eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Klaus Sattler

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PHYS170, Spring 2014
PHYS170, Fall 2013
PHYS440, Fall 2013
PHYS170, Spring 2013
PHYS170, Fall 2012
PHYS170, Spring 2012
PHYS440, Fall 2011
PHYS170, Spring 2011
PHYS274, Fall 2010
PHYS440, Fall 2010

Klaus Sattler: PHYS170, Spring 2014

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 81995 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.08 37 0.91 Freq(%) 10 (27%) 16 (43%) 7 (19%) 3 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.97 37 0.16 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 36 (97%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 37 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (14%) 32 (86%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 37 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (22%) 29 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.76 37 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (19%) 29 (78%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 37 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 8 (22%) 27 (73%)
7. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 37 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 8 (22%) 26 (70%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 37 0.57 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 7 (19%) 28 (76%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 37 0.54 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 11 (30%) 25 (68%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 37 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (22%) 28 (76%)
11. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 37 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (35%) 24 (65%)
12. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 37 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (24%) 27 (73%)
13. Other comments:
Professor Sattler did a good job at teaching material that was difficult to understand. The one thing I would change is to make the in class examples both the way they are, and a little harder because I found it difficult to do homework with the provided examples. Otherwise good job Professor Sattler.
Great guy
Best physics professor I've ever taken. Very kind and knowledgeable. Funny, corny jokes and goes at a really good pace.
good and clear, made the lectures interesting and was willing to help if needed
always willing to provide extra help.
By far the best professor in the Physics department, I wish he could teach all of my classes, Math and Engineering alike.
Very enjoyable class and not too hard if you come to class everyday
Awesome teacher, good explainer and you could see his passion for the subject in the way he talked about it.
He was a really good professor and really cared about the well-being of his students. He also gives ample opportunity to get a good grade in the course.
Very kind and understanding! You can tell he really wants his students to learn the material and also do well. Tries his best to make subject material interesting
One of my favorite classes/professors.
Klas Sattler is an amazing teacher! I'm so grateful I took his class.
Good professor would take again
Amazing teacher! I had a wonderful time in this class and Professor Sattler never made it boring. Listening to his lecture was not only easy, but held a lot of useful knowledge. One of the best college professors I have ever had so far!
Great professor!
He's a great professor. Very nice too.
Awesome Professor :D
Professor Sattler knows his material very well and is very encouraging. At the beginning of the semester, I thought I wouldn't understand or enjoy the course, but now, thanks to professor Sattler, I love physics. He is very understanding and always tries to give us points for trying.
Good teacher.

Klaus Sattler: PHYS170, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 72549 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.58 37 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 18 (49%) 15 (41%) 3 (8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 37 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 36 (97%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 37 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (22%) 29 (78%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.68 37 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 12 (32%) 25 (68%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.46 37 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 15 (41%) 20 (54%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 37 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 18 (49%) 15 (41%)
7. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 37 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 3 (8%) 15 (41%) 16 (43%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 37 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (24%) 27 (73%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 37 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 19 (51%) 16 (43%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 37 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 15 (41%) 19 (51%)
11. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.24 37 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (11%) 17 (46%) 15 (41%)
12. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.32 37 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (5%) 2 (5%) 15 (41%) 18 (49%)
13. Other comments:
He is the best. Give him tenure!! Best physics I've learned
I found myself using the internet more often than the text except for getting the hw questions. This may be due to my unique situation but I found myself kind of jaded, not interested in studying since I can do okay without that. In other words, because I've already had upper division courses that draw on the topics introduced here, I didn't find them that interesting and wasn't very motivated to study. Dr. Sattler is awesome though, and I wish he'd teach Elec and Mag which I have more interest in as a chemistry student due to applications with NMR and other analytical techniques.
This professor was extremely fun and easy to listen too. Provided excellent notes and gave helpful homework. I think the tests were given a big to often and I would have benefited from study guides but other than that he was a great professor. Very funny and likeable
This is the first good experience in physics I ever had.
Wonderful professor, difficult subject.
Hand writing can be hard to read at times, but over all an excellent class.
More targeted practice problems would have been helpful for the exams. There were too many "end of chapter" problems in too great a range of topics to have practiced all before each exam; and the suggested in-chapter exercises did not always align with exam material.
The problem with almost every professor there is in universities is that they don't give a damn about the student! All they care about is their research and their pay. I went through a stressful time as I lost close loved ones, thus I missed a lot of class time. However, I sent an email to him for help, asking for any way I could make up for it, but he totally shut me down. My request to UH Manoa is to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET REAL TEACHERS who know both the material and how to have sympathy for another human being!!!
He's a very smart teacher and can tell he's been teaching for a while, his examples are helpful and his tests are more conceptual which requires a little more thinking.. He is a good teacher , but his handwriting takes a little staring at before I can make out what it says , I recommend him to all that need to take physics , and hope I can take physics 2 with him
In high school, physics was my least favorite subject and class. At first, I dreaded the idea of having to take physics again in college. However, Sattler was able to make physics an enjoyable subject to learn. He broke down each and every chapter and made it easier to understand. I enjoyed taking this course. I would even go to say that it's my favorite course I'm taking this semester. I would highly recommend him to my friends.
Hand Writing.
Great teacher!!!
More examples would have been lovely.
Exams are at a higher level of difficulty compared to the homework and materials taught in class. Most of the time materials in class are really easy then the exam is no where close to what we were taught
Good professor. He actually cares about the students and helps when necessary. He is good at explaining difficult physics concepts.
I would like to say I was very impressed with Dr. Sattler and would recommend him to anyone taking physics. Not only did I feel that he taught the material in a great structure, but his love for the subject and teaching really flowed through him. The simple things he did is in my mind what made him stand out so much. Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Thank you professor.
Handwriting could use much improvement. A key should be handed out which displays his definition and writing of the different variables used in the douse. For example when using rho for density, if he would handwrite it on a paper in a glossary format students might be more able to copy notes off the board more efficiently. Many times i just took a photo of the board when I could not keep up with the notes because I got stuck trying to figure out what letter or symbol was written. I wish we were shown examples which were similar to those on the exams, I would prefer more homework of test type questions.
Professor Sattler shows a deep passion for physics, but at the same time understands the difficulty of the subject. This knowledge lets professor Sattler adjust the course schedule in a way that benefits the student as much as possible. Professor Sattler also challenges the students intellectually with the problems that are presented within the class, on the tests and on the homework. I would definitely recommend him to any incoming physics student.
This professor was one of the best Physics professor's I've ever had. Very helpful and knows the workload of his students and adjusts accordingly. Actually cares about students success and not just doing his job. Highly Recommended.
Needs to really emphasize the connection between ideas. Just seems like a bunch of random facts about a topic are shared but I don't really see how they all connect together. More real life examples would be helpful... physics is very abstract sometimes, and so concrete examples that would help us make those connections would be very helpful.
Instructor should work on penmanship.
Professor Sattler was an outstanding professor. He made physics fun and asked for feedback halfway through the semester so he could better help us which I thought was awesome.
Sattler had a very organized class structure, was very thorough and very clear. GREAT professor.

Klaus Sattler: PHYS440, Fall 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 440 - Solid State Physics I Crn (Section): 78843 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
4.33 3 1.15 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
7. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
11. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
12. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
13. Other comments:
Dr. Sattler was the best professor I have ever had (and I've had lots of them). I had no trouble following lectures and walked out feeling confident every time. His use of repetition was incredibly helpful. The 2nd test was pretty hard and though I studied all notes and thought I understood the material I don't think we were tested on the material presented to us. Other than that I loved the course and really learned a lot. Thanks for being such a great teacher, Dr. Sattler! I loved it.
Professor sattler did a wonderful job teaching the principles of solid state physics, especially since I lacked a sufficient understanding of quantum physics

Klaus Sattler: PHYS170, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 82199 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
1.84 38 1.08 Freq(%) 19 (50%) 11 (29%) 4 (11%) 3 (8%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
1.97 38 0.16 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 37 (97%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.84 38 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (16%) 32 (84%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 38 0.46 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (29%) 27 (71%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 38 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 14 (37%) 20 (53%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 38 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 15 (39%) 19 (50%)
7. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.34 38 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (13%) 12 (32%) 20 (53%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.74 38 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 8 (21%) 29 (76%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 38 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 14 (37%) 20 (53%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.39 38 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 15 (39%) 19 (50%)
11. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.16 38 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 7 (18%) 11 (29%) 18 (47%)
12. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 38 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 11 (29%) 23 (61%)
13. Other comments:
This was a good introductory physics course. It moves at a very quick pace, so it's difficult to retain all of the information. Sattler is a knowledgeable professor, but sometimes doesn't answer students' questions. The conceptual questions on the quizzes are very tricky - harder than the tests! Overall, a good course.
Professor Sattler was very knowledgable in the subject area but I felt as though his tests were way too hard to do. His homeworks would be easy and then he would throw in this question out of nowhere onto his tests that we haven't even heard of before. He gives way too little time to finish tests and I was always rushing in the end to try and finish all the problems. But despite that I did learn a lot in his class and have gained a better understanding of physics than when I first entered the class.
physics is hard as hell!
great professor!
I like Professor Sattler's teaching style. Very easy to follow.
gentil, nice and funny professor! love this classï¼? great atomsphere in the class! never miss one lecture! highly recommendï¼?ï¼?
I enjoyed taking PHYS 170 from Professor Sattler. He made the material and concepts easy to understand and his lectures were always interesting. I thought his homework, quizzes, and tests were fair and tested us only on the material we had been taught. I feel like I learned a lot from this class, and I would definitely take another course from Professor Sattler.
Thank you for a great semester! Well done, and would take your class again.
I enjoyed Professor Sattlers class very much. Physics is not my best subject and I did struggle, but the class was very educational. The one problem I had was that there was too much to learn and not enough time. It seemed like Professor Sattler rushed at times and his writing showed it.
Professor Sattler is a great lecturer and teacher. He keeps the class engaged with his jokes and anecdotes!
This was the most difficult class I have had so far.
Professor Sattler made this course a lot of fun even though it is a very challenging course.
Overall a very good course, learned more than I ever expected, in addition wasn't an impossibly difficult class
Great professor who made me actually want to come to class and got me to really enjoy physics.
A very awesome, righteous, amazing professor! Very humorous, understanding in how difficult the course is, and really cares about ya. He wants you to pass the class! =) I admit this was not an easy class for me, but I'm glad Professor Sattler was the Professor teaching me. I thank him for a a phun-physics-philled year!
The class was very entertaining and helpful. I appreciate all the work Sattler puts into his lectures. He knows the subject very well and it shows. Thanks for the great semester

Klaus Sattler: PHYS170, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 72688 (001)    
1. Class Level (pick one) - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior   Grad   Other  
2.23 40 0.48 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 29 (73%) 10 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
2. Course - please note that by answering this question you could potentially jeopardize your anonymity
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Elective   Required  
2.0 40 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 40 (100%)
3. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 40 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (18%) 33 (83%)
4. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 40 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (23%) 31 (78%)
5. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 40 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (13%) 20 (50%) 15 (38%)
6. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 40 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (10%) 10 (25%) 26 (65%)
7. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 40 0.64 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (8%) 11 (28%) 25 (63%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 40 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (20%) 32 (80%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 40 0.55 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 14 (35%) 25 (63%)
10. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.56 40 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (15%) 5 (13%) 28 (70%)
11. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 40 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 12 (30%) 27 (68%)
12. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 40 0.42 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 9 (23%) 31 (78%)
13. Other comments:
He is a great professor who really cares about his students. He made learning a difficult subject possible. His jokes and mood during class really helped to lighten the stress that comes with it. He demands excellence yet is understanding that the subject is difficult. He did not expect us to fully understand a subject that has taken years to understand. His accent and handwriting at times were a bit difficult to understand but not impossible. I wish he taught physics 272 and beyond as I would sign up for his class again in a heart beat. As an engineering student it is crucial for me to understand the material and Professor Sattler made that possible.
Excellent instructor who understands the difficulty of the course content, and does his best to make it as easily understandable as possible. Very well organized and always prepared and on task. Sometimes content was learned extremely fast, so it was challenging at times to keep up with the course. But the homework, quizzes, and tests all help reinforce each chapter well (conceptual and problem solving.) Thank you Dr. Sattler!
Great teacher! Very funny in his own way and knows a lot about what he is teaching. Though at some times he can't answer a question but will get back to it another day. The course was seemingly hard at first until you get a hang of it, it was actually quite easy, though really hard subject.
I would recommend other students that need to take this course to professor Sattler.
Herr Sattler was an amazing professor. If I could have him teach all of my physics classes, I'd be a happy person.
Great professor! Understands that physics is a hard subject (especially for American kids who are not required to take physics prior to college) and does his best to making the class understanding. Hand writing is neat, but his script writing is hard to read.
Professor did a great job teaching the course! His jokes kept the class lively. I enjoyed coming to lecture and felt like I learned a lot.
Overall he is a very nice professor and was able to make jokes at the expense of himself. I hated the quizzes but otherwise good class
The amount of material you learn in this class is a hefty load but the professor manages to use time very wisely, stressing the most important points. He also provides some physics related videos or jokes here and there to liven up the class a bit, making sure we aren't learning as brain dead zombies. Overall, this class was hard but a hard class taught by an excellent professor.
Sattler is the bomb. Love his class! wish i can take it over and over and over and over again!
very good professor, understanding, and fair grader. very engaging in class and incredibly smart. thanks professor for a great semester!
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Professor Sattler is the best. If he taught other physics courses, or PHYS 272, I would make my entire schedule around his class because I enjoyed it very much.
best class ever attended!!! a lot of humor, example videos, and that none of my fellow classmates did not want to miss lecture class....but it was the most challenging and most difficult class i had ever taken, plus this is the first time i take physics, and i had good and bad times during this class...more importantly, best class ever!
Very good professor, gives adequate information in class, and lectures very well. Will highly recommend to my peers!
It was a good class to take. I think that Professor Sattler gave us a good introduction to Engineering physics and he stressed important information. I felt that at some sections, material was covered in more detail, when it didn't need to be. Overall I thought that Professor Sattler did a good job of teaching Physics 170. He was entertaining too!
I really enjoyed this class. The professor knows what he is teaching and he does it well. He comes to class always prepared and gets along well with the class. He knows it is such a difficult subject to teach and for students to understand, so he does his best so that we can all have an easier time to learn it. He is a great professor!
Professor Sattler made learning physics easy. His notes were organized. The homework problems were challenging. The suggested sample problem helped prepare the students for the upcoming exams. Professor Sattler seemed to enjoy teaching physics and wanted his students to like it as well. He motivates his students to do well. He applies real world situations to the concepts learned in class.
Great job!
good class, but needs to write clearer
Great professor. Funny and very knowledgeable about the subject. Grading system was fair and generous. He was very understanding of the abilities of the class overall. I would take another class from him. :)
Quizzes were not helpful and should be omitted. Otherwise, great professor!
I LOVE SATTLER!! BEST PHYSICS TEACHER EVER!!
Professor Sattler is a wonderful professor. I felt physics 170 was a really tough class but he put the material in a way it was easy to understand. He makes jokes in class so the class isn't boring. He goes at a speed that is easy to follow and understand.
Sattler is a great professor. He is really cares about his students and wants them to do well. I felt very comfortable coming to him with questions or concerns. The material can be difficult but Sattler made it fun and interesting. Sometimes he can be hard to understand with his accent and his handwriting is a little hard to read. I would strongly recommend him to anyone taking physics.
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Klaus Sattler: PHYS170, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 82396 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 20 0.44 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (25%) 15 (75%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 5 (25%) 13 (65%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.55 20 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
5. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 19 0.9 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 13 (68%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 15 (75%)
7. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 19 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 7 (37%) 10 (53%)
8. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 20 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 15 (75%)
9. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.15 20 1.18 Freq(%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 3 (15%) 4 (20%) 11 (55%)
10. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.95 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 14 (70%)
11. Other comments:
cant describe how great this course was. sattler is by far one of the best professors i've yet to taken a class from. Amazing. Only thing i disagree with is his quiz/test/homework schedule. Good idea putting them all so close, but almost no point in having the quiz the day before the test because we wont know what it is we need to work on to get a passing grade on the test. Still an awesome teacher, learned much
Overall great teacher. The homework assigned and class lectures seemed to be not thorough enough for the tests. I had a hard time working the tests by doing all the problems in the chapter. However, I did learn a lot from this class, just wish I could have understood everything a little better.
I really enjoyed this class. I think the way it is structured and taught is very smart and well organized. The testing system is great and the homework is complementary and does not hinder. Great class!
For a very hard subject, with lots of information to be learned in a short amount of time, I think prof. Sattler did a good job. I don't feel that the class and the lecture notes were very engaging, more like overwhelming, but as mentioned earlier I think dealing with the circumstances of the course I think it was taught in the best way it could be.
This is a great course that is intense and gets you to think critically.
I cannot read his handwriting. It usually starts off good at the beginning of the class and then progressively gets harder to read along the way. Also, he goes quite fast through his lectures and erases the boards too fast so you can't finish copying his notes some of the times.
With the volume of material that had to be covered, the instructor made good use of the little amount of time to cover the material. The class material was very valuable to prepare students for exams.
He gave us equation sheets for each test which was awesome. But I think in the future it would be more useful for students to be able to make their own equation sheets. In addition to organizing equations in a way that may make more sense to the student, making the sheet itself is a good study method and helps students learn and retain how different equations learned are related to each other so that they can more efficiently solve physics problems both for the homework sets and on the tests. In general I liked the course and is one of the most useful and informative classes I've taken at UH. Class was fun and, unlike in many of my other classes, I think class time was used efficiently and purposefully so that I wanted to come to class in order to get a better understanding of the material.
Very nice teacher. He understands the hardships of physics and tells it straight. His grading policies and workload are fair. Lectures are sometimes long, but his jokes make up for that.
ya hoooo

Klaus Sattler: PHYS440, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 440 - Solid State Physics I Crn (Section): 74045 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
5. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
6. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
7. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
8. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
9. The course materials (texts, handouts) make a valuable contribution to the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
10. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 1 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
11. Other comments:
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Klaus Sattler: PHYS170, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 170 - General Physics I Crn (Section): 82581 (002)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.62 29 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 9 (31%) 19 (66%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.4 30 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 15 (50%) 14 (47%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.1 30 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 3 (10%) 15 (50%) 10 (33%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.7 30 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 8 (27%) 14 (47%) 5 (17%)
5. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.83 30 0.91 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 6 (20%) 14 (47%) 7 (23%)
6. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 30 0.77 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 10 (33%) 14 (47%) 5 (17%)
7. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.14 28 1.11 Freq(%) 2 (7%) 7 (25%) 6 (21%) 11 (39%) 2 (7%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 30 0.69 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 16 (53%) 8 (27%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.77 30 0.86 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 6 (20%) 16 (53%) 5 (17%)
10. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 30 0.75 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 11 (37%) 14 (47%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.07 30 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 3 (10%) 16 (53%) 9 (30%)
12. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.45 29 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 16 (55%) 13 (45%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.03 30 0.76 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 5 (17%) 16 (53%) 8 (27%)
14. The instructor presented the origins of ideas and concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.23 30 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) 16 (53%) 11 (37%)
15. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.27 30 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 11 (37%) 14 (47%)
16. Other comments:
Homework shouldn't be due right before the test. The homework should be due well before the test and be handed back as soon as possible so that we get feedback and can review the homework to better prepare ourselves for the test.
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Either he went to fast in teaching the material, or I need more practice in solving the problems. He should make study guides because his test isn't really based on what we learn in class or do homework on.
He sometimes gets a little off topic but definitely keeps the class interesting and entertaining by bringing in information from real-life situations in which the concepts being covered are relevant. Tests are reasonable and the examples given during class are relevant and helpful in preparing for such the tests. The class was balanced, and while things moved quickly such that topics were learned and then "left behind" (not cumulative), review was done enough to help refresh the topics already covered.
Professor Sattler was more than efficient in explaining difficult concepts. His homework, exams, and quizzes were challenging but his enthusiasm for the subject motivated me to push myself in his class. His friendly and up-beat personality made class enjoyable, yet I always took it seriously. I would recommend him to any student as he clearly and thoroughly explains topics and provides relevant examples. I do wish he provided more practice problems throughout the course. Having an entire textbook filled with problems, it's difficult to choose which to practice on a demanding time schedule. A set of optional practice problems would have been nice. Also, he only reviewed previous material at the end of the course. It would have been nice to have those mini-reviews in the beginning as well, as all the material builds on the introductory concepts. Otherwise, wonderful professor!! One of the best I've had as UH.
Professor Sattler was an excellent teacher. He presented the material well and encouraged growth for me as a student. At first I was having difficulty with the class but gradually I began to learn more so it became easier. Professor Sattler genuinely looks out for his students and goes out of his way to help his students both succeed and learn. Given the chance I would very much like to take a class from him again.
This class was definitely worth it. Professor Sattler made physics very enjoyable to learn even though it was a tough class. He is one of the best professors I've had so far.
I enjoyed the jokes that professor Sattler told in class as well as his uniquely appropriate ways of incorporating the real world into what we were learning!
Overall, I liked Professor Sattler; he was knowledgeable and fair. I think the class itself is harder than it needs to be.
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he is a real TEACHER, which is refreshing after taking so many classes from other researchers who don't care about how they communicate material or if it's effective. class was organized around concepts followed by examples, which was great. he didn't waste class time showing how every equation was derived. it would be helpful to give a set of review problems before tests, esp midterm and final, since the homework was often quite different from the tests. i felt lost as to how to prepare for tests; however, he seemed to meet us in the middle the last few tests and give brief reviews the day before--this was very helpful. maybe give ~2 more homework problems per set. otherwise, hard to know what to practice for tests. i like the way he structured tests every 2 weeks--this was well thought out. it was good to test immediately after learning the material rather than only having 2-3 huge tests in the semester. the concept quizzes helped our grades and were a nice contrast to the problem-solving tests. i like that he didn't use mastering physics online and kept all our work in the classroom. that website is no good for learning. i am also glad he didn't use the iclickers much. people cheat on these anyway and give them to their friends and skip class. he created a respectful learning environment and moved at a manageable pace. only one thing needs to be improved: hire a quicker grader! grader's test grading was a bit harsh. we all loved his jokes--he is very smart and realizes we needed to laugh sometimes, when grappling with this difficult material. also, it was very good that he gave a mid-semester evaluation so we could give him feedback how we felt about the class. he applied our comments immediately--this is what a very good teacher does. something i meant to write in that evaluation: it is very good how he says out loud what he is writing on the board, i.e., when writing word problem examples, definitions, etc. that way, you can take notes smoothly and keep up without having to look up or wait for him to finish writing and move to the side. this is ingenious and i wish all teachers did it. i've spent many classes waiting to see the board and then scrambling to write it all down. i thought sattler was the best teacher i've taken from here at uhm. i wish he were teaching 272. he also had a very pleasant demeanor--very calm and positive. this made it easier to learn from him. what an awesome last day of class--loved ending it on a fun note. thank you!

Klaus Sattler: PHYS274, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 274 - General Physics III Crn (Section): 73191 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 24 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (17%) 19 (79%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.54 24 0.66 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 7 (29%) 15 (63%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 24 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 10 (42%) 12 (50%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.35 23 0.93 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 1 (4%) 7 (30%) 13 (57%)
5. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 24 1.0 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 5 (21%) 9 (38%) 9 (38%)
6. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.04 24 1.12 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 5 (21%) 6 (25%) 11 (46%)
7. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.63 24 1.17 Freq(%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 4 (17%) 11 (46%) 5 (21%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 23 0.7 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (13%) 10 (43%) 10 (43%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 13 (54%) 10 (42%)
10. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.38 24 0.88 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 9 (38%) 13 (54%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 24 0.96 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 2 (8%) 6 (25%) 14 (58%)
12. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 24 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 8 (33%) 15 (63%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 24 1.09 Freq(%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 10 (42%) 11 (46%)
14. The instructor presented the origins of ideas and concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 24 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 7 (29%) 16 (67%)
15. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.29 24 0.81 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 10 (42%) 11 (46%)
16. Other comments:
Best physics instructor I have ever had, that's no exaggeration most teachers i had just spat out the math behind it but Sattler knows who to make it relevant and exciting to learn.
Cool professor
Some of the quiz questions are debatable. I've read chapters and still did horrible on the quizzes, but maybe I didn't read it quite thoroughly. Other than, course is well developed. It followed and lectured the materials listed on the syllabus. I really enjoyed how you'd relate people/life experience into the subject. Humor on difficult subjects is definitely a plus. : )
The work for this course would have been much more beneficial if there were more time between having items assigned and when they were due.
Very interesting and worthwhile class. I thoroughly enjoyed PHYS274 because of the way Prof. Sattler taught his class. The lectures are clear, concise, and straightforward; the schedule every week is consistent to avoid confusion; the homework load is very reasonable; and the quizzes and tests measure our knowledge accurately (easy to pass if we came to class and studied, but very difficult if we didn't study). I highly recommend everyone to take this class from Prof. Sattler.
No complaints he was a great teacher just physics itself is challenging.
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The quizzes are a bit hard, but you are a very good professor.
I realize it's quantum physics, but I could have used more explanation of the whys and hows. There also seemed to be a lot of material to get through so not only was there not much time to ask questions (not the professor's fault) but topics such as general relativity got cut right out. However Professor Sattler did make the material entertaining and enlightening in the time he was given. I enjoyed this class far more than I imagined I would prior.
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Klaus Sattler: PHYS440, Fall 2010     Back to top

Campus: University of Hawaii at Manoa Department: Physics & Astronomy
Course: PHYS 440 - Solid State Physics I Crn (Section): 74354 (001)    
1. The instructor demonstrated knowledge of course content.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
2. The instructor fulfilled the goals of the course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
3. The instructor communicated effectively.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
4. I gained a good understanding of concepts/principles in this field.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
5. I try to relate what I learn in this course to my own experience.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
6. This course was helpful in developing new skills.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
7. I performed up to my potential in this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
8. I felt that this course challenged me intellectually.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
9. I have become more competent in this subject area during this course.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
10. The course made me think hard and carefully.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)
11. The instructor stresses important points in lectures/discussions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
12. The instructor defined new terms, concepts, and principles.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
13. The instructor stimulated me to think about the subject matter.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
14. The instructor presented the origins of ideas and concepts.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
15. The course was a valuable contribution to my education.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 3 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%) 1 (33%)
16. Other comments:
It was a very interesting and well designed lecture, leading from basic physical principles towards state-of-the-art topics and recent research results. It helped me understanding underlying principles and to think forward in the field. Thank you.