MATH 115A

Linear Algebra

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Michael Andrews Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Overall 3.3 Easiness 1.5 Workload 2.7 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 3.5

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Balmer was a tough professor, but I'm only a math minor so take this with a grain of salt. The exams were really difficult, as the previous poster said, but he was always inviting people to his office hours so it's not like he didn't want to help. Sometimes the homework was misguided, especially when there were sections that had multiple problems within a problem. I think the homework would have been better had there been less problems selected more carefully, even if it were graded for correctness rather than completion. He's super smart though if that's any consolation.

Spring Quarter 2019
Michael Bateman Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Omer Ben Neria See Full Profile

Overall 4.2 Easiness 2.2 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.5 Helpfulness 4.8

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If you're looking for a good, straightforward professor for 115A, you can't go wrong with Omer! While his lectures may not be the most engaging, he explains things clearly and concisely. He assumes you have never taken a proof-based math class before, which was helpful for someone like me who has never taken a proof-based math class. He assigns weekly HWs, and weekly quizzes, two midterms, and a final. The tests surprised me because they were a lot more computational, while the homework was almost all proofs. If you go to his office hours, he's a nice guy and will take his time to make sure you understand the material. Overall, would highly recommend taking this as your first upper-div math class with Omer!

Grading: I bombed the first midterm, but learned how to study better for the second midterm and final. I was scared because I heard this class was very difficult, but I ended up doing better in this class than in 33A. If proofs don't come naturally for you, this class will require a lot of effort to complete the HWs and study for the tests.

Spring Quarter 2017
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Tova Brown See Full Profile

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Professor Brown is a lovely and nice teacher. She concerns about her student so much that she managed to answer every questions in the class. But that is a problem because a rather tangential question in class may cause her whole lecture without talking anything about the material. So save your question after class for the sake of others. Her lecture is a little bit disorganized but the exams are easy and the generous curve will give you a decent grade.

March 29, 2015
Jesse Burke See Full Profile

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I took this class with him in Spring of 2013. He's a great guy and is really intelligent, but I did not like his class at all. The class material was already very difficult, especially for first timers in proofs, and this professor just rushed through the material day after day. I don't think I learnt anything from him. To be fair, I heard he was new to UCLA then, and I pretty much gave up on this class by Week 4, so it was a pretty horrible experience. Still, I never felt so lost and discouraged by a class before. I really wish I took this class with a more experienced professor.

Dec. 11, 2013
James Cameron See Full Profile

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He was great. He explained straight from the book, so be sure to read the book before class. Go to his office hours and ask questions. His tests were extremely fair, they had a good mixture of proofs and computation. Don't be afraid, he will end up curving even though he says he won't. Make sure to do all the homework problems. He gives quizzes every discussion too, so be ready for that. I thought his final was substantially harder than his midterms, although some other students though otherwise. Make sure to do the inner product homework, a good chunk of those questions showed up on our final. Overall great class, would take again.

Fall Quarter 2018
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