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[PHYS BC1208] Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics

January 10, 2005

Halpin-Healy, Timothy
[PHYS BC1208] Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

You'll probably hear bad things about him, and he does expect a lot with labs and homework sets. However, at least in my experience, lab has pretty fun experiments and the TA (Becky Grossman, if she's still doing it) is great. Sometimes the lectures and hw problems seemed unconnected, but if you thought about it you could see the relations. You'll probably be bored to tears by this class if you don't like physics, but if you do it's worthwhile and ends up being useful, even if you're not a physics major. I like it, overall.

Workload:

Too much for what we really took away from the class, and also totally up and down. I think there were 4 or 5 problem sets. They caused panic the night before they were due, but no one really worked on them during the rest of the 2-3 weeks we had to do them. If you're organized it's no problem, and as physics classes go it's totally fine and managable.

November 20, 2002

Halpin-Healy, Timothy
[PHYS BC1208] Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

If there is one fault with this man, it is that he cares too much. He is one of the most dedicated teachers I have ever met. I like his colored chalk because it is nice to have topics color-coaded, I think it is easier to understand an already difficult subject, He is fair and always there if you need help. The man actually gave me his home phone number during fall break so that I could contact him if I had questions about a take home midterm that he had assigned (the class scheduled the exam for fall break by the way). He loves physics and he loves to teach so I think he is great and if you work hard you can do very well. He does not care what the scores are you get, what he really cares about is if you understand the material

Workload:

Problem sets every week and one midterm and a final. Normal for this level of physics classes.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics Timothy Halpin-Healy 2004 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics Timothy Halpin-Healy 2004 Fall W / 6:10-10:00 PM 1
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optcs, Quantum Phys Lab Timothy Halpin-Healy 2004 Fall W / 6:10-10:00 PM 3
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics Timothy Halpin-Healy 2003 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 1
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics Timothy Halpin-Healy 2003 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optcs, Quantum Phys Lab Timothy Halpin-Healy 2003 Fall / 3
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics Timothy Halpin-Healy 2002 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optcs, Quantum Phys Lab Timothy Halpin-Healy 2002 Fall / 3
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics Timothy Halpin-Healy 2002 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 1
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics Timothy Halpin-Healy 2001 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 1
PHYB / PHYS PHYB PHYS BC1208: Waves & Optics Lec + Lab: Waves, Optics & Quantum Physics Timothy Halpin-Healy 2001 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2