# The University of Texas at Austin (UT)

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Provides a transition from the problem-solving approach of Mathematics 408C and 408D to the rigorous approach of advanced courses. Topics include logic, set theory, relations and functions, combinatorics, and graph theory and graph algorithms. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D, 408L, or 408S with a grade of at least C-; or consent of instructor. Restricted to mathematics honors students and students with consent of the undergraduate adviser. See headnote.M 325K Course Description

Provides a transition from the problem-solving approach of Mathematics 408C and 408D to the rigorous approach of advanced courses. Topics include logic, set theory, relations and functions, combinatorics, and graph theory and graph algorithms. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D, 408L, or 408S with a grade of at least C-; or consent of instructor. Restricted to mathematics honors students and students with consent of the undergraduate adviser. See headnote.

## Professors Who Teach M 325K

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Shinko Harper
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5 Recommended
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-great lecturer & teaching style-rewards good students by exempting them from final-homework is not excessive |
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She teaches the material very well. Her exams are simple and to the point. She usually puts questions on the test that come straight from the book, but were not assigned as homework. She makes it very clear what you need to do to get the problems right. I advise people to take from her, she seems very practical. |
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She is the best math teacher I've had at UT. She conveys the information extremely well. Her tests are reasonable. If you go to class it should be a breeze. |
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shes an awesome professor, and is always there to help the students outside of class. i had a 88, and although she says she doesn't curve this class, she gave me an A |
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Harper is a great teacher. I would highly recommend her. She explained all concepts effectively and was willing to re-explain any and all problems. She was approachable during office hours and offered great specific advice on how to get an A in her class. |
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William Wolesensky
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4 Recommended |

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He was the nicest professor I have ever had. Really nice, teaches the material well, does homework problems during class. |
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Hands down the best professor I've had at UT so far. He's very approachable and friendly and is wiling to go the extra mile to help every individual student succeed in the class. He makes time for you outside of office hours as well and gives back great individual feedback on homework assignments and tests. In general he's an outstanding professor regardless of which course he teaches, and I personally hope to have him again sometime in the future. |
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Extremely approachable professor and truly cares about student progress. I would recommend him for any math course, especially M 325K. Brings interesting anecdotes that relate to mathematics. Tests are straightfoward and fair. |
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I was in his M325 Discrete Math course fall of 2013 (this was not an honors course but the closest option of courses to pick from to review said 'honors'). He is a great professor and probably one of the kindest you will ever meet. Bill genuinely cares about his students, and since we had a small class he took the time to learn everyone's names, even if you were a student who only showed up to class occasionally. Even though he knew who everyone was, he never made anyone feel bad for not attending class if they chose not to, but in all honesty it really benefited you to to show up because he gave a good overview of the sections that followed the textbook without being as boring as the book itself. He also liked to make handouts that he would print out and give out copies that were basically 1-2 page summaries of each section of the book that were a lot easier to understand than the book itself. Some days he would make short handouts with a couple of questions on them and have you work on them in groups (small class, not sure if he could do this if the class size got larger). You got to know the people in your class as well as Bill himself, who occasionally shared some short stories about his life or about other people he knew that were insightful and generally good advice. Test questions were not surprises and if you did the homework you should do very well on them. Would definitely recommend this professor for any class you take if he's available. |
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Jennifer Austin
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3 Recommended |

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Very easy tests, homework doesn't take long, does a good job of covering basic proof techniques and discrete math concepts. Test reviews that make it pretty obvious what you'll see. Willing to help anyone who doesn't understand it initially. Part of your grade is simply showing up and occasionally participating. |
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This is one of the easiest classes I have take at UT (I'm a EE major), so if you want an easy A, def take her. Her tests are just like her review problems and powerpoint problems (but easier). But she's also a very good teacher/lecturer; I would never get bored in the class. She basically goes over the powerpoint slides but also interacts the class by asking questions. You have 3 midterms that are worth 45%, hw 15%, final 30%, and presentation pts 10% (you just have to present 2 hw problems, don't worry about it, they are easy points). This semester, our average for the 3rd exam was low (and by low i mean like a 78), so she said we could drop it and add it to our finals (final was pretty easy as well). |
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M 325K Discrete Mathematics
I would recommend her, she's nice but the class is kind of annoying in the sense that it's like a high school class. She takes attendance every day orally, and marks each individual person down for participation each day. I personally did not like this style because we are in college and I like to feel like an adult. The tests were alright. Overall this class is okay but the material is dreary. It's easy but don't blow it off because Dr. Mann is very very particular and she'll deduct points if your work is right but just not to her liking of sentence structure or whatever. |
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J Mann
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3 Recommended |

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She explains the material clearly and is great about going over homework. |
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Nice lady, lectures are easy to follow, subject matter isn't difficult either. However, my big caveat about her class is that while she does care about making sure the students understand what she's saying, she's terrible at answering questions in class in a way that isn't confusing. AKA, she doesn't have great answers on the fly. However, if you go to her office hours where she has time to think, she's very helpful. Also, with proofs on her test, you have to keep in mind that she has a TA grade all the homeworks, and while you'd imagine it's similar grading styles, our TA this semester appears to have been much more lax than Dr. Mann is on grading as far as proof structure and complete sentences. Learn how she wants you to write them, then you're golden. |
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M 325K Discrete Mathematics
She explains everything thoroughly, taking extra time to explain material that students have difficulty understanding. The course is taught straight from the book, and many test problems were book problems that were not assigned in class. I always felt very prepared for tests. Homework is due once a week and there are 3 tests and a comprehensive final (she told us which topics we would be tested over on the final). Overall, a great professor who really cares about how students do in the class. |
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J Purcell
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3 Recommended |

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Best math prof I've ever met so far. She really cares about her students, would help out a LOT whenever you go to her office hours. Very reliable, clear explanations, will make sure you understand. She has quite a lot of homework but it's normal for math courses. She adds 10% participation points where opportunity to make a perfect 10% is almost guaranteed when you want it. She never rushes through materials. |
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M 325K Discrete Mathematics
She is one of the nicest people I've ever met. You should definetly take a class with her if possible. She explains the material very well and you will never feel lost. There are 2 midterms worth 20% each, the usual weekly homework worth 20%, final worth 30%, and participation points and attendance worth 10%. She does take attendance but it's her way of getting to know everyone. She knows all of our names and what our majors are, which I think is very impressive. Her tests are fair. Maybe a little on the easy side, but why should I complain about that. She is always available for office hours and she was always helpful when I went. I cannot stress enough on how excellent she is! |
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Excellent professor. She gives short-cuts, study tips etc and understands the student's point of view. I made an A in the class even though I blew the first midterm. Hard class, yet fairly easy to make an A. Weekly homework makes it easy to keep in touch with the material. Also, its easy to approach her with any difficulties. |
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BRANDY Guntel
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2 Recommended |

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Dr. Guntel is a very friendly and personable teacher. Everyone liked her and she is pretty helpful and receptive to questions. The course itself is slightly challenging because it is all proofs. The first test was incredibly easy and the second test was next to impossible. Thankfully she had a very generous curve, and she does not want to fail anyone. |
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Very nice and enthusiastic about the course. |
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Bartley Goddard
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2 Recommended |

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Very Good. Easy Tests. |
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This was a very easy and straightforward class. Three midterms, weekly homework from the textbook, and a final. The professor is good about showing you exactly what you need to know for his class. He generally follows the book, although he does teach a few extra topics that aren't in the book. He told us exactly which sections of the book were covered on every test. He also posts practice tests, which are the same format as the tests but with different problems. Some might say his grading is harsh, but in my opinion he graded the tests fairly. He doesn't take off a lot for minor errors, but he doesn't give a lot of partial credit if a problem is completely wrong. The material for this class is not difficult to learn, and the professor keeps the course entertaining by telling us random stories and complaining about a lot of stuff. |
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C Chan
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2 Recommended |

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Professor Chan is amazing!!! Please take this class with him! He is a gud teacher and overall, this is just about the easiest class I've ever taken. There is homework due every week, which is out of 40 points. He doesnt drop any homeworks, but does provide extra credit at the end of the semester. There are 2 exams, worth 80 points. The exams are very easy. they are given in class and consist of about 10 questions. Before the exam, he hands out sample questions (about 20), and those questions show up on the exam....like word for word! what more can u ask for. He is super nice and is very helpful during his office hours. Going to class is optional, it wont hurt u if u dont. |
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Dr. Chan is very talented when it comes to a course like this. No doubt that he's a professor of choice for M325K; whatever examples he would do in class would at most times be from homework he assigns out of the textbook. There were around 8 HWs (2 extra credit HW), two exams, and one final. For exams, he will give you a list of 20 or so problems to practice and will spend at least a week before the exam to go over some problems; the exam itself consists of 4 or 5 questions DIRECTLY from the problem set given. Not so sure if he's an easy A since he was told by the dept. that he was given way too many of them, but nonetheless this class is a guaranteed A or B if you go over the problems he covered constantly.... |
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DANIEL Freeman
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2 Recommended |

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This was by far my easiest class this semester, and from what I've heard, Discrete Math is supposed to be a fairly rigorous course at UT. Freeman was really nice, although a bit nervous (this was his first semester teaching). His tests are exactly like the reviews he hands out, and there was hardly any homework. He posts the outline of his lecture notes online, but he printed them out and gave them to us before each class. He uses the same outline when writing notes, and there is plenty of space to copy what he writes as well as to write down little things he says. Overall a great professor. I'm sure he will get even better once he is used to teaching. |
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Dr. Freeman is a very nice and thorough professor. He works through each lecture with the students and in small class sizes he walks around helping individuals during in class work (not for a grade). His tests are based completely off of lecture and his homeworks are often rather light and are not very frequent (7 assignments this semester). He is very good about communicating with his students via email and his classes are fun to go to. |
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Klaus Bichteler
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1 Recommended |

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Dr. Bichteler is very willing to answer student's questions during the lecture and is also very willing to help students after class and during his office hours. He also makes funny jokes to spice up the lecture sometimes even though his lectures are generally boring. He writes materials up at the blackboard for the lecture. Grading is based on 20% Homeworks, 15% Each of 3 Midterm tests, and 35% Final Exam. Lowest of 3 midterm test grade can also be replaced by final exam grade. |
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J Calcut
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1 Recommended |

M 325K Discrete Mathematics
Took him for 325k... The first thing he said was this class should be fun if it's not I'm doing something wrong. It was fun. The quizes helped me to keep up with the material. They weren't worth many points.. So just hold on to them and study them for the tests. The tests came from notes and quizes. The first test is how all the others will be. So if you do poorly on the first... you can catch up since you know how to study for the others. I learned a lot. Plus he is a great guy. |
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Michael Starbird
1 class times for Spring 2015 |
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1 Recommended |

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Dr. Starbird is amazing! I would definitely recommend taking a math course with him whenever possible. |
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Frank Shirley
2 class times for Spring 2015 |
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1 Recommended |

M 325K Discrete Mathematics
(M325K) Overall, a good professor. He's very friendly and approachable. He always tries to get the class involved during lecture. The subject of the class is really boring, but I think he makes an honest effort to spice it up. You can tell he really loves teaching. Many many homework assignments, 3 tests, final. Doesn't take attendance. |
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ADRIANA Sofer
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1 Recommended |

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Class attendance not required but lectures help A LOT. She's very thorough and explains everything very well. She encourages you to ask questions and will not rush through the material. Professor Sofer is very organized and keeps her lecture notes in a binder. Homework is due once a week; no late homework accepted but drops two lowest grades. She gives two midterms that are not super hard and if you do your homework and the extra problems she gives you are totally prepared. She answers homework questions during office hours and is flexible if your schedule conflicts with her office hours. Homework counts 20%, two midterms counts 25% each and the final is 30% of your final grade. Highly recommend taking Professor Sofer for Discrete or any other math class! |
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A Karakhanyan
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1 Recommended |

M 325K Discrete Mathematics
His lectures focus mainly on the proofs of the stuff we were learning. For engineering majors, it was not very useful information. The tests were based on homework questions. (Actually, all the test questions come from the book, exactly). I got an A without the curve, and I think he will curve alot. (The 1st test average was around 50). |
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Nobuyuki Sato
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1 Recommended |

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Probably one of the best math professors I've taken. He is as clear as a crystal when he speaks. He also structures his class very well. I would recommend everyone to take his classes when he offers them. He apparently is also a co-founder of Centaur Technology after working at Dell. |
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Eric Staron
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1 Recommended |

M 325K Discrete Mathematics
This professor is fantastic! In addition to being funny and interesting, he really knows his stuff! He gives clear examples on the board. His class was always fun because he allowed his class to be relaxed where anyone could talk and contribute while still giving us all the information we need to do well on the tests. He assigns homework every week and you can use that HW on the quiz which have some of the questions assigned. He gives four tests and one final. If you make an 85 or above on all 4 tests, you are exempt from the final. One of the great things about Staron is that he posts the answers of the quizzes and tests online, usually the same day they are given. So studying for his tests are a breeze because you just have to look at his in-class examples and answer sheets for the tests and quizzes. He grades promptly (also took him for 408D and loved him for that class as well) |
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Elizabeth Stepp
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1 Recommended |

M 325K Discrete Mathematics
She's super helpful during office hours and explains things clearly in class. The tests were usually like eight proofs and she would only count seven of them. Awesome prof!! |
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Fernand Charro Caballero
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1 Recommended |

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By the book professor. Lectures are straight forward and mostly from the book, as well as the test problems and concepts. Homework is a large percentage of the grade but most of them are fairly easy to solve. |
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Gary Berg
2 class times for Spring 2015 |
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1 Recommended |

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M325k was a straightforward class. Berg lectures with a steady hand, never too fast nor too slow. For tests, just make sure to study homework problems as well as the proofs discussed in class. Nothing is ever taken from other sources. |
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A Ghosh
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0 Recommended |

Pedro Morales
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0 Recommended |

S Kim
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Arlo Schurle
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Leslie Vaaler
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Altha Blanc Rodin
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H Segerman
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Jane Arledge
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Anna Spice
4 class times for Spring 2015 |
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Marie-Amelie Lawn
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Hans Koch
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Kirk Blazek
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H Wilton
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A Haynes
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M Macasieb
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G Ariel
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L Fouli
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Thomas Sadler
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Phillip L Kushner
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Thai Le
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A Gogolev
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Zachary Miner
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Kanthimathi Sathasivan
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Nikolas Rauh
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M Swenson
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E Seckin
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Ana-Marie Castravet
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Hector Lomeli
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Daniel Allcock
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Mark Daniels
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