Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Statics and Dynamics
Professor Bozovic is a very caring professor. Her llectures are not that great. They are kinda boring and not organized but her exams are pretty easy. She gave extra credit on all her exams and she doesnt care that everybody does well on her exams. Usually science professors would like to give out a few Bs and Cs but she loves giving out As. Overall, take her for 6AH over 6A. She is HOT!
Bruinsma was a nice guy who taught Physics well. He's not the best teacher I've had and he's definitely not the worst. The thing I really enjoyed about his class was his ability to entertain students with his quirks and "multimedia" presentations. His grading policy isn't too bad, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem--I got an A and I think most others got an A or a high B. I would reccomend him, but I should also tell students that he can sometimes be a bit confusing. And also--he wrote the book that you'll be using--and sometimes, that's a bad thing.
sooo rude and tactless OMG. never have i met a professor who tells you you're a failure when you go to speak to him regarding your standing in class. I am not joking or exaggerating, he shouldnt be allowed to teach. if u want to repeat the class you take with him, yes take it. otherwise u see the man run the opposite direction as quickly as you can. he is horrifically mean and has no manners. his exams make you wanna kill yourself.
Very nice professor, not super interesting lectures (but probably because Physics is not my favorite), but not boring. Homework is very doable (I'm surprised the honors coursework in this class is not harder than regular) and midterms are similar to homework for real. Don't be discouraged from taking Physics honors. Personally I'm not good at Physics. Many people in my class haven't taken AP physics and they're doing fine.
I don't know how she teaches 6B, but for 6A, she was a great professor, genuinely concerned about her students. That being said, she will make you work for the A. It's not impossible, but if you end up with an A in her class, it means you really put in the effort and you deserve it. If you are struggling, you can schedule an appointment with her and she will offer individualized suggestions on improving your understanding and study methods/approaches. She did bombard us with homework and quizzes. There's "pre-quiz" before the material is actually taught, as well as a quiz on previous material and homework due on Fridays. Unless you have a really solid background in physics, the homework can become pretty challenging, not only because of the difficulty but the many problems she assigns. Yes, her midterms/tests are crazy hard, but she tries to model them after the homework problems you do. The first midterm was especially hard because she did not go over any of the "real life science" physics problems with the weird units. After everyone failed the first midterm, she adjusted her test and offered extra credit. There were many times where she offered extra credit (she doesn't curve though). She also welcomed student feedback after every lecture (another extra credit opportunity) and actually listened and adjusted her classes accordingly. I had no previous background before taking this class. I struggled the most during the first few weeks. It does get better afterwards. If you're looking for an easy A, she won't be the best professor for that. But if you don't mind the work, she's incredibly nice, a great person, and good at presenting the material.
He was definitely one of my favorite professors. He's really fair about his grading, and he gives a really generous curve. I thought he was really funny during some of the lectures, but that may have just been me. He gives plenty of examples during his lectures, so the homework and the exams are pretty straight forward with maybe one more added element. I felt the exams were really easy, and anyone who has legitimately taken any physics class prior to this would be just fine.