Should I retake Physics sophomore year?

<p>So in high school I took two years of physics in which I recieved credit through a program in conjunction with the school I will attend next year. One of the years was non-calculus based and the other was with calculus. I received a 4.0 in all of the semesters of the course BUT my teacher didn't really teach us anything and he let us work together on all the tests so I feel like I don't have a grasp on the material. So, the decision is keep a high GPA vs. Relearn the material and risk a drop in my GPA???</p>

<p>That is assuming that not learning the physics material would allow you to do well in the later classes, which is unlikely. You are honestly taking a GPA risk either way.</p>

<p>U don't need physics in engineering I feel. I haven't had to use it but very minor concepts. This being said it's probably not a good idea to retake. Just read the book front to back and you'll be good enough.</p>

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<p>You can't be serious.</p>

<p>Lollllllll</p>

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<p>I hear you don't need much physics in physics either. Your thoughts?</p>

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<p>I'd say you should atleast sit in on a physics class, do some of the homeworks and ask if you can take some tests. Hell, if you're gonna do all that you might as well give yourself a GPA boost and take the class for credit. At the very least, it'll help you develop critical thinking skills that you probably will need in engineering..</p>

<p>Actually the above is a good idea, see if you can audit the course and if not just go to the lectures in your free time and just get a better understanding. Another suggestion would be to watch the MIT physics lectures, that should give you good grasp of the topics.</p>

<p>But I have used very small concepts. Maybe it's because my discipline is not the same as yours.</p>

<p>U need no physics in physics because you learn it. Dur! Are you guys like ME's or something.</p>

<p>Let me rephrase this for the dumb. I'm in BME, I hated physics with a passion but Aced all of them and forgot everything I knew. If your doing BME you only need the concepts (inertia, centroids, newton law's, circuit analysis, Snell's Law.....) Depends on what you study. If your in ME then your gonna need a lot more or less but it's your call.</p>

<p>Pretty sure you need the concepts for all engineering fields.</p>

<p>Nutz4Bucks, I'm pretty sure you need to change your attitude. Saying things like "what wrentit guys MEs" is asinine. You certainly will be working with MEs if you every end up doing BME work, but with an attitude like that, I guess we will have to see if you even get that far.</p>

<p>In grad school for BME and worked with Ethicon for two years ongoing yeah I guess we will continue to see just how sweet my life turns out to be.</p>

<p>Wow, good for you buddy! I am really happy for you! Who is Ethicon? Not that it matters, as who you work for hardly makes up who you are. However, saying stuff like you said just makes you look like a total jerk and certainly isn't going to score you friends.</p>

<p>Hey did you read what Nutz4Bucks wrote in that blog. No what did he say? ... Read it up above. O no, I can't believe that jerk did that, I can't be that friends with that kid. Yeah me either. How about you boneh3ad? ...</p>

<p>If you think for once that friendship is based on what someone says over the internet versus what you say to their face then you have some superficial problems with reality that you need to address. The point of the thread isn't to argue on what grounds you have friends or who you are as an individual nor is it to incorrectly type information about a major or your prejudice towards it and how a student utilizes a subject to understand future material. It's to state an opinion on wither or not you think the student should retake physics and the correlation that exist between his GPA being hindered or benefited. So do us a favor; make your judgments and assessments, state your opinion and move on. </p>

<p>Really I think your funny as ever and find you amusing. What a clown.</p>

<p>What you say over the internet and what you say in real life may or may not have any correlation. The thing is, it is the internet, so there is no way to tell whether a person is acting like their normal self or their audacity grew tenfold because of the anonymity of the internet. So I have no idea whether you are serious or not (or anyone else). See, I come on this site to help people. You saying stuff like that is, for starters, unhelpful. The main thing is, though, that if you happen to be some random highschooler or underclassman that really has that attitude, it is one that will be detrimental to their own future success in all likelihood. Since my goal is to help, I would be remiss if I didn't address that.</p>

<p>Sure you can go on and on about how it is the internet and it isn't that serious and "blah blah blah", but believe it or not, what you say on the internet actually can affect people in real life. I don't know if you have read any of the stories about these kids who get bullied on the internet and then go an kill themselves, but it happens. Now, I know this is a completely different situation, so don't go on some diatribe on how ridiculous that is. The point is just to illustrate that what you say on the internet can be taken seriously by some people.</p>

<p>This isn't some gaming forum or something totally ridiculous like that, it is a site where people come to ask advice. Believe it or not, if you say something, people often do listen on here, especially those who are still in high school and more impressionable than those of us who are older. If you don't like how I dispense advice and opinions, tough. There are many other people on here who have let me know that I have been very helpful, which is why I am here. As long as I can continue to be helpful, I am going to continue to do it the way that has worked, and if you don't like it, then I suppose you could just stop reading what I say.</p>

<p>Anyway, back to the original thread:
Physics is ubiquitous in engineering (except BME apparently). If you don't know the concepts of physics very well, later classes will be tough. You could certainly just refresh yourself along the way as you go through your classes, but that will make each of those classes a little bit harder as you are trying to relearn physics while also learning the material for that class. As people have suggested before, auditing the physics class may be the best idea.</p>

<p>yeah I think I'm just going to retake the class to ensure that I know everything taught at the collegiate level. It's not really a big deal either because I'm taking the AP credit for other courses like Calculus which I feel much more comfortable skipping.</p>