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Information theory for complex systems, TIF150

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2010-03-03 - 2010-03-17
Antal svar: 8
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 40%
Kontaktperson: Kristian Lindgren»
Utbildningsprogram som genomför enkäten: Chalmers
Utbildningsprogram studenten tillhör: Teknisk fysik 300 hp

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.

8 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»3 37%
Around 20 hours/week»4 50%
Around 25 hours/week»1 12%
Around 30 hours/week»0 0%
At least 35 hours/week»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.75

- Alot more close to the exam» (At most 15 hours/week)
- I would have wanted to spend more time on it.» (Around 20 hours/week)

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

8 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»0 0%
50%»1 12%
75%»3 37%
100%»4 50%

Genomsnitt: 4.37

- I missed a few lectures» (100%)

Lecture Notes

3. What is your overall impression of the lecture notes?

8 svarande

Very good»1 12%
Good»5 62%
Rather good»1 12%
Rather poor»1 12%
Very poor»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.25

- Althou homeproblems, good lectures and similar exams made the lecture notes somewhat redundant» (Good)
- Not the accuracy of a mathematician, and there are a lot of spelling mistakes. I would prefer a course book.» (Rather good)
- There are some errors» (Rather poor)

4. Did the course literature adequately cover the course content?*

8 svarande

No, it was inadequate.»0 0%
Yes, it was adequate.»7 100%
No opinion»1

Genomsnitt: 2

- The lecture notes? » (Yes, it was adequate.)

5. Comments on the course literature?

- Which course literature?»
- The part on spin system could be extended, and it would be nice if some of the exercises were solved with well explained solutions.»

The teachers" efforts

6. What do you think of Kristian as a teacher

8 svarande

very good»3 37%
good»2 25%
OK»3 37%
bad»0 0%
really bad»0 0%
No opinion»0

Genomsnitt: 2

- Sometimes there"s a bit to much math in the lectures, I prefer the lectures to contain visualization of concepts, the math I can read on my own.» (OK)

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

8 svarande

Small extent»1 12%
Some extent»1 12%
Large extent»4 50%
Great extent»2 25%
No opinion»0

Genomsnitt: 2.87

- I don"t learn a lot from looking at derivations made on the desk. » (Small extent)
- Examples are numerous and possible to follow, and gives a great deal of understanding» (Great extent)

8. Write a few things that were good with Kristian"s teaching

- Interest provoking, enthusiastic, knowledgeable.»
- He is very good at communicating understanding of the problems, not only the correct approach to the solution.»
- A good balance between the usage of powerpoint and blackboard. Shows a burning interest in the subjects covered. »
- Good knowledge of the topic, interesting details.»

9. Write a few things that where bad with Kristian"s teaching

- Some difficulty following black board notes.»
- If Kristians understanding of a problem is different to that of the students, there might be increasingly difficult for the students to follow. Example: how Kristian visualizes how FSA should be changed might differ from how students visualize a similar change. I dont know the difference, but many teachers fail to engage the majority of students when asking questions to the class. Some teachers can get the students involved. Maybe it has to do with asking sufficiently challenging questions, open questions, that are possible to discuss around. Also, starting with easier questions might be a good idea to get people acustomed to answering might be good »
- He often made mistakes while going over examples in class. It would be much better if he prepares the lectures before giving them.»
- It would be good if the students were allowed to take 3-4 min, directly after a new concept has bee introduced, to discuss and "find words of their own" to put on the things in focus. (i.e. to little discussion in class)»
- If there is an example it does not help, if you don"t do it in detail. Most problems in calculating are problems with the details.»

10. What do you think of Erik as a teacher?

8 svarande

very good»0 0%
good»5 71%
OK»2 28%
bad»0 0%
really bad»0 0%
No opinion»1

Genomsnitt: 2.28

- Emphasis on understanding of concepts rather than calculation, good.» (good)
- As he said, this is his first time teaching, and he does it remarkably well.» (good)
- I only had him once.» (good)

11. Write a few things that were good with Erik"s teaching

- He used less shortcuts, if I recall correctly (than Kristian). This is both good and bad.»
- He knew his stuff. He talked about the perspectives of things, in a nice way.»

12. Write a few things that where bad with Erik"s teaching

- He used less shortcuts, if I recall correctly (than Kristian). This is both good and bad. (Easier for students to solve other problems, since the algorithm is the same, but more difficult if the solution becomes complex)»
- none.»

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.

13. How understandable are the course goals?

7 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»3 42%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»1 14%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»3 42%

Genomsnitt: 2.57

- I don"t remember them.» (?)

14. 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.

6 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»0 0%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»6 100%
No, the goals are set too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2

- I think that, if you understand the solutions to the exams, you have a good understanding of information in these systems.» (Yes, the goals seem reasonable)

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

7 svarande

No, not at all»0 0%
To some extent»1 14%
Yes, definitely»3 42%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»3 42%

Genomsnitt: 3.28

- Considering the previous exams » (Yes, definitely)

Web page and course administration

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

8 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»0 0%
Rather well»5 62%
Very well»3 37%

Genomsnitt: 3.37

- Webpage is a bit messy.» (Rather well)

Study climate

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

8 svarande

Very poor»0 0%
Rather poor»0 0%
Rather good»1 12%
Very good»5 62%
I did not seek help»2 25%

Genomsnitt: 4.12

- Althou I might be a special case =)» (Very good)
- It was a very Good thing that you stayed after class for 10-15 min (which you also stated that you would). I will take that with me!» (Very good)

18. How was the course workload?

8 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»6 75%
High»2 25%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.25

- I found it easy, but the problems are well suited for me.» (Adequate)

19. How was the total workload this study period?

8 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»0 0%
Adequate»2 25%
High»2 25%
Too high»4 50%

Genomsnitt: 4.25

- Again, Im good at these types of problems» (Adequate)
- Taking 22,5 credits» (Too high)
- Between Autonomous agents, Information Theory and Dynamical systems, we were definitely overloaded» (Too high)
- Some of assignments in the other course took alot of time.. Many in the CAS programme still have stuff left to do..» (Too high)

Optional mini project

20. Did you do a mini project?

8 svarande

Yes»4 50%
No»4 50%

Genomsnitt: 1.5

- I had very little time to put into the project, and as a consequence didn"t do it very well, nevertheless I do think that it is a good addition to the course.» (Yes)
- I started one but couldn"t complete it in time. I found them interesting.» (No)

21. What was your general impression of the mini project work?

6 svarande

very good»1 16%
good»3 50%
OK»2 33%
bad»0 0%
really bad»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.16

- It was really nice and fun to get the chance to do it.» (very good)
- Some more examples of projects would have been nice, as it was now all of them felt as variants of the others.» (good)
- It was fun listening on the presentations» (good)

Homework assignments

22. What is your overall impression of the homework assignments?

8 svarande

very good»1 12%
good»4 50%
ok»3 37%
bad»0 0%
really bad»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.25

- Gives exellent understanding of the concepts of information » (very good)
- Very good way to ensure continous learning, it is not as nice that two of them bordered on unsolvable though.» (good)

23. Was the homework assignments...

8 svarande

too difficult»0 0%
challenging but not too hard»7 87%
easy with some hints»1 12%
easy even without hints»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.12

- Some was too difficult.» (challenging but not too hard)
- Difficulty varied greatly.» (challenging but not too hard)
- One or two of them were on the edge of being too hard it seemed.» (challenging but not too hard)
- Some were easy, others much too hard.» (challenging but not too hard)

24. What was good with the homework assignments?

- Good training for the exam.»
- Forces you to learn early.»
- I learned the course mostly via these (and the reading I had to do to solve them)»
- Gave us a chance to apply what we learnt in the lectures, while not taking too much time to solve»
- To get started with some calculations on the different subjects.»
- close to the exercises in the exam.»

25. What was bad with the homework assignments?

- To little points to motivate doing them.»
- Nothing bad»
- The not/only numerically solvable problems took much time. It is frustrating if you think that you do not understand it, because the exercise does not work, although the exercise is "wrong". For some problems no hints/examples in the lecture notes (5.1 for example).»

26. Do you have suggestions on what to change and how?

- Give a bigger reward for doing them.»
- Replace project with a couple of larger (but well defined) home problems. »
- Maybe have a homework problem touching on parts of the course that does not come up frequently in the exams, since these parts might be overlooked otherwise (information flow)»

Summarizing questions

27. What is your general impression of the course?

8 svarande

Excellent»3 37%
Good»3 37%
Adequate»2 25%
Fair»0 0%
Poor»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.87

- I liked it!» (Excellent)
- Interesting concepts presented in an "over all" comprehensive manner.» (Excellent)
- Maybe a bit less math and more conceptuality, otherwise good, some more connections to physics would be nice though.» (Good)

28. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- Homeproblems, tricky »
- Assignments and mini-project. The "re-caps"/summaries of last lecture in the beginning of every lecture.»

29. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- More discussions around complexity and its different meanings.»
- More discussions in class.»

30. Additional comments

- I stopped attending the problem solving sessions with Erik quite early. Honestly they were slow and boring, I never could get myself to follow during these sessions.»
- It would be good if the lecture plan was emphasized stronger - I didn"t know that we had one..»

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