Ch 2: FTCE Physics: Mathematics of Physics

About This Chapter

Let us show you how to utilize and understand the mathematics of physics. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide several approaches to help you correctly answer these types of questions on the FTCE Physics test.

FTCE Physics: Mathematics of Physics - Chapter Summary

Improve your comprehension of the mathematics of physics with the video lessons in this chapter. These lessons address the following topics to support your success with related questions on the FTCE:

  • Developing familiarity with the metric system, unit conversions, and standard units of measure
  • Using scientific notation and significant figures
  • Working with Riemann Sums
  • Calculating slope and tangents
  • Understanding products of and how to combine vectors

In these tutorials, instructors provide explanations and salient examples to support your preparation for the physics FTCE. Each lesson is equipped with topic delineations and a lesson summary to make the information easier to assimilate and help enhance your FTCE performance.

FTCE Physics: Mathematics of Physics Objectives

The FTCE Physics exam is designed to evaluate your readiness to be certified to teach physics in the state of Florida. Approximately 8% of the exam deals with the mathematics of physics. The video lessons in this chapter all contain self-administered quizzes that let you test your understanding of the material and become familiar with the kinds of questions you'll find on the exam itself.

The physics FTCE contains about 90 multiple-choice questions that may ask you to find the answer to a problem, determine the most appropriate course of action in response to a given scenario, or interpret information from a chart or other graphic. The use of scientific calculators provided by the testing center is allowed.

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