Ratings for Fajans, J

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 8B, Spring 2013)
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Comment: AVOID very dry lecturer making dry material even more dry has contempt for biology/life science majors take PHYS 8B with DeWeese if possible Offers EC for attending office hours though

Submitted Feb. 7th, 2014

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 111, Fall 2013)
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97
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Comment: Gives interesting lectures on circuits and electricity. The materials are interesting, and he explains them very well with daily-life examples. In fact, It is the only physics class so far that I have attended all the lectures.

Submitted Jan. 22nd, 2014

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 111, Fall 2013)
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50
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27
Enthusiasm
66

Submitted Jan. 20th, 2014

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 8B, Spring 2013)
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40
Helpfulness
58
Enthusiasm
80

Comment: Oh good god. He makes it clear that he does not give a damn about any of his students, and that he doesn't care whether or not they give a damn about him. His masteringphysics assignments are long and arduous, and his tests are the spawn of the devil himself. The one positive for him is that he is pretty enthusiastic about what he teaches, and even if one has know idea what he is saying (which will be a fairly common occurrence), it's at least easy to pay attention in his class.

Submitted Oct. 22nd, 2013

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 8B, Spring 2013)
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66
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69
Helpfulness
80
Enthusiasm
83

Comment: he goes off on a lot of tangents and he treats students like physics majors and expects us to know everything.. was a hard class. look at mastering physics for exam help

Submitted Aug. 1st, 2013

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 8B, Spring 2013)
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98
Exams
79
Helpfulness
75
Enthusiasm
67

Comment: Can't deny his tests are hard (problems without real numbers) but you will be able to survive if you do Mastering physics well and read the book examples. He allows cheat sheets so that's a plus. Professor gives out generous curve. So I personally recommend to take him for 8B.

Submitted May 22nd, 2013

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 8A, Spring 2010)
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33
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43
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78

Comment: Fajans, like most of the physics professors here, is simply a hapless teacher. I have no doubt he's a brilliant dude and he is a great researcher; but he honestly cannot teach a damn thing. Every demonstration didn't work, mastering physics was beyond difficult, and his tests were damn hard. I highly recommend finding another professor, though I hear the 8 series professors are all generally bad.

Submitted Oct. 4th, 2012

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 8B, Fall 2011)
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50
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39
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50
Enthusiasm
56

Submitted Sept. 28th, 2012

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 8B, Fall 2011)
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68
Exams
77
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70
Enthusiasm
73

Submitted Feb. 22nd, 2012

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Fajans, J (PHYSICS 8B, Fall 2011)
Assignments
69
Exams
65
Helpfulness
60
Enthusiasm
79

Comment: Lectures were interesting, but sometimes dull, and weren't very helpful with understanding the material. Assignments and exams weren't the best.

Submitted Dec. 12th, 2011