Professor Shankar has taught the two-semester sequence Phys 200-201 several times, his lectures have been recorded and they are streamed online, giving everyone a chance to appreciate his great teaching style as well as his subtle jokes.
Having this online resource available, starting in Fall 2014, Phys 200-201 Fundamentals of Physics, has been taught in a newly designed format. Students prepare for each class at home, by watching a recorded lecture by Professor Shankar. Once in class, they work on hands-on activities and problems in groups. The instructors, Professors Caines and Robinson in the fall, and Professors Shankar and Caines in the spring, walk around the TEAL classroom helping out students and providing quick and tailored feedback on their work.