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PHYS 1302W Physics II

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    Math-heavy

    Background Knowledge Expected

    Lots of Writing

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    Jul 02, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    The professor is very understanding of the needs, strengths, and limits of the students and fits his lecturing and teaching style to his students. The course is heavy on calculus and abstract physics concepts such as electromagnetism. It focuses on electric force and fields and magnetic force and fields.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how and why magnets worked. I learned how different types of circuits such RC and LC circuits worked. I also learned mathematical representation of physical concepts such as how to calculate the electric force of a rod with current.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I recommend going to the lecture and reading the textbook. The course is very calculus and concept based. Do the homework and practice problems to get a strong grasp of how to use the math and to prepare for quizzes. Get to know your TAs as well as they will often explain things to you more clearly.

    • Spring 2017
    • Marshak,MarvinL
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading
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    May 30, 2017
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    The course was challenging due to the abstractness of electricity and magnetism and unless needed for a specific major, is unneeded due to the inability to use the material taught

    Course highlights:

    I understand electricity more but more importantly, this course challenged me and forced me to become proficient in combining concepts on my own to create a better understanding of the course as a whole

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Play attention in class and take good notes but be prepared to spend lots of time struggling through homework

    • Spring 2017
    • Haines,PaulM
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours
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    Nov 05, 2016
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would not recommend Physics 2 with Professor Martin Greven. He lectured directly from the textbook. His powerpoint slides came directly from the writers of the textbook (there were verbatim paragraphs from the textbook). He also refused to work through example problems in class. He said numerous times, if you wanted him to work problems out from start to finish, you had to come to his office hour. He held a single office hour, immediately after his class on Tuesday. Directly when about half the class had physics lab.

    Course highlights:

    I learned very little from him. So little, in fact, that on Mondays and Wednesdays my study group and I would stay for the next lecture as the next lecture was taught by Aaron Wynveen. He was by far, a better lecturer. He walked the class through numerous example problems, in addition to using fun experiments that demonstrated the concepts he was currently teaching.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Utilize all your resources. The TA's can be helpful, but I found I preferred the LA's (learning assistants) they were undergraduate students, as opposed to the graduate TA's. Because they were closer to our age, I felt that they could better explain the concepts, in ways that we could understand. Also, many of the TA's seemed to forget how hard this stuff is for freshman, as they had surpassed us by many years and as a result were a bit condescending and arrogant when we asked the same question multiple times. This was never my experience with the LA's, they were able to empathize with us more. SMART Learning Common Tutors in Walter Library was also helpful. There is a Physics Fraternity, that if you buy them a beer they'll explain anything to you. Finally, my last resort was Professor Greven.

    • Spring 2016
    • Greven,Martin
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing

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