Eickemeyer, James  

Physics

3.00/4.00

17 evaluations


ASTR 101


Freshman
B
Elective
Aug 2001
he is funny, and makes astronomy interesting. He also gives multiple choice tests, so if you study even just a little, you should get an A

ASTR 102


Freshman
A
Elective
Jul 2000
I found this class to be facinating amoung other things. Mr. E knew how to catch our attention for 1 hour and 59 min. of our 2 hour class (he would always let us out early). I strongly recomend that even if it is not required to take asronomy 102. Not just because it is an interesting subject but because of the way it is taught by Mr. E.

PHYS 104


Junior
Credit
General Ed
Apr 2017
This class was great. I didn't really do anything for it. I did all of the homework like an hour before it was due and bullshitted the entire thing and got all As. I'd study for the quizzes for like 5 minutes and studied maybe an hour for the midterm and the final. Know the answers to the quizzes because he literally uses the same exact question. I have no idea what grade I actually got in the class because I took it credit no credit, but it's definitely and easy A. I would recommend going to class, but thats about it I never read or looked at the lectures or tried.


Sophomore
B
General Ed
May 2017
I liked Eickemeyer, his class was always really interesting and it was really easy to talk to him and seek help. I had never taken physics before and the beginning material was really tough but after that, it was quite easy and I ended up enjoying all of it. If I had worked harder, I could probably have gotten an A. If you're looking for an easy GE that is interesting, take Eickemeyer, you won't regret it!

PHYS 121


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Dec 2011
Dr. Eickemeyer is a great guy, and you can tell he has a love for the subject. He is animated in his lectures and uses many different examples similar to homework. He does move pretty quickly, so you have to be an efficient note taker. His quizes and tests aren't too difficult, but he does challenge you. He doesn't seem as enthusiastic in office hours, but he is there to help.


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Feb 2012
i had taken physics in high school before, so this class was already pretty easy for me but i think that he presented the material in a good manner. we went through material pretty slow so that was nice for the people that were confused on some topics. homework is due about like every 2 weeks and a quiz when hw is due but the quiz is just one problem from the homework, with the exact numbers and everything so it's really easy. I would recommend going to his office hours because he actually grades the hw, but he has the teacher's edition in his office that he lets you copy if you need it. There's two midterms worth 100 points each consisting of a few free response and a few multiple choice, and a comprehensive final. He's a really sweet guy and isn't boring during his lectures! hopes this helps !!!


Sophomore
B
Required (Major)
Feb 2012
Eickemeyer is a really cool guy who knows a lot about Physics. The way his class is structured is there are 2 quizzes (30 points each), 2 midterms(100 points each), 4 homework assignment due on the day of a quiz or a midterm (10 points each), the final (140 points), and lab (60 points). The quizzes are exact homework problems, so as long as you do the homework (which you have to because you need to turn it in along with your quiz) you will be fine. He allows you to use a 3x5 note card with each quiz or midterm and he doesn't collect them with the quiz/exam. I made some stupid mistakes on the two midterms which were detrimental to my grade, but if you attend lecture and take good notes (his notes help a lot with the homework) then you will have an easy time getting an A in his class.


Sophomore
A
Required (Support)
Mar 2012
Super good teacher. Funny. Explains the material very well. My only complaint would be that he doesn't answer emails, but that's not that big of a deal. I probably could have gone into his office hours if I REALLY needed to talk to him.

PHYS 133


Sophomore
N/A
Required (Support)
Nov 2014
i know eickemeyer has fairly high ratings in general, but for phys 133 he presents the material in a confusing and jumbled manner. you have 2 quizes and 2 midterms and he does give lots of opportunity for EC. during his lectures he whizzes through about 5 different derivations of a couple formulas and never really clarifies what is essential for use in applications and problems. He clearly knows the material very well himself but often will spend the entire 1:20 minute lecture on a couple of complicated derivations without taking a break. Overall, i would try to avoid him for phys 133 due to the way he presents the material, although he seems like a fairly impartial grader


Sophomore
C
Required (Support)
Dec 2014
Eickemeyer is a pretty cool guy. He's got fun stories. Dude looks like he's straight out of the 70's, too. But as lecturer for Phys 133, he was all over the place, deriving equations from derived equations without ever really telling us where we're going. His handwriting is pretty terrible too, so I eventually just listened to him without taking notes then reading the book later. He grades SUPER friendly and curves like a mad man, so it's not too hard to pass, just do the homework. The quizzes are based off one problem and the midterms are similar, only with seven more problems. The final is pure multiple choice. He's the nicest physics professor I've had. You should probably take him if you can read the book.

PHYS 141


Freshman
B
Required (Support)
Apr 2014
Dr. Eickemeyer is awesome. Funny guy and he teaches really well. If you don't understand something, he's very easy to approach about it and he'll explain it thoroughly to you. His quizzes and tests are fair, and most of the time they'll be really representative of problems you do in class in groups a few days ahead of time, so you can really learn the material with his and your friends' help. Would like to have him for some other class again.

GEOL 201


Freshman
A
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
Dr. Eickemeyer is one of the most knowledgeable teachers I've had so far. He has a lecture voice, speaking in a level and clear technique that makes it easier to distinguish what is important and what is not. He writes all of his notes on the board, so you can miss any information. He always gives you opportunities for extra credit at the end of the quarter, and his tests mirror the notes. He is definitely a great teacher.

ASTR 202


Freshman
B
General Ed
Aug 2000
I really enjoyed this class. He found a way to make astronomy interesting. He lectures and we take motes. There are two midterms and a final. All tests are multiple choice which makes it easier. I think Dr. E is a pretty cool and funny guy. I would reccomend taking this class for your GE science section.

GEO 205


Junior
B
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
Dr. E knows his geology. He goes to great lengths to make sure you understand the material. He gives thorough lectures in outline form, of which everything shows up on the exams. His multiple choice tests often have many "almost correct" answers but only one right answer. Study your notes carefully. He also raises many interesting theories regarding the Earth's formation, as well as its future.

MATH 221


Freshman
C
Required (Major)
Aug 2001
While his lectures are very boring, he explains the material fairly well and is able to clarify any difficulties.

MATH 250


Senior
A
Required (Support)
Nov 2016
Fine teacher, but a little dry in the presentation. I wouldnt suggest having her at 8:00 in the morning, might be difficult staying awake.

SCM 335


Junior
C
General Ed
Dec 2015
The class itself was extremely easy with minimal work. My only complaint is that there was no transparency with how assignments were graded and how well people were doing in class. I thought that I was well within the B zone and after grades were published I had a C+. If he had published grades and been more transparent with his expectations I think I would have tried much harder and gotten a better grade.