7 


Learning Goals of Physics 207

1. To understand basic principles (e.g. Newton's Laws) and their consequences (e.g. conservation of momentum, etc.).
2. To solve problems using both quantitative and qualitative applications of these physical principles.
3. To develop an intuition of the physical world.
4. To prepare students for the application of physics to topics not explicitly covered by courses.
5. To characterize physical observations quantitatively and understand its statistical significance.

Study Tips

1.  Read assigned text before lectures
2.  Attend lectures, discussion sections and labs
3.  Work through as many problems as possible; working cooperatively with a group is generally a plus
4.  Correct reasoning is more important than obtaining a correct final number


Galileo's classic experiment

Generating a shock wave

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