Reviews for PHYS275

Information Review
Simone-Gunde Kulin
PHYS275

Expecting a B
Anonymous
06/16/2023
Her labs were relatively easy to follow. Doing the pre-labs for her labs is essential. Only two exams which are both preceded with useful study guides. The TA you get is very important for this course. Overall, she is very nice and willing to let you make up labs on other days. Her accent is slightly difficult to understand but most of her points get across.
Daniel Lathrop
PHYS275

Expecting a B-
Anonymous
12/22/2022
Straightforward with instructions and pretty helpful with lab modules. PHYS275 is the first of the 4 semester lab sequence for PHYS majors, so it's not that bad, mostly requires you to be just proficient at Excel - keep in mind that the exams require you to be good with doing basic mathematical operation just as differentiation and basic algebra and no.... there is no formula sheet: you have to memorise all the formulas and are only allowed to use EXCEL for them [NO Calculators Allowed]. Lathrop's sense of humour is pretty entertaining and his lab tour was probably the best part of the whole class. I definitely recommend taking him if you ever get the chance!
Daniel Lathrop
PHYS275

Expecting an A
Anonymous
12/08/2022
Really glad I took his lab section. Didn’t lecture every class and just made sure we knew the important things before starting lab. Very chill guy, even gave us a tour of his research lab! Definitely recommend.
Anwar Bhatti
PHYS275

Expecting an A+
Anonymous
11/29/2021
Most of this class's work is self-directed; he (and the TA) answer questions and are helpful in doing so. The TA does most (maybe all?) of the grading for both labs and exams, as far as I'm aware. At the beginning of every lab he spends about 10-20 minutes giving a quick rundown of some of the important concepts and formulae in the lab. The only problem I had is that during that time, he often didn't speak loud enough for me to hear because the room has tons of loud background noise. The work itself (i.e. the lab manuals) is pretty much standardized across the department, so you read and perform the same labs in the class regardless of your professor. They are not too difficult for the most part, nor are the weekly prelab and homework assignments. Some of the "hotshot" questions (indicated as such in the lab manual and ExpertTA) are very difficult and good to attempt, but they are not graded.