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16.221 Structural Dynamics

Lecturer: Prof. Hagood
Pre/ co requisites: 16.20 Hours From Bulletin: 3-0-9
Response Rate: 11/15 (73.3%) Actual Hours: 3.0-0.0-9.5

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Course Difficulty: 4.7 / 7.0
Overall Course Rating: 5.2 / 7.0
Prof. Hagood (L) 4.6 / 7.0

Most everyone in the class agreed that the material covered in the class was interesting and useful. A few people commented on the fact that a lot of material is covered, one saying perhaps that it was too much. Also, many people noted that they would have liked to see more time spent on modeling methods and actual applications of the material as opposed to just theory. One person would like to have seen more time spent on transfer function analysis. The beginning of the class was spent reviewing some fundamental material and some people liked that and others did not, claiming it wasn't necessary.

One person raved about Prof. Hagood's enthusiasm. However, some others noted his unavailability outside of class and his apparent lack of time to sufficiently prepare for class and to teach the course properly. Everyone in the class commented on the fact that they never received any feedback on their problem sets or take home exams, citing that as a major drawback to the class.

Basic structural mechanics along with some linear algebra and MATLAB familiarity is useful for this course.

Very useful class. Necessary for any engineer who deals with structures.

Hasn't graded anything yet!

Normally walked out of his office more confused than when I went in.

Course ratings

was graded fairly: No ratings available
was organized and displayed continuity: 5.1 / 7.0
was well-administered: 3.9 / 7.0
had accessible lab facilities: N/A

Instructor ratings

Instructor Prof. Hagood
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 5.3 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 5.0 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 5.0 / 7.0
Enunciates clearly: 5.7 / 7.0
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 4.6 / 7.0
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 5.3 / 7.0
Is friendly and supportive: 4.4 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 3.2 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects

Relevancy Length Number Difficulty
Exams 6.2 / 7.0 4.7 / 7.0 3.6 / 7.0 4.4 / 7.0
Exam reviews N/A N/A N/A N/A
Problem sets 5.7 / 7.0 4.7 / 7.0 4.1 / 7.0 4.4 / 7.0
Papers / Projects N/A N/A N/A N/A

Required texts / handouts

Relevancy 5.5 / 7.0
Length 4.0 / 7.0
Interesting? 3.7 / 7.0

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