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    Go to Office Hours

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    Jun 13, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it covers the basics of physics with more detail than the 2A courses and any high school course. I believe that this is beneficial to college students because it builds a way of thinking that includes looking for the simple details that can explain a complex process.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course would include the labs and demonstrations throughout the class. It can become overwhelming to have to deal with real world problems through numbers only. The labs and demonstrations that the professor provides always provided a refreshing new approach to the topic of discussion.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you are considering this course, I would only suggest that you make time to sit down and work out every problem given to you. I believe the difficulty in this course is not the understanding of the material, but the knowledge of how to apply everything you learn to a problem presented before you. In this course practice truly makes perfect.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr.SusanStolovy
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading
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    Apr 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Goldmann is a great professor. He comes to every class with his notes prepared to give a lesson. His lessons are well organized and transitions well from one topic to the next. He writes his own problems for homework and assigns weekly. His notes are very helpful when it comes to doing the homework. If you do the homework and understand it, then there is no problem taking the exam because they are very similar.

    Course highlights:

    This course was an introduction, kinematics physics, where it dealt with motion of bodies. I learned the different forces acting on an object and built on that concept applying it tables with it's legs either balancing on two legs or on different surfaces. It also deals with torque, springs, and movement in different speed at different time intervals.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study, study, study. Weekly, students should commit 8-10 hours to studying physics because it is a difficult course. This is where having groups are essential because there will be difficult problems that you may not know how to solve but others do. They can help find your mistakes or give you a little push into the right direction. Office hours are a huge plus to really understand the concept. He is very helpful.

    • Spring 2016
    • Goldmann
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading Meetings Outside of Class
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    Mar 30, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would only recommend to people who absolutely have a passion or need for this course to be on their transcript. It was very difficult for most especially myself.

    Course highlights:

    I loved learning why the world works in the ways it does. I believe the science behind the way the world goes round only adds more magic to it.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study study study. Especially your algebra and concept understanding.

    • Spring 2016
    • Carter
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours


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