Discuss any possible errors, dangers,traps and mis-steps in solving problems in the above areas along with what you should do or should not do. An example is the sign (+ or -) error I frequently talk about. Include as many examples as you can. The essay must be typed, double-spaced, in a normal font-size of 12 or 13 and must be between 3 and 5 pages.
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In physics, we solve many problems. The problems in physics represent physical situations that we may encounter in real life. For these situations, we make approximations and we try to solve these problems for one or more particular quantities. Although there are many topics and many formulas in physics, solving a physics problem can be streamlined into a few steps such as: (1) Make a drawing or figure to represent the physical situation given in the problem. (2) Decide which directions will be labeled as positive (+) and negative (-). (3) Determine what information is given and what data we...