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Summer Physics II

August 24, 2012

Gersten, Joel
Summer Physics II

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I found Prof. Gersten's summer class quite enjoyable. I loved the material (it is much more interesting than physics I) and Gersten's knowledge and passion for the subject was inspiring. He is extremely fair and really wants to help his students grasp physics. Although the class was rushed (as all summer classes are), I gained a deep understanding of and appreciation for the material. Gersten's tests are challenging but totally doable. His exams are a fair reflection his class, and they are curved which helps. I am glad I got physics over with in a short time period, and you can actually learn something by taking Gersten.

Workload:

two midterms (25%) and one final (50%); ungraded homework

August 26, 2006

Gersten, Joel
Summer Physics II

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Gersten is a generally nice guy and seems to really like the subject. That said, he is not an effective teacher. Classes are spent endlessly deriving equations that are largely irrelevant and there is really no reason to attend class. Grades are based entirely off of two midterms and a final, homework isn't even graded.

Just churn through the homework problems repeatedly and things are no problem.

Workload:

two midterms and a final. Homework assigned, but not graded

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