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    Oct 27, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because the professor is able to completely explain the different concepts behind the class. However, there are things that are tested that the professor fails to teach completely.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about electricity and magnetism which were the main aspects of the class. The professor is great, but tough.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study all of the material ad read the book. The book provides examples and reasoning behind what the professor is trying to teach. Also, take CALC 3 before this class, because there are some integrals that you just begin to learn in calc 3.

    • Spring 2016
    • DR.BAILEY
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Go to Office Hours Many Small Assignments
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    Aug 14, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    PS250 covers everything from electrical forces to special relativity. The wide variety of topics keeps it interesting throughout the semester. The professor also brings in experiments to relate current topics to the real world. The only downfall to the course is with the amount of material in 6 weeks it is hard to keep up with and requires an intense study habit to ensure success.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course included the in class experiments, and an introduction to special relativity. The in-class experiments made class relevant. My favorite experiment was the static electricity conducting sphere. This simple device makes your hair stand up when you touch it by converting electrons and protons into static electricity. Einsteins special theory of relativity was a great way to end this course. It was the most interesting topic by far and quite mind blowing. I learned how the speed in which you travel effects your sense of time. Also how traveling at light speed is nearly impossible, and the physics behind it. After this course you will find it hard to watch another sifi movie without criticizing the physics behind it.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would tell students who are taking this course to study every night, the formulas can be a bit overwhelming, so by memorizing the formulas early on the application will become easier. I would also advise them to read the sections covered in class before going to class. This way they can ask the professor questions from the text and have a better understanding of the material.

    • Summer 2016
    • Berhane
    • Yes

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