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He's okay. Not particularly great, but not bad either. The homework problems are mostly algebra (despite the fact that TAs were okay with calculation software) and were quite uninteresting. The final exam and the second midterm had some fun problems. The content of the course is extremely exciting, though Prof. Hamilton doesn't have the infectious enthusiasm of many other QM professors. Griffith's QM, the textbook, is as terrible, but Shankar's book and Youtube will help you a lot.
This class suuuuuuuucks. Reports are a ton of work and are graded really harshly. The syllabus literally says "you are competing against your classmates for the curve." Give yourself at least 2 solid days to write each report, follow the lab manual closely, and get this class over with.
Hamilton is a standard professor - he goes over concepts/theory in class along with some examples. I liked how he did in-class questions through a software called Kudu - this allowed us to interact with each other and not fall asleep at 9 am haha.
However, I found that his lectures lacked example problems, and also he did not give us any sample exam problems before the midterm/final. As such, we kind of went into the exams without knowing exactly what to study. Also, some of the hw questions he assigned were kind of irrelevant to the material.
Overall, Hamilton is okay as a professor - I'm kind of neutral about recommending or not recommending him.