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Ian Redmount
Professor in the Physics department
at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
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Overall Quality
2.0
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
1.7
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
1.4
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12/15/2014
good
3 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS-163 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: C
"Tests are tough" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Tough Grader"

Coming from an Engineer who has done average so far at SLU, I can say that Ian Redmount is the toughest professor I've ever taken. However, if you work hard, show up to class, and study you can certainly pass this class. He is very intelligent and knows the material well as if he founded it all. In that respect, his lectures are very inspiring.

04/04/2014
good
2 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
132- Physics 1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I don't get why he gets so much hate... His tests are all multiple choice and based 100% off of the notes. I didn't even read the book, just memorized his notes. Tests are open note as well. Lecture is super interesting as well cause he talks about random awesome shiz. I'm doing bad in Physics 2 with a diff professor, but Physics I was easy.

04/04/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS162 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Redmount is one of those people that talks overly fast and extra loud in order to assert the fact that he thinks he is smarter than everyone else. The tests and lecture have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the lecture. There is essentially no point in going to class. The book we use is also written by him so there is no way to learn on your own.

01/17/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
phys131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This is waste of tuition you pay not to mention precious morning hours. Plz consider taking physics elsewhere esp. if you are premed/pre-dent. He despises premed and pre-dents and gets kick out of making life miserable for them.

12/14/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS 131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

"Dr. Redmount is too intelligent to teach intro physics" is probably one of the most common things that students say. I disagree. Part of being truly intelligent is possessing the ability to communicate your ideas to others. To do this, you must understand your audience and adapt to their needs. Dr. Redmount cannot do this and thus is ineffective.

12/02/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Teaches like a philosophy of science class, hw like a normal physics class and tests like its a engineering physics class. HW lectures and tests are all unrelated. Goes out of his way to not be helpful. Is demeaning to his students and is just kind of an ass. He is smart though, so there is that.

11/25/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Redmount is the worst professor I have ever had. I'm an A/B student who never skipped a class and I worked 10+ hours a week to scrape by with a C in his class. Take physics at UMSL over the summer. DO NOT TAKE REDMOUNT.

11/06/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

AVOID AT ALL COSTS. His lectures, the book, and his exams all focus on something different. If you decide to take Redmount, good luck.

05/12/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS133 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Redmount is an absolutely brilliant professor, and anyone who gets to have him for Physics knows that. He has a wealth of knowledge that extends way beyond many professors, and has interesting lecture. ATTEND LECTURE, take GOOD notes, you will do FINE in this class. I don't have sympathy for people who don't go to class then complain

05/10/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS163 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Do not take this course unless you are going to be an engineer. He is very intelligent and interesting, but the pre-req is calc I and he uses calc III material. To all chem/biochem/premed students: take regular physics because there is no reason to take engineering unless you want to risk your GPA.

04/15/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
Engineering Phy Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Redmount is the most intelligent professor I've ever had. To all the pre-med Bio majors who hated this class - grow up. You may not have gotten the grade you wanted (I didn't), and you might have needed to look up a few things in a math book, but SLU students are lucky to have a professor as smart as Redmount.

02/23/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Redmount is extremely intelligent; however, I've never taken physics before, and his lectures were difficult to follow. I hated the book, too, because it focused on examples and doesn't really teach you the concepts. His tests are 15 questions and all conceptual. Would not recommend to someone who's never had a physics class before.

02/19/2013
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Extremely unique class indeed. The exams rely solely on pure critical thinking and problem solving. Preparation, in the traditional sense, won't generally get you far. Difficult, but highly thought provoking. Each test is essentially a Mensa society entrance exam.

12/20/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Redmount is a terrible, terrible teacher. He never follows the book, nor are his tests a fair evaluation of your understanding in the class. I was straight A student until his class. I took physics in high school, yet coming out of this class I feel like I knew less. AWFUL TEACHER. Over half of the class failed with a C- or below.

12/17/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Lectures are interesting, and HW problems, while challenging, are reasonable if you read the textbook. However, the material on tests almost seems like it comes from a completely different course. Everyone does consistently poor on his exams even after the curve is applied. Avoid Dr. Redmount.

11/14/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Unless you have already majored in physics, there is no possible way to understand anything this poindexter says. There are 3 exams, final, and weekly online homework assn. Don't bother studying any of the book problems after the first test, they won't do you any good. In conclusion, this guy is a disgrace to his profession and very uncoordinated

01/03/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I do not reccomend taking this class. The tests do not follow the book and the book only folows some of the class notes. He does not ever clearly state any answers to the questions he puts on the tests. All answers have to be deduced. There are rarely any examples and the class average on his tests were around an 8 out of 15 each time.

12/21/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Excellent lecturer. He made a very technical subject interesting with witty, dry humor and short historical stories. The tests were difficult and very conceptual, forget about doing a bunch of calculations to study. I struggled with the first couple of tests, but was able to figure out his style eventually and redeem my grade on the final.

12/16/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHY131 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I'm the same person as the above rating and just want to mention his grading scale is about the only nice thing about him, nothing else. Thats the only way I passed was based on his grading scale. curves really good. Good Luck! Take it at UMSL if you can.

11/20/2011
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS113 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Very great class as long as you TAKE GOOD NOTES. All tests were 20 questions, multiple choice, open note. Topics can get boring, but he really tries to keep it interesting. Super easy to get an A

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