So I read this Bruin walk and thought to myself, "I have to take 103 now or else, so I'm just gonna man up and study my ass off and get an A." not the greatest idea....1. Owen is an awful lecturer. I definitely could not stay focused in class. He just rambles...2. The tests are haarrrrd. Similar to homework, but very hard. 3. He always throws screwballs at you on tests. Ex: Manometer on flowing fluid problem, with manometer fluid density less than the flowing fluid - causes manometer to operate oppositely. This caused me to freak out not understanding why I had to take a square root of a negative number and waste 30min on my midterm. The finals had similar screwballs - I am not going to list them now, but its really annoying and doesn't test knowledge of material but wittiness. DONT TAKE HIM.
Spring 2009 - Professor Smith made an OBVIOUS and BRUTAL Mistake during this class ! He does not understand the basic of dynamics! In the design project, the airplane we designed was too small to overcome the torque generated by the engine and the only two solutions (which I suggested to him): 1. Was to use two motor spin counter clockwise of each other. He rejected that by saying that would cost too much ! (LMFAO) 2. Use a wing with much larger wing span to resist the torque. He once again rejected my suggestion by saying that the wind tunnel was too small to accommodate that ! (ROFL) In the end, I had no choice but to do a complex CFD analysis and full CAD model to demonstrate my points. BTW, none of the students made a plane that can take off and fly for more than 2 seconds before spinning out of control, crash and burn ! I got my A in the class, but HATED this professor. He is rude, unintelligent and not care about this class and students ! Avoid him at all cost !