Paul Hamilton
Department of Physics
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3.0
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Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.5 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.5 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 5, 2023

I think Hamilton is a really good professor overall. The grading scheme consisted of homework, two midterms, and a final exam. The homework was pretty straightforward overall. The midterms I thought were extremely fair. If I had to give a tip to do well on the midterms I would say do the practice midterms he gives out and go to the review session. The questions on the midterms/final were not computationally intensive but rather conceptually difficult, so you really have to make sure you understand the ideas presented in this course. The final exam was exactly like the midterms just longer. The midterms/final are open book but the midterms are designed to take almost the whole time of the class so it doesn't really help for those. Overall I really liked Hamilton for quantum, and I don't think he deserves his rating on bruin walk. The only thing that was a negative was that he was pretty monotone so his lectures weren't super engaging overall. Also he goes super slow for the first two weeks for review of 115A but the pace increases quite a bit after that so keep that in mind if you take him.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
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Jan. 3, 2022

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.

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Quarter: Fall 2022
Grade: A
Jan. 5, 2023

I think Hamilton is a really good professor overall. The grading scheme consisted of homework, two midterms, and a final exam. The homework was pretty straightforward overall. The midterms I thought were extremely fair. If I had to give a tip to do well on the midterms I would say do the practice midterms he gives out and go to the review session. The questions on the midterms/final were not computationally intensive but rather conceptually difficult, so you really have to make sure you understand the ideas presented in this course. The final exam was exactly like the midterms just longer. The midterms/final are open book but the midterms are designed to take almost the whole time of the class so it doesn't really help for those. Overall I really liked Hamilton for quantum, and I don't think he deserves his rating on bruin walk. The only thing that was a negative was that he was pretty monotone so his lectures weren't super engaging overall. Also he goes super slow for the first two weeks for review of 115A but the pace increases quite a bit after that so keep that in mind if you take him.

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Quarter: Fall 2021
Grade: A
Jan. 3, 2022

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.

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3.0
Overall Rating
Based on 2 Users
Easiness 3.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 3.5 / 5 How clear the class is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 4.0 / 5 How much workload the class is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.5 / 5 How helpful the class is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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