# The University of Texas at Austin (UT)

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Introduction to the theory and applications of differential calculus of functions of one variable; topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and the mean value theorem and its applications. only one of the following may be counted: mathematics 403k, 408c, 408k, 408n. prerequisite: a score of at least 70 on the aleks placement examination. may be counted toward the quantitative reasoning flag requirement. exams 7-9p tuesdays, february 21, march 27, and may 1. see headnote..M 408K Course Description

Introduction to the theory and applications of differential calculus of functions of one variable; topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and the mean value theorem and its applications. only one of the following may be counted: mathematics 403k, 408c, 408k, 408n. prerequisite: a score of at least 70 on the aleks placement examination. may be counted toward the quantitative reasoning flag requirement. exams 7-9p tuesdays, february 21, march 27, and may 1. see headnote..

## Professors Who Teach M 408K

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J Purcell
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7 Recommended
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M 408K Differential Calculus
Dr. Purcell is an EXCELLENT teacher. In fact, excellent is an understatement. To be short, TAKE HER CLASS IF YOU CAN GET INTO IT. If you need more reason, then here you go: She explains everything thoroughly and gives plenty of examples. Once she's explained a topic, she has us discuss it with our neighbor. If we come up with any questions while doing this, she will answer them. Unlike many math professors here, she is able to teach in a way that relates to her students. AKA she is a human rather than a math robot. She makes sure to try and clear up any confusing concepts. She really, really cares about her students (amazingly, she learned each of our names in a class of 100). She just wants you to do well, and if you actually try, then you should. I'm by NO means a math genius, but, by doing the homework and the readings she assigns, I got an A on my first test. She does not check attendance, but, if you're taking this class and you want to pass, then you better go to class so you can take advantage of her teaching. She also gives 1-problem quizzes at the beginning of each class for us to see where our understanding is at. The problems are from last year's exam, so it's great study material. She doesn't take these quizzes up, it's simply for our benefit. The homework load is extensive, but this is true of every M408k class because everyone has the same homework. Just a word of advice: don't cheat on the homework or get someone to figure it all out for you, because it comes back to get you when the test comes around. The tests are the exact format of the homework, so get in as much practice as you can. Like every M408k class, homework and tests are multiple choice. |
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THE BEST MATH PROFESSOR EVER!! Definitely take this class if you can get into it. The concepts in this class are explained very thoroughly and plenty of examples are given. I was in this class last semester, and our class had the highest average on almost every test, and there were 10 classes of this section. I can't put into words how down to earth and wonderful she is. |
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she is so always so excited about calculus which makes the class a lot more enjoyable! she curves quite a bit and that helps out a lot in the end. she's definately willing to help if you need clarification. i never took calculus in high school, did horribly on all but one of the tests, and somehow still managed to get a B! |
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She is a really good teacher. She is always open for questions, and often times will go out of her way to help you. Not like most college professors. I would definitely reccommend her. |
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Nice, Cares, she even takes the time to try and learn 150 student names by the end of 1 semester. Definantly take HER class if you get the chance. |
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she is the best! take her! she is very organized and methodic.. she wants to get to know her students and she will try to help you as much as she can... |
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Best Math Professor at UT by far. Highly recommended. |
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Corinne Irwin
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You really can't be too nice when you write a review for Corinne Irwin. She is absolutely the sweetest person I have ever met. Out of the four months that I had her class, i don't think I once heard an unkind, cynical, impatient word come out of her mouth even once. She will take and answer your questions at any time. She never makes you feel small for asking what may be a silly question. Prof Irwin's grading system is designed to give you the highest possible chances of getting an A. There are three exams (20% each), a final (25%), and a grade for homework/particpiation (15%) and if your final grade is higher than any of your exam grades, she will replace a bad exam grade with your final grade. Even though I completely bombed the first exam, I pulled an A in the course by doing well on the final. She gives you two hours for the mid-terms, but will stay as late as you need to finish your test. Test questions are generally taken from (or based on) questions assigned from the book. Discussion attendance is absolutely required and she takes attendance randomly in her own class. Prof Irwin takes the time to remember everyone's name and does as much as she can to make a personal relationship with you. She truly cares about her students. Math has always been my weakest subject, but Prof Irwin helped and inspired me so much that I actually learned to enjoy it. Fantastic teacher and woman. Stay after class from time to time and talk to her because she is wonderful to talk with. |
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Very Visual!!! Allows 3 hours to take your tests and will answer close to any question you have on a test. Sometimes she will basically give you an answer. Very nice lady! |
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Irwin is the sweetest person/professor you will ever meet. She is very helpful, cares about her students, and is very passionate about her subject and teaching. If you need help, she will readily be there to help you and she will never fail you. There is homework due once a week, but every calculus class has this requirement, the exams are hard, but are still very fair, attendance is required, but is randomly taken. Her TA is awesome, and she always makes sure she has the best TAs. |
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She is one of the sweetest professors I have ever met. However, she has a way of talking to us like we are in elementary school. Sometimes it's nice because she's trying to make it simple for us, but other times can become very annoying. |
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L Fouli
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She is a really great teacher. She did lots of examples that related to the homework and tests. She was easy to follow and did everything step by step. She cared whether we did well in the class, so she sent out review materials before tests that was not available to other classes. She is really nice and helpful. |
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M 408K Differential Calculus
This is a really great professor! She is really easy to approach if you have questions about anything and really cares about every individuals progress. There are only three tests and several homework grades, one per week. I failed the first test and was devistated. When I talked to the TA she told me to drop the class but Fouli made me stick with it because she really believed I could get through it. To my suprise my study habits changed and I started improving alot on the tests ending up with a B in the class altogether. Definitely study for the tests, dont slack off. It really helps to go over old homework questions before a test because the test is made from the same system as the homework. If you feel like your struggling theres always free tutoring and appointment tutoring at the UT learning Center which helped me tremendously. Oh and office hours arent bad either, as I said before Fouli is really apporachable and eager to answer any questions you may have. Overall great professor and if I had to take this course again I would pick her! |
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Her style of teaching made it easier to understand the material. |
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David Ben-Zvi
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Ben-Zvi was great. I was very scared to take calculus because of all the horrible reviews of seemingly every professor, but I really liked him. He is very timid in lecture but was such a great lecturer. He makes calculus concepts make a lot of sense. Everything in this class is voluntary, including lecture and ta sessions. He says this on the first day. However, both lecture and TA sessions are critical to getting a good grade. If you show up and take notes, you should do fine. My recommendation before the tests is to go back over every one of the homework problems and make sure you know how to do them really well. The exams are EXACTLY like the homework. If you understand all the problems on the homework and know your basic trig you will do fine in this class. Also TA sessions and reviews just go over the homework and explain how to do it. Helped me out tons. |
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Ben-Zvi is a fantastic professor! He really wants his students to learn the material & makes sure everyone is on the same page. He is a sweet man & welcomes his students to office hours all the time. I definitely recommend to go to his class, but he tires to make his office hours available to everyone so if there are any questions or concerns, he is able to help. |
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Lexing Ying
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He welcomed questions and sincerely wanted to make sure that everyone in the class was following the lecture. Lecture notes were posted daily online. Tests were extremely straightforward and represented the questions on the homeworks. It is strongly recommended that you understand EVERY single question on the homeworks because they show up on the tests. There's homework every week, due at 3 am Tuesday morning which is ridiculous ... So yeah, basically finish your homework by Monday night. You should attend every lecture so you don't fall behind, his lectures go pretty quickly and cover a good amount of material. Luckily everything is related to everything else, so toward the final you won't have to worry about forgetting something. |
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M 408K Differential Calculus
Funny guy. Speaks very good english. He writes EXTREMELY fast but he posts everything online so no worries there. He is very understanding and is willing to help you out however he can. I am terrible at math and this was my first time ever seeing calculus and I made an A. That's saying something! GO TO HIM FOR HELP. Be sure to go to class the day of the test because he holds a review and pretty much covers what you NEED to know for the test. Great teacher! |
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S Stirling
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M 408K Differential Calculus
For intro calc, he covered the hwk and answered any questions before they were due every week. He picked questions that were likely to be on the exams and explained them with very good accuracy that helped a lot on understanding 408k and future classes. I never had to go to the UTLC for help when I had him as a teacher. |
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He's the bomb.com... His reviews are wonderful! You really can't ask for more. He's a real cool guy and if you go to class (which I didn't but still got an A) and go to his reviews (PLEASE GO TO HIS TEST REVIEWS) you will do fine. Spence is GREAT! |
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A Ghosh
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M 408K Differential Calculus
He explains things well and at a fast pace. He will generally skip over small easy steps but is more than happy to go back, break it down, and make sure you understand if needed. His lecture notes are well prepared, pre-hand written on paper and displayed on the overhead projector along w/ examples. These are all scanned and posted on blackboard a day or two after the lecture. Attendance is not required, but very helpful. |
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I would say Ghosh is one of the better teachers for 408k. He really cares about the progress of his students and makes himself available if you need help. |
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Anton Dochtermann
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2 Recommended |

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Professor Dochtermann really cares about his students. It was his first year at UT but he made everyone feel welcome. Standard 408k course, however he does like active class participation. Text book not needed. |
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M 408K Differential Calculus
From what I heard from my peers experience with other professors Dochterman is the best. Good teacher with patience. Young guy, can get slightly annoyed with no class participation or class failure to understand topic. |
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Younghun Hong
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Yes and no. He's really sweet, but not so great at teaching the material. He'll help, but there's such a language barrier. If you've taken calc before you wont have many problems. But if you don't know how this isn't the class to learn. The TA was worse than the teacher too. |
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Marie-Amelie Lawn
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1 Recommended |

M 408K Differential Calculus
Her accent can be difficult to understand, but she is a very sweet lady that genuinely cares about her students. The tests are identical to the homework. Feel free to ask questions during lectures, just don't be that prick that gives the foreign professor a hard time for no reason. |
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Nobuyuki Sato
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M 408K Differential Calculus
Sato was a very good professor. Calculus is a hard subject to teach, but I think he did a really good job of explaining the concepts, working out the problems for the class, and he gave lots of examples in class and always thoroughly worked through all of them for us. He was also always available for his office hours and really helped alot when you went with questions. There were somewhat lengthy homework assignments for each section, and we had probable a little over a week to complete them. But all calculus classes have the same homework. Exams are multiple choice, just like all other M 408 K classes, and attendance was never taken in class or in the TA. |
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Pedro Morales
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M 408K Differential Calculus
Great professor! He knows that this is hard material at the college level and will help you do your best in the class. Your first grade will be significantly low because his tests are no joke, but you will quickly get used to them and start acing them if you put in the work! You must put in the work to get a good grade in this class through! Tests are multiple choice and open answer. He is very lenient on the open answer though, I had no clue on one open answer question and he gave me 10 out of 27 points just for attempting the problem. I definitely recommend him, he is one of the best math teachers I have ever had! |
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Frank Shirley
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M 408K Differential Calculus
He really cares about his students. He is passionate about mathematics, which makes him an excellent Calculus professor. He does curve each exam a little bit, but don't rely on the curve. If you don't go to class or do the homework, this course will be very difficult for you. As long as you do those two things, then you will make a good grade. |
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PHILLIP Monin
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Excellent instructor. Makes class pretty interesting and teaches calculus to make it very understandable. Enthusiastic and funny guy as well. Homework is only 10% of your grade, but you will need to do it to get an A. Tests are 20% and the final is 30%. I encourage everyone to take this class with Professor Monin, because he is awesome to understand. Makes calculus seem like a piece of cake. |
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C Samuels
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M 408K Differential Calculus
This is a pretty straight forward class. He only gives online hw and the tests are pretty much from the online hw. Near the end of the course, the tests get a little harder though. You need to know how to solve the problems even if some of them are worded a little differently from the hw he assigns. He drops three hw grades and gives three tests. The last test he gives only has 18 questions so study really hard for that one. All the other tests have 20 questions. As for his final, it was pretty simple. It should take you about a little less than two hours to finish if you double check your work. The final contains 25 questions, so yes, you would want to double check all of your work for every one of his tests. If you go to his office hours, he's extremely helpful and answers any questions off of the hw. My TA wasn't very good so I just stopped going to his discussion sections after the first couple weeks of class. I got an A in his class, and I don't even like math. This class isn't hard. There's also a pretty big curve at the end of the year. |
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Raymond Heitmann
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He is very approachable and explains everything very well if you just go to his office hours. He also gives you a good feeling of what is expected to be on the test. He's very nice and his teaching style is very understandable. |
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Ana-Marie Castravet
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M 408K Differential Calculus
I loved Ms. Castravet!! She is a very nice and sweet professor. She cared so much about the students, that she even asked us what we needed her to do to better improve the class. She presents information pretty clearly. She's one of the better professors who teach Calculus. Get her if you can!!! |
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OLENA Bormashenko
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M 408K Differential Calculus
She is a really nice professor. She tends to take it slow enough in class for students to grasp the material. On the course as a whole, it can be challenging, so if math is not your thing, save your time (and grade), and take it elsewhere |
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S Kocic
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He is a very helpful professor and is very open to questions in class and will go over some of the harder homework problems when they are about due. He was a pretty good professor and broke everything down. I would definetly recommend him. |
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F Jouve
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Office hours are really helpful for understanding concepts and he really cares about his students' progress and the level of understanding. |
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MARIA Gualdani
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She knows her stuff and can be very helpful if you ask questions. All calculus classes are the same, homeworks are lenghty and difficult, better if done with a group. She is not bad considering how difficult calculus is. |
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J Hammond
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David Rusin
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J Lim
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Travis SCHEDLER
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J Callahan
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David Fonken
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Milica Cudina
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Thai Le
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D Fithian
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Phillip L Kushner
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Maria-Cristina Caputo
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B Zheng
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Alessa Rezende De Macedo
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Elizabeth Stepp
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CHIACHIEH Chu
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M Pore
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Kyle Larson
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A Karakhanyan
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BRETT Milburn
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A Haynes
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Jeffrey Danciger
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N Tanushev
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Y Yu
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C Chan
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Anna Spice
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Jonathan Hanselman
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Jane Arledge
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