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    • Profile picture
    Nov 04, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It's a hard class, but the problem solving skills you gain are important in every class afterwards. Callan is also very good at explaining things in lecture, she isn't afraid to get silly sometimes, and she's even better in office hours.

    Course highlights:

    This course goes through mechanics, which is how physical forces act on objects. We did some experiments in studio, like how oscillating spring forces change, rolling a ball down an incline, and such. At the end we briefly talked about waves, which sets up Physics 2.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    As someone who didn't have a very difficult high school physics, the notation was difficult to grasp at first. That initial learning curve is pretty steep, but as long as you work through things step by step, you should be just fine. TA and professor office hours help tremendously. Find a few other people in the course and do the homework together. Tests are just the practice exams and homework with different numbers, so study!

    • Spring 2016
    • KristineCallan
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Jun 15, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Physics is an incredibly interesting topic. It often feels like you are putting together an incredibly difficult puzzle. It's frustrating when your putting the puzzle together but once it's together it's incredibly satisfying.

    Course highlights:

    I learned an incredible amount but ultimately what I took away from the course was a greater sense of figuring out problems, I felt like I was far more capable of handling any problems that might come my way.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you want to succeed in this course you need to know what you don't know, so that you can learn it as quickly as possible. It's also a good idea to study with a group, working with others can make this class a lot more tolerable.

    • Fall 2016
    • Hsia-poV.Kuo
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Go to Office Hours
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    May 21, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    They do a very good job of covering topics and putting you in the best situation to learn and pass.

    Course highlights:

    I learned to always get help. Even if you feel strong on a topic. Also I learned the sometimes to the best way to study is repetition of materials and problems.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to homework help, study sessions, and extra credit opportunities.

    • Fall 2016
    • AlexT.Flournoy
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts

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