Physical Chemistry: Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy
Chemistry and Biochemistry: C113B - Spring 2006
Pass: 1 ~ No Pass: 0 ~ Satisfactory: 0 ~ Unsatisfactory: 0 ~ Incomplete: 2
ummm,..Actally prof weiss changed a lot...even though the class material was really hard and prof weiss used to go too deep abt the concepts....and the leactue notes just like directly copy from the text book.....
Honestly, I had a hard time for the first four weeks coz I didnt know wt to study and there were thousands of formulas.... those were not supposed to memorize but be sure to understand them......
The homework and mid-term were acceptable......but each worth 25% for total grade
If u have Ron as your TA, I;m sure its not hard to pass the class or even get a gd grade coz he was willing to help everyone..He explained the concepts very well and he also understood prof weiss super well...He knew what kind of concepts were important in the course...
One more, "mass on the spring" and "why sky is blue" were all abt the class
Weiss lectures straight out of the readings and has a very hard time staying on schedule. He is obsessed with relating mass on a spring to everything you could imagine, and with lasers. We spent half of the quarter on what should have taken a couple of weeks at most, and so we only had one homework to study for the midterm with. His tests and homeworks are reasonable, especially if you have a good background in quantum mechanics. If you are deciding between this and 110b, while 113b may be "easier," Weiss is very cold and unmotivating.
Pretty hard course, Dr. Weiss intends that students study more independently, if one realizes this early - he/she can do pretty good in class.
Overall it is an interesting class, gives you some understanding about many light/matter interaction principles. Worth taking for chemists.
NEVER take Weiss for ANY class. He never answers questions during class, even if they're justified, and his lectures are extremely boring and done right out of the book (which is useless, anyway). It took hours to do the homework and get even half of it right, and it was incredibly hard to pass. Take this class with someone else if you can.
He doesn't even care and that's the problem. I've never tried so hard just to get a C in the class. It's been one of the most devastating classes I've ever had to take at UCLA and Professor Weiss doesn't care enough about the students to continue as a teaching professor, research is obviously more important.
I second that comment. I'd seriously think about waiting for 110B instead, if that's an option for you. The problem is that his teaching style consists of copying the text straight out of the book. His lectures and homework won't help you at all for the tests. If there is any professor that will totally dash your hopes of learning and succeding, it is Professor Weiss.
This was the worst & suffering class I ever experienced at ucla. Weiss is the teacher who did not care about the learning of his students. His exam is not resonable and its really realy hard~~~