Ratings for Kerth, L T

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Kerth, L T (PHYSICS 110B, Spring 2010)
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Comment: great professor!

Submitted Sept. 1st, 2012

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Kerth, L T (PHYSICS H7B, Fall 2010)
Assignments
67
Exams
85
Helpfulness
79
Enthusiasm
87

Comment: Nice old guy. Murmurs a lot while lecturing and makes mistakes on the board. But if you're paying attention, it's not so bad. Exams are fair.

Submitted Nov. 7th, 2011

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Kerth, L T (PHYSICS H7B, Fall 2010)
Assignments
84
Exams
87
Helpfulness
70
Enthusiasm
98

Comment: I loved this guy. I've seen tons of people saying that he doesn't talk loudly, but honestly if the class is small, just move to the front. I sat in the third row and could hear everything. His handwriting is a little shakey, but he's in his 80's, give the guy a break. It's legible if you actually pay attention. I have bad vision and I could understand what he was writing before I knew I needed glasses. His tests aren't that hard, but they definitely require that you understand the material and concepts instead of being able to plug and chug. I love that he derives everything for you. If you don't want to have a professor deriving the equations and physics of the class, but would rather have him just do problem after problem, you don't belong in an honors class. He was super helpful. I asked for help on a problem that I couldn't figure out the integral, not only did he show me where he got the identity, but on the next day he had a proof of it typed up for me. The guy is great!

Submitted June 23rd, 2011

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Kerth, L T (PHYSICS 110A, Spring 2011)
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16
Exams
18
Helpfulness
44
Enthusiasm
8

Comment: Should not be teaching anymore. I'm sorry, but it's time for him to retire. Lectures were poorly organized and presented, terrible use of the blackboard, often did not erase completely, making it hard to read what he writes, talks into the board and blocks what he is writing with his body, is not loud enough to hear sometimes, and when he did get a microphone, forgot to turn it on half the time. Homeworks were mostly from the book (for which there are solutions), but the problems he make up are almost impossible to solve and get correctly. Exams were difficult and oftentimes assumed you know things about math/physics that you have not necessarily been taught. Definitely ruined my semester.

Submitted May 18th, 2011

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Kerth, L T (PHYSICS H7B, Fall 2010)
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82
Exams
80
Helpfulness
81
Enthusiasm
43

Comment: He's helpful in office hours. Exams are fair. All is good except that he is wayyy too old for this no matter how much he loves to teach.

Submitted Dec. 24th, 2010

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Kerth, L T (PHYSICS H7B, Fall 2010)
Assignments
50
Exams
77
Helpfulness
36
Enthusiasm
29

Comment: zero communication skills, spends most of the class facing the board doing problems out of the book. more than half of his equations will have some sort of mistake. homework has been good, exams fair

Submitted Nov. 1st, 2010

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Kerth, L T (PHYSICS H7B, Fall 2010)
Assignments
7
Exams
3
Helpfulness
29
Enthusiasm
2

Comment: Boring, sleepy, usually mumbling and regurgitating the text in class.

Submitted Sept. 7th, 2010