This class was tough.
I would definitely recommend taking this course! This class is half lecture, half lab so you're constantly doing something and always in action. What is great about this course is that it requires a lot of group work and from that you can learn from others and teach others as well. When it comes to physics, the work you put in is what you will get out, so it is very important to study the material and work together with your group to fully understand the lectures and do well in this class.
Some highlights of this course is the amount of hands on work that actually takes place. Each class is about 3 hours long so there is plenty of time to work on the labs themselves and fully understand them. The class consists of one professor and three teaching assistants so when it comes to understanding labs or having a problem with something they are quickly there for us and show us the proper way. I've learned so many things in this class, from finding the viscosity of an object, to finding how buoyant an object is. This class is awesome because it helps you understand our world in a way you didn't think possible. Since being in this class i find myself thinking of things taught in lecture, for example gravity. When walking into an elevator, I being to think of all the forces being exerted and how the elevator has the force to move up and down. When I ride my bike i find my mind wondering to the lecture where we learned about friction and thats what makes my tires move forward.
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I would advise students to always read the before class readings and to read over the lecture the previous night. Professor Capstick likes to know that his students are learning so he will call out in class and expect students to know the answers to his questions. Professor Capstick is a very interesting professor and makes the class very open and lively. It is very easy to get interested in this class so show up to all lectures and have an open mind. He challenges students with everyday scenarios so when you leave the class it's still left in your mind to think about.