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

16.346 Astrodynamics I

Lecturer: Prof. Battin
Pre/ co requisites: 18.03 Hours From Bulletin: 3-0-9
Response Rate: 14/19 (73.7%) Actual Hours: 3.0-0.0-9.5

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Course Difficulty: 5.1 / 7.0
Overall Course Rating: 6.4 / 7.0
Prof. Battin (L) 6.7 / 7.0

All of the students of felt that the class was good. Half of the class also commented on Professor Battin's clear presentation of the material.

The students overwhelmingly felt that a good math and programming background is key to performing well in the course. A few students complained about the workload of the course and some stated that the class concentrated too much on theory and too little on the applications of the material. One student recommended having a better textbook.

"Great class. Fun stuff. A class like this reminds you why you decided to study Aero/Astro. Professor Battin is truly a legend."

"[Having a] good math background and love of equations [is a must]"

"Knowing how to program makes a world of a difference."


Course ratings

Subject
was graded fairly: 6.3 / 7.0
was organized and displayed continuity: 6.0 / 7.0
was well-administered: 6.5 / 7.0
had accessible lab facilities: N/A

Instructor ratings

Instructor Prof. Battin
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 6.6 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 6.6 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 6.1 / 7.0
Enunciates clearly: 6.5 / 7.0
Encourages questions, is sensitive to class: 6.4 / 7.0
Excites interest and is enthusiastic: 6.9 / 7.0
Is friendly and supportive: 6.9 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 5.9 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects


Relevancy Length Number Difficulty
Exams 6.6 / 7.0 4.2 / 7.0 3.7 / 7.0 4.4 / 7.0
Exam reviews N/A N/A N/A N/A
Problem sets 6.5 / 7.0 4.8 / 7.0 4.6 / 7.0 4.6 / 7.0
Papers / Projects N/A N/A N/A N/A

Required texts / handouts

Relevancy 6.3 / 7.0
Length 4.4 / 7.0
Interesting? 5.2 / 7.0

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