MATH 31BH

Integration and Infinite Series

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Erkao Bao See Full Profile

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Anyone need a single variable calculus (loose leaf) with launchpad access book? (Needed for Math 31B Calc 2) I'm selling mine for $95! Email me pavanbasra@yahoo.com

Sept. 30, 2015
Tova Brown See Full Profile

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Professor is really nice, she answers every question people have in the lecture even ifit takes 30 minutes to go through a problem (which many people may already know). Lectures are short so you might actually have to read the textbook for more comprehensive understanding.

Midterm consists of 8 problems, 5 points each. Final has 12 problems. For both midterm and final she added one or two specific problems that you probably won't get by reading the book but were went through in the lecture. Generally the exams are a little harder comparing to the materials she covers in lectures.

Jan. 28, 2015
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Francesc Castella See Full Profile

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Professor Castella has a very heavy accent, so most of the time I have no idea what he is saying (but since the things he write on board make sense, it's fine). Most of the examples he use in class comes from the textbook, so if you don't understand just go read the book. His homework questions are a little bit more challenging than the textbook questions, but those questions really do increase your understanding of the concepts.
I had Brown for Math 31A and I got a B because Brown is very conceptual (his tests are very challenging for me, and they look nothing like the textbook questions), however professor Castella's tests are very fair, there are no surprises and he doesn't really try to trick you. I got A on both midterms (the class average for both is around 90).

March 9, 2015
Rodolfo De Sapio See Full Profile

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Actually I took his 31B
Scary grading system but a nice guy.

Professor De Sapio is definitely not bad as a lecturer. Make sure you go to his classes and take good notes. Do previews and try to catch the thing he is talking about. He usually says the name of a theory once and then rushes to the proof. If you don' t get the topic, you are probably done with the lecture of the day. Also ask him questions. Though he might trick you, he will give a fair explanation. 40 years experience guarantees his knowledge.

Unfortunately he never uses technology. Even for subjects like math technologies are not that important, you will still encounter troubles handwritten tests and syllabus, and no email response.

Midterm is easy(100points). 50 out of 240 got above 90. But the final worth 200 is hard. The first three questions( out of 4), as he claimed, were written by TAs and they were doable. But the last one is kind of crazy except extensive review for a small topic. He tested Taylor polynomials, Taylor series expansion, and radius of convergence FOR ARCTANGENT for the last 2 questions.

Take him if you are confident to be the top 10% of the class, and the median is C

March 29, 2014
Tamara Kucherenko See Full Profile

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while kucherkenko is a good lecturer and knows what she is talking about, the problems on the midterms/final were nothing like the homework problems. I practiced even the hardest problems that the book offered and still was totally lost on the exams. this is a good class if you plan on going further in math, but if not, i would take a professor that is more straightforward in their testing.

April 15, 2010
Grigor Sargsyan See Full Profile

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This professor is arrogant. He is needful for attention. His lectures are ok, he is mainly a proofs guy. He LOVES proofs. He gives homework weekly and his exams come straight from the homework, literally, he will take a "HARD" homework problem( challenge section) and just stick it in the exam. He is an easy professor if you get all the homework done correctly, i got an A, it was alot of work but his class actually pays off. I would recommend him. Hit the SMC room, they are very helpful (i took 32B)

Nov. 9, 2011
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Martin Short See Full Profile

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easy homework, you can just copy off from the Student Manual Solutions.
Hard tests... you gotta know the concepts.

March 21, 2009
Bailin Song See Full Profile

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His accent makes it impossible to understand and if you are slightly not interested in the subject or a little sleepy, there's no way you can stay awake in th class!

Feb. 24, 2010
David Taylor See Full Profile

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Selling Rogawaski Looseleaf for 31A/31B. Great condition
Email: missael.vasquez.isaac@gmail.com

Sept. 23, 2014
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