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Douglas Cline
Professor in the Physics department
at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
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Overall Quality
2.6
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.0
Clarity
2.3
Easiness
2.0
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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19 Student Ratings
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05/21/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Professor Cline's class is confusing. He has a lot of complex calculus that is past mth 162. I'm not a mathy or physics person at all but I was able to pull off a B. The class is curved at the end, so always try to get above average on the exams. Make sure to do the practice exams, and homework problems; he pulls frequently from them for exams.

05/05/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He seems like a nice enough and smart guy. However, he should stick to teaching upper level physics classes. The level of detail he goes into is too much for an introductory class, and his powerpoints reflect that. Not to mention that they're composed mostly of walls of text taken straight from the textbook, and therefore not terribly helpful.

05/05/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He seems like a nice enough and pretty smart guy. However, he should stick to teaching upper level physics classes. The level of detail he goes into is too much for an introductory class, and his powerpoints are very dense. Not to mention that they're composed of figures (OK) or walls of text (not OK) taken straight from the textbook.

05/04/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Awful. Sure, most of PHY114 are pre-meds, but that doesn't excuse the fact that this entire course is presented in a way that is unapproachable. Maybe pre-meds are complaining because this class is among the worst of the required introductory level courses offered at the University. The physics department must be in dire straits.

04/17/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY 114 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Cline does teach upper level physics. The physics dept. is low on teachers, he did not choose to teach you brats. Just because you're Pre-Meds doesn't mean every other class you take should be easy. None of you are taking upper level phys courses, so you can't compare intro level with what majors take. Get a tutor if you can't handle it.

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