April 18, 2002

Halpin-Healy, Timothy
[PHYS BC1207] Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

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

Avoid his class if possible. He might be a nice, intelligent man, but he has no conception of how to teach. He spends the class writing out complete sentences on the board and drawing pretty pictures with lots of colored chalk. Art school drop-out? There is no recitation but he expects you to go to office hours at least once a week. If you get the chance, take the Columbia physics sequence and spare yourself the pain.

Workload:

lengthy problem sets every week or two, 2 exams and a final. weekly labs take a lot of time as well