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PHYS 1070 - Introductory Physics for Life Sciences F,W (3-3) [0.50]

Physics of matter and energy at the macroscopic and microscopic levels, with special emphasis on topics of importance to the biological sciences. Topics include properties of waves, acoustics and hearing, optical systems and vision, quantum nature of radiation and its interaction with biomolecules, electricity, high energy radiation and radioactivity.


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : May 30, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Orbax

Comment :
Lectures were well organized, he doesn't post notes online though so come prepared to write. Definitely go through the study guide problems and look to the textbook for clarification, both were helpful when studying for the quizzes and final. Pay attention to some of his examples in lecture, as he hints at some that may be on the final.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 27, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Not specified

Comment :
Make sure you do the study guide problems, they are the majority of the test questions. Make sure you actually keep on top of the material, there isnt that much but it can be a lot to learn in one night if you leave it to the last min
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Posted By : Lauren
Posted On : March 23, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Orbax

Comment :
this course is not too difficult if you took grade 12 physics. I used the textbook heavily but a lot of my friends were fine to just use their lecture notes for studying. the labs are a pain but the TAs are helpful. the quizzes weren't too hard, but the exam is more difficult.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 19, 2011

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William is amazing. He just GETS students and makes physics easy and funny and great!!! There's a reason he did the last lecture this year. Probably my favourite class in first year, and I had no physics background. Easy to go into the final with 100%... which means you need a 50 to pull a 75.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 25, 2011

Comment :
The material is fairly easy, but the quiz room is the same as always, a horrible place.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 18, 2011

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A little more tricky than 1020 but still not too difficult. Attend lectures, take notes and youll be fine. Wouldnt bother buying the textbook, lecture notes cover everything you will be tested on. For quizzes, study lab materials because lots of the quizzes are lab based and more specific than you would expect.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 29, 2011

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one word: labs. expect to need to do them on your own time, aka make time for them. you'd think physics profs would take into consideration their audience given the course title. it won't happen. textbook was great.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 29, 2011

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HATE the way labs are set up. And the quizzes. Worst ever. But Prof Williams is insanely funny. BOB'S YOUR UNCLE.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 7, 2011

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it was a joke. at least for me. the prof was unbelievably funny, i actually liked going to the lectures. the quizzes are not impossible to ace. and the exam is decent. i think i got lucky though. it's not a tough course in terms of workload, so make sure you don't slack. labs are a pain in the ass though
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