Professor David Smith Reviews
I think I only did well in this class (got a 3.6, which is very good on the curve) because I got an A in AP Physics in high school. Very poorly structured and disorganized class with an exam policy that really didn't mesh well with my learning style. Textbook was so confusing and very different from Prof. Smith's lectures. He's nice and helpful but not a very good teacher.
Try to take this class at a community college (before or while you're at UW) or take AP Physics C to get early credit before coming to UW. You're doing yourself a favor avoiding these difficult weedouts. The intro physics classes are known to be the worst at UW.
Class structure in general is horrible. Nothing is organized and the textbook is convoluted. Professor is a nice guy but does not teach well.
Aug 22, 2021