Summer Session I 2002
- Psyc 170: Cognitive Neuropsychology
with Rama (P/NP) - Pass
- Math 20E: Vector Calculus
with Sieburg - took final exam for fun (did not want to spend >$100/unit
for a LD course that is merely high school multivari calc review for
me). got an A+?
Summer Session II 2002
- Psyc 177: Psycholinguistics
with Dieter - A (A+ on paper 1/A on midterm/A- on final and paper
- Phys 2D: Quantum Mech and Relativity
with Pathria - took final exam for fun, again, got an A+ (top 10 out
of 100 ... 82%). too cheap to actually pay for the course
- Math 21D: Differential Equations
with Sieburg - did the homework. posted
it all online because i got pissed at his 50% homework grade breakdown.
got scared to extremes at the resultant final exam, probably because
everyone was getting perfect scores on homework from copying my solutions
and he assumed everyone "got" the material. (Sieburg courses are 50%
final; 50% homework)
Fall 2002 - Some geeks
at MIT convinced me that "all first terms at science schools are
pass/fail." i didn't really believe them at first, but by sixth
week, i was slacking and partying like mad. these are the consequences
of such actions:
- Phil 145: Philosophy of Science
with P. M. Churchland - B (C on midterm/A on paper, which he
claimed "thoughtful"/probably a C on the final) I got sick
of Thomas Kuhn's science as a giant popularity contest "paradigm"
too early on to have heart to seriously read the material of the course.
phil classes here tend to be mostly based on reading, unfortunately,
so my grade thusly sufferred.
- Phil 120: Symbolic Logic
with Ballarin - A- (89/90 on midterm due to a mistake the prof had
in one of the handouts. 100% on homework. 80% on the final. 92% for
an A. i got a 91.2 % or something overall. no curves. things suck
- Phys 100A: Electromagnetism
with Intrilligator - A on midterm; A/A+ on homework; no comment on
the final exam. it was the last of all the courses i officially listed
here and a few other final exams i decided i wanted to take "for
- Chem 6AH: Honors Chemistry
with Weare - A ... don't ask me how. i spent over 70% of the course
just doing homework in class, without really listening to the lectures.
i think this could have been an A+ if the TA didn't hate me for skipping
so many discussion sections and pointing out so many of his mistakes
(some small, but many oft BIG).
- MATH 210A: Math for Engineers
and Scientists with Rabin (P/NP) - Pass... complex analysis
(which was the whole topic of the first qtr of this year long math
course for first year grad students) was fun in the beginning, but
the rest got tedious. my lackings in calculational-grunt-work abilities
totally got to me. doing integrals using residue theorem pissed me
off and then the whole asymptotic series weren't much fun either.
the coolest thing about the whole course was probably the point at
infinity phenomenon. for a reason i know not how to explain to others,
i find it extremely reminiscent of my first understanding of Gauss'
Law back when I crammed for AP Physics C: EM.
- Phil 105: The British Empiricists
(Locke/Hume) with Atterton - B ... bleh. Locke was a freak, and Hume defied rationality by stating that "reason is and ought to be the slave of the passions." How can one ace such a course? Anyway, got the modern-phil requirement done with. I can do ancient phil from now on if i want to.
(Although, I'll probably take Kant eventually.)
- Phil 149: Philosophy of Psychology
with Bechetel - A ... it's psychology mixed with phil. both of which i like.
- Phys 100B: Electromagnetism
with Intrilligator - A ... it's physics, and i actually read the material this qtr....... so what else can you expect?
- Chem 6BH: Honors Chemistry with
Weare - A ... not an A+ >.< grrr... so close, too!!
- Beng 1: Intro to Bioengineering
with Chen/Intelliglietta(?) - P ... well, they made me speak in front of like 500 ppl without any sort of pre-warning. i deserved to pass, even though like many of my other classes, I rarely attend lectures. (like they denied my idea of credibility, and then they forced me to lecture about it. what freeeakks.)
Spring 2003 (current term)
- Phil 122: Advanced Topics in Logicwith Sher -
- Phil 146: Philosophy of Physics
with Callender -
- Phil 151: Philosophy of Neuroscience
with PS Churchland -
- Phys 100C: Electromagnetism
with MacFarlene -
- Phil 180: Teaching and Learning Physics
with Jones -
- Chem 6CH: Honors Chemistry with
- Phys 4E: Quantum Mechanics for Physics Freaks
with Bransen -