Winter 2023 - Professor Candler is a really good professor. He is a really engaging lecturer and cares about everyone's learning. His lectures are clear and he provides plenty of examples, those in which he goes in depth. The only problem was that the lectures were at 8 am, which can make it difficult to find motivation to attend. Additionally, the lectures are not recorded, but the annotated notes are posted a bit after lecture. The content is basically that of Physics 1B and 1C, but in greater depth with a larger emphasis on the multivariable calc. The grades comprised of: 39% - Final 5% - Quiz 1 5% - Quiz 2 30% - Midterm 20% - Homework 1% - Final Survey The exams are relatively straightforward, with some of the questions being directly pulled from the problem sets. He also gives out plenty of practice before hand, releasing practice midterms/finals as well as study guides, practice problems, and exam reviews. If you can get over the 8 am lectures, I highly recommend taking the class with Professor Candler.
Fall 2022 - For this class, it helps to be strong in the material covered in physics 1B for the first half of the course. As long as you do your homework and watch lectures you will do fine in the midterm and the final. The second half of the course was really fun. Using smith chart is like memorizing an algorithm so once you have it down you will be fine. Sam is a really good professor and explains everything thoroughly and clearly if you ask questions during lecture.
Fall 2014 - Professor Joshi is hard. He teaches directly from the textbook which is good! Homeworks are assigned from the textbook but not graded. He gives out two quizzes, each worth 10%. 1 MT and 1 Final. quiz1 10% quiz2 10% MidT 30% Final 50% His quizzes were simple - 1st one covering math32B material because we need to know it. 2nd one covering capacitance. Easy questions. His MT was mainly smith charts. Just be careful! A lot of people aren't and if you do the problems in the book and the assigned homeworks, the MT should be a breeze for you! His final was mostly proofs of equations, and some smith charts. Really tough stuff especially if your foundation for math32B is weak. Luckily for me i spent a lot of time proving the equations to myself when i studied so it wasn't much of a problem. He doesn't ask anything too difficult though. Oh yeah, one caveat - you don't get any cheat sheet for anything. That means you have to memorize MANY equations. It's a headache and this class will most probably be time consuming but it's worth it when you get into 101B because it really builds your foundation for electromagnetics!