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Daryl Pedigo
Professor in the Physics department
at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Overall Quality
3.0
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.9
Clarity
3.2
Easiness
1.8
Helpfulness
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09/18/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 225 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Participation matters" "Clear grading criteria" "Amazing lectures"

Pedigo is great professor for quantum mechanics. He can explain the concepts very well and It is definitely worthwhile to attend all the classes. This class is mainly conceptual and has little calculation so listening to his long enthusiastic explanations will be more helpful than in the intro series.

03/26/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Great lecturer, I'm sure he's helpful if you go to office hours. Physics is just really hard. The tests are unbelievably hard but curved decently. Defs would recommend the professor, just not the class.

02/22/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I like physics especially mechanics. Pedigo is a great prof. He knows his materials and very enthusiastic. However, his lecture notes are terrible don't study from them. And his test are awful. In the multiple choice he puts like 5 questions in one problem so if you miss one you'll miss the whole 5. Maybe I found it hard because I'm a freshman.

01/22/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phys 225 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He cared about whether you learn or not. And he prepared a lot in his ppts and worksheets. However, the way he presented this materials is not clear enough. He talks too fast, without focus. Many important points will be missed even if you pay attention. You can take his class, no hurt.

01/09/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

To make things clear, Pedigo himself is a great professor. He is very enthusiastic about the class and does his best to keep us interested and entertained. But the class itself is definetly not an easy one. The work load is heavy and the tests are very difficult. But it will be like that for all physics class at UW, so good luck and be prepared !

12/16/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

One of the worst profs I've encountered. Routinely fell behind schedule on lecture material, actively campaigned for us to not get practice tests. The prelectures are more useful than his lectures. The quality of the instruction shows with the test averages, at least the curve is easy as a result.

12/07/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Most people writing on here don't realize how terrible most of the physics profs are at UW. As someone who is having to retake the entire physics series, Pedigo is AWESOME. Enthusiastic, designs lectures so that students have an opportunity to understand etc. Physics is not a cakewalk at UW, but Pedigo makes it possible to learn if you work hard.

12/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS 121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

A lot of people don't like Pedigo because they don't like Physics. Pedigo is extremely committed to helping students and very good at explaining concept. If you can, take his class.

12/06/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS 123 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I think what it comes down to is this: If you like physics, you'll really really like Pedigo. If not, you really really won't.

11/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS121 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Pedigo definitely knows the subject matter of this physics course. While he is knowledgeable it was clear to me that he does not care whether or not students learn in class. Virtually every component of lecture with him is useless and clicker questions are not helpful. Avoid him if you can.

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