Teoretisk fysiks kursutväderingar

 

Resultat av: Relativity Theory, SI2370, vt2010

Status: Avslutad
Publicerad under: 2010-04-07 - 2010-05-21
Antal svar: 6
Procent av kursdeltagarna som svarat: 33%
Kontaktperson: Teresia M?nsson

General opinion about the course

6 svarande

Very good0 0%
Good3 50%
Average1 16%
Bad2 33%
Very bad0 0%

- very interesting course but was difficult to understand because of bad lectures. the exempelsamling didnt follow the book and had some errors and unclear solutions in it. (Bad)


Opinion about the lectures

6 svarande

Very good0 0%
Good0 0%
Average2 33%
Bad3 50%
Very bad1 16%

- Somewhat chaotic at times, sudden jumps from one topic to the next. (Average)
- more confusing than educational. very bad english. (Bad)
- I am very sorry to be such hard, but the lectures were simply ridicolously bad: bad content and time structure, a frightened and chaotic teacher and a book which was far not the best available on that topic. (Very bad)


Opinion about the exercises

6 svarande

Very good0 0%
Good5 83%
Average1 16%
Bad0 0%
Very bad0 0%
I did not participate0 0%

- It would be much more instrucive to let the students calculate some things at home and than compare in class instead of just let Sofia do everything. (Good)
- i learned most things from the exercises. (Good)


The suggested course literature was (please also write comments)

6 svarande

Totalt:

Very good0 0%
Good1 16%
Average3 50%
Bad2 33%

Fördelat på olika grupper:

course book: (6 st)

Very good0 0%
Good1 16%
Average3 50%
Bad2 33%

- ok book. the compendium was bad and needs to be rewieved and updated. (Average)
- This book doesn't teach the math, it just displays it and calls it straight-forward. (Average)
- Miss some precision about some derivations in the book. (Average)
- too simple. (Bad)
- The book needed other material to make sense because we haven't taken differential geometry courses. I think it's a great book ones you know the subject more. The compendium has been around for a couple of years now and is still littered with grammatical errors... That's just embarrassing. How can I trust the stuff of it when nobody has even taken the time to read through it and change these simple errors?! (Bad)

compendium: (0 st)

Very good0 0%
Good0 0%
Average0 0%
Bad0 0%


Did you read the extra literature suggested on the homepage?

6 svarande

yes5 83%
no1 16%

- Not all the way through... I had no time for that but Carrolls lecture notes seems awsomme and it was fun to try to read original Einstein. (yes)
- i read in the other books to understand some things better. (yes)
- Not everything but it was nice to have some alternatives (yes)


My prerequisites

6 svarande

More than enough1 16%
Enough3 50%
Not enough2 33%

- it would be easier if you knew tensor notation from before. (Enough)
- Define the prerequisites to actual skills, not courses within the physics programme. (Not enough)


How difficult did you find the course?

6 svarande

Very difficult3 50%
Difficult1 16%
Average2 33%
Easy0 0%
Very easy0 0%

- i went to all the exercises, around half of the lectures, read in the book and other suggested litteraure, did all the ks, calculated all the suggested problems and lots of extra ones and made old exams but still got only fx on the exam. i usually never fail coarses so it must mean this was more difficult than usual. (Very difficult)


How much work did the course take compared to other courses?

6 svarande

Much more2 33%
Somewhat more0 0%
Average2 33%
Somewhat less2 33%
Much less0 0%


How did you find the midterm exams

6 svarande

Valuable4 66%
Average2 33%
Not so valuable0 0%
I did not do it0 0%

- It gave me a chance... (Valuable)
- they were a bit too hard but the system with midterms is good. (Average)
- The teacher should have talked more precisly about the first midterm-exam during the course. I missed it because I had an other lecture at the same time...I would have come if I knew there was an exam... (Average)


How difficult did you find the exam

6 svarande

Too difficult (please write comments why)2 33%
Difficult4 66%
Average0 0%
Easy0 0%
Too easy0 0%

- Previous exams had more special relativity problems... Which I find a bit easier to do... (Too difficult (please write comments why))
- i had studied really hard but still found it difficult. even the "easy" questions were too hard! (Too difficult (please write comments why))
- It was pretty much what I expected, but I would have liked to have Beta and possibly Physics Handbook (Difficult)


Did the course meet your expectations?

6 svarande

Yes, to a large extent2 33%
Yes, to some extent2 33%
I do not know0 0%
No2 33%

- a coarse like this relly needs a good lecturer. (No)
- I didn't like the teaching during the lectures. The teacher was too sketchy, hesitating, sometimes we could barely hear what she was saying. Although the structure of the course was good I think. Also, I think that only a half semester is far too short to study General Relativity (+Special...). Even when I say that it sounds ridiculous. When such a huge subject is condensed in a very short period, I just loose patience and don't learn anything propelry...It's really too bad for one of the most important theories of physics... (No)


Comments and suggestions on how to improve the course

- The split in general and special relativity is useful.
- Read through the compendium! Try to make the lectures more how to say... Try to speak up. Make lecture notes and if you're nervous then practice it in an empty classroom. The "?vningsledare" needs to keep her volume all the way through a sentence... She speaks in a high clear voice which is great but it falls to a murmur at the end of maybe not every sentence but it makes the punchline of the argument hard to hear. Otherwise it was an interesting course.
- I think I made my point in the last box: -The course should be given during a longer period. -The teacher should be more confident in herself. -More time must be given to assimilate the course.


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