Ratings for Fajans, J
Based on 28 ratings for this instructor.
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
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
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
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
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