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Resultat av: Relativistic Quantum Physics, SI2390, ht 2009 - vt 2010

Status: Avslutad
Publicerad under: 2010-04-06 - 2010-04-20
Antal svar: 10
Procent av kursdeltagarna som svarat: 90%
Kontaktperson: Tommy Ohlsson

What is your overall impression of the course?

10 svarande

Very positive4 40%
Quite postive6 60%
Neutral - no opinion0 0%
Quite negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%

- In general, more details could have bene helpfull at some points. I really liked the link between Relativistic QM and QFT. It's not common in my home University that these topics are covered in the same course. But this makes it easier to understand the structure and necessaty of QFT. (Quite postive)


How would you rate the difficulty of the course?

10 svarande

Very difficult3 30%
Quite difficult7 70%
Average0 0%
Easy0 0%
Very easy0 0%

- The last homework set was brutal, to say the least. (Very difficult)


Has there been much overlap with other courses?

10 svarande

Far too much overlap0 0%
Some overlap, but it was useful to go over the topics again8 80%
Mostly unnecessary overlap0 0%
No overlap2 20%

- Practically no overlap at all. I had encountered the KG and Dirac eqs before, but never used them. (Some overlap, but it was useful to go over the topics again)
- Already had a course in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics. (Some overlap, but it was useful to go over the topics again)


How were the homework problems?

10 svarande

Very difficult2 20%
Difficult8 80%
Average0 0%
Easy0 0%
Very easy0 0%

- Well, like I said the last one was quite brutal. The other ones were difficult, but on par with the course (Very difficult)
- Maybe hand out the last homeworkproblem a little bit earlier to avoid that the deadline is in the examans period. (Difficult)
- The last assignement was quite hard to solve. (Difficult)


How was the oral examination?

10 svarande

Very difficult0 0%
Difficult0 0%
Average7 70%
Easy3 30%
Very easy0 0%

- Easy if you followed the lectures and read the book(s) (Easy)


What is your opinion about the "kurs-PM" and the administration of the course?

10 svarande

Very good8 80%
Good2 20%
Average0 0%
Poor0 0%
Very poor0 0%

- One of the best course PM's I've had. (Very good)
- Compared to the organisation of other courses I had taken, it was very good. Good job! (Very good)


What is your opinion about the course literature?

10 svarande

Very good3 30%
Good5 50%
Average2 20%
Poor0 0%
Very poor0 0%

- There exist standard texts which are convenient to start with. (Good)
- The quality of the books varies wildly. I used Tommy's lecture notes, Capri and Peskin & Schroeder mostly. The lecture notes are good, especially to recap a missed lecture. The book by Capri was, in my opinion, really bad. It just presents all the math with little to none of the physical intuition behind the results and derivations. Peskin & Schroeder is much better in this respect. (Average)


What is your opinion about the lecture notes?

10 svarande

Very good1 10%
Good6 60%
Average3 30%
Poor0 0%
Very poor0 0%

- See above (Good)
- The lecture notes were hard to follow if one hasn't considered additional books. Very compact. (Average)


How were the lectures?

10 svarande

Very good0 0%
Good9 90%
Average1 10%
Poor0 0%
Very poor0 0%

- Good, even if I didn't participate in each of them. Would have been nice if there were more lectures offered where the issues could have been discussed in more detail. (Good)


How were the "hand-back sessions"?

10 svarande

Very good1 10%
Good5 50%
Average4 40%
Poor0 0%
Very poor0 0%

- It's fun to see alternative approaches to the same problem (Good)
- Could have been interesting to have sometimes the calculation details (Average)


Please, enter any further comments on the course below.

- Good course. Maybe some more details in the compendium

What do you like this way of making a course evaluation?

10 svarande

Very positive4 40%
Positive4 40%
Neutral2 20%
Negative0 0%
Very negative0 0%

- It's much better than the generic '5-questions-that-apply-to-every-course-form' that many other courses have. However, personal code? Aren't these anonymous? (Very positive)



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