Ahren Sadoff at Cornell University

Ahren Sadoff

  • 2.8Overall Quality
  • 2.9Helpfulness
  • 2.6Clarity
  • 2.6Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
11/30/12

PHYS1117

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Prof. Sadoff is really passionate about his work. He loves to take extra time out of his evenings multiple times a week to meet his students for dinner to talk about physics or anything else. He is sometimes a little picky about answers on exams and homework, but it's pass/fail, so the exam/homework grade doesn't matter a whole lot.

5/21/12

PHYS1203

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

A great man and teacher who tries to instill his passion for physics onto his students. Most of the class is based on his book with some stuff from his lectures as well. There is homework and a few exams that require time and effort, but the class isn't anything crazy. That doesn't mean this class is an easy A, though, because it's not.

5/17/10

PHYS1201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Warm hearted man with a whack sense of humor. Very passionate about his material & wanted us to know HIS book, word for word. Lectures were more often than the not, WORD FOR WORD of his txtbook. Test questions can be worded VERY poor. Interesting subject until he battered it to a pulp. I say go for it if you're ready to memorize a novel :)

3/29/10

phys1201

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

I really enjoyed this class, but none of my classmates seemed to as much as I did. Just read his book, it's like a detailed outline of his lectures. Easy to do well if you read and interesting material. I had no experience in physics and it was very doable. Emphasis on relativity the last 3 weeks which is pretty interesting.

10/14/09

Phys1201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

A silly professor past his prime. His arrogance and subjectivity show up where they hurt the most:on exams. Even the TA's don't agree with this man. Go take a fair and at least an interesting science class.

9/17/08

Phys2201

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

This is for Why is the Sky Blue? He is a really nice guy, and he really cares about making sure that the class is basic, for the people who are not really into science. Overall an interesting class

10/29/07

PHYS117

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a really nice guy, but his class is really hard. This class should not be worth one credit. It takes too much of your time. Not a fair class overall. Really like the guy, though.

12/13/06

Phys201

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Genuinly tries to interact, which for a big class at Cornell is saying something. Liken him to a less comedic version George Carlin.

12/9/06

PHYS117

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A little too much work for one credit but the class was very interesting.

11/7/06

phys117

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I'm the same person who wrote below comment. The prelim today was hard, because I didn't study hard. I think if you study hard this subject, you will get much out of it before taking more harder Quantum mechanics courses. However, you should know that it requires much effort despite of 1 credit. Besides, dinner with the professor everyweek is nice.

11/7/06

Phys117

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

It's not a 1 credit course. You should consider the ratings on this page before enrolling. I agree with below. I should have considered that comment, or at least dropped it.

11/29/05

phys 021

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

In my opinion this class is a joke. i didn't study for the first pre-lim and beat the mean by 30 points. studied for the second and beat the mean by 50. he teaches you like a five year-old and requires very little of you in terms of actual understanding. The homeworks are easy, my only complaint is that attendance is mandatory.

11/17/05

phys117

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I dont understand why cornell hired him. His class is a nightmare, I used to be interested in quantum physics and now he just ruined it. Didn't even cover the whole book and i learned nothing useful.

3/4/05

phys 201

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst class ever! Sadoff uses his book notes to teach the class, almost word for word. He has to check attendance or no one would ever show up! Tests are infinatly harder than his lectures prepare you for. Soooooo boring!

11/7/04

PHYS 201

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12/9/03

PHYS 201

Average Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sadoff needs to stop recylcing the same course verbatim from the 1980's. Exams have too many questions with arbitrary grading, and many problems whose sole purpose is to test whether you were in lecture on day X. Definetly not as good as I hoped for.

12/3/03

PHYS 201

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sadistic Sadoff is the worst professor ever. He is boring, and does not inspire us to learn. His tests are very unfairly graded and have trick questions. The TA's are cool though! :)

11/30/03

Phys 117

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity2

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

This review applies only to Physics 117, not 201. 117 is not fun. It is not just concepts(many formulas and calulations that you must memorize). The problem sets are broing and tedious. You must work for the credit. Don't take it, spend + time on 116

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