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    Aug 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this class mostly because of the personality and expertise of Professor Boyer. He does an excellent job of breaking down difficult concepts into small pieces that are easy to understand, and keeps class interesting and the students engaged by giving everyone the chance to anonymously participate in small review question quizzes and giving demonstrations wherever possible. The only downside of the course was that the labs can feel slightly pointless, but overall the workload is not overwhelming and is really designed around helping the students understand the material and prepare for exams.

    Course highlights:

    This course did a thorough job of covering basic mechanics. Its topics range from the simplest kinematics to forces, energy, and torque. It provides an excellent foundation of knowledge for any future physics courses.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    The most important things you can do are make sure to copy down all of the professor's notes and diagrams and be thorough in doing your homework. Professor Boyer does a great job of simplifying things through diagrams, and those will be immensely helpful for studying if they are in your notes later. The homework is also a great study tool; write down your steps and show your work so you can review how exactly you did things later, and you're most of the way to being prepared for the exams.

    • Fall 2015
    • Michael Boyer
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments


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