Richard Seddon wrote:
> Essay question freshman physics?? I guess this is to accomodate those
> students unable to phrase their answers with calculus
In one of my most shameful moments I took a "physics" course like the
one mentioned. The college had one course on the line of "science and
society" that everyone had to take. That one was good, it got the tech
types thinking of society and the non-tech types thinking about why
technology was not all bad. But there was another course required by
all who did not take at least one other science course. It was my
freshman year and the school used manual registration then and freshmen
were last to get a chance to signup and it was my turn that quarter to
be in the last group of freshmen let loose into the gym. I was easily
able to get the language and hardline calculus, physics and chemistry
courses required for my degree but due to the required labs sucking up
big blocks of time and all the good courses filled up, I could only
squeeze in the "introduction to science" course to get the units needed
to be considered a full time student.
The text was "Energy and Matter" from the Time-Life series of books.
The illustrations were wonderful. The topics had been covered already
though in middle school.