Physics for Engineers I
Dec 13, 2021
It was a very useful class, and proved to me that I do want to do engineering (I had never taken physics in high school)
Almost exclusively physics. Very useful and helpful for the engineering mindset.
Very effective professors, and a huge amount of resources.
1. Get familiar with EF website 2. When studying utilize the old exams they post on the website. Literally just take multiple before exams 3. Don’t procrastinate on the project (it’s a super easy project, I did it in one night and got an A) 4. Attend all labs and classes because there is participation (doesn’t affect you heavily for normal class, but will if you skip labs)
Prof: Richard Bennett / Fall 2019
Nov 30, 2021
Great class, but lots of work/practice
Basic physics concepts
Nov 26, 2021
This class is a lot of work and we basically learn everything by ourselves
Prof: Richard Bennett / Fall 2020
Nov 25, 2021
The course should be very easy if you took physics in high school but it's a great refresher incase you forgot anything. The online course learning modules are very straightforward and don't overburden you with detail like many textbooks would. I took the course during the height of COVID so most of my lectures were on zoom. I would say I learned the course material almost entirely through the learning modules, they are very effective for learning quickly.
You'll learn the basics of physics mechanics and briefly touch on a few other phyiscs topics. Nice general knowledge for any engineering major.
Make sure to do atleast two practice exams before taking any of the exams in this course. You can find them under the exams section on the website. I went into the first exam without practicing any of them because I thought I knew all of the content but I was very thrown off by the questions. As long as you are able to complete the practice exams without much of a hiccup, you should be good.
Prof: William Schleter / Fall 2021
Nov 24, 2021
I did not have a physics class in high school, so I was introduced to a lot during this class. Professor Schleter was funny and engaging. He answered all questioned thoroughly;however, there is no denying that the class is extremely difficult for most. There were few that flew through the class with very little issues, but those people took Physics or AP Physics in high school.
The material was very useful. It introduced me to vectors and went in depth with relationships of position, velocity, and acceleration, and showed the impacts of forces through Free Body and Kinetic Diagrams. I am sure I will use the concepts from this class again.
Schleter was helpful and funny. He makes an effort to teach the material in easily understood terms. He is patient and understanding.
Do not skim over a concept that you don’t understand. It will likely reappear and you will have to understand it to be successful in that module. Take advantage of the practice exams to study and equation sheets during tests.
I think that there is a very large course load and it is very difficult to balance with other classes.
I learned a lot about physics but it was very difficult to understand most of the time.
I wish I knew how difficult the course would be .
As someone who never had Physics in high school, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned. I had a lot of fun doing the work, and the EF151 website is very easy to navigate. There is a lot of work for this class, but it's scheduled so there are no nasty surprises.
I had both Bennett and Schleter, and their banter is like that of two roommates. They explain the content well and are quick to help you. Very nice individuals.
Get ahead as soon as you can. Don't wait to do prep and practice at the last minute. The material builds on itself, so try not to gloss over a concept and at least get a hand on it.
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