Physics classes can be intense. You often need to relearn mathematics, algebra, and trigonometry at the same time you are learning several new concepts per class.
I’m Trevor, and I started physicsthisweek.com to help you through your physics classes and make sure that you learn some physics in the process.
Over the years, I have learned where students have the most difficulty in physics. I’ve decided to share information with you that will help you over these bumps. This information is organized by topic, and typically includes a mathematics refresher, a review of the important equations, and a few sample problems to help you master the material each week.
About H. Trevor Johnson-Steigelman
I taught introductory college physics, both calculus and non-calculus based, for eight years at the College at Brockport, one of the campuses of the State University of New York. I’ve taught high school physics and I was the assistant manager of a private tutoring center.
I currently teach at Finger Lakes Community College, a much more student-centered environment than Brockport. Smaller class sizes mean that I can give individual attention to my students, right when they need it.
While in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I taught a course called “The Art and Science of Teaching Physics”. This course was mandatory for all new graduate students who were going to be supported as Teaching Assistants. In addition to this I was a highly rated Teaching Assistant myself, and lead discussion sections for both Calculus-based and non-Calculus-based introductory physics classes.
I hold a both a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My undergraduate degree is a B.S. Ed. in Secondary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
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Join me throughout the semester, and let’s learn some physics!