Introduction to Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems
Summer 2023 - Great professor, not too sure why there aren't any reviews for him. I took him over summer so the course went by really fast but he honestly made it really manageable. Every lecture was clear and for what others say is one of the hardest undergraduate upper div in mechanical engineering, it was probably my favorite. That isn't to say his class was easy, the midterm and final average were in the mid 70's and low 60's respectively, but he obviously curved so it was nice. But the key to acing his exams is to just really understand the Hw and to do the practice problems he gives you. Overall, I felt like I learned A LOT from him. If I were to take this class I would definitely take it with him again.
Spring 2020 - Professor M’Closkey is extremely knowledgeable on the subject and seems like he enjoys teaching. He transitioned to remote teaching pretty well and he definitely improved the quality of his instruction as the quarter went on. At first it was a little confusing because he teaches you concepts that you don’t see being applied, but these are applied in the second half of the class. I would say the labs are pretty easy but the homeworks were quite hard. He doesn’t curve his class, but he’s very helpful during office hours. He also records his lectures (during virtual instruction) but I would recommend actually attending them because he does make mistakes that he corrects during the live lectures. During live lectures he plays his recordings and makes comments here and there. The midterm was pretty easy (median was ~85%) but his final had a lower median (I think it was around ~70%) and since the class wasn’t curved I imagine his grade distribution wasn’t wonderful. But overall, taking 107 with MCloskey was a good experience.