# 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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Diane Radin
No class times this semester |
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18 Recommended
Most Recommended |

M 408L Integral Calculus
She teaches nice and slow so that you understand the material. She really knows her stuff and makes the class tolerable. Easy enough though because the tests are all MC. Do AND study the HW's and you'll be fine |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Radin was one of my best math professors! She knows the material very well and thoroughly goes through example after example. I loved her! She expects you to know the material covered in M408K, so I had to review for that--but she was accessible. There was also quite a big curve at the end of the semester. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
She is a great calculus teacher. Her lectures are funny and essential to understanding the material. She obviously wants the class to do well and is very easy to approach. Attendance is not part of your grade, but I have tried to make every lecture. There are fifteen homeworks total, and the three lowest are dropped. The tests are not curved, but I believe the final averages will be curved. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
She goes through so many problems in every class so you have a lot of experience working problems. She is very available during office hours and will be very patient with you and help you out. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
One of the best profesors at UT. She really explains the examples and encourages you to ask questions. The exams are departmental so all of them count. The homework counts for 10%, do all of them. The hmwk is normally harder than the tests. So if you can do the homework you can do the tests, in theory. All these other reviews are wrong, she is a really great teacher. I got discouraged from the other reviews when i was registering for the class but i was suprised how wrong they were. Take this class if you need to understand 408L. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Her class this semester (Spring '06) had the highest class averages out of all the M408L classes...This says alot about her. She is an EXCELLENT teacher, she explains the material slow enough for every one to understand with details and plenty of examples so that you understand the material. She is very honest and will tell you what exactly you need to do to do good in this class, go to class everyday because each bit counts toward earning your A! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
I took this class and we had the best average out of all the L classes. She's a great instructor, answers questions, teaches the material clear and effectively and tries to get the class involved. She only goes over material you really need to know, so there is no application to your life crap that you waste time in class on. I had a great TA, Josh, who also had high reviews of her. There is homework due every Tuesday at 3 a.m. (Monday night) and three tests and a final. If you study the homework closely (I redid every problem before the test), you will do fine. The tests come straight from the homework with altered numbers. Make friends in this class and it will go a lot easier. And attend EVERY DAY-or know someone who has. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Radin is a great teacher who really knows calculus. She always gives a lot of examples in class, so I never had to go to my TA session unless I needed homework help. She's smart, clear, focused, etc...everything you want in a math teacher! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
She writes everything out on the board, so she doesn't do things faster than you can copy them. She pauses periodically to ask for questions, and she'll re-explain anything you need. Her TA, Heather, is really good. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
I loved Professor Radin! I really enjoyed her class! At first, I was really worried after the first homework assignment. But after awhile I got used to the workload and I always worked on homework with a friend. Also, GO TO OFFICE HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!! They really help! Study the homeworks and you'll do fine on the tests! =) I ended up with an A in the course. My TA however was a first year TA and he didn't really know what he was doing and he was sometimes disorganized. He had never seen any of the tests, and he couldn't tell us what types of problems were on them. He was extrremely approachable though and helped out with homework questions!! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Compared to my high school teacher for calculus, Prof. Radin's teaching style is worse. However, she knows what she is talking about, and enjoys teaching calculus. During class she just writes on the board, and gives examples, therefore you never have to read the book if you go to class. I recommend always going to class as well because you learn new material each time, so if you miss one class you will be behind in the next class. Homework is on the quest system, no quizzes, 3 midterms, and 1 final. The homeworks are fairly easy if you go to class and understand the material. My TA sessions helped because the TA helped with our homework. The midterms are exactly like the homeworks just different numbers. I thought the class was fairly easy to get an A in, you just need to attend class. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
She has a good lecture style - animated and a very east coast delivery. She explains things clearly, and engages the large class regularly. She obviously likes teaching. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
As a side note, all 408L/K teachers have the same grading policy with the same homework/tests. 10% of your final grade is homework, 60%exams(3) 1% a math assessment (possible to get a grade of 200 on), and 29% on the final exam. From what I've heard others say about the other teachers, I believe that Radin is one of the best. She tries to make the class fun, can be understood clearly, and gives the reasoning behind mathematical proofs. As for TAs, I highly recommend Ernie, he was fun and helpful |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Radin is definitely the best calc prof at UT. She explains extremely well, and knows exactly where students will have trouble and makes sure to stress those parts. All the non-science 408L exams are identical (same problems just different values given), and my class consistently had the highest exam averages highly due to Radin. She occasionally puts a problem on the board and has the class work it out. After a few minutes she'll go around asking to see everyone's responses giving praises if correct and criticism if wrong. A bit harsh but keeps you on the ball. She's definitely strict, but it only helps you do better by making it a point to pay attention and put your work in the class. 3 quest-based exams, quest-based hw, and one comprehensive quest-based final exam. The consistency with the hw and exams being quest-based definitely helps. Exams are pretty similar to the hw. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Really knows her stuff. She can explain the concepts extremely well and is available for help during her office hours. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professer Radin is a VERY good teacher. She explains everything very well and sometimes derives the simple things so we can understand where it came from. She does a lot of examples and gets the class to be involved. If you pay attention in class, its really easy to understand and learn the material. The test and homework are from quest, so if you can do the homework then you can do the tests. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
How well you do in calculus is strongly dependent on the teacher. Radin is amazing! She does expect you to know a lot but she is nice and teaches better than any of the other professors. She provides exanples for every theory we have to learn. Homework is 10% and done online through Quest. Tests make up another 60% and the Final is 30%. Overall, a great class! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
One of the only Calculus teachers at UT that doesnt have a terrible foreign accent. Also, she is a great teacher and material is usually presented in a way that is understandable. Easily the best teacher for Calculus. |
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John Gilbert
No class times this semester |
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17 Recommended |

M 408L Integral Calculus
Dr. Gilbert chairs the undergraduate 408K/L/M program, so he has the best TAs and prepares you well for all the tests. The best part of Dr. Gilbert though is he teaching methodology. He comes to class with his British accent and sweaters/kahkis every day, and you never know what to expect from him. When discussing integrals, he will borrow someones backpack and then all of the suddent start writting on it with chalk. Or with multivariable calculus, he borrows a random umbrella and uses it to demonstrate skiing and its relation to the third variable, z. NEVER come to class tired, because if you fall asleep, he will throw chalk at you. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
A really dynamic & intelligent professor. A common problem you encounter when dealing with such smart, specialized teachers is that they have a hard time teaching and relating easy concepts--that is not so with Gilbert, as I took him for basic integral calculus. He conducts a compelling lecture (but the material only allows so much sometimes...) and does HW problems as examples toward the end of class. He sets the HW bank and tests, which are standard across all sections and multiple choice. There's HW every week, 3 tests, some quizzes, and an exam. He has a really great TA right now too, Bill, who is very clear and thorough in his explanations during TA sessions. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Gripping, funny, writes and explains concepts clearly |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
One of the best math profs---good explanations and caring teacher. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Gilbert does an excellent job explaining the material and helps with the homeworks, something not all other professors do. He can be quite funny at times, and he makes class interesting. However, if you sit in the first couple of rows you are likely to get picked on throughout the semester. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
BEST CALCULUS TEACHER AT UT!!!! He's funny and interesting, and teaches the material in an easy-to-understand way. I had a really bad teacher for 408K, and he stiil made 408L bearable. Even if you cant get into his class, go to his lecture and he'll try to get you in. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
He is great!!!! One of the best math teachers I have ever had. He seems to be the best calculus teacher to take. I had him for 408K and did everything I could to get into his 408L class. He went out of his way to help me get into his class. He is very funny, but dont sit in the front row unless you want him to use you as an example. He also has a great memory. If you ask a question one day he will remember it the rest of the semester!!! Overall a great teacher. PS if you want to do well on the tests, then just go over your homework questions and practice them!! if you can get a friends homework to do then i recommend doing that too. The more practice, the better you are likely to do. Take this class with Gilbert!!! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Good teacher (best for Calculus). Liked him better in 408K but he was still good here, he just doesn't baby you anymore. Tells really corny Calculus jokes when he is trying to make a point, so can be entertaining. Is always late to class by at least five minutes. Can actually understand him. The tests and homework are standard throughout the department, but he is the main one who sets them, so if you can get him, do it, because he always goes over the stuff that is going to be on the test. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Gilbert is a cool guy. He is funny and engages students in a math class, which doesn't usually happen. He is very detailed with his boardwork and explanations and does what he can to help students to understand |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
He is a great teacher who loves to interact with the class and who tries to make learning calculus as painless as possible. 408L is a hard class no matter who your teacher is but Gilbert does an amazing job of teaching you what you need to know!He also has an English accent which makes listening to him entertaining. If you go to class and redo all of your homeworks before each test you will do fine in the class and their is usually at least a 5 point curve on the class at the end. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
What can you say about Gilbert??? He is probably one of the best Calculus professor's i've ever had. He explains the material in a way that you will understand it. He try's and tells stupid jokes to break up the monotony of calulus and it's actually pretty nice. Great professor, I took him for 408k, 408l, and i'm going to take him for 408m also. If your going to take calculus take gilbert because 408k and 408l are standardized anyways you will be doing homework from the homework server and the exams are the exact same format as the homework, multiple choice scantron exams. It's a bit different format than the traditional math test, but everyone in those classes are going to have the same types of questions so might as well take the better professor. He will tell you what to study and if you ask him correctly he will elminate certain questions so you don't have to study those for the exams. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Gilbert is an old British man that came to UT with a PhD in math for mathematical research about 20years ago and then decided to start teaching. He creates the homeworks for all of 408K, so even though this class is hard, its better to get lectured from the man that creates the homework and you can see how he wants you to approach the problems. the exams are almost the same as the homework so know the homework backwords and forwards. Also, his sense of humor is entertaining during the lecture( i.e. throwing chalk at sleeping students or making students buy him some coffee outside in the middle of class). From what i've heard, he is the best choice out of the current staff teaching this class. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Gilbert is well educated and knows his calculus. He makes the tests so he knows what he needs to show you. He also gets first pick on TAs. This is not a simple course, going to office hours will be useful. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Extremely charismatic and fun to listen too. He does a great job of requiring students to interact, and tries to get the student asking to question to figure it out on their own. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
For the non-Calc lovers, he makes Calc fun. He at least makes you want to come to class daily. 3 test, 14 homeworks, and a final like all the other calc classes. Though he is British, you can understand him just fine. He does lots of examples, and honestly, you could just do homework during class and be fine homework wise.PS. A few tips: Watch out for flying chalk! Sit on the 1st 3 rows (for viewing reasons, and he picks on people further back), and don't wear a hat or admit to bringing an umbrella. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Probably one of the better calc teachers at UT. He tries to keep his lectures interesting, and sometimes succeeds. Definitly knows his stuff, and is very friendly. |
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David Ben-Zvi
3 class times for Spring 2014 |
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13 Recommended |

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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M 408L Integral Calculus
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
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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John Meth
3 class times for Spring 2014 |
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8 Recommended |

M 408L Integral Calculus
Meth is a great prof. He knows the material inside-out and backwards, and he communicates it to the students very well. He's likable and laid-back. I have friends taking this same class with another professor this semester and from the sound of it, their professor is not remotely as helpful as Meth was when I took it. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Great professor. Explains concepts out thoroughly. If you do not understand calculus with him teaching you, you probably will never understand calculus. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
For a calculus course, John is probably the best professor available if you are taking this class just to fulfill a prereq or graduation requirements and while trying to not destroy your GPA. Textbooks will have absolutely no value to you, because the exams are exactly like the homework problems. Don't let that fool you, they are hard. But this professor does an excellent job explaining the conceptual framework behind the numbers as well as working out problems to demonstrate how it's done. Unlike most math professors, he's actually got a great sense of humor, he tells your explicitly what kind of tricks the math departments like to pull on students. Helpful office hours, incredibly sharp guy. I would highly recommend him unless you really want to know how double integrals are applicable in astrophysics.... |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Meth is a pretty good M 408L professor. He speaks clearly and loudly, explains the material relatively well, and is actually a pretty funny guy. He points out all the "tricks" that you will see on the exams. Attendence is not required, but you should go to class even though a lot of the examples he uses in class is in the book. If you know how to do all the problems on the homework, you will do fine in the class. The exam questions are very similar to the homework questions. I got an A in the class, no problem. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
He knows his stuff, and as the semester goes on, he becomes more comfortable with the class and begins cracking more jokes to keep the class light. Either that, or he becomes more jovial as the subject material becomes harder. One of the biggest pros about him, and take this with as many grains of salt as you see fit, is that you can understand him when he lectures. That can sometimes be a problem in math courses. He teaches well, and I enjoyed being in his class. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Take his class. If you have Calculus experience with Integration you will ace his tests. Series was the toughest part of this class but Meth helps you cruise through it. If you study hard you will get an A. Just do the homework over and over again and you will be fine for the exams. It is crucial you get an A on the first test. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Meth is a new professor to UT and therefore he is actually quite good. He is excellent at explaining complicated and mostly painful calculus concepts, and giving the students simple ways to solve problems. His homework is online on Quest (like everyones now), and are very good and accurate representations for what you will see on the test. I would recommend taking Meth! He really is a good math teacher and is very accessible to the students, a rarity for such a large student class. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Meth is great professor. He really knows how to dumb down calculus. I always say that learning math very much depends on the professor and well Meth does his job very well... He answers any questions that students have and is very approachable after class. I highly recommend him to anyone that feels uneasy about taking calc |
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Shinko Harper
No class times this semester |
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7 Recommended |

M 408L Integral Calculus
Good professor! Takes the course with stride. She had the highest test averages out of all of the M408l classes with good reason. Difficult concepts due to the material in the course, but going to her office hours made all the difference. She's so relatable and approachable and never indimidates you. Take her! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Very good Calculus instructor. She talks fast, but works slowly and does many repetitions of a certain concept to make it concrete. She encourages questions and does not belittle you if you do not understand. Good Prof! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Harper obviously wants her students to succeed. She is very available and very energetic; that shows in the understanding of her students. I struggle a lot in math but she really helped me along. If you are willing to do the homework this class is for you. A MAJOR plus is that this is the only calculus class that is not multiple choice, so you turn in homework once a week and the tests are partial credit. I really recommend Harper, she has been one of my favorite professors. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Dr. Harper is hands-down the best professor for M408L. Her lectures are clear and easy to follow and understand. She truly cares about her students and wants them to do well. She is very easy to learn from, as evidenced by the fact that our class maintained the highest or second highest average of all M408L classes throughout the semester. There are three midterms, each worth 20%, a final worth 30%, and the weekly homework assignments (around 20 problems) are worth a total of 10%. The same computer that generates the homework generates the tests and final, so it is easy to do well if you work hard and understand the material. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Awesome teacher! She was very enthusiastic about the course and cared about her students. If you dont understand the material in class, you should go to her office hours, they helped significantly. Very nice and approachable. Also the end of the semester curve was 5 points! I would recommend her to anyone. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Very very good at teaching the material and skipping over difficult concepts that we don't need to know unlike some teachers who teach everything regardless and just confuse you |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
very interactive |
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L Fouli
No class times this semester |
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6 Recommended |

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
No class times this semester |
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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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Eric Staron
No class times this semester |
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4 Recommended |

M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Staron was wonderful, he taught in a simplistic manor in class and was willing to answer questions at the end of class. He was extremely helpful during his office hour, remaining patient with everyone, careful to make sure that they understood everything. I would recommend him for anyone taking M408L! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Staron was probably the best math teacher I have ever had. His lectures were straight-forward and he was always at office hours to help people out. If you miss a class, don't worry bc he posts the lecture notes online right after class. There is one homework assignment due a week with about 20 questions, and the material on tests is just like the problems on the homework. Try to get this professor, he's awesome! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
This professor saved my butt time and time again! He was always available for office hours, and was always very invested in how I was doing; however, I feel that was largely because of my effort to attend as many office hours as I could. Staron was an EXCELLENT math teacher: I have never had a better one. Take this professor! He is hands down the best of any available. I cannot say enough good things about him. Very informal, and very, very helpful! |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
He's technically only a grad student but he knows his stuff. I switched from another professor who I could not understand and I'm glad I did. His class is chill, he's a funny guy, and its not at all awkward to ask questions in his class. (Plus he does a good job at answering them) The test averages for his classes were CONSISTENTLY HIGHER than any of the other Calculus 408L classes, regardless of the fact that there were actually PhD professors teaching those courses. (and we all took the same tests) Because he's young he relates well to students and really takes teaching seriously. (He uses like 12 different colors of pen when he gives lectures just so everything is easier to understand) |
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Y Cheng
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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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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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William Kalahurka
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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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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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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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John Luecke
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Luecke is an extremely nice guy and is a great math professor. It was his first year teaching 408L and I thought he did a good job. He's extremely smart and can sometimes go quicker than people can keep up, but he'll slow down if you ask any questions. You have a weekly homework assignment, 3 midterms and a final. There is a curve at the end of the semester but it depends on how well all classes for 408L did. You have to work hard to get an A in this class, I know I did. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Excellent Professor. Takes time out of his schedule to make sure you understand the homework and the tests. Talks slowly during class so that you are sure to understand everything. Its important to read outside of class as with all math courses. Sometimes he extends his office hours If you need extra help. |
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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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Andrew Neitzke
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M 408L Integral Calculus
This professor is a genius. Was valedictorian at Princeton. Has a PhD from Harvard. He is young and full of energy. He is genuinely excited about what he is teaching. In class he gives very thorough, well organized notes and later posts them online. He lets you ask questions in class and gives very good explanations. Huge bonus that English is his first language in comparison with teachers from many other math courses. I have not had to look at the textbook once, nor have I gone to a single TA session. You get everything you need from class. Exams are uniform across all the calc II classes, but his exam averages are always higher than the other classes. Would choose him as my professor for any and every math related course if it was possible. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Professor Neitzke is a genius. He can answer any math questions off the top of his head and explains it clearly every time (or until you understand it). He is an amazing teacher and really connects with his students. During lecture he reviews past lectures and thoroughly explains examples. He doesn't skip steps, so if you forgot your algebra or trigonometry, it is okay. All the lecture notes are also posted on his website, if you miss lecture or don't take notes. Dr. Neitzke is very helpful in office hours and responds quickly to e-mails. He had his first child during the semester and still held office hours, responded to e-mails, and found great replacements for lectures. He was born in the US and has years of experience teaching, so he is clear and concise. Professor Neitzke is young and excited about math, he is one of the best math teachers I have ever had. |
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Gary Berg
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Dr. Berg posts all of his notes on-line for M408L, which is great if you ever miss a class. Most of his examples relate to problems in the homework (14 assignments, top 11 scores count for you homework grade). The assignments (on the quest server) and tests are the same for all M408L classes, and the tests are multiple choice. There are 3 tests (each 20% of your grade - and you can't drop one), and the second test was by far the hardest one. I would recommend going to the TA sessions, even though they aren't required, because you can usually get all of your homework questions answered. Other strengths: he let class out early if we finished the lesson and didn't have questions, he always went over missed questions on the exams, and I've heard he was helpful in office hours. |
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M 408L Integral Calculus
I hear so many complaints that he "teaches straight from the book" and see people visibly frustrated after they outright ask him in class what questions will be on a test, and he just laughs off their obviously unreasonable request. As for complaints that he doesn't prepare his own lectures and copies questions straight from the book etc, my response to that is no one even bothers to open their books anyways, so whether or not he lifts his whole lecture from the book or comes out with the most original lectures is really arbitrary. |
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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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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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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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Gary Hamrick
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M 408L Integral Calculus
A funny old man, I usually enjoyed attending lecture and found it very beneficial. He would always answer questions during class. Even though he would make it seem like it was a bother, he never actually got annoyed with answering questions. Definitely a plus because that's what professors should do. I felt completely prepared by attending his lectures and doing my work outside of class. I recommend this prof. Also, for the class in general, try out a few different TA's to find one you like. (Attendance isn't mandatory for class or TA sessions) I don't recommend Cesar but really liked Radin's TA. |
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A Gogolev
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Great professor, very clear lecturer. Made sure the material never got too hard, or the work too overwhelming. Head and shoulders above the other math profs at UT. |
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Jacob Glenn-levin
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Most of his classes are just him working out a few examples of a topic, or showing you the rules on how to do different types of problems, a fairly straightforward approach to calculus. As someone who has already learned all this material in high school, I didn't find anything wrong with how he taught, but some of the things you learn (such as an overly complicated way of doing a super easy topic like Riemann sums) were just, bizarre, but that was more of the curriculum's fault than his. |
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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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M Moore
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Moore is a nice, friendly teacher |
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Mei Yin
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M 408L Integral Calculus
Two tests and a final. Easy tests if you do the homework and understand the material. She gave us practice tests that were identical to the actual thing. There will also be 10-12 quizzes. There was also a practice final. She and the TA did the practice tests for us in class and in the TA session. The averages for Test 1 and 2 were 76 and 69 respectively. The final exam average was 69. The quizzes were really easy.The class average at the end was a 76, so she didn't curve. One of the better Diff Eq professors. |
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Robert Gompf
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Katherine Davis
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Maria Gualdani
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Frank Shirley
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M Henry
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Corinne Irwin
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Evelyn Schultz
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Phillip L Kushner
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K Mallmann
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M Gonzalez
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