December 31, 1999

Hailey, Charles
[PHYS C1001] Physics for Poets I

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

Hailey is at best an absent-minded source of cheeky tidbits on new developments in physics. At his worst, he's a bore and a doof who can get downright hostile when students don't submit to his will (by disputing a grade, for example, or missing an exam for good reason). This is a prime case of the blue book leading poor underclassmen astray again: You may be a poet, but that doesn't mean you belong here. Many general physics students who observed the workload and materials of both classes said Poets was harder. That said, if you genuinely want to come out with an understanding of every major phyics development from Niels Bohr to quantum leaps to the Einstein-Rosen theory of black holes, go for it. But if you hate the idea of relativity taking up space in your brain and are not satisfied with a B, then stay away.

Workload:

Completely varies - 2-10 hours/week, depending what you want your grade to be.