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Rigid body dynamics, 2009/10, MMA092

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2010-01-01 - 2011-01-03
Antal svar: 21
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 42%
Kontaktperson: Per-Åke Jansson»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Chalmers

Your own effort

1. How many hours per week did you spend on this course?

We mean total time, that is, it comprises the time you spent in class and the time you spent on your own work. Try to estimate the average time over the entire study period.

21 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»1 4%
Around 20 hours/week»4 19%
Around 25 hours/week»11 52%
Around 30 hours/week»5 23%
At least 35 hours/week»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.95

- Very tough project, but also very interesting» (Around 30 hours/week)

2. How large part of the teaching offered did you attend?

21 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»1 4%
50%»0 0%
75%»4 19%
100%»16 76%

Genomsnitt: 4.66

Goals and goal fulfilment

The course syllabus states the course goals in terms of learning outcomes, i.e., knowledge, skills and attitudes to be acquired by the student during the course.

3. How understandable are the course goals?

21 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»1 4%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»7 33%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»13 61%

Genomsnitt: 3.52

4. Are the goals reasonable considering your background and the number of credits?

Answer this this question and the succeeding one, only if you do know the course goals.

21 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»1 4%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»19 90%
No, the goals are set too high»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 2

- because i have not seen the goals i cant tell» (No, the goals are set too low)

5. Did the examination assess whether you have reached the goals?

21 svarande

No, not at all»1 4%
To some extent»2 9%
Yes, definitely»16 76%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»2 9%

Genomsnitt: 2.9

- dont know havent seen the goals» (No, not at all)
- Tentan var bra men rättningen väldig var hård. Dellösningar kunde ha fått en eller två mer än de fick.» (To some extent)
- Both the adams lab and the project seemed to utilise all the knowledge areas within the course» (Yes, definitely)
- It was good to have the project as a complement to the exam, because you it can be difficult to show all what you have learned during the course in 4 hours.» (Yes, definitely)
- I did not do the exam, I was pleased with the grade 3 from the assignments.» (I don"t know/have not been examined yet)

Teaching and course administration

6. To what extent has the teaching been of help for your learning?

21 svarande

Small extent»1 4%
Some extent»0 0%
Large extent»9 42%
Great extent»11 52%

Genomsnitt: 3.42

- Per-Åke is exeptionally pedagogic.» (Great extent)
- The lectures and problem solving sessions had a good structure.» (Great extent)
- Really good lectures! And very good posibilities to ask for help on not scheduled times. Great Per-Åke and Björn!» (Great extent)

7. To what extent has the course literature and other material been of help for your learning?

20 svarande

Small extent»0 0%
Some extent»4 20%
Large extent»8 40%
Great extent»8 40%

Genomsnitt: 3.2

- Vore bättre med en litteratur som är mer utförlig, med exempel på tal och så vidare som man kan titta på hemma. » (Some extent)

8. How well did the course administration, web page, handouts etc work?

21 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»0 0%
Rather well»3 14%
Very well»18 85%

Genomsnitt: 3.85

- Solutions to the exercise problems should be included.» (Rather well)
- Det är ordning på tillämpad mekanik:)» (Very well)
- The uploading of solution of exercises done in problem solving session by Bjorn were a great help.» (Very well)
- It was good, that we didn"t need to print anything by ourselfs.» (Very well)
- Per Åke is the best on administration etc!» (Very well)
- Perfect!» (Very well)

9. What is your opinion of the compendium?

21 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»2 9%
Rather good»9 42%
Very good»10 47%

Genomsnitt: 3.38

- needs examples» (Rather bad)
- För sammanfattad, vill ha mer exempel på tal och så vidare. Föredrar amerikanska böcker när det kommer till räknekurser.» (Rather bad)
- A bit thin, would have been interesting with more examples.» (Rather good)
- Can be made a little bit nicer by adding some numerical examples.» (Rather good)
- However could have been useful to have a additional compendium with some examples explaining some of the concepts presented in the course compendium. For instance rotating coordinate systems and Euler angles..» (Rather good)
- Some parts was a bit brief, but overall good.» (Rather good)
- There were only the information we needed, not a lot of extra.» (Very good)

10. What is your opinion of the lectures?

21 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»0 0%
Rather good»2 10%
Very good»18 90%
No opinion»1

Genomsnitt: 3.9

- Clear and good english!» (Very good)
- Good structure and tempo. Dont change anything.» (Very good)

11. What is your opinion of the problem solving sessions?

21 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»1 5%
Rather good»7 35%
Very good»12 60%
No opinion»1

Genomsnitt: 3.55

- Didnt attend that many but the ones i attended were clear and correct.» (Rather good)
- The commitment to the course was evident both trough the lectures and problem solving sessions, also the fact tha the mechanical department alwas has its door open to students (with unlocked doors :) is a fact much apprechiated!» (Very good)
- Nice with the "you tube"-films. :)» (Very good)

12. What is your opinion of the project?

21 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»0 0%
Rather good»4 22%
Very good»14 77%
No opinion»3

Genomsnitt: 3.77

- To hard some times, sat at least 20 h a week with the projekts» (Rather good)
- Though it was a little bit repetitive. It was a lot of equations.» (Very good)
- After copletion of the project I felt very well prepared for the exam, just had to complement my studies with some reading in the compendium and solving some additional problems, not a too big effort though, on top of the project that is.» (Very good)
- A great opportunity to pass the course.» (Very good)
- You really learned a lot and it was also a good preparation for the exam.» (Very good)
- Excellent way of learning!» (Very good)
- didn"t do the project» (No opinion)

13. What is your opinion of the ADAMS labs?

21 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»2 9%
Rather good»11 52%
Very good»8 38%
No opinion»0

Genomsnitt: 3.28

- It felt unnecessary.» (Rather bad)
- They were to small, I wolud like to see a larger part Adams. The report felt meaningless, if the labs had been larger the need of a "real" report would have felt more correct. But if it is not possible to expand the Adams labs, they should be carried out as they are today, cause it was really good to try it.» (Rather bad)
- Straight forward and easy to understand laboration.» (Very good)
- Vert fun, and you had a lot of time so you could really learn och try things. No rush, thats very good!» (Very good)
- Interesting software and problems» (Very good)

Study climate

14. How were the opportunities for asking questions and getting help?

21 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»0 0%
Rather good»4 19%
Very good»17 80%
I did not seek help»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.8

- Very helpful teachers, which is needed since the project is tough!» (Very good)
- Always helpful teachers, good!» (Very good)
- Wery good opportunities, the mechanical department has always seemed more willing to help its students than other dep., much appreciated and needed.» (Very good)
- Excellent service, almost to good to be true!» (Very good)
- You were always welcome, it could not have been better. Thank you Björn!» (Very good)

15. How well has cooperation between you and your fellow students worked?

21 svarande

Very poorly»0 0%
Rather poorly»1 4%
Rather well»4 19%
Very well»15 71%
I did not seek cooperation»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 3.76

- In group discussions about project, they always after five minutes or so started talking in swedish...so I had to do my project alone...» (Rather poorly)
- I enjoy this form of studying, that is solving problems and working with the project in group even though it was up to each of us to hand in our own version of the project assignements. Any dissagreement could easily be avoided since everyone could send their own version for revision/correction.» (Very well)

16. How was the course workload?

21 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»9 42%
High»10 47%
Too high»2 9%

Genomsnitt: 3.66

- Not too high though, as expected..» (High)

17. How was the total workload this study period?

21 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»7 33%
High»9 42%
Too high»5 23%

Genomsnitt: 3.9

- Took only this course so it was really nice just to think about and focus on this topic, something that im not used to at chalmers. » (Adequate)
- Due too Formula student.» (Too high)

Summarizing questions

18. What is your general impression of the course?

21 svarande

Poor»0 0%
Fair»0 0%
Adequate»2 9%
Good»9 42%
Excellent»10 47%

Genomsnitt: 4.38

- I would really recommend the next years students of the master programme to attend this course.» (Excellent)
- The project was really good, the whole course felt very well prepared.» (Excellent)

19. What do you like the system that you can pass the course by doing the project and ADAMS labswithout doing the exam?

21 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»1 5%
Rather good»4 20%
Very good»15 75%
No opinion»1

Genomsnitt: 3.7

- It is a good possibility for the students, but I think it was too easy to pass the course.» (Rather good)
- I learned much more by doing the project instead of just studying for the exam!» (Very good)
- I like that concept since I"m a little bit stressed during writen exams.» (Very good)
- Since I didnt study that much appart from the project and still passed the exam, it must have covered the general and most important part of the course. Also it motivates you to keep up with the course matrl and the problem solving.» (Very good)

20. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- The project»
- The project, Per-Åke and Björn!»
- all»
- Everything»
- Passing the course without exam. Teaching assistant uploading the scans of all the solved exercises during problem solving sessions a week or so before exam. As it really helps in revision.»
- The teacher.»
- This system of passing the course through doin the project.»
- The project.»
- Everything.»
- The way of performing the project.»
- adams lab»

21. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- recomend some additional course litterature as a complement to the compendium»
- nothing»
- One should be able to pass the course by just doing tha adams lab the project»
- May be the AND between assignments of the project can be relaxed a little bit...eg 2 assignments and adams lab dont give a passed course but can give may be 3 points in exam...»
- maybe the lectures could be a little bit reduced, in favor of exercises sessions.»
- Maybe to add some solved problems in a compendium, for instance the problems solved in the problem solving session could be uploaded to the course page.»
- I can"t see the point with the ADAMS-lab.»
- Ny lärobok»
- More Adams»

22. Additional comments

- It"s one of the best teaching I had so far at Chalmers. The lectures are very good.»
- Thanks for the best course in a long time!»

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