Posts Tagged ‘mathematics’

Math Upper Division Part II, Spring 2008

December 21, 2007

Math 105 (Second Course in Analysis)
Maria Ratner, MWF 10-11, 85 Evans
Average GPA in upper div: 1.81, 15% A, 11% B, 41% C, 7% D, 26% F
“She’s the harshest grader ever…no curves. It would be really hard to get an A in her class. But her lectures are awesome…Incredible teacher. She knows the material extremely well. Her lectures are crystal clear and memorized (she uses no notes!). She is very nice and approachable at office hours…She holds students to a high standard, but her lectures are so perfect that a textbook is barely necessary. I probably could have gotten a better grade with a different professor, but I definitely would not have learned nearly as much as I did!”
Texts: Principles of Mathematical Analysis, Real Analysis (3rd Edition)

Math 114 (Second Course in Abstract Algebra)
Martin Olbermann, MWF 1-2, 71 Evans
No info given.
Text: Reader at Copy Central

Math 121A (Mathematical Tools for the Physical Sciences)
Shamgar Gurevitch, TuTh 1230-2, 75 Evans
Average GPA: 3.34, 62% A, 20% B, 11% C, 3% D, 3% F
No ratings. However, I did grade for him (for this class), so I can personally attest he’s very generous with late homework and make-up tests. If you want a professor who holds your hand through this class, this is your dude.
Text: Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences



Math Upper Division Part I, Spring 2008

December 21, 2007

Math 104 (Real Analysis)
Section 1: D Hill, MWF 9-10, 71 Evans
No Info Given
Texts: None listed yet.

Section 2: Jan Riemann, TuTh 330-5, 2 Evans
Average GPA: 2.77, 32% A, 32% B, 23% C, 6% D, 6% F
“New teacher, didin’t know how hard to teach class, eventually he made it easier. However, he is not very clear and does not explain in depth about how to formulate proofs. Part of the problem is the large amount of material, and scarce class time and his english is not very good…he is a new teacher and gave us very hard homeworks and mid-term at the beginning of the semester. but the difficulity of works change to much more normal now. His explanation is good and clear. you can learn a lot and know how to think about math if you pay attention in his class.”
Texts: Real Mathematical Analysis

Section 3: E Gasparim, MWF 3-4, 75 Evans
No info given.
Texts: Principles of Mathematical Analysis

Section 4: Dagan Karp, TuTh 11-1230, 71 Evans
“Dagan is an awesome dude. A clear lecturer, and pretty much the most laid back professor I’ve ever encountered. Only complaint: class may have been a little too easy. What follows in the field of analysis isn’t as neat and tidy as it happens in Ross, the text the Dage chose. But that’s a fault of the text–Dagan is still totally groovy.”
Texts: Elementary Analysis