# The University of Texas at Austin (UT)

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Introduction to the theory and applications of integral calculus of functions of one variable; topics include integration, the fundamental theorem of calculus, transcendental functions, sequences, and infinite series. Only one of the following may be counted: Mathematics 403L, 408L (or 308L), 408S. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408C, 408K, or 408N with a grade of at least C-. Exams 7-9p Tuesdays, February 21, March 27, and May 1. See headnote.M 408L Course Description

Introduction to the theory and applications of integral calculus of functions of one variable; topics include integration, the fundamental theorem of calculus, transcendental functions, sequences, and infinite series. Only one of the following may be counted: Mathematics 403L, 408L (or 308L), 408S. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408C, 408K, or 408N with a grade of at least C-. Exams 7-9p Tuesdays, February 21, March 27, and May 1. See headnote.

## Professors Who Teach M 408L

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David Ben-Zvi
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14 Recommended
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Ben-zvi is the best math teacher I have ever had. He knows his material front and back and knows how to explain it well. He is funny in lectures, which can be a real reprieve from monotonous calculus work, and really prepared me for all the homework and exams. He breaks concepts down in a way that is really easy to understand and truly cares about how the students are doing on assignments. Taking notes is really easy in his classes. He is He is also a very approachable and friendly man. And since he is so smart, it is really to your benefit to see him in office hours, where he is more than happy to explain anything. His attendance was stunning: he only missed one class, and instead of cancelling it he had a really knowledgable professor teach the material that day. Great professor, great class! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
WARNING FOR M408L: All these classes are standardized, all the classes are all put on the same curve, get the same homework, and do the same tests... so the only factor for your grade is the teaching quality of your professor and TA, and your own dedication and ability.Having said that Ben-Zvi was a great professor in my opinion and did his best to make sure all the materials were taught well. I don't know whether it was because the most ambitious students got into his class (pick-a-prof shows his grades being astronomical) or his own ability, but out of six or seven calculus classes... ours was the 2nd highest in average grade.Note: For Fall '06 the curve was anyone with an 80+ got an A, 70+ got a BC, and 55+ got a C. Roughly 44% got an A, 10% got a B, and the rest got C's, D's, or F's. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
While all of the calculus courses are standardized Ben-zvi was a great teacher imo. Our class average was normally higher than the others and I think it was because of his teaching style. He would do a lot of examples, and always made sure people understood them. The TA sessions are essential because the homework could be nearly impossible. We would work out every problem in discussion making homework no problem. For all the people whining about how hard it was... it's calculus, it's going to be hard. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
You can tell he is really passionate about what he does and that he loves it. He is a good teacher and I enjoyed taking his class. Go to the built-in TA sessions, though. They helped a lot and we got to basically do majority of the homework problems each week. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
He was very thorough and provided many examples. The class is standardized across the sections, so he wasn't responsible for homework or tests. Didn't require attendance (actually told us not to come if we didn't find it helpful). |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Very strong lecturer. He explains everything at a steady pace and if you take notes and read over the textbook you should be fine with the homework. There are 14 homeworks but he drops the lowest 3. There are 3 midterms and a final, all multiple choice. If you study they are easy. Ben-zvi's class always got either the highest or second highest score on the exams. He is very nice and cares about his students progress. The curve at the end is outrageous. An 80% or above was an A. I ended up with a 108% in the class. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
He's a pretty good teacher. The TA sessions really help. Alex Kahle, the TA, helped a lot on the homeworks. All the M408L classes are curved together at the end of the semester. For our semester, there was a 10 point curve. All the homeworks and tests are multiple choice. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Ben-Zvi is an extremely knowledgeable guy who genuinely cares about the progress of his students. He takes the time during and outside of class to make sure that everyone understands the material, and he is super helpful during his office hours!! He is also an incredibly nice guy and is not the least bit rude or condescending. Some people say that his stutter gets in the way of their learning BUT IT IS NOT BAD AT ALL. Dr. Ben-Zvi was my favorite teacher last semester and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and everyone!! Homework load: 1 - 15 to 20 question assignment a week on Quest (10% of grade), Tests: 3 exams and 1 final (the rest of your grade) |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Ben-Zvi is a really nice guy. He will go out of his way to help you- office hours are very helpful. His class routinely has the highest exam averages. There is a reason for that. He has a way of explaining things in very understandable terms that is wonderful. |
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One of the better Calculus professors, but it doesn't really matter what section you take: they're all identical. If you don't like one professor, go to another one. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Very approachable. Open to questions, especially during office hours. Taught significantly better than Radin (who was his sub for a day) Moves at a reasonable pace. Inserts jokes into explanations thus making lecture more entertaining |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Excellent teacher. Thoroughly teaches material and is open to questions. When I took this class, the TA was the best math TA I've ever had. Go to discussions- they help so much. If you've taken calc k, you know how calc works: one homework every week due 3am tuesday and the tests are quest questions. His lectures were located in ECJ but it was worth the walk. He teaches the concept at the beginning of class then walks through several examples. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Ben-Zvi is a really nice guy. Sometimes he gets a little flustered/frantic, but he knows the material pretty well and is always willing to help you understand it better. The class is quest based, so doing the homework and paying attention in class is a fair guarantee that you're ready for the exams. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
He is probably the best professor that teaches the course. Our class repeatedly had the highest overall averages. The tests are standard for the department so his statistics prove he is the best He teaches slowly and makes sure people understand, and he is very easy to approach. His office hours are extremely helpful if you are having trouble. |
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L Fouli
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M 408L Integral Calculus
It really depends on how you learn but Dr. Fouli's teaching style fit me perfectly. She writes up on the white board all class period going over examples of problems. She always asks to see if the class is following and really cares about how her students are doing. There are 3 tests none of which can be dropped and a final. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Extremely nice and helpful. Cares about the progress of students. She holds extra office hours before exams and will help you out with the curve at the end to give you the grade you need. Her class consistently had the highest or second highest average out of all the classes on each test. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
She was a very nice teacher. She explained things really well in class. She is easily approachable. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Very effective communicator. She cares about students progress, and will make herself available. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Fouli is extremely well-versed in teaching calculus. She went slowly enough for the class to follow along and understand the material and checked periodically with the class to see if we understood. If anyone had a question, she would re-explain problems in a different way to help us out. She writes really clear examples and lets you go to her office hours and copy her personal notes if you miss class. She also releases extra practice exams before the tests and final for us to use which was extremely helpful. I struggled with 408K but excelled in 408L because of Professor Fouli.Also, they always curve the semester grades... |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Very considerate of class and has no problem going back over and reviewing anything a student doesnt understand. She helps you during the actual class period, and after about 5 minutes if not understood, then she tells you to go to office hours. Do online HW's weekly! I never did them actually by myself and it really hurt me because when i copied people's answers each week, come test time it was more difficult to grasp everything. I got a B in the course with a final avg of 73.6 so there is always a decent curve. |
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David Fonken
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5 Recommended |

M 408L Integral Calculus
I'm one of those who thinks it doesn't really matter who you take for departmentalized calculus, but if you're dead set on getting a great professor I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Fonken. He does a lot of examples in lecture and encourages active learning. Along the way he gives you hints about how to tackle problems when you have a long list of techniques that could possibly be used. I liked him most for his personality, he is an upbeat and incredibly nice guy--very optimistic and sweet. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Fonken is a genuinely nice guy. He truly cares about the progress among the students, and he will frequently stop and ask if the class has any questions. Each class would start with a warm-up reviewing the lecture before and this definitely helped our understanding. Our class routinely had the strongest averages on tests among all of the different professors. The TA, Eric, was outstanding as well. 408L is all done by the online service (weekly homework, three tests and a final) so the professor is the only difference between the classes. That being the case, I doubt there is a better one among the group and would strongly recommend Professor Fonken. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Dr. Fonken really knows his stuff! He's a really nice guy who is a good lecturer and really wants his students to do well. He gives plenty of opportunities to ask questions in class and generally answers the questions very well. It helps to attend lecture and definitely attend the TA sessions. Without my TA, Eric, I wouldn't have done near as well. There is a weekly homework that is due every tuesday at 3 in the morning. No quizzes. There are three tests and a final. The tests took two hours and had between 15-20 problems. The final took three hours and had about 25 problems. There is usually a curve for the class, for me it was if you had an 83 or above for the semester you got an A for the course. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Awesome professor. He knows what he's talking about, always open for questions, and generally cares about your progress. The class itself is pretty difficult. Same work as all of the other professors though (the homework server). So homework due every week, and 3 midterms and a final. There ends up being a good curve at the end of the sememster though. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Very approachable, really nice guy, explains the material really well and reinforces concepts from the previous lecture at the beginning of lecture. Does a lot of examples. |
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Y Cheng
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3 Recommended |

M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Cheng is an great professor! I think we had the highest average in 408L last semester. Workload are heavy, but I think it is true for all 408L classes,not just her. You will have 1 homework per week, and they are not that easy. The exams, however, are easy. I got all A's on them,and I think the average in class are around 80 something. She explained examples in details,but sometimes go a little bit fast. Attendance is not mandatory, but if you wanna make an A,make sure you go to all the classes or copy all the notes from your friends. I usually just go to the lectures and I did not attend any TA sections. Overall, she is a great professor, and she know what she's teaching. I highly recommend to take 408L with her! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Overall I thought Cheng was a really good teacher because she made it a point to go through each step slowly and thoroughly so you really understand the material. Every once in a while she would go a little too fast for the hard stuff and painfully slow through the easy stuff, but for the most part she explained each concept thoroughly. As far as the class goes, I spent the most time on my school work for work in this class by far. You really have to commit to the workload and make it a point to do the difficult homeworks and study hard for the tests (which contain problems much easier than the homework so don't worry). She even had a little bit of a sense of humor sometimes during class which was weird. I know a lot of people who hated their Calculus professors but I was shockingly pleased with Cheng. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
The tests are the same for everyone pretty much, no matter which teacher you get (its all through quest). Make sure you look at old exams as sometimes you will see similar questions since they all come out of a question bank. Other reviewers said she had mic problems, which is true, however her english is very understandable. Another good thing is that the material she teaches is straight forward and she does examples from the homework. Make sure you go to the TA sessions because this is where they pretty much help you with homework. Also, Cheng gives a review the day of the test that provides hints as to whats going to be on the test. |
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William Kalahurka
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3 Recommended |

M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Kalahurka is, in my opinion, one of the better professors for this class if you plan on doing well. I've been in classes of other M408L professors and learned less in the same amount of time. Kalahurka is efficient and his lectures are organized and extremely learnable. I highly recommend that if you plan on going to class and making a good grade, to sign up for his section. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Bill is a fantastic professor. Easily the best professor I've had in my time at UT. He is a total bro and just super laid back. At the same time, the dude knows his stuff. What a class act. On the first day I thought I wouldn't be able to understand a word he said, turned out he was just the best. Totally recommend him for any math class. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Kalahurka is definitely one of the best calculus teachers at UT! He explains concepts very clearly and is always available for office hours and by email. Although M 408L is a difficult course, as long as you work to understand the concepts in the homework's (which will be no problem if you attend his lectures and at least a good portion of the TA sessions), you will make it through this course. Try to get Julia Bennet for a TA and even if she isn't with Kalahurka, go to her reviews/ TA sessions they are insanely helpful! |
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A Gogolyev
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Overall I think this professor teaches calculus well and tries his best to put forth a good learning environment. He does so by making jokes/talking jokingly every once in a wile and is interactive with the students which helps a lot towards making a dry class such as calculus more bearable. Also this professor will work with you if you have any legitimate conflicts with the exam times in as much as the department rules allow him to. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Always makes sure the students have a clear understanding before moving on. He's a nice guy, you get used to the accent. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
does his best to make a hard subject bearable for his students, encourages people to try and answer questions in class but discourages wrong answers, good about seeing you after class if you are confused, tries to be funny when he can |
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Edward Odell
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Odell is a great professor! He is very energetic during lecture. He likes to through in random comments and questions about things other than calculus, so it keeps you from falling asleep. He posts all of his notes on blackboard and then follows them directly during lecture. He also works example problems that aren't on his notes. His notes are extremely descriptive and very very helpful. Homework is assigned once a week through Quest, and 3 homework grades are dropped. Three tests and a final. The tests are exactly like the homework, they are given at night from 7-9p. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
The class and exam structure is pretty similar, if not exactly the same, as the M 408K course. Odell is pretty good at teaching the material and tries to make everything as clear as possible. He is very open for questions and is very easy to talk to. I never really attended any of his office hours but i know alot of people did and said it helped alot. The discusions are also not extreamly necessary to go to, unless you have questions on the hw or are not understanding a concept. Other than that it's a pretty average math course. |
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A Mellet
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Best calc teacher at UT. He does a very good job of explaining the material during class. Homework is online and fairly reasonable. Tests are administered by the math department. He curves at the end of the semester. For our class an 83 was an A. His lectures are well organized and his examples help explain the equations. great teacher. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Mellet is a vert fast paced teacher, but he knows everything that you could ever ask him about calculus. His office hours are awesome because he always givs you alot of personal help. Great professor! |
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BRANDY Guntel
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Guntel was a really great teacher! She was the first teacher I ever encountered at UT that actually made an effort to get to know everyone in her class by name. She truly showed that she cared about her students being successful and she was a really funny and easy person to listen to in class. I wish all of my math classes had teachers like her! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Guntel was overall a pretty great professor. If you haven't had any Calculus experience then this is probably not the class for you, but if you have had a decent amount of experience (from high school, etc.) then you should be able to catch on to the harder problems. The tests come straight from the Quest bank so if you learn how to do every question on every homework assignment (by reading the explanations after the due date) over the chapters on the test, then you should do fine. I made an A and I honestly wouldn't say I worked the hardest I have in my life. I just understood all of the concepts. The hardest concepts will most likely be on the test, so if you don't study for them and just think they won't be there, they will. The rarest and hardest questions are always on every test. The final was the hardest test of all and was the lowest grade of the semester on a test. All ending grades (depending on your number grade at the end) were all USUALLY bumped up one letter grade. (For example, ending with an A- will get you an A if you don't already have one, ending with a B+ will get you an A- after the curve, etc.) |
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Jane Arledge
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M 408L Integral Calculus
FYI, this course is restricted to CNS students.nShe's really good at teaching the material. Like really good. And if you participate in class or like math whatsoever, she'll like you.nShe's a good person an can be funnynHomework seemed excessive but proved worthwhile.nOh, and she doesn't do +/- (at least right now) so that A- I got is, BAM!, an A. |
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Elizabeth Stepp
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M 408L Integral Calculus
very good at teaching, funny, caring, fair grader, pretty easy tests...the class is not bad if you just work the homework problems and keep up..an A is very much possible..just do the homework! it prepares you for the test.there is nothing on the test which she has'nt already gone over in class several times.take her.she is the best professor for calculus! |
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Maria-Cristina Caputo
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Definitely knows what she is talking about, goes through a lot of examples, pretty accessible, seems to want students to do well, very nice. |
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M Moore
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Moore is a nice, friendly teacher |
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G Harcos
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M 408L Integral Calculus
He is simply amazing, his techniques and his lectures are essential for the classThe test is extremely easy and as long as you listen to his class, you will have a definite A |
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Evelyn M Schultz
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C Kim
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D Khosla
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J James
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Leslie Vaaler
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K Mallmann
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Mark Daniels
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J Rath
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MARIA Gualdani
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M Gonzalez
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A Haynes
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Corinne Irwin
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E Katerman
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Phillip L Kushner
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Robert Gompf
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B Zheng
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