Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Light, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics

Troy A Carter

Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Light, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics

Physics department

Troy A Carter

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Spring 2006
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 23, 2006 Grade Received: N/A

He's an exceptionally good professor. He spends a lot of time making sure everyone understand the concepts. What ends up happening though, is that the last two chapters were just omitted from my class because we didn't have time to cover it (I'm not complaining). If you go to class and pay attention, you will understand the concepts. He also does a lot of really cool demos. His online homework is killer though, you have to do it, and you can't really fake it. His tests are difficult but not unfair. You have to understand the material and know how to solve problems, it's just getting to that point that might be hard.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 20, 2006 Grade Received: N/A

I really hate physics, but taking 6C with Professor Carter was great. To do well, you do have to know the concepts, but the great thing is if you study the homework, the practice tests, and the concept tests, the exams will be a breeze. In addition to that, he really does care about student learning and is willing to modify the way he teaches. When I took the class, he tried out the internet homework program, WebAssign, and it was a pain in the butt at first, but it's actually much better than paper homework because everyone helps out everyone else. Take him if you can!!

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted June 19, 2006 Grade Received: N/A

I have never had a great affinity for Physics; honestly I still don't. However, after having taken 6C with Carter, I really wouldn't mind going back and taking 6A and 6B with him. Finally the emphasis of Physics was placed on the tangible and real-life aspects of the subject and not so much on the derivations and algebra...although those are always inherently involved to some extent. At any rate, having the course conceptually based really helped me walk away from the class with a much greater understanding of Phyics than I ever ascertained from just knowing which equation to use when. If he is available for the 6 series, don't miss out!

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