Professor Travis Martin Reviews
Prof: Travis Martin / Fall 2020
Apr 4, 2021
Overall, a cool course that I'd wish I had committed myself more to. However, also a very difficult and time-intensive one. Difficulty: One of the most difficult courses I've taken so far, on account of the fact that the material is going to be quite different from what you're used to. The theory is quite abstract and the new notation for vectors and matrices will take getting used to. The assignments were also quite long and difficult with computational elements to them, although not pointlessly so. I also wasn't the biggest fan of the course textbook (McIntyre) since the order it covered the material in was very different from the order we covered the material in class, but I still found it useful enough. Interest: I mean, it's quantum mechanics, of course it's going to be interesting!...read more
1. I think it would be helpful to forget any pre-existing notions of quantum mechanics you have before diving into this course! (Except what you've learned in 215, of course.) 2. Be prepared to devote a large amount of time into this course, for the workload's quite steep (difficult material + assignments + computational + labs + 3 midterms + final when I took it.) 3. Do whatever you can to not fall behind in this course!!! Won't be easy to catch up.
Prof: Travis Martin / Spring 2019
Mar 19, 2021
I found this to be a pretty interesting course. Can be a GPA booster, but you have to put in the work. The labs can be tedious though.
Show up for class and do the clicker questions. Create condensed notes from the PowerPoint slides to help with the weekly quizzes and final exam.
Prof: Travis Martin / Fall 2019
Mar 19, 2021
Great GPA booster. Easy if you give enough effort to pass. Labs are long and depending on the TA can be hit or miss.
Study, do the clicker questions in class (easy marks!). Be extra prepared for the final, it will be harder than you think.
Prof: Travis Martin / Spring 2020
Apr 6, 2021
Martin is a fantastic prof and makes this class very interesting, definitely a much better / captivating class than Intro PHYS 1. Martin uses a lot of class participation to drive home examples and is a very good all around.
Do all the homework and make sure you get down the core concepts.