Robert Richard
Department of Physics
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3.2
Overall Rating
Based on 4 Users
Easiness 3.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Needs Textbook
  • Would Take Again

GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS

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16.6%
13.2%
9.9%
6.6%
3.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

16.3%
13.6%
10.9%
8.2%
5.4%
2.7%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Sept. 15, 2018

Cool class. Take it

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
June 21, 2018

Professor Richard rushed through the topics we covered in 6B, covering all of Magnetism in the span of 1.5 weeks (while Niemann's class at the time did not cover it at all). However, his curve made the class more bearable.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 24, 2017

I only attended class a handful of times this quarter (aside from exam days) because the lectures were pretty dull and I just wasn't getting anything out of them. Professor Richard is super nice and genuinely wants people to do well, but it just wasn't working for me. I also never went to discussion because I felt like that was unhelpful as well. Your success in his class is based on how well you understand the homework (test questions are very similar) and how good your cheat sheet is (you get one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, both sides, for both midterms and 2 sheets for the final). Electricity and magnetism never have and never will make any sense to me, but I pulled off an A by making an awesome note sheet and going over all the homework the day before the final. So honestly this class isn't that difficult even if you only have a vague understanding of the material. Labs are pretty easy - you just need to complete them and I don't think they really grade you too much on accuracy, but I could be wrong because we never saw our final lab score since no grades are uploaded online.
I know 6B isn't going to be offered anymore, but hopefully this review will be helpful for somebody taking the new series with this professor.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: N/A
Dec. 17, 2017

My experience in Physics has been a really crappy one at UCLA, I manage to pass classes based off the knowledge I learned in high school. That said, 6B was no different. Professor Richard is a kind man, but his lectures were so boring. I realized I didn't learn anything from them like week 8 (when it was too late) and was better off teaching myself from the textbook. Tests were basically the challenging homework questions so if you did them, or knew how to do them they shouldnt have been a problem. Your grade is broken down by Homework 15% Lab 15% Midterm 1 and 2 15% and final 40%. 6B is already a hard enough topic, as is the case with most science classes, how much you learn is really based off how good your professor is. The 6 series in general is a really watered down version of the 1, but a lot of the really important conceptual ideas are lost in the process which makes life science students really miss the point about Physics. Kind of disappointing really.

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Quarter: Fall 2018
Grade: A
Sept. 15, 2018

Cool class. Take it

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
June 21, 2018

Professor Richard rushed through the topics we covered in 6B, covering all of Magnetism in the span of 1.5 weeks (while Niemann's class at the time did not cover it at all). However, his curve made the class more bearable.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: A
Dec. 24, 2017

I only attended class a handful of times this quarter (aside from exam days) because the lectures were pretty dull and I just wasn't getting anything out of them. Professor Richard is super nice and genuinely wants people to do well, but it just wasn't working for me. I also never went to discussion because I felt like that was unhelpful as well. Your success in his class is based on how well you understand the homework (test questions are very similar) and how good your cheat sheet is (you get one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, both sides, for both midterms and 2 sheets for the final). Electricity and magnetism never have and never will make any sense to me, but I pulled off an A by making an awesome note sheet and going over all the homework the day before the final. So honestly this class isn't that difficult even if you only have a vague understanding of the material. Labs are pretty easy - you just need to complete them and I don't think they really grade you too much on accuracy, but I could be wrong because we never saw our final lab score since no grades are uploaded online.
I know 6B isn't going to be offered anymore, but hopefully this review will be helpful for somebody taking the new series with this professor.

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Quarter: Fall 2017
Grade: N/A
Dec. 17, 2017

My experience in Physics has been a really crappy one at UCLA, I manage to pass classes based off the knowledge I learned in high school. That said, 6B was no different. Professor Richard is a kind man, but his lectures were so boring. I realized I didn't learn anything from them like week 8 (when it was too late) and was better off teaching myself from the textbook. Tests were basically the challenging homework questions so if you did them, or knew how to do them they shouldnt have been a problem. Your grade is broken down by Homework 15% Lab 15% Midterm 1 and 2 15% and final 40%. 6B is already a hard enough topic, as is the case with most science classes, how much you learn is really based off how good your professor is. The 6 series in general is a really watered down version of the 1, but a lot of the really important conceptual ideas are lost in the process which makes life science students really miss the point about Physics. Kind of disappointing really.

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3.2
Overall Rating
Based on 4 Users
Easiness 3.8 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 3.2 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.2 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

TOP TAGS

  • Uses Slides
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
    (3)
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
    (1)
  • Needs Textbook
    (2)
  • Would Take Again
    (2)
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