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 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