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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: The class was perfectly alright, relatively easy tests with generous curves,, professor did have a habit of messing up demos, but it was funny in the long run, and he was a nice guy for sure.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Relatively easy exams. Organized lecture style.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Sheldon Cooper is a pretty good professor. To avoid confrontations by fans, he goes by Chris Herdman

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Good instructor. Best if you get to know him. He's very willing to help out with anything. Easily approachable. No need to be afraid of him. He makes midterms and finals with questions based on Speliotopoulos' previous exams. Assignments can be very easy and not comparable to the questions that are actually on the test.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: His exams were very fair, but it is 7A, so they are hard. He is helpful and wanted feedback, especially because it was his first class. Lectures aren't very helpful. You learn the most in discussion, if you have a good GSI. Get the Portable TA, helped be go from B's on midterms to A on Final! http://www.amazon.com/Portable-TA-Physics-Problem-Solving/dp/0132317133/ref=pd_sim_b_1

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Chris Herdman is a good instructor overall, and his lectures don't make you feel sleepy or anything. His lectures are a bit underorganized, and he tends to fall behind in the materials, so on many occasions he sped through concepts. His calculations and diagrams are a bit on the messy side, squeezed at the corners of the board. He doesn't explain the clicker questions as extensively enough, and on many occasions didn't make clear which was the correct answer. His tests are pretty fair, and if you study hard, they are completely doable, even for someone who hasn't taken AP Physics.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: He really does try to help. Lectures are slow pace. Not many people go to his office hour so if you need extra help or a rec, try to attend his office hour. Exams are doable if you study the concept.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Not the best professor. I didn't learn much from class, although lecture was pretty entertaining because he would always screw up the demos! ALWAYS!! After the first midterm, he realized how to give tests, so they weren't that bad afterwards. Lecture really was not helpful. A good GSI will definitely help!

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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50 29 57 68 56

Comment: Herdman is an okay professor. The mastering physics is alright, about 10 questions a week. The more practice problems you do before an exam the better, as that's really the only thing I did to study for his midterms. A fair professor.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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40 64 28 28 34

Comment: His lectures are really boring. They're helpful in terms of understanding the material....if you can stay awake. His tests are quite difficult, and his review sessions don't help.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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35 81 9 31 30

Comment: Herman's lecture is boring and he can't explain clearly on the concept. His review session does not help at all. I did better if I study by doing tons of practice exams. So don't take his class.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: Homework not helpful, you'll learn the material, but then get to the midterms and get 2+2=4, find the gravitational pull of the sun as a function of heat. Seems to like Physics, but doesn't show it to much. Does lots of demos, and has a good spirit when they (often) fail. And not as hard as Spelio.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: The exams don't reflect example problems we do in class or the homework or the stuff we cover in lab sections.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: The first exam was fair. It wasn't too easy and it wasn't impossible aka it was a good measure of how well people understood the concepts. Nice guy...heavily dislike the masteringphysics hw though. It's very inefficient.

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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Comment: He's very monotone. He can explain and answer questions well, and he's incredibly intelligent, without a doubt. However, the discrepancy between his midterm and the other professor's, Professor Lee's midterm, was way too large. Herdman squeezes way too many problems into a two-hour exam, and his questions, though nice to have a challenge, defeat the purpose of conceptual learning. Even our GSI couldn't do half of the problems on the exam by first glance. Had we had more time, it would have been more bearable and the questions wouldn't have seemed as difficult, but the exam was certainly unreasonable. We were asked a clicker question today in class about what we thought of the exam, and over 75% of the class responded with either one of the three choices: "too long, too difficult, too long AND too difficult." I'll try not to be too harsh on Herdman because he's a brand new professor and this was the first exam he ever administered, but really now.....

PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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PHYSICS 7A (Spring 2012)

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