I'm teaching a section of Calculus 2 (integration techniques, arc length, surface area, improper integrals, parametric & polar functions, sequences, and series ) next semester and would like to assign a problem set near the end of the course to each student relevant to his or her major.
It can be expected that a handful of students will be majoring in physics. These students are going to be mostly first years, so they will have little exposure to physics outside what they learned in high school.
I have the lightest of physics backgrounds so I could use some advice in developing the problem set.
- What are some interesting applications of the material taught in Calculus 2 to physics that require little in the way of physics prerequisites?
- Are there any good resources I may want to look into for ideas?
Note: I asked this question on physics.SE but it was closed and users recommended I ask it on matheducators.SE.