Boston University PY105 - Physics I
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Announcements and Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I manage the pace of the course and do you have
suggestions for how to be successful and minimize stress?
This is a very good question!
This course is fast-paced because we are covering so many concepts
(even though it's during the academic year) and
we are expecting a lot from you.
The best advice is to carve out time for daily practice and study (work
on problems) until you're fairly confident in
what you are learning. There's really no way around this. The way to
not get overwhelmed by the pace is to work towards a routine for
yourself and follow it! We will certainly help you achieve this,
partly because we will be doing our best to build a "we're all in
this" community atmosphere, so you won't feel alone. We will provide
real-world applications (particularly in health and medicine) so that
you can see physics in action. Also, part of the lab periods will be
dedicated to some additional practice and review. Finally, we will
build into the schedule a full slate of office hours and review
sessions, our own one-on-one or small group sign-up sessions, and
integrate with BU's Education Resource Center peer-led tutoring. Our
goal in teaching, and hopefully your goal in learning, is that the
course and all the structures we are building in support you so that
nobody is left behind.
- 08.11.2021 - PY105 Fall '21 website (this site) is now live! This will
be our "home" until our course websites go online. About 10 days
before our course begins (around August 24, 2021), if you are
registered through BU and on the class roster, you will get
email invites as our course websites go live.
- 08.11.2021 - If you have any questions, please e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and please put PY105 in the
subject heading. I will provide updates here with any FAQ's.