Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields
Lecture/demonstration, four hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: course 1A, Mathematics 31B, 32A. Enforced corequisite: Mathematics 32B. Fluid mechanics, oscillation, mechanical waves, and sound. Electric charge, field and potential, capacitors, and dielectrics. Currents and resistance, directcurrent circuits. P/NP or letter grading.
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510 hrs/week
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10.0 / 10
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Corbin is a fun lecturer, however, his exams are very hard. Just try to stay ahead of the curve. What helped me in the exams was really trying to understand what was happening and drawing diagrams whenever possible. Write down every single step because he does give partial credit that can help you a lot. He did not record the lectures so attending them was the only way to get the notes. He did post brief formula sheets and brief summaries of some topics on the bruinlearn page. If you really care about a high GPA though, do not take this class with him.
Know how to derive any formulas you learn and know mathematically and scientifically why equations are built that way (Ex: Understand how and why the damped oscillation equation come from Hooke's law). If you're going to need Math 33B for your major, I recommend taking it with this class or take it before this class because understanding differential equations ended up being really helpful for this class.
I prepared form the books and lecture notes which was not enough. Class content was easy but the way it was tested was very confusing.
Natural lecturer, fair exams, fair curve.
This class was very challenging but if you keep up with the homework and attend lectures, you should be ok.
You should go to lecture to learn Corbin's style of testing. The lectures are very enjoyable, zero chance one falls asleep in there. Homeworks are due week 10 and are fair if you went to lecture. Test averages were ~45%. Scoring around ~6570% gets you an A. He has a really nice curve so unless you REALLY fuck up, you're guaranteed a B. In terms of difficulty, he's the second hardest professor I've had, only losing to Eggert. Best of luck to all you damned souls <3.
Class is slightly difficult but if you go to all lectures the curve will get you an A.
Corbin knows what he's doing, but this class is incredibly difficult solely due to the exams. It's not always a memorization and plug and chug thing  you need to know the concepts and how they're all connected. The class averages for the midterms were in the 3040% range, so that shows how awful his exams are.
Lectures aren't recorded, and you absolutely need to come to lecture for Corbin. Like other reviews have said, the tests are insanely hard, but I was able to do pretty well on them without really knowing the concepts. Some tips:  100% use previous exams  he often reuses types of questions and this helps a lot when exams are such a time crunch and there are only 3 questions. Search "bruintestbank lintree" in Google or find a student who has access to UPE/HKN test banks  before starting the test, read all of the questions first. This will help budget your time and start on the easiest question first  put an answer for everything and don't be a completionist. The graders are extremely generous with partial credit and you should maximize partial credit rather than maximizing getting questions 100% correct. For questions with integrals, you will get most of the points if you just leave it as an integral and don't solve it, which is often the play when tests are so timesensitive and the math is the hard part Corbin puts all his homework due at the end of the quarter, but don't start it at the last moment. You can probably find the answer key to the textbook online if you really need it.
Corbin is a good lecturer but his exams are really hard. The homework questions are manageable but they don’t help with the actual exams.
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No group projects

Attendance not required

2 midterms

10th week final

64% recommend the textbook