Physics with Calculus 2
Prof: Bartos And Korytov / Fall 2022
Jan 9, 2023
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."
This course goes over magnetism, electromagnetism, electricity, and some circuitry stuff. There are a ton of formulas you'll need to know how to use. That's the kicker, though. They give you the formula sheets, which contain everything you need to know, right? The problem is, the formulas from the sheet are almost never in the right format for you to use, which can mislead you a lot of the time. Furthermore, they use the formula sheets as a justification for stuffing as many topics as they can on a single exam. For me, the issue with the class is that neither the professors nor the discussion sessions actually go over how to solve the problems on the quizzes, exams, and homework. They all want to focus on the conceptual material and leave the problem solving entirely up to us. It doesn'...read more
The class is swapped between two professors, but that doesn't matter, because there is no reason to go to lectures. Save yourself the time and just watch the Study Edge videos. I stopped going to lectures after horribly failing the first exam. I picked up the Study Edge and my grades improved significantly. They actually teach you what you need to pass the course, unlike the professors. From what little time I spent in class, both the professors are near incomprehensible. The microphone quality doesn't help either. They both have heavy accents. One practically chews on the microphone while the other whispers.
Just save yourself the heartache and buy the Study Edge. A Chegg subscription might help too. You can find most of the homework answers on Toppr, but sometimes the answer is only on Chegg. And since Chegg also has Chemistry solutions, I would recommend it over other platforms. Shout-out to Marty from Study Edge, he's a real one. One last thing: you have the option to make your own formula sheets. I highly recommend that you print out the ones they give you, then on the back of each sheet, copy as many problems as you can from previous exams. They tend to reuse problems. I managed to fit over 60 questions and solutions onto the back of three sheets for the final exam, which saved my bacon.
Prof: Bartos And Korytov / Fall 2022
Jan 1, 2023
Since all of my other courses when taking this class were pretty light, it wasn't that hard for me. For context I got a C in physics 1 AND I took it at Santa Fe to make it easier, although I put virtually no effort into that class. I'm not someone who gets straight A's, but for some reason I really wanted to get an A in this class so I'm telling you if you want it you will get it. It really comes down to how much you are willing to study. Lectures were not really helpful at all, I went to about half of them. Didn't read the textbook at all. I watched study edge to go along with the content we were learning and did all the homework (don't chegg it actually learn how to do it). Then a little over a week before each exam I would spend probably 20-40 hours studying. I tried to do 7-8 practice ...read more
I'm a CS major so the content was kinda irrelevant to me lol
Lectures weren't really helpful, studyedge is incredible for this class completely worth the price. Still recommend trying to go to class just to get yourself out of the house and get into the physics mindset, plus you won't forget to do the iClickers.
If you take this in a light semester it won't be hard, if you take this with a bunch of hard STEM classes and have like 3 exams in a week it will be painful.
Prof: Imre Bartos / Fall 2022
Dec 12, 2022
Extremely difficult. I have never seen so many formulas in my life. Also, the exams are brutal.
Covers Maxwells equations and optics.
Not good at explaining but patient
This class is for those with strong math and physics backgrounds.
Prof: Paul Avery / Spring 2022
Apr 17, 2022
Lots of physics content crammed into a single course. Average for first exam was a 55%.
Content covers electricity and magnetism, light physics.
Flips through the slides very fast, reading the textbook and going to TA's are a must for this course.
The two physics profs interchange every two weeks.
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