This class was tough.
The course material is fairly difficult. It can be quite technical, but is also very interesting and applicable to the real world. Goto does her best to convey the information in the most interesting and straightforward way possible, and is always open to questions and class discussion.
This class is heavily rooted in thermodynamics, which may sound alarming if you have covered this before (particularly in PHY1321), but the material is conveyed clearly and effectively, and much of the underlying principles will have been covered in previous courses. It also focuses on energy of liquids and gases. The best part of this course is that every concept comes with an example of a real world application, which helps keep perspective.
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Advice for students:
If you want to succeed in this course, you have to put in the time and effort. Go to class and do all available practice problems. Reviewing the theoretical material in groups also helps significantly, as it will be on the assessments.