Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity
Spring 2022 - Out of all of the 1H series, this class was by far the "easiest", but that does not mean that the class itself is not difficult. The material is rather more straight forward to learn compared to the material of 1BH and the problems are not as difficult as 1AH. You start off the class reviewing some Waves and E&M and then go into optics and sound, with the more conceptually difficult portion being that of diffraction. You then cover some fourier analysis and special relativity. Overall, Professor Ong is a really approachable guy that has really engaging lectures and often brings demos every lecture. If you want to take a class that is a bit more challenging and covers topics that you probably aren't going to see in regular 1C, take this class.
Spring 2020 - Jamie's a cool guy, but he really tries to cram way too much information and too many derivations as possible into his dense, often incomprehensible lectures. His homeworks would easily take hours without help from our amazing TA Trevor, especially since the problems assume comfort with high-level mathematics far beyond what basically all students are reasonably prepared for. According to other TAs, the content covered was at a pace and comprehension level on par with upper-division physics courses. Even so, the class is generously curved with roughly 50-50 As and Bs. Even with the brutalizing amount of content and difficult tests, the grading certainly won't murder you. Take at your own risk!