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PHY 251 GENERAL PHYSICS I

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    Jul 13, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor was easy to understand and went through the material well

    Course highlights:

    a more detailed knowledge in the world of physics including forces, energy and movement.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always Keep up with the homework and ask questions very basic but very vital

    • Summer 2016
    • cook
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments
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    Nov 16, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Great teacher. She knows what she's teaching.

    Course highlights:

    The labs were fun and really helped to understand the course materials.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Looking up the answers online is easy, but you should visit the professors during their office hours often to fully understand the homework.

    • Spring 2016
    • D.WETLI
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Group Projects
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    May 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course if you are going for an engineering degree because first of all it will be required, but also this course will help you become a better problem solver.

    Course highlights:

    Here's an example, lets say you have a rocket that starts off accelerating from the ground, and it reaches a certain altitude until the engines abruptly turn off causing the rocket to head back to the ground. Furthermore, the question asks for how long the rocket is in the air. This problem may look intimidating, however, taking this course will allow you to see that there are really 2 or 3 smaller problems within this big problem and realizing that makes it easier to solve. So, the greatest thing that I learned from taking this course was to take a complicated problem and break it up into manageable pieces.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Perhaps the best piece of advice that I could give would be to pay attention to the UNITS!! So many people that were in my class did not learn the units and were lost because of it. What I mean is if something is in feet then be sure to write feet, and make sure that if you want your final answer to be in inches that you take the time to see if your units cancel and that you get inches. Why is this important? If your answer has incorrect units then you know you are wrong, and this will tell you that you need to go back and check your work. In summary, for anyone taking this course do not ignore the units and just write the numbers instead write both down because units will help guide you to the write answer.

    • Fall 2015
    • Stanley Converse
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments


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