Teoretisk fysiks kursutväderingar

 

Resultat av: Seminar Course in Theoretical Physics, SI2350, ht 2008

Status: Avslutad
Publicerad under: 2008-12-18 - 2009-02-10
Antal svar: 6
Procent av kursdeltagarna som svarat: 85%
Kontaktperson: Tommy Ohlsson

What was your overall impression of the course?

6 svarande

Very positive4 66%
Positive2 33%
Negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%


How did you find the level of the topics treated?

6 svarande

Too advanced0 0%
About the right level6 100%
Too easy0 0%

- It was very unequal. The main problem is that since it is theoretical, as soon as you enter technicalities of computations, you loose people. But on the other end, if you don't this ends up to be too much generalistic. This is a difficult exercise but very instructive on how to chose the right information to present. (About the right level)


What was your impression of the introductory meetings?

6 svarande

Very positive4 66%
Positive2 33%
Negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%

- technics of presentation - very good idea (Very positive)
- Couldn't attend. (Positive)


What was your impression of the seminars?

6 svarande

Very positive2 33%
Positive4 66%
Negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%

- I liked the course very much. The combination of writing a report and presenting it during the seminar is very good. (Positive)
- sometimes too much advanced technical language during seminar (Positive)


How did you find the standard of the reports?

6 svarande

Very good2 33%
Good3 50%
Acceptable1 16%
Poor0 0%
Very poor0 0%


What do you think of the four-page limit on the reports?

6 svarande

Too many pages0 0%
About the right number of pages6 100%
Too few pages0 0%

- (About the right number of pages)
- As you mentionned it, it is important to be able to concise information, especially for science, to get efficient exchanges of information. However, it is a bit too few pages if you want to explain a bit the technicalities mentionned above, since most of the public we are presenting it to is unfamiliar with the area. But this might depends on the topic. (About the right number of pages)


What is your impression of the oral and written oppositions?

6 svarande

Very positive1 16%
Positive5 83%
Negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%

- It's positive in the sense that it forces to read a bit more carefully about the topic, but the questions often don't enter deep in the topic. But once again, it is difficult to not go too deep and then loosinfg the public. (Positive)


How did you find the attendance requirement?

6 svarande

Too strict0 0%
About right5 83%
Too loose1 16%

- 100% attendance should be required for the presentations. A missed presentation could perhaps be compensated for by a (short) written comment on the corresponding report. (Too loose)


How did you find the difficulty level of the course?

6 svarande

Too difficult0 0%
About right6 100%
Too easy0 0%


What is your impression of the LaTeX part of the course?

6 svarande

Very positive1 16%
Positive5 83%
Negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%

- Even tough i have been practising LaTeX a lot, it is always useful to have a bit more practise, especially with a format that we might encounter professionally. (Very positive)
- some sample files should be given as attachements (Positive)


What is your impression of the course information and course administration?

6 svarande

Very positive2 33%
Positive4 66%
Negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%

- The Scheduled meetings should have been posted at the course homepage. (Positive)


What kind of problems did you have in the course?

- None
- It's expected that previuosly student done quantum mechanics course, what is not obvious for other programms.
- Time gestion. I think it might help to fix a deadline date for having a first idea, or a plan. Because otherwise, as you would expect from students ;-), most of the work is done in two weeks. I think especially for this kind of courses, it affects both the quality of the paper and the knowledge you acquire in the peculiar area you are studying.

What parts of the course can be improved and how?

- Replace some of the more advanced topics on the suggestion list with somewhat easier topics.
- reports can be improved during seminars and discussion.

Please enter any further comments below.

- I appreciate it that someone with that much experience as G?ran Grimvall commented on our reports. I think Tommy and G?ran were a good team :)


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