August 14, 2001

Hailey, Charles
[PHYS C1001] Physics for Poets I

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

Although the material IS difficult, it is very interesting, and Hailey is good at explaining extremely difficult stuff in a straight-forward manner. Also, the tests are pretty easy (much easier than you'd expect from the difficulty of the lectures) and he grades with a HUGE curve. In other words, go to class, take OK notes, ignore the reading, (there's no HW), study for a few hours before the final, and you'll get at least a B+ if you are even the least bit intelligent. And if you insist on getting an A, he gives great review sheets that if you just memorize will be enough to get you an A (I did it once when I needed to raise my grade). But that's not necessary if you're happy with a B+/A- (as I was). Oh--Also, he's a great guy, worth getting to know -- get him to talk about how he worked for the US government on nuclear weapons...

Workload:

2 midterms, final. No other work.