May 04, 2003

Evans, Harold
[PHYS C1001] Physics for Poets I

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This class was very well put-together, clearly set out with organizing principles that stayed true througout the semester. The tests were fair and reasonable, with no surprises, and a very generous curve. It was very easy to learn and understand, if the jokes were a bit lame. Coming to the class tired is a problem, because it makes it drag, and seem boring, but I suggest bringing a snack, professor Evans really has a lot of interesting information to impart. My only complaint is that he takes too many questions and dignifies even the stupid ones with a good answer, which occasionally causes the class to drag.

Workload:

Two midterms and a final, optional paper and lab (for Columbia students, for Barnard it is necessary for credit). The grading system is weighted based upon what you chose to do.