Michael Gutperle

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PHYSICS 1B
Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 4.7 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.7

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In my opinion, Gutperle is the best of all the 1B professors. Certainly, he is the easiest. Gutperle is a genius whose mind runs 1000mph so he can be hard to follow at times - but, he makes up for it with some really amazing demos!

(Winter Quarter 2019)
PHYSICS 6A
Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Mechanics See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 1.8 Workload 1.8 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 4.5

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Professor Gutperle is a brilliant man but I think he just needs to get used to teaching. His lectures are a bit unorganized so topics kinda just blend together, but you can tell from his demonstrations that he is really trying hard. The TA's definitely help a lot- Dave Brown and Gabe Plunk (?) are the two really good TAs- they help summarize the important information and organize your thoughts. Homework isn't so bad because you are given the answers so you can make sure you figure out how to do the problems and understand the concepts. What I didn't like about the class was the reading quizzes and integration of the lab with the course. The quizzes were just kind of annoying but not too difficult (10 pts each), and the labs covered information not learned in class yet- which did little in reinforcing the concepts. No outside work for the labs though- you can finish during lab. If you took AP physics and did fairly well, you'll do fine in this course (and skip lecture a couple times even)- you might even want to try the honors course- I heard the professor was great. Finally, the professor's tests are fair- just watch out for the concept questions. I found that the quick quizzes in the book help you study for that as well as the online quizzes. Other than that, just do the homework problems along with some of the "blue" hard problems in the text. Just to give you a little about my background, I took AP physics my senior year of high school, and took this class as a sophomore. I got As on both midterms and thought the final wasn't bad. Hope this helps!

(Dec. 15, 2004)
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PHYSICS 6B
Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism See Full Profile

Overall 3.6 Easiness 1.7 Workload 2.1 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness 4.1

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Prof. Gutperle is a very unique person; he is a physicist AND he has a sence of humor:)) He is a good teacher and he knows his stuff. The only complaint I have, is that he hardly ever solves example problems in the class, but he gives problems you've never seen on the test. The only practice you get solving problems is during the homework, and maybe if you have good TA during Discussons. The tests however are not anything like the HW problems. I did good in the class just because the averages on the tests were really low. However, he is a very conserned teacher, he is there if you have any questions.

(June 15, 2008)
PHYSICS 6C
Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Light, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics See Full Profile

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PHYSICS 112
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PHYSICS 112
Thermodynamics See Full Profile

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PHYSICS 115A
Quantum Mechanics Full Profile > 3.2 Overall 2.0 Easiness 1.2 Workload 3.2 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
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PHYSICS 115A
Quantum Mechanics See Full Profile

Overall 3.2 Easiness 2.0 Workload 1.2 Clarity 3.2 Helpfulness 4.2

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PHYSICS 115B
Quantum Mechanics Full Profile > 3.0 Overall 2.5 Easiness 1.5 Workload 3.5 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
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PHYSICS 115B
Quantum Mechanics See Full Profile

Overall 3.0 Easiness 2.5 Workload 1.5 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness 4.2

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PHYSICS 115C
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PHYSICS 115C
Quantum Mechanics See Full Profile

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PHYSICS 132
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PHYSICS 132
Mathematical Methods of Physics See Full Profile

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PHYSICS 291
Research Tutorial: Elementary Particle Theory See Full Profile

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