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    Apr 05, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    College Physics serves as an introduction to higher level natural sciences. The course is essentially broken up into several labs, each focused on a specific topic (e.g. two-dimensional motion, forces, energy). There is a mid-term and final exam and both are cumulative, though the final acts a highlight reel of the whole semester without going into considerable depth.

    Course highlights:

    This course helped me get back into science in general. Each of the labs were practical and hands-on involving actual applications of physics fundamentals (like measuring the trajectory of one student's arrow fired from their professional bow!) Len does a good job of allowing you to get a fantastic grade, if you work for it. Test and lab corrections are abundant. It's a tough class in general, but my grade exactly reflected how much effort I put in. Personally Len is both easy-going and expects a lot out of his students. He's easy to make laugh, but if you don't put in any effort, he won't be as generous.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Pay attention to the professor. Take good notes. And do the homework/labs on time. Len is very generous on test corrections and basically asks that you really learn the material inside and out. If you put the effort (and time) in, you'll do well. It starts off fairly basic in terms of math and scientific processes so everyone is on the same page, but it ramps up quickly.

    • Spring 2014
    • Leonard Ortenzi
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    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments

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