Claus Borgnakke
School:University of Michigan
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location:Ann Arbor, MI
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I highly recommend Borgnakke. Took 535. His textbook (though it cost me a bomb) was really helpful. He teaches the basic concepts well. His homeworks aren't exactly easy but he is generous with grading. Has a sense of humor but not many get this. Starts class late and also ends late. I think his classes are purposefully on Wed and Fri so that he can have his finals at his discretion but if you can't make it he is willing to accommodate you on a different time. Did not have fixed office hours but catch him after class and he'd be willing to see that your questions are cleared. Very helpful outside class too. Also did an independent research with him and enjoyed working under him.
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Borgnakke is the bomb. Enough said.
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Pros: Very smart
Cons: Hard to understand
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Pros: brilliant, systematic, concise
Cons: quick spoken
If you get a chance to meet and talk with him, it'll make you a better engineer, trust me.
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Pros: Wrote the book, knows thermodynamics inside and out. Funny and keeps class interesting. Best professor I've had at U of M.
Cons: High expectations for students.

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