Uncle Walter's Guide to Aero/Astro Fall 1997 Index Introduction Credits Statistics Comments Course Ratings Instructor Ratings Exams & Problem Sets
Uncle Walter's Guide to Aeronautics & Astronautics

16.333 Advanced Flight Dynamics and Control

Lecturer: Prof. Ramnath
Pre/ co requisites: 16.060 Hours From Bulletin: 3-0-9
Response Rate: 11/13 (85%) Actual Hours: 3.5-0.0-6.1

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Course Difficulty: 5.6 / 7.0
Overall Course Rating: 5.6 / 7.0
Prof. Ramnath (L) 5.7 / 7.0

While all of the students in 16.333 gave the class high overall ratings, most found the class to be much different than they had expected. According to many of the students the course contained a lot of mathematical manipulation. All students agreed that a strong math background was very important. Several were disappointed that the class focused so strongly on the mathematical techniques and would have preferred to see more examples and engineering applications.

Students remarked that Professor Ramnath's course was excellent, but also suggested that it could use a little more organization. The class had no syllabus or required textbook, and a few students felt that a syllabus or course text would improve the flow of the class. Other students found the recommended readings very helpful.

A stronger math background would have helped me enormously.

In terms of how much I have to think, I was trained a lot.


Course ratings

Subject
was graded fairly: 5.0 / 7.0
was organized and displayed continuity: 4.6 / 7.0
was well-administered: 4.8 / 7.0
had accessible lab facilities: N/A

Instructor ratings

Instructor Prof. Ramnath
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 5.3 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 5.7 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 5.2 / 7.0
Enunciates clearly: 6.3 / 7.0
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 5.6 / 7.0
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 5.9 / 7.0
Is friendly and supportive: 5.8 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 4.6 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects


Relevancy Length Number Difficulty
Exams 5.1 / 7.0 4.6 / 7.0 3.7 / 7.0 4.9 / 7.0
Exam reviews 5.0 / 7.0 4.2 / 7.0 4.0 / 7.0 4.6 / 7.0
Problem sets 4.9 / 7.0 4.4 / 7.0 3.7 / 7.0 4.8 / 7.0
Papers / Projects N/A N/A N/A N/A

Required texts / handouts

Relevancy N/A
Length N/A
Interesting? N/A
Difficulty N/A

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