This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Solids should not be packed into 5 weeks. You have to spend at least 4 hours a day on it
Course highlights:
got the basic concepts of solids and dropped it
Hours per week:
12+ hours
Advice for students:
Actually do the homework and go to office hours. Hope for a good TA too
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
The professor is extremely knowledgeable and very generous when it comes to minor mistakes on tests. His goal is for you to learn the material not to make you fail the course.
Course highlights:
The course provided me with a solid background in the subject, and will benefit me in the near future. The course is tough but good tough. If you don't slack off you will greatly benefit from the lectures.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Focus on the theories and methods rather than getting caught up in all the arithmetic. You can work on problem for and hour only to realize you completed the hardest part in the first 10 min.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Solids is not an easy course, and from what I can tell, it really matters who you take it with. Dr. Landis is challenging but fair. His teaching style is really dependent on regular attendance and good note-taking, and is particularly good if you're a visual learner, since he tries to make sure you are able to understand exactly what the formulas represent physically.
Course highlights:
I learned how to work through the problems systematically, allowing me to better remember the formulas and processes. I also feel that I came out of this class with a stronger fundamental understanding of the analysis of solids than many of my peers who took this course from different professors.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Do the homework: it will help make the TA sessions more useful to you. And go to class! The exams and quizzes look a lot like the problems he works through during lectures, and he frequently gives useful hints about what to study.