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PHYS 151 MECHANICS AND HEAT

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    • Profile picture
    Sep 27, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    A lot of material is covered during lectures. I would highly advise students to show up to lecture. Homework is almost always done on WebAssign and based on material learned in lecture. If lecture is attended, the WebAssign assignments should be relatively easy.

    Course highlights:

    The course gives students a basic understanding of physics. Students learn various things such as the application of vectors, magnitude, velocity, and equations. Some of the equations students had to know include the Momentum Principle and Newton's Second Law. This course requires students to memorize or be extremely familiar with the equations learned. However, students are not required to memorize difficult quantities, which include some constants (Ex. Newton’s gravitational constant and Avogadro’s number).

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advise students to take notes during lecture and review his or her notes. In addition, practice different versions of a problem on WebAssign when preparing for the Midterm exams and the Final. It may also be helpful to make flashcards of the equations so that they are easier to remember.

    • Fall 2017
    • nishino
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading
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    Jul 03, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would reccommend this course for the reason that it provides a good basic understanding of mechanics and physical annalysis of movements that are used and done every day.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were the chapters on newtonian mechanics and the labs correlated with rotational inertia

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Attend every lab and just stick through the course it begins to make sense once you have seen the laws and principles in action

    • Spring 2016
    • CHUANG
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Competitive Classmates
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    May 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I could tell that this class was well planned out, even from day one. There were no surprises. Students were always aware of what was expected of them. There was homework, which was 20% of one's overall grade, and although it took time, the questions definitely gave me practice for the midterm and final exams. The notes were relevant to what students were tested on, and there was a lot of group work, as well as multiple opportunities to collaborate with others to discuss physical concepts and further one's understanding of the homework and classwork. If you want to better your understanding of physics and are willing to put in the time and effort, this course is for you.

    Course highlights:

    I had taken AP Physics in high school and learned the basics of physics, but Physics 151 elaborated on everything I knew and made it more applicable to real-world scenarios. As an engineering major, I like when a professor can apply what he/she is teaching to the career field I'm gravitating towards.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always do the WebAssign homework. The points add up over time, and if you need help, Dr. Pickett is happy to help during his office hours. Also, don't hesitate to meet up with your Koondis team to go over homework and notes. Some students can explain concepts in ways that are easier to understand than in class.

    • Spring 2016
    • G.PICKETT
    • Yes
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