Transport Phenomena I

Chemical Engineering department

Robert F Hicks

Transport Phenomena I

Chemical Engineering department

Robert F Hicks

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Ratings

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Overall 3.0
Good
Hard
Easiness of class 2.0
Easy
Heavy
Workload 2.2
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.0
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 2.9
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Tags

  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again

Grades

Fall 2016
36.6%
30.5%
24.4%
18.3%
12.2%
6.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
24.2%
20.2%
16.1%
12.1%
8.1%
4.0%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2006
23.9%
19.9%
15.9%
11.9%
8.0%
4.0%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2016 Submitted Jan. 5, 2017 Grade Received: A

Hicks was my favorite professor for the quarter. He's realistic, extremely funny, and will make sure you don't fail the class. But my god, this class is a mess with him. His TAs speak broken English, his homeworks are short in the beginning, then suddenly ridiculously long at the end.

Homework:
Moderately difficult. Really need to read the textbook about 3 times through before attempting the homework. You need to do it, half the problems on the exams he pulls DIRECTLY from a past homework. Each assignment gets progressively longer, but as you surpass the learning curve you'll find it easier.

Textbook:
Everyone refers to the textbook as "BSL". It's infamous for it's weird derivations that don't show any steps, and example problems that are mathematically rigorous. For this class, read the textbook, know EVERY EXAMPLE PROBLEM. Attempt some of the problems at the end of the chapters, but beware many of them require mathematics far above this class.

Exams:
There's one midterm and the final. He's generous in curving to a B+. The midterm was fair. 2 problems were pulled from homework. 2 problems were pulled from the textbook examples. He tells you which example problems to do. And he gives you a very clear idea of what's on each exam. Honestly he could have made this exams impossibly hard. If you fail the midterm, he'll make you go to his office, and he'll give you a makeup exam. That's how much he cares. The final is similar to the midterm. He wants you to know the big idea of fluid dynamics.

Overall an easy class for the level of material.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 20, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

Pros:
Nice guy, cool too.
Funny, entertaining in class
Office hours are helpful
Puts problems in layman's terms

Cons:
Material is just brutally difficult by itself. Tensors and advanced math theory on the first day, are you serious?

Hick's lectures are not very helpful in doing the homework or tests. You really need to spend time on the homework to know stuff on the tests.

Class seems to be all over the board honestly. If you can take this class and keep clean notes, you are a legend, because between repeating topics, making corrections, and him saying "just read about it", your notes will not be pretty or easy to review later.

Overall cool guy, could be a better teacher for 101, but the material is also just hard.

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Tags

  • Needs Textbook
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Often Funny
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Would Take Again
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