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11/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
phys 102 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A
"Big time extra credit" "Assignments galore" "Would take again"

First of all this is an interdisciplinary course. If you aren't capable of handling the interrelatedness of everything. This class is a bad idea. I truly loved this class and it inspired me to have the courage to make physics my minor (painting major) and do what I was destined to do. Instructor is interstellar, and wouldn't have it any other way.

03/25/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

if you know nothing about physics, DO NOT take this class. his lectures are interesting, but they do not prepare you for the tests. ruiz is a fun professor, but you will have to teach yourself all of the material.

10/26/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
phys102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

How anyone could write a negative review about Dr. Ruiz is beyond me. He is truly one of the greatest professors I've had at UNCA, and I'm from a completely different major (meaning, I'm not a "science" person). He is very accessible, kind and interested in student learning. Plus! He provides the textbook - free of charge!

04/28/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is one of the best teachers at UNCA. He really loves to teach(and has been teaching the same classes forever) so he has it down to a science(no pun intended). He is down to earth and really understands students and how to make class fun and engaging.

11/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

makes himself accessible to you 12 hours of the day.. takes time from his life to make study groups and lab time and office hours to help you. he's fun and energetic and nice and approachable and i cant say enough nice things. i voted for him for best professor on campus.. you need to take his class sometime in your college career, ok

11/03/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phys102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best man on the face of the planet. He's made my entire college experience worthwhile; I would have already switched schools if not for him. I keep finding excuses to take his classes. I hope we stay in touch when I graduate. :') He's seriously the greatest professor ever, and he makes Physics (something I hated) really fun and easy to learn.<3

10/23/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

This guy is so much fun, and he brings a lot of fun to the topics. I can imagine myself learning any topic with him. The amount of effort he puts into providing extra resources for learning and extra chances to get help from him is completely staggering. No other teacher I've had puts as much effort and time into helping their students as he does.

06/25/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHY102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

AWESOME teacher, one of my favorite at UNCA!

04/29/2011
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Absolutely ridiculous. I took three years of actual math based physics in high school and loved it. We did actual labs (away form the computer screen!) and had to think for ourselves.. Ruiz.. does not channel this. He fancies himself more of a magician than a physicist and every single assignment involves his poorly designed website.

12/20/2010
poor
3 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

No doubt that he's an interesting guy and that his teaching style is geared to keep everyone on their toes. But IMO, he's a little too whimsical for his own good. Yelling and throwing things at students might impress some people, and certainly keeps you awake. But for some people, he's just obnoxious.

04/23/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
sci100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He let me borrow a yard stick to get a frisbee out of a tree. :)

05/11/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
Phys101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

absolutely amazing. he was totally interactive with students, and made hard subjects comprehensible. definitely worth taking him, even as an elective. The best professor I've had in college.

04/19/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
phys101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

dr. ruiz is passionate about what he does and it comes across in his teaching. I have enjoyed his class and anyone that says it was too hard did not try at all. He explains stuff in class in a non-traditional visual way, hence the magic tricks and videos of his kids. Seeing a theory applied is an extremely helpful learning tool.

03/21/2009
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYSall Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I am a physics alumnus from UNCA from about a million years ago. Anyone who doesn't think Dr. Ruiz is awesome is a moron. Physics isn't for everyone for sure. You have to be smart to be involved in physics and most people are idiots. Maybe that is the reason for some of the negative reviews. Dr. Ruiz is one of those you always remember.

02/04/2009
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
astro100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

i think people either love him or hate him. I personally tried to love him... but ended up hating him. the class is interesting and he keeps the attention of a huge group of people- but the tests are absurd and he is completely unhelpful if you are struggling. ..even if you are doing the work and studying.. and getting tutored. he's uninterested.

01/08/2009
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

For such a hard obscenely hard subject, he does an ok job. He tries real hard to get you to relate. He's hilarious, cross Kramer and Doc from Back to the Future. HW is immense, but a large part of the grade. Exams are insanely hard, and there's a CUMULATIVE final!I don't think it's his fault; people who get physics should be physicists!

12/15/2008
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phys102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

great professor. anyone who says that the class was hard or that he is not a good teacher obviously didn't try to even put forth any effort. he is very gifted and the class was absolutely one of the best one's i have had. Learn alot of physics as well as history of music and how music operates, whether its instruments or music in general. take him!

12/07/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phys102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Horrible class...I did not learn anything at all. All you do is watch videos of him and his kids playing the piano. Who cares! He does not prepare you well for the tests and the homework assignments are pretty hard and long. DONT TAKE HIM!

04/14/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phys102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

far superior to any other prof

04/14/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
phys101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

He is the best teacher ever. If someone tells you otherwise then they should be slapped with a 50 lb chain in the genitals.

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