Review Comment

Physics 1401

January 11, 2018

Zajc, William
Physics 1401

Out of all the classes I took this semester, the grading structure for this class was the harshest. Your grade depends largely on two exams, the midterm and final. There are other components to the grade as well, but since grades are curved and everyone receives high grades on the homework and participation, they won't boost your grade that much. If you are confident enough that you have a good enough physics background to outscore your classmates on the midterm and final, take this class. The lectures are not helpful, so if you don't already know the material (like a large majority of the class), only take him if you can teach yourself the material. On the positive side, Professor Zajc is a nice guy otherwise!

Workload:

One problem set each week with 8 problems. 3 of those problems are really difficult; the rest are from the book so they're not terribly hard.

July 17, 2016

Metzger, Brian
Physics 1401

Clear lecturer and occasionally (unwittingly) hilarious. Just do the work and you'll be fine. Also, it helps a lot to read the textbook. I have no prior knowledge and managed to sneak out an A. I actually thought it was a lot easier than mechanics.

Workload:

Average (14 hours/week, maybe?)

June 08, 2015

Hughes, Emlyn
Physics 1401

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

-no graded homework -> discipline yourself to practice!!!
-awesome stories -> very charismatic
-speaks fast
-knows his stuff

Workload:

3 exams (300 pts) & a final (200 pts) -> drops lowest 100 pts
I only took 2 exams and the final

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Emlyn Hughes 2012 Fall TR / 10:10-11:25 AM 2
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Alberto Nicolis 2012 Fall MW / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Charles Hailey 2010 Fall MW / 1:00- 2:15 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Jeremy Dodd 2010 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Jeremy Dodd 2009 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Emlyn Hughes 2009 Fall MW / 1:00- 2:15 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Jeremy Dodd 2008 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo P. Tuts 2008 Fall MW / 1:00- 2:15 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Stefan Westerhoff 2007 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Elena Aprile 2006 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Stefan Westerhoff 2006 Fall MW / 1:00- 2:15 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Stefan Westerhoff 2004 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Elena Aprile 2003 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Frank Sciulli 2003 Fall MW / 1:00- 2:15 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Frank Sciulli 2002 Fall MW / 1:00- 2:15 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Elena Aprile 2002 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Frank Sciulli 2001 Fall MW / 1:00- 2:15 PM 1
PHYS / PHYS PHYS PHYS C1401: Intro to Mechanics & Thermo Elena Aprile 2001 Fall TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 2