Teoretisk fysiks kursutväderingar


Resultat av: Statistical mechanics for non-equilibrium systems, SI2520, vt 2009

Status: Avslutad
Publicerad under: 2009-05-28 - 2009-06-22
Antal svar: 5
Procent av kursdeltagarna som svarat: 27%
Kontaktperson: Jack Lidmar

What is your overall impression of the course?

5 svarande

Very positive1 20%
Positive4 80%
Neutral0 0%
Negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%

How difficult did you find the course?

5 svarande

Very difficult0 0%
Difficult3 60%
Average2 40%
Easy0 0%
Very easy0 0%

- On the other hand, it was expected. I don't see how to cover the subject as the course covers in a more simple way and at the same time learn something from it. (Difficult)
- Or rather challenging, it wouldn't have been a good course if everything was obvious. (Difficult)

How would you rate the style of the lectures?

5 svarande

Far too sketchy0 0%
Sketchy0 0%
Neutral3 60%
Detailed2 40%
Far too detailed0 0%

- The lectures were great. Detailed enough. (Detailed)

Was the teacher good at explaining things?

5 svarande

Very good1 20%
Good4 80%
Average0 0%
Bad0 0%
Very bad0 0%

- As above, very clear on most parts. Rereading the notes were quite easy afterwards. (Very good)

Would you rather have a book than lecturenotes?

5 svarande

Yes3 60%
No2 40%

- Not rather, but as a complement to the lecture notes. (Yes)
- A book is always more comprehensive than "just" lecture notes. I understand that it is difficult to find just one book however. On the other hand at this level you are responsible of making sure you understand and read up on things you don't, so as long as there are recommended literature it's ok. (Yes)
- ONE good book to complement the notes would of course have been useful. (No)

Did you look up things in the reference litterature?

5 svarande

Never1 20%
Sometimes3 60%
Often1 20%

- The library at Albanova was found in the end of the course. (Sometimes)
- Well, not precisely the listed references, but other (like Plischke & Bergersen). (Sometimes)

How would you rate the difficulty of the problem sets?

5 svarande

Very difficult0 0%
Difficult5 100%
Average0 0%
Easy0 0%
Very easy0 0%

- The problems requires some work, or at least that one has read the theory to know what to do. It feels like the problems requires that knowledge is gained during the course. (Difficult)
- I find them at a good level. They aren't excessively difficult, but do increase the understand for the mechanisms and dynamics of the theories. (Difficult)

How much time did you spend for solving the problems compared to other courses?

5 svarande

Much more0 0%
Somewhat more4 80%
Average1 20%
Somewhat less0 0%
Much less0 0%

- Some problems requires more time than other problems, but as average they require more time and work. On the other hand it's a course in the end of the forth year. (Somewhat more)
- Any course involving hand-ins usually demand more time. Compared against other "hand-in courses" i guess it is fairly average. (Somewhat more)

To follow the course, my prerequisites have been ..

5 svarande

More than enough1 20%
Enough4 80%
Not enough0 0%

Did the course meet your expectations?

5 svarande

Yes, to a large extent4 80%
Yes, to some extent1 20%
I do not know0 0%
No0 0%

- The course follows the course description well. (Yes, to a large extent)

Comments and suggestions on how to improve the course

- I found most parts satisfactory, no need to change anything really, just keep up the good work.

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