Boston University PY105 - Physics I
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Announcements and Frequently Asked Questions
- 05.19.2022 - PY105 Support Sites Live - The
PY105 Summer 2022 support sites (Piazza and Top Hat) are both
live. Everything here has now been copied over to our course
permanent course sites. This page will no longer be updated as of today.
- 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
we are expecting a lot from you. Of course, how much really depends on
prior experience learning physics.
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.
- 03.01.2022 - 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.