Professor Nikitas Dimopoulos Reviews

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Class Ratings

2.7OK Class
1Very Hard
3Kinda Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Nikitas Dimopoulos / Fall 2020

Apr 6, 2021

Comments on the course

[Taken online] The most boring prof you will every have, honestly found myself falling asleep in his lectures, not sure if its available to not have Nikitas for 250 so if you have no choice the best way to prepare for his classes is to come prepared for every class, and watch a LOT of relevant YouTube videos, he teaches in a really boring but really fast style so you may miss lots of key information. Midterms were average to low difficulty, Final was very very hard. MasteringEngineering weekly assignments have lots of overlap with textbook questions so make sure you have the textbook to study with. Mastering assignments take forever, but are not worth a whole lot, so its more about practice than marks for these. Labs were pretty straight forward, although done online, very important...read more

Advice

Watch lots of youtube videos, and do textbook problems.

Course: ECE250Grade: A-Attendance: MandatoryTextbook Use: Yes
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Class Ratings

2.7OK Class
2Hard
2Boring
4Useful

Prof: Nikitas Dimopoulos / Fall 2020

Mar 25, 2021

Comments on the course

[Taken online due to pandemic] OVERALL To be honest, the class was messy, but I do blame the pandemic for part of this. Nikitas is a nice guy, but he goes through examples slowly and doesn't add a whole lot insight to class material. I will credit him, though, for understanding student questions well; one-on-one sessions in office hours were helpful. Pacing for the class was strange. Too much time was devoted to basic circuit analysis, not enough time was devoted to RLC/RC circuits and sinusoidal analysis. After the midterm, contents really picks up. WORKLOAD - Weekly assignments MasteringEngineering (for me, these took 2 to 3+ times as long as MastEng estimates, so usually a good evening). - Weekly quizzes on MasteringEng (30 minutes, very straightforward). - Labs every 2/3 weeks (...read more

Advice

- Start pre-labs early to give yourself some buffer time to ask questions. - Find some good resources online to learn the material if you struggle with the textbook.

Course: ECE250Grade: A+Attendance: Non-MandatoryTextbook Use: Yes