My Students Hate Me
Well, no, not really.
Over the past ten years, I have taught three courses at MIT as lecturer
and recitation instructor:
Solid State Circuits
(6.301). Transistor circuits from the common-emitter amplifier to op
amps, multipliers, references, and high speed logic. High-frequency
analysis and design techniques. Open-circuit time constants,
translinear principle, charge control model.
The following quotes are from the student-written reviews in the Underground Guide to Course
6 produced by Eta Kappa Nu.
Feedback Systems (6.302).
Linear systems, block diagrams, and op-amp circuits. Root locus,
Nyquist, Hall, Nichols, and Bode. Compensation techniques. Internal
and external compensation of operational amplifiers. Servomechanisms,
power coverters, and thermal systems.
Advanced Circuit Techniques
(6.331). Sample-and-hold circuits, digital-to-analog converters,
analog-to-digital converters, high-speed amplifiers, power conversion,
and phase-lock loops.
6.331 Fall 2009
Kent Lundberg was loved by the students in his section.
He gave clear explanations of a great volume of material.
6.331 Fall 2007
Kent Lundberg knew his stuff cold. He always came to class prepared and
full of energy. Rumors indicate that he listens to punk rock.
6.331 Spring 2006
6.302 Fall 2004
The class had no official textbook but a set of notes by Dr. Kent
Lundberg was distributed to the students. Many students thought these
notes were excellent and were better than many textbooks they had
read. The notes were clear and helpful.
6.331 Spring 2004
Recitation Instructor K. Lundberg was praised for his clear recitations
and his organized handouts, which were, for most students, extremely
valuable for understanding the material. Student quote: "[Lundberg's]
recitations were the most educational part of the class, very well
prepared and enthusiastic."
6.301 Spring 2004
Recitation Instructor K. Lundberg was passionate about the subject and
great at motivating students to learn the material well. He was
excellent at breaking down the material in his recitations, and was
always able to clearly explain concepts. The only negative thing some
students said was that he sometimes went a little fast. Student quote:
"Kent Lundberg: Nothing but compliments."
6.302 Fall 2003
Recitation Instructor K. Lundberg did an excellent job in recitations;
his enthusiasm and energy were well noted by students. His presentation
of material was described as fantastic, clear, and well-prepared, but he
tended to move rapidly through topics. When dealing with students
one-on-one on grading issues, he received very harsh criticism for his
no partial credit policy.
6.301 Spring 2003
Lecturer K. Lundberg was well-liked and almost universally praised for
his clarity and mastery of the material. However, most students also
felt that he focused too much on the details and the math and wished he
had given them more intuition instead.
6.302 Fall 2002
Lecturer K. Lundberg was clear, informative, very well prepared, and
enthusiastic. He was also very approachable and gave a clear impression
that he cared about the students and the material. The spoken part of
lectures followed the notes very closely; some found this useful, others
boring. The notes themselves were useful but would be even more useful
if they were available on the website for download, particularly if one
missed a class. Lundberg would go a little too fast at times, but
overall he kept a good pace.
6.331 Spring 2002
Recitation instructor K. Lundberg was considered an excellent teacher,
well organized, very knowledgable, "crisp and clear."
6.302 Fall 2000
Nearly all the students felt Recitation Instructor K. Lundberg was an
excellent teacher who was very enthusiastic and conveyed the ideas
clearly. His recitation notes were very helpful.
6.331 Spring 2000
Recitation Instructor K. Lundberg generally received favorable reviews
from his students. He gave good lectures, though he sometimes went too
fast and did too much math. However, he was quite knowledgeable and
thorough in his presentation of the material.
6.302 Fall 1998
Recitation instructor K. Lundberg also received overwhelmingly positive
comments from students. "Kent knows the material solidly and is able to
shore up lectures." Students praised his energetic presentation of the
material and his easy availability outside of class.
6.301 Spring 1998
Recitation instructor K. Lundberg was very nearly deified by his
disciples. His recitations were lively, thorough, very relevant to the
course material, and included his own notes. The recitations cover a lot
of material. He moved swiftly, clearly, and surely through all of the
material that needed to be covered. Only a few students wished that the
pace would have been a bit slower.
6.331 Spring 1998
Recitation Instructor K. Lundberg is very clear and organized. He
teaches material relevant to completing the assignments, and answers
questions well. He is a difficult instructor as he adheres to the, as
one student puts it, "sink-or-swim" style of teaching: he does not
provide much help outside of class. One student feels that K. Lundberg
is overworked as he is also the recitation instructor for 6.301 which
may account the lack of availability outside of class.
6.301 Spring 1997
Recitation instructor K. Lundberg was universally praised. Students
found recitations an excellent resource for learning the material.
6.971 Spring 1997
Lecturer K. Lundberg explained the material clearly.
6.331 Spring 1996
Recitation instructor K. Lundberg was unexpectedly good and organized. He
was described as a believer in the "throw them in the deep end to make them
learn how to swim" methodology. Some students felt that he presented too
much information in recitation.
6.331 Spring 1994
K. Lundberg, the TA and recitation instructor, was also highly praised.
Students felt he was knowledgeable, available, concise, and thorough. A
few students complained that he had a somewhat belligerent style.
Others wished he would cover material that was more relevant to the
Kent H Lundberg.
Last updated April 9, 2011.