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PHYS 117

Dynamics and Waves

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3.3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
3Kinda Useful

Prof: Simon Bates & Ziliang Ye / Winter 2020

Dec 31, 2020

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Easily my favourite class of the semester and will definitely be in the running for my favourite class of all time. The course was very well organised and material is provided in advance of when they're needed and very easily accessible. Profs were extremely knowledgable and approachable. I never doubted that they had our best interests in mind! Having some background knowledge prior to taking the course definitely helped but the TAs are very supportive of everyone as well.


Do the prereadings. Take tutorial tests seriously. They may not seem like much, but doing well on them can be a big help since there's an emphasis on regular testing, rather than high stakes cumulative tests like MT and Finals. (We had them, but they weighed less.) Don't be afraid to ask questions!

Grade: AAttendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: Yes

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4Good Class
3Avg. Difficulty
5Very Interesting

Prof: Simon Bates / Ziliang Ye / Winter 2020

Dec 20, 2020

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BEST PHYSICS COURSE. hands down. even if you don't like physics or if you need a physics to fulfill breadth requirement, this is the class to take. the course was well-structured, profs were amazing at teaching and accommodating, and the overall class environment was so fun that I actually looked forward to each class. Content-wise, similar to phys 12 or AP phys. I would take this class again if I could. ps- this class is dynamics + waves, make sure you're okay with the course content before selecting this class to take, since whether you like the content or not is very important! (especially to keep you motivated to learn throughout the course)

Grade: Not sure yetAttendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: Yes

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