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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Jul 28, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Would definitely recommend; Dr. Law could cover more material in a lecture than any other professor I've had, yet he still managed to keep everything understandable. Early parts of the course were more or less high school physics, but it ramped up significantly as the semester went on, which is when I came to appreciate Dr. Law's teaching style; quite fast and frenetic, with a lot of board writing and a demo almost every class to ensure that the material really did hit home.

    Course highlights:

    In-class demonstrations, including a famous experiment featuring a giant pendulum that proved the earth rotates, were particularly interesting to watch. Weekly labs investigated particular material more thoroughly and involved working in groups, making them a more involving collaborative learning activity. The material in question was classical physics, approached from three different viewpoints: Newton's second law (i.e. force & acceleration), the energy method, and impulse-momentum calculations. For me, the energy method was the most interesting, but Newton's second law and impulse-momentum calculations have featured more heavily in higher engineering courses since then.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be active in the labs; hands-on work with the material helped me a lot to understand how exactly the equations from lecture described what was going on, cementing the labs as the best place to make the connections. Discussing it with others or the lab instructors tends to make things a lot clearer, too; I still consider doing so the reason that I remembered the material for classes two semesters later, and can still recall it now.

    • Summer 2014
    • Law, Bruce
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments
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    May 18, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    It is a challenging course, but it is absolutely necessary to those wanting to advance into engineering-related fields. There is a lot to take from this course, and it is up to the student to learn all they can from the plethora of topics.

    Course highlights:

    Each students gains a basic understanding of how basic shapes move and react to the environment. Forces, thermodynamics, and fluids are essential to the construction of what engineers are capable of creating. During studio, we learned to work in groups and perform experiments to learn how materials react.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    You will need to study for this course thoroughly to succeed. Do not be afraid to ask for help from a tutor or from the professor. Give this course your time and ask questions.

    • Spring 2016
    • Bolton,Timothy
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