November 29, 2004

Duby, Paul
[MSAE E3111] Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, and Statistical Mechanics

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

This class demonstrates the risk of grading on a curve. Basically no one taking it took it seriously, so--gradewise--no one had to. I felt bad for Prof Duby, because the whole class had clearly given up on the course by the second lecture. As an example of the grading, on the second midterm, everyone must have bombed, because we were reassigned it as a pset to boost the grade.

It doesn't help that the book is a piece of crap and that the questions tend to be ill posed

Workload:

PSet every week (poorly worded questions, but easily graded)
3 Midterms (probably easy, but the curve'll boost you either way)
1 Final