C. kumar Patel
I disagree with every one of these reviews. Prof. Patel was not only a very easy Professor, but he was very concerned about student learning. To emphasize how easy he was in the grading, for both of the midterms and the final, he TOLD us the specific types of problems he was going to ask. I take it that these people who are complaining about how hard Prof. Patel was, were the ones too lazy to get up for an early class, and too socially inept to have friends who weren't such lazy pieces of shit to help them out with the given test problems. In addition to Prof. Patel telling us the types of problems he was going to ask, he set his average at a B. I had friends who thought they were failing who still pulled off a B. Plus, Patel is a boss. He owns a shit ton of US Patents, is an extremely accomplished Physicist, invented the CO2 laser, and I assume he has a smoking hot wife.
WORST PROFESSOR I HAVE EVER HAD AT UCLA, HANDS DOWN. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. He is a terrible lecturer - half of the time you can't hear or understand what he says, even if you sit in front. He assigns homework that is vaguely relevant to his exams - I did all of the problems he assigned and most of the unassigned problems in the chapter and still had no idea what he was asking on the exams. I was really struggling in his class because I was having trouble visualizing E&M, and he made it nearly impossible for me to understand or improve. I couldn't make his office hours because they conflicted with another class, and he was nearly impossible to contact. He took nearly three weeks to email me back about an appointment to discuss the midterm, and when I finally met with him he literally told me, "I don't know what to tell you to do." I went to my TA's office hours, got one-on-one help from my TA, was enrolled in Covel Peer Learning Labs, and even paid for a private tutor and still ended up with only a C+ in the class. Just to give you a taste of the class...our final exam was so ridiculous that the average was a 31%. Needless to say, this class thoroughly disappointed me as I endured the experience of having a professor who clearly only cared about research and not teaching (apparently he invented some sort of laser).