Christoph Niemann

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EL ENGR 1
Electrical Engineering Physics I Full Profile > 4.4 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.8 Workload 4.0 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness
I really didn't do anything for this class... barely did the homework, never went to lecture, just...
EL ENGR 1
Electrical Engineering Physics I See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.6

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I really didn't do anything for this class... barely did the homework, never went to lecture, just studied some formulas before the midterms and finals... which worked well for the midterms, his first two midterms were easy... like if you took physics 1B and got an A you don't have to study easy, but his final was hard. large part was conceptual questions that i probably got wrong, the other ones were do-able. either way from what i hear the EE1 teachers are hard but niemann really isn't... take him if you can!

EL ENGR 2
Physics for Electrical Engineers Full Profile > 3.7 Overall 2.4 Easiness 2.4 Workload 4.1 Clarity 3.6 Helpfulness
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EL ENGR 2
Physics for Electrical Engineers See Full Profile

Overall 3.7 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.4 Clarity 4.1 Helpfulness 3.6

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PHYSICS 6B
Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism Full Profile > 5.0 Overall 4.0 Easiness 5.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
This is a copy paste from his other bruinwalk page "C Niemann" The previous reviews are pretty...
Spring Quarter 2017
PHYSICS 6B
Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 4.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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This is a copy paste from his other bruinwalk page "C Niemann"

The previous reviews are pretty weird and unhelpful, so I'll try my best to help out future bruins taking his class. Also, on a side note, this dude apparently has two bruinwalk pages, his name is Christoph Niemann, and an electrical engineer with the physics department.
Anyways, he's probably the best physics lecturer I've had for electro-mag. He really focuses on making sure everyone has a conceptual, intuitive understanding of the material rather than a heavy math based one. Also, its lifesci physics so he can't really get that in depth. Most of the conceptual bits he goes over regard relationships. If you separate the capacitor, what happens to electric field? etc.
To succeed here, I strongly recommend attending lecture and paying fullest attention. This quarter his class was in 9am so it was quite a challenge, but he goes over a ton of examples of problems you might be encountering. Also, his powerpoint slides feature information that multiple choice questions will ask about, so pay extremely close detail to each slide, since I missed some details and got it wrong on a midterm. Finally, he uploads 3-4 practice tests before each one.
As for the tests themselves, they're kinda annoying. The midterms are only 30 points so every point is absolutely crucial. Succeed on them for a buffer.The first midterm was buttfuck easy, the second one not so much (but that's because I started skipped some lectures and fell asleep in others) , and the final seemed ok.
For homework, its masteringphysics (again, forever always). Labs are the same bullshit get it done and get out lab, although it depends on the TA's niceness.
I think the best part about his class are the sheer amount of demos he does. I think almost every single lecture featured a demo to showcase the concepts he was trying to teach, so that was a great help to visualize the relationships of stuff he will ask about.
In office hours, he was extremely helpful. I pestered him for detail past the course material and level of understanding and he was willing to help out.
He's also a pretty funny guy, although unintentionally. Or at least I thought so.

Spring Quarter 2017
PHYSICS 6C
Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Light, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 2.3 Easiness 3.0 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.3 Helpfulness
Loved Dr. Niemann!! Such a good lecturer and I am terrible at physics. I have never understood it...
Winter Quarter 2017
PHYSICS 6C
Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Light, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.3 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.3

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Loved Dr. Niemann!! Such a good lecturer and I am terrible at physics. I have never understood it very well and Dr. Niemann made it so clear. His class is very doable.

Grade breakdown:
30% Midterm (there were 2 midterms, better of the two scores used here)
15% Lab
10% HW
45% Final.

No curve and no midterm regrades. Do well on the first midterm and you won't have to worry about doing super well on the second one. I recommend going attending the second midterm though if you do well on the first one so you can see the problems. One of the questions on MT2 showed up again on the final so it was helpful to have already seen it.

I HIGHLY recommend this class. I never thought that physics would have been my favorite class of the quarter.

Winter Quarter 2017
EL ENGR 123B
Fundamentals of Solid-State II Full Profile > 3.8 Overall 2.0 Easiness 2.8 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness
*Taken 6B and 6C He's the greatest physics professor ever. I got a A in 6B with him so I'm taking...
EL ENGR 123B
Fundamentals of Solid-State II See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 2.0 Workload 2.8 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.2

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*Taken 6B and 6C
He's the greatest physics professor ever. I got a A in 6B with him so I'm taking 6C with him now. I highly recommend him. He only tests what's in lecture which is great so you don't have to look at the book at all. He doesn't care about the homework either as long as it gets done. The homework is basically irrelevant for the tests. I would recommend recording the lectures and really understanding everything he says (ie every demo and practice problem). Pay special attention whenever he says various possibilities of variations of an example can appear on the test, hes not kidding. He's very straightforward, and honestly if you can't get an A in his class you can't get an A in any physics class at ucla. Very doable.

EL ENGR M256C
Evaluation of Research Literature in Neuroengineering Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.3 Workload 4.2 Clarity 3.8 Helpfulness
Class: Physics 1B I thought he was a really good teacher; he seemed to put in a lot of effort into...
EL ENGR M256C
Evaluation of Research Literature in Neuroengineering See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.3 Workload 2.3 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 3.8

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Class: Physics 1B
I thought he was a really good teacher; he seemed to put in a lot of effort into helping us understand and even did demonstrations. Who does demonstrations anymore? It was pretty easy to get good grades on the homework, though it could be pretty tedious sometimes. His tests were hard though. I got a C+ in this class but deserved it; I didn't do the homework, and that 10% of easy A would probably have been helpful.

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EL ENGR 273
Nonlinear Optics Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.7 Workload 4.0 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness
I took 6B with him. He teaches well,he doesn't confuse you, and he tells you which sections of the...
EL ENGR 273
Nonlinear Optics See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.7 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 4.5

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I took 6B with him. He teaches well,he doesn't confuse you, and he tells you which sections of the book to concentrate on. His midterms and final were all pretty easy if you understand the material taught during lecture(and study off the tests from the test bank). HOWEVER, he only gives out a certain amount of A's. Even if you actually EARNED the A, if you are not in the top 25% of the class, then you're given a B/B+....which really sucks because you earned a higher grade. So if you want an A in the class, you ought to do REALLY REALLY WELL on all his tests.
[oh yeah, his homework is really easy. There's even some extra credit!]

EL ENGR 597C
Preparation for Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Examination Full Profile > 4.6 Overall 2.6 Easiness 2.4 Workload 4.0 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness
Selling the book for this class physics 6b book. I will give you a very fair price. Contact...
EL ENGR 597C
Preparation for Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Examination See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 2.6 Workload 2.4 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 3.3

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Selling the book for this class physics 6b book. I will give you a very fair price. Contact 714-318-2437

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