January 21, 2003

Hailey, Charles
[PHYS C1001] Physics for Poets I

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

Let me start of by saying I strongly dislike science-- but we do have that pesky requirement, so physics for poets seemed to be the most logical choice for me. Physics became my favorite class of the day and prof. Hailey quickly became the greatest prof I have ever had. No joke, he makes the materiel so interesting and easy to grasp. There is a fine line between being too condescending and not simplifing the materiel enough, and Hailey never dipped into either territory. He is remarkable accessible for such a world renowned physicist. I personally went to his office hours at least once a week with no questions relating to class, just relating to the world and universe at large and he gladly spend hours chatting with me. Once, we were even late for class!! Take a class with him if you can!

Workload:

Bi-weekly problem sets, which are replicas of the 2 midterms and final. VERY generous curve.