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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10.0 / 10
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510 hrs/week
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10.0 / 10
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Professor Hauser is amazing  he really is there to help everyone learn and wants everyone to succeed in the class. That being said, his class is not necessarily super *easy* but is definitely on the easier side of Physics 1 series professors.
 There is no exam score replacement, and there are 4 "midterms" (read: unit exams) that contribute 515% towards your grade each and a final. All exams were very fair and you were given an equation sheet, of which almost all questions only used one or two equations per part, though there was a minor time crunch. The A grade cutoff was still at 90% so you had to consistently perform very well to get an A, but 30% of the class still got an A or A+ so it's definitely doable. The professor curved some exams upward if the average/median was below 80% or if there was a score difference between exam versions.
 There is required homework in Mastering as well as a weekly discussion sheet, which in theory made discussion mandatory, but in practice, it was posted and submitted online so many people didn't go anyway.
 Lectures were a bit slow and not too many examples were given in class, but he *loves* to do demos with one practically every single lecture. Professor Hauser just follows the textbook almost to a T, so I ended up just reading the textbook. Lectures were recorded and he also posted very nice lecture notes that were really easy to understand, so I just cross referenced the lecture notes against the textbook for my studying.
It was easier than the other physics classes but there’s no curve so you have to pull your weight.
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No group projects

Attendance not required

3 midterms

Finals week final

100% recommend the textbook
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