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PHYSICS PHYS 225

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    Math-heavy

    Go to Office Hours

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    • Profile picture
    Jan 27, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Relativity and Math Applications was a very interesting course because it taught us about relativity, which seems very complicated, but the professor made it seem simple and interesting.

    Course highlights:

    The best parts of the class were when we learned about special relativity, which relates to space travel, and general relativity, which is what Einstein discovered.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to go to the discussion sections, because most of the learning is done there.

    • Fall 2016
    • George Gollin
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions
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    Oct 15, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    great stuff for everyone to try out

    Course highlights:

    so many nice people that are willing to help

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    just show up and you are good to get free points

    • Fall 2016
    • AldaJ.Manfroi
    • Yes
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    Jul 20, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It's a required class for physics majors; the curriculum is written by Naomi Makins, who does an excellent job of walking you through the concepts with the discussion packets (it's also a treat when/if she teach a lecture), but MacDougall's personality and way of lecturing doesn't do any of the relativity or anything justice.

    Course highlights:

    Special relativity! It's a lovely concept, and the math isn't too bad. While I didn't enjoy the vector calculus part, it was an excellent addition to what I was learning in multivariable calculus at that time.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    GO TO OFFICE HOURS. The TAs basically give you the answers for the homeworks, although it's up to you to help explain why, and if you're struggling long enough, someone will be kind enough to help you through.

    • Spring 2015
    • MacDougall
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours


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