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Douglas Hamilton
Professor in the Physics department
at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
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Overall Quality
3.9
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.9
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.3
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24 Student Ratings
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05/10/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS 1010q Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: A

Very easy class if you've taken any kind of physics before. Hamilton makes the class somewhat interesting and he seemed to enjoy giving his lectures. If you have a good TA then lab will be easy as well

04/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A

This professor was always very clear in lecture and was so nice. You don't have to go to class and can rely on just the online notes, but anytime I did attend lecture I had a better understanding. Pretty easy if you study. Lab on the other hand was tedious, Katya Sergan SUCKS, rudest TA I have ever met

01/05/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS1010Q Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

I struggled with his class a lot more than others described. I went to almost every class and did the homework and review problems, and ended up with just a B+. Study really hard for the second test! I would recommend the class because Hamilton is nice and labs are short, but know going into it that it requires work if you're not good at physics.

12/13/2013
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS 1010Q Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Mah dude Dougie H. went to class three times, learned everything the night before exams, still swung an A-. beast class

05/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

GREAT TEACHER! Actually makes physics make sense! Labs are short and tests are easy and fair. Only downside is that the class is at 8 AM and you have to go to class to get the notes

05/02/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phys 1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Hamilton is awesome! He gives practice questions online, some of which are literally on the test. He has two-hour review sessions the week of the exams as well. Easy quizzes online every week to bring up your average. Lab was also very easy and brought up my average. It was supposed to be 2 hours but usually only lasted for one. TAKE THIS CLASS!

04/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
Phys 1101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Everyone says this class is easy but after going to every class, and studying all week and getting two 68s on his two tests i would not recomend it at all. Boring class with boring subjects. Take another lab.

03/07/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS 1010Q Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is the man! Physics can be rough especially at 8 in the morning but he is so helpful outside of class and sincerely wants his students to do well. Take him over the others professors, if possible. Honestly, he is the best.

04/30/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor. Go to class, read the notes over and you'll be fine. So nice and clear and helpful outside of class. If you don't do well, that's your fault.

10/26/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
PHYS1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Classes are pretty much straight forward but my LAB section was not that good

05/23/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Before I say anything, do not buy the textbook. I would recommend practicing the homework problems to do well in exams. The professor is very nice and willing to help. Class can be boring, however, but it would be better to attend them.

04/06/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
phys1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

print out lecture slides and bring them to class. easy class if you understand the concepts and write the formulas down on the notecard youre allowed for exams. exams can be slightly tricky, only 25 questions but easy to do well if you put the time in

11/01/2010
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Awesome teacher, can be a little boring though. Presents the material very clearly and gives you lecture notes/slides. Exam questions come straight from his practice exams and quizzes, know those and you will ace every exam. Only downfall is he can be boring, but the class was at 8am. Easy class if you're a decent student.

05/11/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
PHYS1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Awesome professor. Physics is not my best subject, but he went slow enough that I got most of it. Attendance isn't mandatory, but you should go because he tests off the lecture slides (you don't need to buy the book). Exams are easy if you do the homework diligently and spend a few hours preparing for them.

12/29/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
PHYS1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

easy if you go to class and print the notes he gives online. Take your notes right on them. It makes studying for the tests and weekly online quizzes easy. The book was not neccesary. He assigned some practice problems for exams from the book but they were harder than what was on the exam. I got an A in the class and barely used the book.

11/15/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
Phys1010 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I loved this class alot but having it at 8 am was kind of tough. He is really nice and always willing to help if you make the effort to see him during office hours. He gives a lot of good examples in class and does some demonstrations that go along with the material.

05/11/2009
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

This class was very interesting. Most concepts were applied to the human body. Exams were somewhat tricky, but definitely manageable if you are willing to put the time in. Do not buy the textbook. The exam material comes directly from the lecture slides.

10/23/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
PHYS127 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

I thought he did a good job explaining the material, provided you go to class and actually pay attention. The final was awesome because it was all questions from previous exams. I loved that everything was tied into physiology; it actually made it seem like we were learning all that stuff for a reason. The book, however, was TERRIBLE.

07/29/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS127 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Dont take this class if there is even the slightest chance you wont be doing pharmacy. he is terrible. dont bother buying the book because the author is TERRRRRRIBLE. hamilton is boring,and difficult to understand as well. exams kill except for the final whose questions are taken directly from previous 3 exams.

03/31/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
PHYS127Q Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

May give notes online but does not explain them thoroughly. Very hard to get a hold of. Does not review before exams. Example: The class average for an exam was below 60%, and all he did was criticize study methods of students rather than suggest other ways of studying. Credits don't transfer, so take other physics course instead.

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