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Art Carpenter
Professor in the Physics department
at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
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Overall Quality
4.3
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.1
Easiness
3.6
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17 Student Ratings
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03/20/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHY2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

One of the best professors I have had the opportunity to learn from while at APSU. He lays out the details in laymans terms that make learning very easy. He has lots of stories but if you pay attention, you will see how they relate to the material being taught. Great Professor!!!

12/17/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS 1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carpenter is an awesome professor! Your grade is based off 12 or so quizzes you take one every class period based on the lesson from the last class. He has his own grading scale and really helps all his students do well. Go to class, read the chapters and you should make an A! Highly recommend!

12/15/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Great guy. Incredibly smart. Be prepared to study hours and hours on end and still do horrible on his tests. However, he grades by grade groupings and it is not uncommon to get a 50 on an exam and still get a high score. Extremely political! Borderline extremist. Never has grades ready before the next exams. I'd do it all over again though.

03/18/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS 1010 1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Best professor I have ever had. Dr. Carpenter not only taught me physics, but about the world. Extremely intelligent, kind, interesting, relatable. He gets off topic but has fun. I enjoyed his class so much the first time, that I took him twice. You rarely get your grades back, but you'll never be subject to a better grading scale. 5 stars!

12/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took Dr. Carpenter for PHYS 1010/1011 and for PHYS 1020/1021. I loved his way of teaching. His has an amazing grading scale. I would recommend his class to all those that need to take a science requirement for their degree. If I needed more science level classes I would take him again.

06/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHY2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Took a subject that is generally high concept and broke it down Barney style. Blew many of my preconceptions away with his ability to not just explain the concepts but make you understand the concept.

12/15/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phys1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Carpenter took a subject that most people are terrified to even think about, put it into relatable terms, and gives very practical perspectives on how it is useful in understanding physics in its application to how the world works. He does also tend to help enlighten people to the importance of physics to the current political climate.

12/14/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHY2020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is a very nice guy and easy to talk to, but he was rarely on topic. Sometimes his examples are alot harder to understand than the book. He also got upset when the class time was running behind, and students wanted to take a break. Took him for a 6 hour class, and only got new material for the last hour or so. You need alot of patience!!

10/24/2011
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
3 Easiness
Physi2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Capenter is a good teacher, however don't expect to come into class the following day after your test and get your grade. Its not going to happen, his grading period is on his time, not yours. I prefer his grade scale, because he gives you a grade based upon theory of Physics. Physics is a theory of math and science, and Carpenter agrees.

08/17/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PSY1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Dr Carpenter always made class very interesting, and he always had a way of explaining things in a manner that everyone could understand. I would highly recommend conceptual physics to anyone who would like to expand their knowledge of physics but does not need to become an expert in this field.

06/06/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phy2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Carpenter is realy a great prof. He realy has a passion for what he does and makes learning Physics fun. He does how ever talk very much and often stumbles off course but overall a great prof. This class is very easy as long as you just pay attention in class.

05/11/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
phys2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was a great professor. He always had a story to tell and liked to talk a lil too much, but overal he made the material understandable and was willing to work with you to understand. He encouraged working in study groups and gave homework problems. Do the homework ahead of time to ask plenty of questions and you shouldn't have any problems.

04/13/2009
average
4 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took Prof Carpenter for physics 2010 and 2020. He is an easy teacher and does not require attendence. Class is a waste of time. He is always off topic. The only useful time is when he does example problems. If you do your homework you will do well. Don't take him if there is a lot of people in the class. You will never get your test back on time.

08/24/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Phys2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Amazingly keeps his energy up throughout the six hour class and both courses(2010&2020). You learn a lot about physics-and even more about his life. Do the homework and enjoy the easy A for a subject that could be made much harder--but you learn all the same.

10/25/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
Phys2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Very enthusiastic about teaching, unlike most professors. He tries to keep it simple, interesting and relates the information to everyday issues. I found him to be very intelligent and helpful.

05/09/2006
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Physics Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I would take his class again! In fact I would just sit in his class for fun. He is a teacher that I would take any class with! He actually gives out his home number so he can help you out over the phone with the problems and he is a teacher because he wants to be! He could be making big money as a thermonuc. physisist (however that is spelled)

08/15/2004
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys 2010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: N/A Rater Interest: N/A Grade Received: N/A

By far the most intellegent man I have ever met- learned more in his class then in my entire time in college- lots of fun- very enthusiastic- high energy- always able to offer alternate explainations (Yoders barn 2017)

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