Ratings for Physics 111

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80

Based on 31 ratings for the instructor(s) that have taught this course.

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72
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85
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79
Enthusiasm
80

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Holzapfel, W (PHYSICS 111, Spring 2015)
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Comment: Very passionate about circuits and construction. Lectures were well formatted and clear. My problem with this class however was how poorly structured and disorganized it was, which is the fault of the physics department itself. First of all, the lab manuals were poorly written and difficult to understand. Also, they were sometimes very daunting. The GSI's were not always helpful either; out of 7 or 8 GSI's, you could really only depend on half of them to actually help you understand difficult concepts and answer questions. It was so bad at times that they would even give you WRONG information. The grading was also super late, with more than half of the assignments not being graded until after the class was finished. Final projects were also a nightmare, as there was little time to work on them and help was not always given. Also, the fact that this class is 3 units is not unfair considering the amount of work that is completed.

Submitted June 14th, 2015

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Carruth, C (PHYSICS 111, Spring 2014)
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Submitted March 31st, 2015

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Little, A (PHYSICS 111, Spring 2014)
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Submitted March 31st, 2015

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Haeffner, H (PHYSICS 111, Fall 2014)
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Comment: [111 advanced lab] Perfect professor. Extraordinarily smart, always willing to help. He values the right parts of the class -- with labs, it's easy to get bogged down in tedious stuff like fixing bugs or calibrating stuff right, but he is great at keeping you focused on the question at hand and how the experimental setup exposes the underlying physics. I would drastically change my schedule just to take a class with Haeffner.

Submitted Jan. 22nd, 2015

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Haeffner, H (PHYSICS 111, Fall 2014)
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82
Exams
86
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
74

Comment: Sometimes helpful depending on the experiment. If you ask him about the one he knows he's extremely helpful, but will often give you hints instead of just telling you the solution. If he doesn't know, he'll just ask what you think and sort of give a vague answer.

Submitted Jan. 8th, 2015

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Stamper-Kurn, D M (PHYSICS 111, Fall 2014)
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85
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100
Enthusiasm
98

Comment: Professor Stamper-kurn is very enthusiastic and extremely helpful during lab. He actually sits down and tries to help you figure out the bug. Although, if you ask him conceptual questions, you will be the one doing most of the thinking. The only thing that you should keep in mind is that he takes off points harshly for labs that are not well written/unprepared orals.

Submitted Jan. 8th, 2015

100
Hunter, E (PHYSICS 111, Spring 2014)
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100
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Comment: This dude runs to and from campus and apparently lives in a boat on the Marina. Oh, and he's a total physics genius. Super cool dude.

Submitted Oct. 10th, 2014

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Cole, M B (PHYSICS 111, Spring 2014)
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Comment: Literally the most approachable GSI you will ever meet. Kind of soft-spoken, but always answered questions thoroughly and was super nice if you were confused about something.

Submitted Oct. 10th, 2014

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Jacobsen, R G (PHYSICS 111, Spring 2014)
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99
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99
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Comment: The man. The myth. The legend. Bob Jacobsen.

Submitted Oct. 10th, 2014

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Jacobsen, R G (PHYSICS 111, Spring 2014)
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37
Exams
50
Helpfulness
31
Enthusiasm
50

Comment: He's a funny, nice, approachable professor. But this class really isn't about him. Your grade is based solely on the labs and final project, during which your GSIs will be walking around helping you. The problem is the materials are very unorganized, and a lot of time goes into figuring out what you're supposed to do. On top of that, the material itself is just time consuming. Have fun!

Submitted Aug. 5th, 2014